Last summer, I rose from VP to President to the Illinois Council for the Social Studies. As part of this exciting role, I was an introductory speaker at the Fall Conference for the wonderful, Mary Ellen Daneels. Mary Ellen explained about all of the efforts to promote civics education. For more information, check out the Illinois Civics Hub. Also, consider attending our spring conference on March 31st at Eastern Illinois.

This weekend, I am off to Madison for the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies Spring Conference. This time around I’ll be leading a group session on how to use Globally Competent Teaching to achieve student success. I think this is such an important topic as our classrooms grow more diverse and students are anxious to fit in. Its important we embrace these backgrounds as assets to bring our instruction, extracurriculars, and school culture forward.


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