Introducing

We the Educators

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

What is it?

We the Educators is a three-week civics symposium for educators from schools rooted in a faith tradition.

The symposium will focus on Civic Spirit’s educational pillars: Civic Belonging, Democratic Fluency, and Civic Skills.

Participants are invited to join 1-3 sessions.

Symposium Pillars

Civic Belonging

How can we help students feel they belong in their school, community & country?

Reflective Workshops:

Leading educators will introduce texts and share frameworks for cultivating civic belonging in the classroom.

Democratic Fluency

What pivotal American texts can illuminate this moment in our democracy?

Interactive Seminars:

Esteemed scholars will use essential texts to address and give context to the pressing civic issues of our day.

Civic Skills

In a polarized society, what key skills do students need in order to be engaged citizens?

Practical Workshops:

Expert facilitators will provide strategies for teaching urgent civic skills, such as media literacy and civil discourse.

How much does it cost?

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

What will participants gain?

  • Powerful ready-to-use content and strategies
  • Opportunity to connect and learn with peer educators
  • Dedicated time for reflection, growth and scholarship

Educators who participate in three sessions will receive:

  • $150 stipend to use towards civic learning resources — this can include experiences, books, a private virtual field trip, a coveted speaker or workshop facilitator for your class or school
  • Certificate of completion sent to you and your Head of School

When is it?

The symposium will run February 23 – March 11, 2021.  Participations are invited to join 1-3 sessions.

Sessions will be offered on:

  • Sundays, 5 – 6:30pm ET / 2-3:30pm PT
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 – 8:30pm ET / 4 – 5:30pm PT

A detailed schedule will be sent to those registered.

Who should sign up?

Middle and high school faculty and administrators from schools rooted in faith traditions are invited to participate.
We encourage up to 5 educators from the same school to participate. This will enable colleagues to work collaboratively on implementing new content and programming in their school.

The registration deadline is

February 12, 2021. Spaces are limited.

Questions? Contact Yael Steiner at yael@civicspirit.org

Register