Council on Public Legal Education Summit II
Oct
16
Oct 20

Council on Public Legal Education Summit II

Summit II will be held October 2017 where we will measure progress and move forward with the Civic Learning Initiative. We are honored to have U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor join us during this Summit. Justice Sotomayor will participate in a four-hour interactive session with participants from high-quality civic learning programs from our state, meet with law leaders and attend reception for 200. We will also officially launch the iCivicWashington.org.


James Otis Civics Education Lecture Series
Apr
28
8:00 am08:00

James Otis Civics Education Lecture Series

  • Olympia, WA

The ABOTA Foundation is proud to present the James Otis Lecture Series. Our lecture program about the United States Constitution is designed to allow schools to comply with the requirements of the federal statute creating Constitution Day. This law requires all federally-assisted schools, both public and private, to provide educational programs each year around the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.

America has a long and proud history shaped by lawyers and judges who have made lasting contributions to the rule of law, to the process of self government, and to the preservation of our precious individual liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Over the years, many Americans have sacrificed their lives or suffered great personal loss to advance the cause of liberty. As part of our program, we acknowledge the great debt we owe to our Founding Fathers and to these patriots.

Grade Levels: 8-12 Click here to learn more

James Otis Civics Education Lecture Series
Apr
21
8:00 am08:00

James Otis Civics Education Lecture Series

  • Spokane, WA

The ABOTA Foundation is proud to present the James Otis Lecture Series. Our lecture program about the United States Constitution is designed to allow schools to comply with the requirements of the federal statute creating Constitution Day. This law requires all federally-assisted schools, both public and private, to provide educational programs each year around the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.

America has a long and proud history shaped by lawyers and judges who have made lasting contributions to the rule of law, to the process of self government, and to the preservation of our precious individual liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Over the years, many Americans have sacrificed their lives or suffered great personal loss to advance the cause of liberty. As part of our program, we acknowledge the great debt we owe to our Founding Fathers and to these patriots.

Grade Levels: 8-12 Click here to learn more

Council on Public Legal Education Civic Summit I
Jan
23
8:00 pm20:00

Council on Public Legal Education Civic Summit I

Summit I will be an interactive, participants will see demonstrations from current civics programs from our state. One demonstration will be from Echo Lake Elementary School students sharing their Story Path program. The students will have created their own political parties, selected candidates, campaigned and then elected their own president in two separate classes. The newly elected Presidents will be officially sworn into office by Chief Justice Barbara Madsen in the Temple of Justice. Summit I participants will also see a demonstration of iCivics and hear from Citizen University founder, Eric Liu. Afternoon panels will focus on specific challenges to wide-scale implementation of civic learning and consideration of solutions.

East Asia Resource Center
Nov
5
8:30 am08:30

East Asia Resource Center

Based on our upcoming 2016 Newspapers In Education article series and teaching guide, this workshop will feature presentations by article authors David Bachman, Linda Cuadra and Michelle O’Brien and teaching guide author Tina Gourd. Geared towards high school teachers, we will investigate the complexities and challenges of Asia’s rapidly growing societies and economies.
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East Asia Resource Center - Episodes in Cultural Exchange and Transmission
Oct
24
5:00 pm17:00

East Asia Resource Center - Episodes in Cultural Exchange and Transmission

We will look at three episodes highlighting key moments of cultural exchange and transmission in East Asian history: the Silk Road, the influence of European art on East Asian art and vice versa during the mid-late eighteenth century, and how culture is exported and consumed today in the form of popular culture.

Benefits:

- Light dinner
- 3 free OSPI clock hours

Participants will be asked to respond to one or two short readings prior to the workshop meeting in order to qualify for clock hours. 

 

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East Asia Resource Center - Global Asia: Turning Points in Modern Asian History
Oct
18
5:00 pm17:00

East Asia Resource Center - Global Asia: Turning Points in Modern Asian History

Based on our upcoming 2016 Newspapers In Education article series and teaching guide, this workshop will feature presentations by article authors David Bachman, Linda Cuadra and Michelle O’Brien and teaching guide author Tina Gourd. Geared towards high school teachers, we will investigate the complexities and challenges of Asia’s rapidly growing societies and economies.
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East Asia Resource Center - A Visual Introduction to East Asian Philosophies and Religions
Oct
17
5:00 pm17:00

East Asia Resource Center - A Visual Introduction to East Asian Philosophies and Religions

Explore approaches to teaching Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto, and Buddhism, utilizing visual expressions from each tradition. The basic tenets of each belief system will be discussed in conjunction with images, providing concepts and images ready to use in your classroom.

Benefits:

- Light dinner
- 3 free OSPI clock hours

Participants will be asked to respond to one or two short readings prior to the workshop meeting in order to qualify for clock hours. 

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East Asia Resource Center - Introduction to East Asian Art in the K-12 Classroom
Oct
10
5:00 pm17:00

East Asia Resource Center - Introduction to East Asian Art in the K-12 Classroom

If you’re interested in using art with your students, join us to explore approaches to incorporating visual culture and art historical concepts suitable for use in the K-12 classroom. This workshop will serve as an introduction to art history, presented in tandem with approaches to using East Asian art in your classroom.
Benefits:

- Light dinner
- 3 free OSPI clock hours

Participants will be asked to respond to one or two short readings prior to the workshop meeting in order to qualify for clock hours. 

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WSCSS Fall Conference with Rick Steves
Oct
8
8:00 am08:00

WSCSS Fall Conference with Rick Steves

  • Edmonds Woodway High School Edmonds, WA

The Future of Civics

This fall, meet with other Social Studies educators, future educators, university faculty, and staff at the Fall WSCSS Conference.  Attend great sessions focused on current methods and the latest content by some of the best teachers from around the state.  After a lunch relaxing with old colleagues and new friends, enjoy our 2016 keynote speaker, Rick Steves!