March 1-13, 2022

We the Educators

A virtual civics symposium—teachers at the center, framing our democratic future.

Can we craft a shared national narrative?

Educators across the nation are struggling with how to teach the story of America.

Explore nuanced ways to teach the American story and the possibility of a unifying national narrative.

Symposium Elements

Text-based Seminars

Sit around the virtual seminar table with renowned scholars and study pivotal texts that can form the foundation of a shared national narrative.

Pedagogy Workshops

Gain practical tools and techniques for helping students understand the complex American story as dynamic, multi-faceted, and hopeful.

Peer-to-peer Learning

Connect and learn with educators across the country who share similar challenges and work within different contexts and communities.

How much does it cost?

This program is a gift for educators on the frontlines of civic education today.  The symposium has been generously underwritten, and there is no cost to participants.

When is it?

  • March 1st through March 13th, with an opening session on Tuesday, March 1st from 7-8:30pm ET.
  • See the Full Schedule.

How many sessions do I need to attend?

You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you like!

We recommend attending the opening keynote, and at least one seminar and one workshop to get a complete experience.  The full schedule will be available in February.

Educators who attend three sessions will receive:

  • $100 Amazon gift card to use towards civic learning resources
  • A Certificate of Completion

Who should sign up?

Educators who work with middle and high school students who are interested in enhancing civic learning in their classroom or community.

We encourage multiple educators from the same school or organization to participate so that colleagues can work collaboratively on implementing new strategies.


The registration deadline is February 25, 2022. Spaces are limited.

What will I gain?

  • Opportunities to study pivotal American texts with academic scholars.
  • Concrete tools and strategies to implement  with students.
  • Dedicated time for your own learning and reflection.
  • Connections with colleagues serving students in different communities.

Register by February 25th