Educating for Citizenship
Civic Ideals, Civic Realities
Dysfunction in government dominates the headlines, while textbooks continue to emphasize the ideals and genius of the Framers, posing a challenge for teachers: how to reconcile the real and the ideal in preparing students for citizenship. At the same time, Colorado teachers must attend to numerous standards and assessment frameworks, while meeting the expectations of the educator effectiveness program. The challenges are large—and the time is right for social studies educators to join together to learn and collaborate on how best to educate for citizenship.

On December 6, 2013, you are invited to join civic educators from throughout Colorado in addressing some of these challenges. Participants will:
Have the opportunity to explore how to address the dilemma of the real and the ideal in their classrooms.
Receive content updates on issues in U.S. and Colorado government, balanced with discussion of controversial public policy and constitutional issues.
Make connections to the Colorado Academic Standards for Civics, the Common Core, and the new College, Career and Civil Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards (C3).
Learn strategies for facilitating civic learning and literacy development in your classroom

Friday, December 6, 2013
Doubletree by Hilton Denver/Aurora
13696 East Iliff Place, Aurora, Colorado  80014

Ask for the Special CELD Hotel Room Rate:  $109 single or double

RETURNING TEACHERS:  Register with a "new-to-the-conference colleague"
and receive a reduced rate...two registrations for $125.00.

    Conference fee of $75 includes:   Credit options:
  Choice of concurrent sessions .5 recertification certificate (no cost)
  Materials, exhibits .5 semester hour of Adams State graduate credit
  Coffee, lunch   available for classroom teachers ($27.50)
    CLE credit (1-5 hours) for lawyers
  Friday, December 6, 2013  
7:45 Registration, Coffee, and Danish  
8:30 Concurrent Workshops  
12:30 Lunch and Keynote Address: What's Wrong with Congress and What We Can Do About It
Hon. David Skaggs, Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives
2:00 Concurrent Workshops  
3:15 Adjourn  
To assist with planning, please indicate the numbers of three session you would like to attend on the registration form.

  1.   The Law and Politics of Voting Rights
  2.   Deficits, Debts, and Fiscal Responsibility: Are Our Leaders Up to the Challenge?
  3.   Street Law: Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases for 2014
  4.   Teaching About Civil Rights with Facing History and Common Core
  5.   Campaign Propaganda: Reading and Writing About Civics Using DBQs
  6.   Reconciling Civic Ideals with Civic Realities
  7.   Teaching the 4th Amendment in a World Without Privacy
  8.   Transatlantic Partnerships: Threats and Opportunities for Europe and the U.S.
  9.   Claim Your Powers: The Marijuana Debates in Colorado
  10.   Conflict in the Muslim World
  11.   U.S. and Colorado Landmark Cases for the Classroom
  12.   Why Don't More Young People Vote? A Civic Inquiry to Match Common Core and Colorado Assessment Framework
  13.   Pilates for the Brain: Developing Core Literacy Skills in Social Studies
  14.   What's Getting Assessed? A Town Meeting with Experts
Conference Co‐Sponsors:

Byron R. White Center, University of Colorado School of Law
Center for Education in Law and Democracy
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Bar Foundation
Colorado Council for the Social Studies
Colorado European Union Center of Excellence
Colorado Judicial Branch
Colorado Council for Economic Education
Colorado Municipal League
Facing History and Ourselves
History Colorado
The DBQ Project