iCivics & Project Citizen
Overview and History
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
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.
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.
Questions or Comments:
Wyoming Supreme Court
2301 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Voice: (307) 777-7678
Fax: (307) 777-3447