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., Coordinator 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 Student Showcase!California Civic Learning Student Showcase!
May 11, 2019 at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library Come see what schools across Southern California are doing to implement civic learning to prepare ALL students for civic life in the 21st century. Featured Speaker - Jose Antonio Vargas!...Read more

California Democracy School Spring InstituteCalifornia Democracy School Spring Institute
March 25-27, 2019 This three-day professional development will equip K-12 educators with tools and strategies to build civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions for all students to become informed, engaged citizens....Read more

STUDENT VOICES: The Power of DemocracySTUDENT VOICES: The Power of Democracy
Student Voices: The Power of Democracy Civic Learning Summit held on May 1, 2017 featured presentations and resources from students, schools, the business community, and judicial officers, all committed to preparing ALL students for civic life in the 21st century. ...Read more

Ted McConnell, Keynote Address at Student Voices Civic Learning SummitTed McConnell, Keynote Address at Student Voices Civic Learning Summit
Ted McConnell, Executive Director of the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools delivers an inspiring keynote address to attendees at Student Voices: The Power or Democracy Civic Learning Summit on May 1, 2017 at LACOE....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