We the Educators

A monthly civic learning series for educators

Educators are essential to our democracy

Join educators from across the country throughout the school year for opportunities to learn with scholars, gain essential tools, and connect with peers.

We want to invest in your learning: Attend three sessions and receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card

We the Educators Series Elements

Text-based Seminars

Sit around the virtual seminar table with renowned scholars and study pivotal texts that you can bring to your students and school community.

Pedagogy Workshops

Gain practical tools and techniques for helping students develop democratic fluency, civic belonging, and civic skills.

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 series is a gift for educators on the frontlines of civic education today.  We the Educators has been generously underwritten, and there is no cost to participants.

When are the sessions?

Most sessions will be held over Zoom on weeknights at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT.

The February session is scheduled for Tuesday, February 7th from 7:30-8:15pm ET. See below for details and registration.

How many sessions should I attend?

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

Educators who attend three sessions will receive:

  • A $100 Amazon gift card
  • A Certificate of Completion

Who teaches the sessions?

We the Educators sessions are led by cross-disciplinary scholars and civic education experts.

Check out the schedules and presenters bios from the 2021 and 2022 programs to learn more.

Who should sign up?

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

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

Past participants have attended from the institutions listed here.

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.

How do I register?

See below for information about the upcoming session and register here.

Questions?  Contact Yael Steiner at yael@civicspirit.org

Register for the February Session:
Mystery and History: George Washington’s Letter to the Jews

Tuesday, February 7th 2023, 7:30-8:15pm ET

Washington’s letter to the Jews of Newport, RI creates a precedent of equality unknown to Jews during centuries of exile. However, many questions exist about this 1790 document, including who actually wrote the letter and whether our first president meant what he wrote. During this session we will offer strategies for developing engaging civic education around documents. We will also consider how to do this within our school communities in ways which encourage respect, foster curiosity, and promote positive interactions.

This session will be led by Rabbi Charles Savenor, Executive Director of Civic Spirit.