Civics Professional Development

High School Teacher Workshop

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What is Project Citizen?

Project Citizen is a portfolio-based civic education project for students who work cooperatively to identify a public policy problem in their school, community, or nation. Students research the problem, evaluate alternative solutions, develop their own solution in the form of public policy, and create a political action plan to persuade authorities to adopt their proposed policy. This grant funded project provides all the resources needed for participating teachers to be trained and implement the program.


Although there is a process to follow, it is adaptable to a variety of settings, grade-levels, disciplines, and technologies. Furthermore, it is aligned to State of Michigan Social Studies Standards.

Why Should Teachers Participate in Project Citizen?

  1. Program increases student engagement by providing varied, inquiry-based learning options
  2. Instructional organization incorporates C3 Framework
  3. Adaptability and effectiveness offers the potential removal of a portion of what's currently being done to teach Civics
  4. Elements of program that increases student engagement are transferable to other learning opportunities
  5. Grant funded set of classroom resources are provided
  6. Grant funded monetary incentive for implementing program's performance assessment
  7. It's a great program and students love the authenticity of the learning involved

Participation Details

Tuesday, Nov. 29th, 8am-3pm

2413 West Maple Avenue

Flint, MI

Room 101

Erwin L. Davis Education, Genesee ISD



  • No cost to participate
  • Substitute Costs Provided
  • Lunch Provided
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