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Professional Learning

Choosing to Participate: Civic Engagement in a Digital Age

What does it mean to be civically engaged today? How can students effectively leverage the power of digital tools to make civic change? During this webinar, we are in conversation with Henry Jenkins, Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the University of Southern California, where we discuss the relationship between technology, learning, and civic engagement. Henry Jenkins’ research shows that young people are already engaging in “Participatory Communities” – choosing to make their communities better. Unlike the hierarchical nature of the traditional political sphere, digital participatory communities empower youth to use tools at their disposal to make their voices heard. We examine how young people interact with technology, how they choose to participate in a digital age, and how teachers can help them participate in thoughtful and responsible ways.

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What does it mean to be civically engaged today? How can students effectively leverage the power of digital tools to make civic change? During this webinar, we are in conversation with Henry Jenkins, Professor of Communication, Journalism, Cinematic Arts and Education at the University of Southern California, where we discuss the relationship between technology, learning, and civic engagement.

Henry Jenkins’ research shows that young people are already engaging in “Participatory Communities” – choosing to make their communities better. Unlike the hierarchical nature of the traditional political sphere, digital participatory communities empower youth to use tools at their disposal to make their voices heard. We examine how young people interact with technology, how they choose to participate in a digital age, and how teachers can help them participate in thoughtful and responsible ways.

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