Civic Engagement, Taking Action, and the State Seal Yearlong Series - 11.04.21-03.03.22


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Join us for a year-long series about civic learning and the California State Seal of Civic Engagement


  • Teams of K-12 teachers, teacher leaders, and site and district leaders who are working towards constructing or implementing local plans to award students the California State Seal of Civic Engagement, or who otherwise wish to develop robust civic education and action curriculum
  • Leaders from the California History Social Science Project (CHSSP) and the Leveraging Equity and Access in Democratic Education (LEADE) initiative will facilitate this workshop series


  • This workshop series will highlight authentic civic learning that centers equity, access, and empowerment  
  • Some of the overarching topics that will frame this series are: 
    • Exploring current opportunities for civic engagement and empowerment in schools
    • Exploring how the State Seal of Civic Engagement supports a vision for Action Civics
    • Identifying stakeholders involved in deepening civic education and engagement in your context
    • Assessing civic engagement and action projects
    • Developing a plan to integrate civic education across multiple disciplines


  • All sessions scheduled from 3:30-5:00 pm
    • November 4, 2021 - Introduction to Civic Learning and the California State Seal of Civic Engagement
    • December 2, 2021 - Student Voice and Stakeholders
    • January 13, 2022 - Developing the Vision
    • February 10, 2022 - Civic Engagement Projects and Assessments
    • March 3, 2022 - Integrated Action Civics: Classroom Application
    • March 24, 2022 - Modeling Inquiry for Action Civics


  • On Zoom with opportunities for asynchronous collaboration


  • This series aims to advance a vision of civic learning that is holistic, democratic, rooted in inquiry, and directly relevant to our students and their communities.  It should support students to investigate issues that matter to them, explore concepts of power, develop historical context, engage in discussion and deliberation, and learn how to create change in their communities and society.


  • Registration has now closed.  If you have questions, please email: 

Take a look our Informational Session!