REBUILDING Arizonas Civics Capacity: civic education workshops for teachers and curriculum designers, and summer civics institutes for high school students

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REBUILDING Arizonas Civics Capacity: civic education workshops for teachers and curriculum designers, and summer civics institutes for high school students REBUILDING Arizonas Civics Capacity: civic education workshops for teachers and curriculum designers, and summer civics institutes for high school students The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) is a statewide week-long summer program for high school students who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the Constitution and America's unique system of governance and leadership. This program is broken into two segments for students: 1.) attend one of three week-long educational institutes taught by ASU faculty; and, 2.) complete an optional, community-based civics project mentored by Arizona. The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership (SCETL) and its Center for Political Thought and Leadership have offering the CLI to students for four years on the ASU Tempe campus. An expanded version of this successful summer program will be offered in the summer of 2022. Arizona school districts will have the opportunity to recruit 75 students and 30 teachers from three regions (Tucson, Flagstaff, and Phoenix). The Civic Leadership Institute is intended for mature high school students with an interest in American civics, government, history, and a strong academic potential to thrive in a challenging environment replicating a college experience. Eligible applicants will be rising high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors. Teachers chosen as institute mentors will help recruit students from their respective school districts, with special attention given to underrepresented populations. After students complete the in-person CLI curriculum and experiential learning, the CPTL will provide education and support for students pursuing a civics-based activity or project in their local communities. Teachers and students will receive a stipend for their participation in this extended version of the CLI. The teachers will score or grade one-page proposals written by students describing their proposed projects. The proposals will focus on how students can take what they learned in the CLI and put that into practice to apply their civic knowledge, civic skills, and civic virtues while improving their communities. The CLI will provide the educators with a template that they will complete for the student's feedback and guidelines to score/grade the proposals. We will ask each teacher to write up a one-page outline of outcomes and recommendations on how working with our CLI program and the students from across the state positively impacted each teacher as well and where we might improve. In return, for their effort, we will provide a stipend of $2000 to each teacher mentor and a stipend of $500 to each student who completes a project. This is a wonderful summer opportunity to learn about citizenry and learn compensation by supporting an outstanding civics education program that blends civic knowledge with civic skills, and civic virtues.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date4/1/219/30/22

Funding

  • US Department of Education (DOEd): $1,000,000.00

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