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iCivics & Project Citizen
Overview and History
iCivics is a web-based project designed to promote civic education and inspire students to be active participants in our democracy. Promoted by retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics offers an array of free interactive games for students and materials for teachers. Project Citizen is a curricular program promoting competent and responsible participation with government at all levels. The program helps participants learn how to monitor and influence public policy while developing support for democratic values and principles, tolerance, and feelings of political efficacy.
Upcoming Conferences
Educators are invited to Cheyenne this February by the three branches of Wyoming State Government to participate in a specially designed workshop for educators looking for ways to engage students in active learning experiences. This two-day workshop will provide teachers with a unique behind-the-scenes look at Wyoming State Government. Participants will receive one hour of PTSB credit and will learn how to use the iCivics and Project Citizen programs in their classrooms. The workshop will take place during the legislative session in Cheyenne on February 12 and 13, 2014 . All conference sessions will be held at the Wyoming Supreme Court and Wyoming State Capitol.
Who is Eligible to Attend?
This two-day workshop is open to any Wyoming educator interested in learning more about engaging students in active civic participation.
What Will Be Offered?
You will hear from Wyoming Supreme Court justices, legislators and other public policy makers. In addition, you will observe oral arguments, attend legislative hearings and receive training in the use of the iCivics program and Project Citizen curriculum.
Why Should I Attend?
Over the course of these two days, you will have a unique opportunity to interact with state officials and view Wyoming State Government in action. At the same time, you will learn more about using the iCivics program and the Project Citizen curriculum. You will also receive additional classroom resources for these programs and earn one hour of PTSB credit. And it is free!! Two nights lodging at an area hotel will be provided, but you must register for the workshop before the end of the business day on January 17th in order for us to secure a room for you. Also, two continental breakfasts, two lunches, and refreshments during the breaks will be provided.
How Do I Register?
Fill out and return the attached information or simply contact Becky Craig by January 17th. Space is limited, so apply as soon as possible to ensure your participation in this worthwhile professional development opportunity.
Upcoming February 2014 Conference Reminders
  • Parking space will be available in designated areas, but will be limited due to the legislative session. We will provide more information by email after we have made those arrangements.
  • Please plan to bring your laptops for hands-on interactive learning.
  • Two nights lodging will be provided if you register for the workshop before the end of the business day on January 17th. Further details will be emailed to you after you have registered.
Contact Information
Questions or Comments:
Becky Craig
Wyoming Supreme Court
2301 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Voice: (307) 777-7678
Fax: (307) 777-3447
bcraig@courts.state.wy.us