Course # CIVICS Gold - Badge I
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Current and Controversial Issue Discussions in the Classroom- The Guardians of Democracy Gold Guardian Educator Badge
This course builds upon the content of the CIVICS Silver Badge I- CCID course. In this course, participants will further delve into how to create a classroom climate in which there are equitable opportunities for ALL students to engage in dialogue about essential questions across the curriculum. Participants will use course tools to engage student voices to reflect on the practice of current and controversial issue discussions to co-create learning targets for student growth. Participants engage in an instructional coaching cycle over 6 weeks, using Free For Teachers Canvas, to create, edit, implement and reflect on a lesson plan using a third strategy for discussion in the course. This is the third in a series of three courses on the use of current and controversial issue discussions in the classroom. Participants who complete this course all and earn their gold badge can apply for 3 graduate credits through the University of St. Francis USF for an additional fee and by completing a culminating assignment provided by USF. A course syllabus can be accessed at https://guardiansofdemocracyteachers.org/ Prerequisite- CIVICS Silver Badge I - CCID
University of St. Francis
No refund is offered to students withdrawing after the first day of class. A $40.00 fee will be charged if cancellation is made seven or fewer working days prior to the first class. Full refunds are made when enrollment is insufficient to offer the course.
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DuPage County Regional Office of Education
421 North County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187