Summer Institute

Mikva’s Action Civics Summer Institute will bring educators together to learn strategies to engage young people in meaningful civic action in and out of the classroom.

Each summer, educators from around the country engage in interactive workshops to deeply explore Mikva’s Action Civics pedagogy and process. This year, we’re hosting our Summer Institute in both Chicago, IL and Washington, DC. Our experienced Action Civics educators will inspire and transform your civic engagement instruction. Institutes provide the opportunity for participants to learn practical skills for improving student engagement and academic performance by harnessing the power of student voice, social emotional learning, authentic civic action and democratic classrooms and schools. 

Both Institutes are open to all teachers, new and experienced, from any school in the country.

Mikva Action Civics Summer Institute in Washington, DC | July 30th & 31st

 

Our Washington, DC Summer Institute will open with an exploration on Democratic Classrooms and a choice between examining using student voice to build a stronger school or engaging youth in the 2020 elections. Day two will focus on our community problem solving curriculum, Issues to Action, with separate tracks for new and experienced teachers.  Participants can sign up for either day or both days.   

Thursday, July 30th

Morning: Creating Democratic Classrooms and Facilitating Tough Conversations
Afternoon: Student Voice Committees OR Elections in Action

Friday, July 31st

For beginning teachers: Issues to Action and Project Soapbox overview
For returning teachers:  How to implement and authentically assess high quality action projects

Mikva Action Civics Summer Institute in Chicago, IL | August 3rd & 4th

 

Our Chicago Summer Institute will allow participants to choose their area of focus on day one and provide implementation strategies for our cornerstone programs on day two. Participants can sign up for both days or just attend one day.   

Monday, August 3rd

Morning: Creating Democratic Classrooms with a focus on equity
Afternoon:  What does a high quality action project look like? OR Engaging Youth in the 2020 Election

Tuesday, August 4th

For beginning teachers: Issues to Action and Project Soapbox overview
For returning teachers:  How to implement and authentically assess high quality action projects

Registration costs for both Institutes include breakfast and lunch and all materials needed to participate in workshops.

 

Register for Chicago Institute

Register for DC Institute

To learn more about partnership opportunities, contact

Brian Brady

President