Civics, Standards, and Media Literacy Workshop


Monday, July 18, 2022, 8:30 AM-2:30 PM





Registration open through 7/8/2022 10:59 PM Central Time (US & Canada)

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Join the Illinois Civics Hub team for an interactive day of face-to-face learning as we deconstruct the revised social science standards to audit and enhance current practice. Experience the proven practices of civic education with lesson demonstrations. Walk away with FREE resources to meet the needs of ALL students aligned to standards and educational mandates in civics, media literacy, and Inclusive American History. These workshops will take place between 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. This workshop is best for 6-12 social studies teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators.




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Beverly Manor School

1014 School Street
Washington, IL 61571

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Mary Ellen Daneels is a National Board Certified teacher who taught at West Chicago Community High School for 27 years. She serves as the Director of the Illinois Civics Hub and Illinois Democracy School Network, leading efforts to support the implementation of the middle and high school civics course requirements and Illinois social science standards.

She has been recognized as the Law-related Educator of the Year from the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago, Teacher of the Year by the 19th District of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Civic Education Teacher from the Center for Civic Education and the Illinois Education Association Teacher of the Year. Mary Ellen has presented on the proven practices of civic learning throughout the nation. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and highlighted in numerous publications such as Education Week, Social Education, and Educational Leadership.

Mary Ellen has advocated for civic education before federal and state lawmakers. She served on the Board of Directors for the National Council of the Social Studies and worked on both the Steering Committee and Pedagogy Committee for the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap.



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