Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
This workshop will be lead by Dr. Meira Levinson (Professor of Education, Harvard University) and is free and open to local educators. The workshop will focus on how to implement civic and ethics education in schools and, in addition, will feature discussion of pressing issues facing teachers and administrators in schools. Participants will engage with timely case studies and the following questions: What are schools’ obligations and limits in educating students for membership in a democratic society when democracy itself is seen as being under threat? When, if ever, should educators assert their own understanding about how to educate students for participation in democracy, versus implementing curricular mandates with which they may disagree? What are teachers’ and school and district leaders’ responsibilities when political of cials express viewpoints or take actions that violate fundamental civic norms or stymie citizens’ and residents’ responsible civic engagement? How do we create educational spaces that are inclusive and promote inclusive civic values when some of those values may feel exclusive or demeaning to others? Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to engage with these questions through interactive case discussions.
Parking is available in the garage connected to Larry E. Reider Center (2000 K Street, Bakersfield) and on surrounding streets