August news from the NC Civic Education Consortium

The North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Program in the Humanities and Human Values, works with schools, governments, and community organizations to prepare North Carolina’s young people to be active, responsible citizens. Each month the Consortium delivers an email newsletter with news and opportunities for civic engagement.

Gearing up for the new school year? The North Carolina Civic Education Consortium is there to help. In this month’s newsletter they are featuring “From Chaos to Community: Your classroom CAN be a fun, safe, and effective environment for both you and your students!” This resource provides “activities for building a self-managing, respectful and tolerant community in your classroom, where students not only enjoy learning, but where high performance is guaranteed.”

Also highlighted this month are professional development opportunities for teachers.

From Talking to Talkin’ Tar Heel
Receive a $75 stipend when attending this seminar at the North Carolina Museum of History on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 1:00PM to 5:00PM. Find out how “language and dialect provide a fascinating way to understand North Carolina’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.” The seminar includes a free book. Also receive a $30 tuition discount when you register.
Fall 2014 “Adventures in Ideas” Seminars
Register now to secure a spot in a general seminar offered by the Program in the Humanities. Teachers receive a 50 percent discount off tuition and a $75 travel stipend as a part of the Daisy Edmister Fund. Seminars are Friday evening and Saturday morning or all-day Saturday. Receive credit for 10 contact hours of continuing education. Topics and dates can be found on the NC CEC website.
Travel Grants and Workshops from the NC Museum of History
To help cover the cost of travel to the North Carolina Museum of History, travel grants are available for qualifying schools. Title I public schools, Title VII American Indian schools, and other schools with a high percentage of low-income or at-risk students have priority. For more information, please visit the NC CEC website.

For information on these and other opportunities, please contact Paul Bonnici.