The Educators Cohort is designed for small teams of 2-3 educators from middle or high schools rooted in a faith tradition. At least one educator must be a history/social studies teacher, and at least one educator must have administrative responsibilities beyond classroom teaching. We encourage educators from across disciplines (e.g. social studies, literature, religious studies) to apply.
We seek applicants who are committed to their own learning and growth and who are eager to be a part of a diverse community of educators with a range of viewpoints, experiences and backgrounds.
- Summer Institute: August 2-5, 2021 / 10am – 3pm ET
- Community of Practice Sessions: Five 90 minute sessions throughout the school year
- Closing Gathering: July 2022 / Date TBD
For the 2020-21 program, all gatherings will be held virtually.
What are the participation expectations?
The full school team (2-3 educators) is expected to attend the Summer Institute and the Closing Gathering. For the community of practice sessions, one educator per team is expected to attend.
Are there other requirements to know about?
Participants will be expected to complete readings and short assignments in advance of each gathering.
Due to generous support for the Educators Cohort, the subsidized fee for participating is $500 per team (includes 2-3 educators). If cost is a barrier to participating, partial scholarship funding is available.
What is Civic Spirit's approach to civic education?
Civic Spirit’s multi-disciplinary approach seeks to foster civic belonging, democratic fluency, and urgent civic skills in students who are coming of age while navigating our complex civic and political life. You can read more about our approach here.
What else will my school gain from participating?
Participating schools will be invited to nominate up to five students to apply for Civic Spirit’s Student Delegates Program. Schools will also be given priority access to other Civic Spirit offerings throughout the year.
Who teaches in the Educators Cohort?
The Educators Cohort is facilitated by cross-disciplinary scholars, facilitators, and Civic Spirit staff. See here for faculty from our recent We the Educators program.