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12
Sep
2019

Project Citizen: Understanding the Power of Public Policy

This Academy is for educators who serve an upper elementary, middle and/or high school population.  Educators new to the Project Citizen program are invited to this one day training that will assist them in implementing this curriculum in their 5th-12th grade classroom.

Participants who have not previously attended a Project Citizen training will receive a FREE classroom set of Project Citizen student textbooks and teacher's guide.

Event Overview

Participants will learn how to implement inquiry into their classroom through the Project Citizen program.  Project Citizen helps teachers and students understand public policy and empowers them to create change in their community.  By aligning to the new AZ History and Social Science Standards, teachers will be able to take students through all elements of inquiry found in the new standards, from asking questions, researching and using evidence, to communicating conclusions and taking informed action.  Project Citizen incorporates cooperative learning, interdisciplinary skills and content, performance assessments, and is a model for project based learning.  

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24
Sep
2019

Introduction to Mock Trial: How to Implement!

This Academy is for educators who serve a middle and/or high school population.  Educators new to the Mock Trial program are invited to this one day training that will assist them in implementing this curriculum in their classroom.

Event Overview

Participants will receive hands on advice and strategies from an experienced Mock Trial teacher on how to implement Mock Trial in the classroom.  This training caters to educators looking to compete in the state competition as well as educators interested in completing mock trial in the classroom.  Lessons and activities will provide a starting point for implementing the Mock Trial Program in addition to basic courtroom knowledge.  Key topics covered include the steps in a mock trial, roles of courtroom personnel, and the trial process.  Mock Trial will enable your students to interactively learn about the judicial system.

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10
Jan
2020

We the People: The Curriculum and the Competition

01/10/2020 8:30 am -4:30 pm

This training is for educators who serve an upper elementary, middle and/or high school population.  SROs/JPOs are invited to attend; however, please note this training does not fulfill the yearly advanced LRE Academy requirement for School Safety Program funded SROs/JPOs.

New attendees will receive a FREE classroom set of We the People textbooks plus a teacher's guide!  Those who have attended a WTP training in FY 17-19 will not be eligible to receive another classroom set of textbooks.

Event Overview

This Center for Civic Education curriculum provides lessons and activities for students in grades 4-12.  The primary goal of the We the People program is to promote civic awareness and responsibility in students.  By emphasizing student involvement and encouraging students to relate important concepts and principles to historical and contemporary situations, the program strengthens students’ critical thinking and public speaking skills.  This training will be held in conjunction with the Arizona We the People State Competition. 

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11
Feb
2020

A Teenager’s Guide to Turning 18: When You Turn 18

This Academy is for educators who serve a high school population.  

Attendees will receive a set of the “When You Turn 18” brochures at the conclusion of the training.

Event Overview

A variety of lessons will be utilized during this training that will enable educators to help their student’s transition from the classroom to life after they graduate high school.  The main tool provided is the “When You Turn 18” brochure, a project of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education in partnership with the Arizona Supreme Court and the Maricopa County Courts. 

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30
Apr
2020

Host a Kids Voting Presidential Election in 2020!! - Morning Workshop

This training is for educators who serve an elementary, middle and/or high school population.  SROs/JPOs are invited to attend; however, please note this training does not fulfill the yearly advanced LRE Academy requirement for School Safety Program funded SROs/JPOs.

Event Overview

The 2020 Presidential Election will be here before you know it!!  Engage your students in a school wide Kids Voting Election and enable them to practice the importance of voting.  This workshop will provide participants with the essentials on planning and hosting a school wide Kids Voting election.  Show students the impact their vote has and allow them to take a leadership role by conducting their own polling site! Implementing a school wide election is an excellent way to creating a meaningful and memorable civics experience for you students.  Bring 2 of your students to the training to form a Kids Voting team!!  Participants of this workshop will receive lesson plans to prepare students to vote, “I Voted” stickers for their entire school, and additional resources that will assist in implementing a school wide Kids Voting election.  Kids Voting AZ staff will be available to answer questions relating to hosting a Kids Voting election.

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