1st Annual Civic Learning Symposium 

Register today for the Annual Civic Learning Symposium August 25th from 5-8pm and August 26th from 9am-2pm in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Ball Room. This event will convene practitioners, teachers, and scholars to explore innovative and exceptional approaches to improve the quality of American civics instruction.

  • Cost: Free
  • Dress: Casual 
  • Meals: Dinner & Lunch provided.

On Friday, August 25, at 5:00 p.m. the Symposium will begin with celebration of recent accomplishments. The 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 questions. 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.   

The Symposium will feature remarks from Secretary of Education, Dr. Katie Jenner who leads the Indiana Department of Education. This Symposium will also feature an interactive panel discussion with MCS Board Chair Jim Williams, BSU President Geoff Mearns, and BSU’s Interim Provost Anand Marri.

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 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 on CBS This Morning Click HERE

MCS Teachers who attend will receive a stipend and 8-Professonal Growth Points.

To register please Click HERE.

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