Dr. Stephanie Serriere will offer five pillars for the “civically-minded” elementary teacher to promote civic empowerment in the elementary years. Her workshop will illuminate these pillars with research-backed practices for promoting and integrating civic education in a classroom ethos and curriculum. Some practices she will share include using “photo-talks” to explore classroom issues, civic action projects, student-created magazines (called civic ‘zines) on student chosen issues, and applications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) framework for elementary level. Guided by key questions for practice, teachers will have time to network and share ideas.
Intended Audience: All elementary-level educators and administrators; special focus on Social Studies Education
Instructor: Stephanie C. Serriere, Ph.D. | Professor | Division of Education | Indiana University – Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC)
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Stephanie C. Serriere is the co-author of the book, Civic Education in the Elementary Years: Promoting student engagement in the era of accountability (2015, Teachers College Press). She is also a professor, teacher-educator, and former elementary teacher with experiences in Italy, India, Japan, and the state of Indiana. Dr. Serriere seeks to connect research on youth civic engagement to elementary classroom practice. She conducted a longitudinal study on a public “democratic” elementary school from which she has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles, including two publications in the AERJ and three publications in Theory & Research in Social Education to determine the mechanisms that support engaged and critical citizenship in the elementary years. She is nationally recognized in her service as a social studies content consultant for PBS Kids programming, and as an editorial board member for the National Council for the Social Studies' (NCSS). For more on her work, see: stephaniecivics.com.