Supporting Educators to Educate for Participatory Politics

March 10, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
By Liana Gamber-Thompson

In this hangout, the Educating for Participatory Politics (EPP) teams shared their experiences providing training and coaching to educators as they developed curriculum exploring the expanded possibilities and risks associated with educating youth for participatory politics.

This is Part 1 of a 4-part series, Youth Led Inquiry, Connection and Action: Redesigning Civic Education for Participatory Politics, which focuses on successes and lessons learned from two long-running civic education initiatives that redesign civic learning opportunities to take advantage of digital opportunities for connection and social action, the Educating for Participatory Politics project, and the Council of Youth Research.

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During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtags #connectedlearning#digitalcivics, and #2nextprez

Guests for this webinar included:

  • Erica Hodgin (host), Associate Director of the Civic Engagement Research Group at Mills College and the Research Director of the Educating for Participatory Politics project, which includes four teams in three different cities exploring ways to redesign civic education for the digital age.
  • Young Whan Choi, Civic Engagement Coordinator in Oakland Unified School District and leads the Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age (EDDA) initiative to ensure that all high schools students graduate with the knowledge, skills, and habits to be active members of their community.
  • Allen Linton II, PhD Student in Political Science at the University of Chicago and coordinates the Black Youth Project’s Chicago Team for the Educating for Participatory Politics project working with Chicago Public Schools and the Global Citizenship Initiative.
  • Sangita Shresthova, Director of Henry Jenkins’ Media Activism & Participatory Politics (MAPP) project based at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at University of Southern California. Her work focuses on the intersection between popular culture, performance, new media, politics, and globalization.
  • Adam Strom, Director of Scholarship and Innovation at Facing History and Ourselves. He is the author, editor and producer of numerous digital, print and video resources and publications for educators.

Resources for this webinar:

Photo/ Educating for Participatory Politics

#ConnectedLearning Discussion on Twitter

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