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Wednesday, February 26 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Leveraging Technology to Support the New Illinois Middle School Civics Mandate

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The new middle school civics course requirement demonstrates that the “how” is as important as the “what” in closing the civic empowerment gap. Unpack the new requirement and walk away with FREE resources and tech tools that can help you incorporate simulations of democratic processes, discussion current & societal issues and service-learning into your current practice. Explicit connections will be made to the IL Social Science Standards, the Common Core State Standards, ISTE standards and the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching.

Presenters
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Mary Ellen Daneels

Civics Instructional Specialist, Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Mary Ellen Daneels is a National Board Certified teacher who has taught at West Chicago Community High School for 27 years. She has been recognized as the Law-related Educator of the Year from the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago, Teacher of the Year by the 19th District... Read More →

Co-Presenters
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Mary Jane Warden

Director of Technology, Park Ridge-Niles District 64
Mary Jane Warden has been in education for 24 years in the northern Illinois area, serving in many capacities – as a classroom teacher, staff developer, technology coordinator, and district-level administrator. Her energies have been invested in supporting teachers in integrating... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:45pm - 4:45pm
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