Action-Based Communities Project for CPS Middle School Teachers
On January 22, Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago (CRFC) will offer a free ABC Project: Action-Based Communities training to middle school teachers at Chicago Public Schools. ABC Project engages 5th-8th grade students in “civic learning through doing.” The program will help teachers guide students through the process of identifying and addressing a problem in their community; creating a web-based presentation of their work; and sharing their recommendations with local experts and policymakers at a hearing in the spring.
Held in downtown Chicago at the GE business offices, the training will be led by Chicago Public School teachers who have participated in the program in the past. Attending teachers will receive all of the materials necessary to lead the program with students as well as many useful strategies and ideas for successfully implementing the program in the classroom.
Teachers who attend the training also have the opportunity to receive:
A free set of ABC Project classroom materials
Reimbursement of registration fee
Reimbursement for sub coverage
Support for implementing the program in the classroom
An opportunity for students to present a completed project at a hearing in Spring 2015
CRFC is a CPS Strategic Source Vendor (#22296) certified to provide professional development for instructional support aligned to REACH. ABC Project is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies for grades 6-8, English Language Arts for grades 5-8, and the Anchor Standards for College and Career Readiness.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please sign up now as space is extremely limited! The deadline to register is Thursday, December 18. Please note that a $50 deposit is required to reserve a spot in the workshop, but will be fully reimbursed upon completion of the workshop.