The 1st Annual Civic Learning Symposium hosted by the Center for Economic and Civic Learning at Ball State University, supported by the U.S. Department of Education in alignment with the CREATE project, will convene teachers, and scholars to explore innovative and exceptional approaches to improve the quality of American civics instruction.

As an interactive symposium, teachers, faculty, administrators, and experts will present their innovative approaches to civics in the classroom. 

This event will also recap the achievements of Muncie Community Schools during the previous year.

Time and location: August 25th (5PM – 8PM) and August 26 (9AM – 2PM) in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Ball Room at Ball State University.

Please Click HERE to RSVP.

The call for session proposals is open for the upcoming Annual Civic Learning Symposium. Session proposals will be accepted until August 15th. To submit a proposal for the symposium please click HERE.

The 1st Annual Civic Learning Symposium will feature a keynote address by 2019 Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson a 23 year teaching veteran. He became a teacher to honor his mother, who struggled to receive an education after being denied an education as a child due to segregation and poverty in rural Virginia. Robinson uses the whole child approach to education to help the students who are most vulnerable. His classroom is a collaborative partnership between himself and his students and is anchored in him providing a civic centered education that promotes social-emotional growth. Robinson uses the knowledge he has gained from his students to develop alternative programs to prevent students from entering the school-to-prison pipeline. To see Rodney Robinson 2019 National Teacher on the Year on CBS This Morning Click HERE

Symposium Theme: Innovative and exceptional approaches to improve the quality of American civics instruction.

Please email David J. Roof with any questions at 


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