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Real-World Civic Engagement for Students: From the Classroom to the Community

Subject Social Studies — Civics and Government, Current Events, US Government
Grade Level Grades 6-12, Professional Development
Resource Type Presentation
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Part of the 2019 AFT TEACH Conference.

Our young people are the future. That’s why it’s important to find ways to engage middle and high school students in civic life. Join the United Teachers of Dade in this union-created professional development to help students understand how decisions are made in civic life and how they can play a role in the decision-making process. Participants will learn ways students can collaborate to generate ideas about issues that impact their schools or communities and the steps they can take to effect change.

Presenters: Dwight Bullard, political director, New Florida Majority; Karla Hernandez-Mats, president, United Teachers of Dade (Miami, Fla.) and UTD Teaching Excellence Foundation

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