Demystifying the Enduring Issues Essay

Monday, August 13, 2018
​Molloy College

In this workshop, teachers will be provided with:

  • Grading process for the Enduring Issues Essay
  • Rubric for grading of the essay
  • Strategies for creation of enduring issues essay
  • Teaching strategies for helping students with social studies practices assessed by the Enduring Issues Essay

Founded in 2011, The Center for Reflective Citizenship (CRC) is a unit of UTC’s College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies. The CRC is dedicated to the revitalization of civic education in American schools and universities, and the equipping of a new generation of thoughtful citizens for the practice of democracy. The CRC, directed by Lucien Ellington, has an interdisciplinary focus.

Learn about our first extensive digital publication for teachers: 2017 Faculty Fellow American History and Government Teaching Modules! 

The instructional modules, available at no charge, encompass a variety of significant themes, but all modules share the following commonalities:

An emphasis upon rich and intellectually engaging American history and government content
Are designed to be taught in two-four hours of class time.
Include exemplary digital resources and practical pedagogical strategies
Fellows first taught extensive early versions of their modules and subsequently made modifications
Faculty Fellows working with CRC staff further refined and augmented all modules
Modules are focused but flexible; revisions resulted in more instructional options

The Center for News Literacy at SBU School of Journalism will hold a Summer Academy: a three-day series of workshops and seminars to train middle school and high school teachers how to integrate News Literacy lessons and concepts into their lesson plans. Click on the link below for more information.