More information is located here and a schedule here.
On Friday, August 25, at 5:00 p.m. the Symposium will begin with opening remarks by Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch who oversees Indiana's Civics Education Commission.
The Symposium will also feature remarks from Indiana Secretary of Education, Dr. Katie Jenner who leads the Indiana Department of Education.
Remnant Trust, a Public Educational Foundation will be on site at the Symposium on Friday evening with original copies of the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Friday evening will include an interactive panel discussion “Muncie Community Schools and 21st Century Citizenship, Education and our Community, State, and Nation” with MCS and BSU Administrators. Panel discussions will be interactive and will offer an opportunity for discussion. A buffet dinner will be provided for all in attendance.
On Saturday, August 26th starting at 9:00 a.m. there will be a series of panel discussions and breakout sessions on civic education, history, geography, and media literacy. A buffet lunch will be provided for all in attendance. The event will culminate with a keynote address from the U.S. Teacher of the Year.
Saturday the Symposium will feature a special Keynote Address by Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson, who 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. 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 on CBS This Morning Click HERE.
MCS Teachers who attend will receive a stipend and 8-Professonal Growth Points.
To register please Click HERE.