Michael Kopish presented “Children Have the Right to Say! Literacy, Justice, Civic Potential”

December 6th, 2013 by Nikki-Ann

Michael Kopish (HPSSE) and Alison Wenhart (EECS) presented, “Children Have the Right to Say! Literacy, Justice, Civic Potential” at the Kappa Delta Pi Convocation in Dallas, Texas on Friday, October 25. The session focused on promoting civic literacy and meeting the common core standards. Strategies, methods and a newly developed “ibook” were shared with middle school educators from around the country.  They gave the same presentation at the New Hampshire Council of Social Studies on October 29 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The session focused on connecting Social Studies curriculum, particularly issues of juvenile justice, to the common core standards.   They also presented, “Children Have the Right to Say! Literacy, Justice, Civic Potential” at the Maine Council for Social Studies Conference in Augusta, Maine on Friday, November 8.  The session focused on curriculum design to promoting civic literacy through analysis and discussion of current events and controversial issues important to the lives of young people. They also gave the same presentation at the National Council for Social Studies Conference in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday November 23. The session focused on connecting literacy practices in social studies to the common core standards.

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