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19
Sep
2019

Teen Court 101: Starting a Teen Court

This Academy is for educators who serve an upper elementary, middle and/or high school population.  

Event Overview

Teen Court is a restorative justice program that empowers youth and is designed to provide juveniles who have committed a school or legal infraction with the ability to learn from their actions.  School resource officers, teachers, and new Teen Court leaders are invited to attend this one-day training focused on how to start a Teen Court while also encouraging youth leadership and civic responsibility. 

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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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25
Oct
2019

Engage with the New Standards - For Social Studies Curriculum Specialists & District Coordinators

10/25/2019 9:00 am -12:00 pm

This half-day training is exclusively designed for Social Studies Curriculum Specialists and District Coordinators

Event Overview

Participants will attend multiple sessions and will receive information about civic and law related education programs aimed at elementary, middle and high schools including Project Citizen, iCivics, and Kids Voting AZ. These programs will help teachers address the new civic engagement requirements in the new AZ History and Social Science Standards.

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03
Dec
2019

Empowering Students to Influence Public Policy

12/03/2019 9:00 am - 12/04/2019 4:30 pm

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

Event Overview

During this interactive training, participants will learn how to implement inquiry, cooperative learning, and project based learning in their classroom through the Project Citizen Program.  Join us for this two-day training that will invigorate your classroom and encourage your students to become more active citizens.  Through this interdisciplinary program, students will actively explore real-world problems and challenges stimulating their critical thinking skills and civic awareness.  Day one will enable participants to discover the essence of the Project Citizen curriculum, understand the concept of public policy, and become engaged in the process.  Day two will focus on simulating the Project Citizen process. 

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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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