Symposium 2016: How can 21st-century colleges of education prepare educators to build an informed citizenry?

Event details

  • Thursday | June 30, 2016 to Friday | July 1, 2016
  • All Day
  • DePaul University College of Education
  • 7733252358

After hosting our inaugural Symposium in 2015, DePaul and Facing History are now inviting a small group of colleges of education to join us in our second national Symposium. Together, we will explore how to integrate ethical reflection, intellectual rigor, and emotional engagement into pre-service curriculum and in-service professional development in order to help educational professionals transform young people into engaged, informed citizens.

Participants will convene in Chicago, June 27 to July 1, to participate in a two-part experience: a three-day Summer Institute, followed by a two-day Symposium. The Summer Institute, a professional development opportunity for in-service educators, will give college of education faculty an immersive experience with the content and pedagogy developed through the collaboration between DePaul and Facing History. After participating in the Summer Institute, college of education faculty will join their colleagues from other universities in the Symposium where they will digest what they learned and discuss different models for infusing this content and pedagogy into colleges of education. Faculty who attended in the inaugural year will join us for this Symposium. We anticipate that as the Symposium grows, participating colleges will develop relationships with Facing History and continue to learn from each other.

Please see the flyer for more information.