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Educating for Citizenship
Deliberating About Democracy
Friday, December 3, 2004

The 20th annual Educating for Citizenship Conference features a wealth of new civic education resources and an opportunity to collaborate with policy makers, legal experts, and other teachers to enhance four promising practices from the Civic Misson of the Schools report.

Participants will return to schools prepared to:

• Provide instruction in government, history, law, and democracy—more specifically, to provide opportunities for students to wrestle with larger issues, explore underlying principles, and learn how to participate in local government and civil society.

• Incorporate discussion of current local, state, national, and international issues into the classroom—particularly those issues that young people view as important in their lives.

• Encourage student participation in simulated and authentic democratic processes
and procedures—trials, legislative hearings, and diplomacy.

• Provide opportunities for students to apply what is learned in the formal curriculum through service learning.

Friday, December 3, 2004

Sheraton Denver West Hotel
360 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, Colorado 80228
Phone 303.987.2000

Special Hotel Room Rate $79. Call 1.800.525.3966 M-F between 8-5 before November 12.Code: CELD.

Conference fee of $50 includes

• Choice of 4 concurrent sessions
• Materials, exhibits
• Continental breakfast
• Lunch

Credit options

• .5 recertification credit ($30)
• 1 quarter hour of University of Denver graduate credit is available
for classroom teachers ($50)
• CLE credit (1-5 hours)


7:45 Registration, Coffee, Danish, and Exhibits

8:15 Concurrent Sessions

12:30 Lunch and Keynote Address:
Does Colorado Need Special Policies for Non-Citizens?

A Point/Counterpoint Discussion. Senator Dan Grossman, Denver and Representative Shawn Mitchell, Broomfield

2:00 Concurrent Sessions

3:15 Adjourn

Concurrent Sessions

1. Teaching with the News: What Role for the U.S. in the World? 11. What Students Need to Know about Special Interest Groups: Lobbyists in the Classroom
2. The Red and Blue Youth Vote: Implications for Democracy Education 12. Media Literacy: Where Do Youth Get Their News?
3. Moot Court: Debating the Constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act 13. Colorado Jury System Update
4. Preview of 2004-5 U.S. Supreme
Court Term: Juvenile Death Penalty, Due Process, and More
14. Project Citizen: Service Learning Meets Public Policy
5. Tips from Lawyers for Using Mock Trials in Your Classroom 15. First Person History: Talk to Teddy Roosevelt
6. Policing the Police: Tasers, Citizen Review Boards and Rule of Law 16. Debating Judicial Activism: Do the Courts Legislate?
7. Defining and Dealing with Truancy 17. Should Smoking Be Banned in Public Spaces? A Legislative Hearing
8. Strategies for Helping Students in Grades 5-8 Understand the Declaration of Independence 18. Too Much Democracy or Not Enough? The Electoral College and Initiative Process
9. Strategies for Comparing Democracies Around the World 19. CCSS: Models and Methods for Making Civics Courses More Engaging
10. Teach-Ins, Nifty Web Sites, Mini-Grants, and Other Resources for Teaching to Colorado Civics Standards 20. Is the Issue Political or Constitutional? Why the Distinction Matters
    21. 2005 CBA Mock Trial: Murder by XTC

To Register

Return a copy of the registration form (pdf format) for each person registering by November 15, 2004, to: Barbara Miller, CELD, PO Box 18490, Denver, CO 80218-0490; or by fax 303.733.4791.

For further information, call 303.778. 0756 or email Barbara Miller.

The conference fee is $50 per person. Make checks/purchase orders payable to Center for Education in Law and Democracy (CELD). Credit cards are not accepted. Space is limited. Payment for graduate and recertification credit will take place at the conference.

E-mail confirmation will be sent to those who provide an e-mail address.

Sheraton Denver West Hotel
360 Union Blvd.
Lakewood, Colorado 80228
Phone 303.987.2000

Conference Co-Sponsors

• Center for Education in Law and Democracy
• Center for Civic Education
• Center for Teaching International Relations
• Colorado Bar Foundation and Colorado Bar Association
• Colorado Council for the Social Studies
• Colorado Geographic Alliance
• Colorado Judicial Branch
• U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
• University of Denver Center for Service Learning and Civic Engagement