The 2019 Oregon Civics Conference for Teachers:
Friday, December 6, 2019
9am – 4pm
Capitol Building, Salem, OR
Because the 2019 Civics Conference will be ushering in an election year and the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, it seemed like the perfect time to collaborate around empowerment and elevation of voices. Voting, elections, and universal suffrage are the lifeblood of democracy, and we believe that at the frontlines preserving these are Civic Educators like you!
Join teachers from around Oregon at the Capitol to hear from members of the state executive, judicial, and legislative branches, experts, scholars, and activists in a variety of relevant areas that connect to our theme this year. This year will also be a special networking lunch time to give you a chance to meet and connect with your colleagues. Our workshop list will be posted here by the end of September.
Conference participants sponsored by Oregon’s 90 legislators are designated Civic Scholars.
New this year: to become a Civic Scholar and attend the conference for free, along with substitute coverage, be the among the first 3 educators in your Oregon state legislative or senate district to Register for the Conference before November 10, 2019. (you no longer have to request sponsorship directly to your legislator or senator – we will make that happen for you!)
About the Conference
In 2015, the Oregon Legislature declared the first Friday of each December as “Oregon Civics Day for Teachers.” To celebrate, Classroom Law Project hosts an educators’ conference on that day every year at the State Capitol in Salem. The Oregon Civics Conference for Teachers is open to educators at all levels. Each year participants get an insider’s view of all three branches of Oregon government, unique civics teaching strategies, and ready-to-use materials. Before your winter holiday, refresh your mind and your curriculum, connect with teachers from around the state, and spend a day at the Capitol learning new ways to make Civics come alive in your classroom!
Attendees to the Conference earn 8 PDU Hours.