Icon: Webinars
Date Recorded: October 10, 2023
Presenters: Barbara Ector, Sally Martinez, and Kathleen Dickinson

Community Problem Identification and Fostering Student Passion for Engagement

In this session, learn effective strategies for guiding students in identifying and selecting community issues for their Project Citizen projects. We'll demonstrate innovative methods to introduce public policy complexities, address student disagreements, and handle controversial topics.
Additionally, we'll explore tailoring community engagement levels to match individual student projects, emphasizing achievable goals. Discover how to empower students to make informed decisions based on solid evidence, setting them on the path to driving meaningful change in their communities. Gain valuable insights and real-world examples from expert mentors to inspire and nurture your students' passion for civic action.
See the Key Takeaways
  • Learn innovative approaches to help students identify and choose community issues for their Project Citizen projects.
  • Gain insights into managing situations where students may disagree on a community problem or when the chosen issue is highly controversial.
  • Discover how to customize the level of community engagement for each student project, focusing on achievable goals and starting closer to home when needed.
  • Acquire the tools to foster students' ability to make informed decisions based on solid evidence, enabling them to drive meaningful change in their communities.

Professional Development

The Center has offered high-quality educator professional development for decades. Today, we provide such opportunities through our partners in several states in addition to organized Center events, self-paced online courses, and special webinars.

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