Young Voices for the Planet is hosting a series of Civic Engagement and Democracy Educator Workshops — the Paula Sculley Memorial Civic Engagement and Democracy Educator workshops — throughout greater Pittsburgh and Western PA. Thanks to generous funding from The Heinz Endowments, and support from Garden Club of Allegheny County, these day-long professional development courses welcome formal and informal educators of all grade levels and subjects areas to explore ways to empower and inspire their students in the face of climate change and other environmental concerns. Each workshop is led by a professional facilitator who, with author/illustrator/filmmaker and YVFP founder, Lynne Cherry, will engage teachers in discussions and break-out sessions, screen the Young Voices for the Planet films, present the Civic Engagement and Democracy curriculum and give a presentation about the pedagogy of teaching with hope and success stories. Lunch will be provided! SEE THE WORKSHOP TRAILER BELOW.
The trailer above shows highlights of the workshops, which include…
If you would like attend, choose one of these workshops below to register online.
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These are individual workshop with similar but not identical content, each having some of the same speakers but with new speakers at each workshop.
The workshops give a background of Democracy in the US and the history of public participation and civic engagement. They explore the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and how citizens change norms and laws. Using the Young Voices for the Planet films as examples, they show how young people, even those who may be too young to vote, can change minds, change laws and change society. The workshops focus on the YVFP Civic Engagement and Democracy curriculum.
Lynne Cherry (children’s book author/illustrator; filmmaker; MA History, Yale, 1988) will co-host all of the workshops. Jessica Kester of the Allegheny Land Trust will facilitate most of the workshops. Keep checking for updates! To learn more, please contact our Outreach Director, Kimberly Gutzler at email@example.com.