The 1st Annual Civic Learning Symposium will convene practitioners, 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 local 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. 

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

The event will feature a panel discussion with Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns, Provost Anand Marri, MCS CEO Dr. Lee Ann Kwiatkowski, and Board of Trustees President Jim Williams.  

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 is a fierce advocate for economic and cultural equity for all children 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

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A call for session proposals is open. Session proposals will be accepted until August 15th. To submit a proposal for the symposium please Click HERE.

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

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