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Civic Learning in the Early Grades: a Whole School, Whole Child Endeavor

March 8, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

EST  | Virtual

Meaningful civic learning starts in the early grades. Hear from educators and other experts about how to lay a strong foundation for civic readiness in the elementary years with a whole child, whole school approach.

Pierce Berke, student, John Jay High School, Katonah

Jaimie P. Cloud, President, Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, New York City

Patricia Crain de Galarce, Director, Center for Inclusive and Special Education, Lesley University

Carri Manchester, Office of Student Support Services. New York State Education Department

Chelsey Palmer, Principal, Democracy Prep Harlem Elementary School, New York City

Gail Sider, elementary educator, Pelham Public Schools

Michael A. Rebell, Executive Director, Center for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University

Jacqueline Simmons, Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University

Elizabeth Waters, Director of STEM Outreach, The Cooper Union


Moderator: Rashid Duroseau, Civics Program Director at Democracy Prep Public Schools

Organizer: DK Holland, Inquiring Minds Institute 

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Get the Educator Toolkit to access resources for planning and communicating your participation in Civic Learning Week. The toolkit includes planning resources, sample social media posts, graphic assets, and more.