2023 Civic Learning Award Application
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The Civic Learning Awards shine a light not just on schools hosting the largest number of opportunities, but on schools that demonstrate their commitment to integrating early and ongoing opportunities for all students to gain civic knowledge, practice and apply civic skills, develop digital citizenship skills, realize civic responsibilities, and cultivate relationships with their communities.
Schools are ranked not by how much content is included in the application, but on the meaningful examples included that demonstrate how schools:
The following contact information is required and will be used in the event your school is chosen for an award.
If you're not familiar with these proven practices, here's a great resource to learn more.When scoring applications, the panel is looking for clear examples of what your school is doing that represent these practices. Use these questions as a guide for compiling information for this application: 1. Are students participating in school governance?2. What opportunities are available for service learning? That means a learning experience that is linked to a classroom lesson. For example, a recycling program linked to environmental studies or a school garden linked to a science curriculum.3. Do students participate in simulated voting, trials, legislative deliberation, or diplomacy?4. Are there discussions of current events and issues that affect students’ lives?5. Are there extracurricular activities that give students a chance to get involved and work together toward a common goal?6. Does classroom instruction combine formal lessons with illustrations and discussions that link the lessons to what is happening in today’s world?
TIP: Before filling out the rest of this application, think about these questions. The application period is 4 months long to provide applicants time to frame their description, collect and measure data where they're able to, etc. Use Word or a Google Doc to take notes, refine, then paste in the boxes below. By getting started early, your responses will best inform the panel.
Our school engages students in civics in the following ways:
Most applicants focus on a few areas, providing real examples and links to resources such as Public Service Announcements and other productions. Don't feel like you need to respond to every practice. Of course, if your school is indeed exercising every practice, go ahead and give us details.
A Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a three-year, district-level plan that is updated annually and most often signed by the district superintendent. A growing number of Local Education Agencies are specifying "civics" as a priority in California.
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