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Professional Learning

Youth Voice as Civic Action

Join us and KQED for a hands-on workshop exploring how young people can make their voices heard through civic action and audio storytelling.

February 15, 2023 | 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm PST

Virtual

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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.

Instructor-Led

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.

You will be eligible to receive two-hours of professional development credit for participation. At the conclusion of the workshop, you will be asked to complete a survey to receive a certificate of completion. Check with your school district in advance of the workshop to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.

Civics & Citizenship
Democracy & Civic Engagement
Civic Education

Key Points

  1. Explore our unique “From Reflection to Action: A Choosing to Participate Toolkit.” designed to inspire students to take positive civic action

  2. Examine historical and contemporary case studies of youth-led civic action

  3. Practice teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce critical thinking and media literacy skills

  4. Learn audio storytelling tools and create a sample audio podcast from script to recording that advocates for a change on the local, national or global level 

  5. Explore publishing opportunities through KQED’s Youth Media Challenges that can connect students to an audience beyond the classroom

How can we help young people see themselves as an active part of civic society?

Current events make it clear that high-quality, skills-based civic education is more important than ever. And we have the power, as educators, to equip our students with the tools they need to make positive change.

Join KQED and Facing History for a hands-on workshop exploring the pivotal role of young people in civic engagement and help them harness the power of audio storytelling to make their voices heard. This supportive, workshop-style session is designed to  introduce you to ready-to-use curriculum, audio creation tools, and other materials that can directly support your individual classroom needs.

Participants will walk away with planning tools for student-led civic action projects and receive a Certificate of Completion.

This workshop is most applicable for middle and high school educators. 

Captioning will be provided during this workshop. Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event. This event will not be recorded.

We are offering the same workshop on March 1, 2023 from 4 - 6pm EST.