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Conference: Educating Students for Civic Engagement

March 13–14, 2024

More than 100 civic educators, researchers, and policymakers from across the country came together as CERL released the results of its three-year, independent report on the impact of the Project Citizen Research Program (PCRP) on teachers and their students. The report served as a foundation for presentations by prominent educators and scholars, panels, and roundtables.

Livestream Recording

Our livestream captured the first day of the conference on March 13, 2024, starting with our welcome session at 8:30 a.m. ET. A recording of the event is now available for you to view and enjoy. You can also access presentation slides from the conference below.


During the two-day conference, presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions covered topics including:
  • Educating for civic engagement in research and practice
  • The intersection of STEM skills and civics
  • Insights into civic education during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Nationwide civic education programs and movements
  • The state education policy landscape
  • The relevance of K-12 civic education for higher education


Begins: March 13, 2024 at 8:00 a.m.
Ends: March 14, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.
The following agenda is subject to change and will continue to be updated. Check back here for future updates.
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
8:00 a.m. — Check-in and Breakfast
8:30 to 8:50 a.m. — Welcome
8:50 to 9:10 a.m. — Project Citizen Overview
9:10 to 9:30 a.m. — Teacher Testimonials
9:30 to 10:00 a.m. — Research Report and Key Findings
10:00 to 10:10 a.m. — Break
10:10 to 11:00 a.m. — Educating for Civic Engagement: Research and Practice
11:00 to 11:10 a.m. — Break
11:10 to 11:50 a.m. — Project Citizen Student Portfolio Fair
11:50 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Lunch and Learn: High School and Georgetown University Student Civic Engagement Experiences
1:00 to 1:30 p.m. — What is Civic Engagement?
1:30 to 2:00 p.m. — Keynote: Media and Civic Education
2:00 to 2:10 p.m. — Break
2:10 to 3:00 p.m. — State Policy Innovations: Curricular Standards, Requirements, and Civic Seals
3:00 to 3:20 p.m. — Roundtable Discussions: How does this apply in our states?
3:20 to 4:00 p.m. — Intersection of STEM Skills with Civics
4:00 to 4:20 p.m. — Roundtable Discussions: STEM and Civics
4:20 to 4:30 p.m. — Break
4:30 to 5:00 p.m. — AI and Civic Engagement
5:00 to 5:30 p.m. — Roundtable Discussions: AI and Civic Engagement
5:30 to 7:00 p.m. — Evening Reception and Fireside Chat
Thursday, March 14, 2024
8:00 a.m. — Arrivals and Breakfast
9:00 to 10:00 a.m. — Relevance of K-12 Civic Education to Higher Education
10:00 to 10:15 a.m. — Break
10:15 to 11:00 a.m. — Roundtable Discussions
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. — National Civic Education Movements and Innovative Programs
12:00 to 1:00 p.m. — Lunch
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. — Civic Education Programs Roundtables
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. — Closing and Wrap-Up


The following presentation slides are taken from panels during the PCRP Conference. You may access them while following along with the recording of the livestream.
Day 1: Project Citizen Overview
Day 1: Project Citizen Research Report and Key Findings
Day 1: Educating Students for Civic Engagement
Day 1: Educating Students for Civi Engagement: Teaching, Research & Practice
Day 1: Empowering Students & Teachers to Evaluate Online Information
Day 1: Design-Based Implementation Research
Day 1: State Policy Innovations: Curricular Standards, Requirements, and Civic Seals
Day 1: Intersection of Civics & STEM Skills
Day 2: National Civic Education Movements and Innovative Programs


The conference took place at Georgetown University in the Copley Formal Lounge. See the campus map below to locate Copley Hall.
The PCRP and the conference are funded by a generous grant from the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

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