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March 29-31 San Diego, California

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Wednesday, March 29 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Youth Policy Presentations: Co-creating, collaborating, and intergenerational learning as an approach to action civics LIMITED

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Rubrics that aim to assess youth presentations tend to focus on the technicalities of public speaking. One goal of this session is to introduce educators and students to a newly developed instrument for assessing and supporting youth’s presentations on policy-related proposals/projects. These policy presentations are often culminating performances showcasing research carried out in engaged civics projects where young people can make critical arguments and policy recommendations for social change. In this workshop adults and youth will engage in an experiential learning activity that explores this process of co-creating a small scale research project and prepare a policy presentation. Working in groups, made up of adult educators and young people, this inter-generational challenge will simulate examples of civics work that emphasize the co-construction of knowledge, the voices of young people, and the powerful ways in which adults can further support youth in addressing critical issues in our society. Each inter-generational team will perform their presentation for the larger group, receive feedback, and engage in a discussion that is informed by broader contexts of civics education. Now, more than ever, we need young people’s participation in public policy. For educators, this requires that we cultivate evidence-based reasoning skills, dispositions for critique, and support for the development of collective agency alongside young people in our civics classrooms and/or non-traditional spaces of learning. This workshop is situated within this problem space, and aims to address a broader crisis of participation in our sociopolitical world where it is imperative to support young people in being active citizens. It is within this context that we offer a session dedicated to civic learning and a critical conversation centering on youth being civic ready.


Candi CDeBaca

Workshop Presenter, NA
Candi CdeBaca is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Project VOYCE, Reviver & Member of Cross Community Coalition and Founder & Principal of Rebel Soul Strategies.   She is a community advocate in her home community of Northeast Denver, a graduate of Manual High School and the... Read More →

Monica Gonzalez

Doctoral Student, CU Boulder
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Ben Kirshner

Professor of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder

Wednesday March 29, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
HTE 217

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