This school year, over 600 elementary school educators in Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Dennis-Yarmouth, Hopkinton, and Springfield have participated in professional learning to utilize the Children Discovering Justice curriculum and integrate civics into their classroom.
Discovering Justice’s professional development supports elementary teachers in civics pedagogy including cultivating perspective-taking, empathy, and civic engagement in their students. Teachers hear examples of student discourse, explore the resources in the Children Discovering Justice K-3 curriculum, and plan how to use them in their own classrooms.
“Expertly prepared presenter and an interesting topic… The materials are so thoughtfully created, and practical – as a long-time teacher I can tell that teachers were a key part of their creation,” reported Boston Public School teacher Elaine Cusick of Russell Elementary School.
Discovering Justice partners with districts and schools to provide professional development sessions that prepare educators to discuss complex issues with young learners. These trainings inform educators on the tools and resources available in the curriculum and provide best practices for leading civil discourse in the classroom.
Contact Education Program Director, Laura Brenner, at firstname.lastname@example.org bring K-5 civics professional development to your district.
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