Political philosopher Danielle Allen describes democracy as “a combination of ideals and institutions that work to put power in the hands of ordinary people.” Further, she argues that the essence of democracy is the active involvement of people, especially young people, who "see the shape of our world presently" as they learn, grow, and anticipate their future.
In this webinar, we will discuss ways to empower students to find their voice, share a framework for youth participation created by Allen and her colleagues, and highlight an example of civic participation from students at a Facing History school.
Available for one-hour of PD credit.*
*You will be eligible to receive one-hour of professional development recertification credit for participation in this webinar if you complete all the poll questions, survey, and actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate that verifies you completed the webinar. Check with your school district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the PD recertification credit is accepted.
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