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EIU Civics Grant

Summer 2017 Professional Development Opportunity for Teachers 

Civics, Standards & News Literacy:  Providing a Pathway for Student Engagement

July 19th and 20th, 2017 (8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
EIU Buzzard Hall

The new Illinois Social Studies Standards provide a clear pathway for students to engage in public policy work. Collaborate with experts in the field and like-minded professionals as you learn how to implement the Illinois civic education requirements to design and assess informed action in your classroom. Walk away with news literacy strategies to help your students become wise consumers AND producers of information as they investigate and conduct inquiry into compelling questions that shape our republic. Explicit connections will be made to the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching; the Common Core State Standards as well is the Illinois Social Studies Standards for Civics.

This event is offered through a collaboration between the EIU College of Education and Professional Studies and

  • Registration is free and attendees will receive a complimentary breakfast and lunch both days. 
  • Attendance of all activities on both July 19th and 20th from 8:00 - 3:30 is expected. 
  • A laptop would be helpful, but not required.
  • Space is limited.
  • Please contact Cindy Rich, PhD with any questions at


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