Teachers Civics Summit

Friday, October 30, 2020 • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free for educators | Register

Add to Calendar10/30/2020 09:00 AM10/30/2020 12:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkTeachers Civics SummitEducators, join the Heinz History Center, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, and other state-wide partners for a virtual educator professional development workshop relating to the Act 35 civics exam.Heinz History CenterHeinz History CenterfalseMM/DD/YYYY

The Senator John Heinz History Center and the Allegheny Intermediate Unit are partnering to host the 2020 Civics Summit. 

This teacher-focused summit is intended for educators in Pennsylvania who are advocates of engaging and empowering students to be active participants in the life of their communities, state, and country.

During this three-hour free workshop, participants will delve into the goal of increasing student civic participation through the lens of PA Act 35 of 2018, the requirement of all schools to administer an Assessment of Civic Knowledge to secondary students. Through the three pillars of Civic Knowledge, Civic Skills, and Actions, as outlined in the PA Department of Education Act 35 Toolkit, this session will provide practical examples for schools and educators to not just comply with requirements of a new assessment, but begin the process of energizing young citizens to action!  


Educators, please plan to join us for one of two (repeated) live sessions. Three Act 48 credit hours will be provided. 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020| Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 | 9 a.m. to noon

Please register online through the AIU.

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For more information, please contact Mariruth Leftwich at maleftwich@heinzhistorycenter.org.

Allegheny Intermediate Unit