Social Studies Live Event

Hyper-Partisanship & Civic Education: How Should the Next Generation Be Civically Prepared?

In Partnership With the Star Tribune and the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs
This event occurred on January 25, 2020 4:00 PM EST.
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Do American students know enough about their civic rights and responsibilities? How can schools ramp up their civics instruction at a time when the American public is politically polarized and deeply distrustful of its own civic institutions? Join us for a live event that will explore current tensions in teaching students about civics and hash out ideas and recommendations for helping educators overcome them.

At this free half-day event at the Humphrey School in Minneapolis, educators and administrators, led by an expert facilitator, will get a chance to deliberate key tensions in the field of civics education and hear from reporters and others who’ve been following civics teaching in Minnesota and across the country. The conference kicks off a series of meetings across the country that are designed to yield recommendations for educators nationwide. Come and make your voice heard.

Agenda: Jan. 25, 2020 | 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Central Time

All times represent central standard time in Minneapolis, Minn.
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Lunch and Registration

12:30 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks

12:35 to 12:45 p.m.

What We Learned: Education Week’s Citizen Z Project

12:45 to 1:15 p.m.

The Local Picture With the Star-Tribune

1:15 to 1:45 p.m.

Discussion With Martín Carcasson

1:45 to 2:55 p.m.

Table Talks

2:55 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Wrap Up

Speakers
Mary Cathryn Ricker
Commissioner Minnesota Department of Education
Moderators
Martín Carcasson
Professor Communication Studies Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
Denise Johnson
Editorial Writer The Star-Tribune
Stephen Sawchuk covers district leadership and management, school safety, and civics education for Education Week.
Debra Viadero is an assistant managing editor for Education Week.
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