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Transforming Schools: Empowering Student Voice and Civic Participation

Learn ways to empower students to find their voice, a framework for youth participation, and examples of civic participation.



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About this event:

Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.


This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

This event qualifies for Certificate of Completion.

Civics & Citizenship
Democracy & Civic Engagement

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.

You must be a Share My Lesson member to participate in this webinar. By registering for this webinar, you consent to getting a free account on Share My Lesson if you are not a current member.

We are grateful to The Hammer Family for supporting the development of our on-demand learning and teaching resources.

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