California Democracy School Civic Learning Initiative

 

The California Democracy School Project, funded by the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, is designed to institutionalize civic learning in high schools to prepare ALL students for college, career, and citizenship in the 21st century. The project strengthens existing initiatives including the Common Core State Standards, the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, Partnership for 21st Century Learning, and the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools.

For more information, please contact Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D., Consultant III,
at (562) 922-6908 or at Herczog_Michelle@lacoe.edu


Click HERE to view the entire online professional development series


News & Events
California Civic Learning Institute for K-12 EducatorsCalifornia Civic Learning Institute for K-12 Educators
July 24-28, 2017 Learn how to frame civic inquiries, facilitate research and investigations to distinguish “real” from “fake” information, engage students in civil dialogue about controversial issues, and help them reach conclusions to take informed, responsible civic action. ...Read more

STUDENT VOICES: The Power of DemocracySTUDENT VOICES: The Power of Democracy
Join us for this civic learning forum for school/district students, teachers, administrators and community members to help young people navigate major issues, such as changes in immigration laws and fake news....Read more

2017 California Civic Learning Student Showcase2017 California Civic Learning Student Showcase
May 13, 2017 at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library. You are invited to this very special showcase event, at no cost, to see what schools across Los Angeles and Orange County are doing to implement civic learning to prepare ALL students for civic life in the 21st century. ...Read more

2016 California Democracy School Showcase Event2016 California Democracy School Showcase Event
The video of this event features the civic learning work and awards to our 12 California Democracy Schools at a special showcase event held on April 30, 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library....Read more

2015 California Democracy School Showcase Event2015 California Democracy School Showcase Event
This video of the event features the civic learning work of the twelve schools of our California Democracy School Civic Learning Initiative. The event was held on May 2, 2015 at the Richard Nixon Birthplace and Presidential Library....Read more