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Classroom Tools for Everyday Emapthy and Civil Discourse

November 7, 2017 @ 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM

|110.00 (scholarships are available)
One year out from a divisive election, there is continuing conversation about the need to foster civil discourse: in our government, in our media, and in our classrooms and communities. How can we create spaces in our classrooms to understand and engage with a diversity of identities and perspectives? How can we foster reflective civic engagement, especially in times of divisiveness? In this one-day workshop, we will model strategies designed to help you as educators navigate these challenging times and support your students in developing effective skills for empathic understanding of differing perspectives, as well as ways to think about civic participation. We hope that you can share these strategies with students so that they can be active participants in creating spaces where they can better listen, empathize, and engage in the world around them.


Wells Community Academy
936 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622


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