The Educators Cohort is designed for small teams of 2-3 educators from schools or organizations that are rooted in a faith tradition and work with middle or high school students . At least one educator must teach history/social studies. We encourage educators from across disciplines (e.g. literature, religious studies, humanities) 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.
- Jack Miller Center & Civic Spirit Summer Institute: August 1-4, 2022 in New York City
- Learning Gatherings: Five 90 minute sessions throughout the school year (virtual)
- Closing Gathering: June 2023 / Date TBD
What are the participation expectations?
The full school team (2-3 educators) is expected to attend the Summer Institute, at least 4 out of 5 Learning Gatherings, and the Closing Gathering.
Are there other requirements to know about?
Participants will be expected to complete (light) reading in advance of each gathering.
One member of the school leadership team will be required to attend a 60 minute Civic Spirit onboarding workshop in September (multiple dates will be offered).
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 the 2022 We the Educators symposium.
The Summer Institute is co-sponsored with our partner, the Jack Miller Center. Samples of previous Summer Institute agendas:
With generous support from funders, this year’s Educators Cohort is fully subsidized and there is no fee to participate. For the Summer Institute, a travel and lodging stipend (up to $1,000) is available.
In recognition of the time that participants invest in the program during the school year, those who attend at least 4 out of the 5 learning gatherings will receive a $500 stipend at the completion of the cohort program.
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 have the opportunity to:
- Invite students to apply for Civic Spirit’s Student Delegates Program
- Develop joint student programming with another school
- Receive a 50% discount on department or faculty-wide professional development workshops
To apply to the Educators Cohort, complete the following:
- Application form (one per applicant)
- Supervisor Statement of Support – Send this form to you supervisor to fill out.
If you have any questions, please contact Yael Steiner at email@example.com