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School Representatives 2011-2012
<ul><li>One organization provides  </li></ul><ul><li>the opportunity for  </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 civic literacy in Charlot...
Agenda <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>School Representative Role </li></ul><ul><li>Programs ...
More than a mock vote <ul><li>1992: a mock election event </li></ul><ul><li>2011-12: year-long program with wider impact <...
More than a mock vote <ul><li>Helps students in school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civics & Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
School Representative <ul><li>Nominated by school leaders (usually) </li></ul><ul><li>Leads Kids Voting efforts at schools...
Responsibilities <ul><li>Connect school to Kids Voting all year </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate and educate your school </li...
All year (Sept-May) <ul><li>Distribute periodic communications  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From Kids Voting to your school ...
September/October <ul><li>Orientation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend workshop or webinar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read inf...
October/November <ul><li>Plan/implement election activity </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Voting at school or in community </li>...
Winter/Spring <ul><li>Webinar </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Updates and 2012 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Communications </li><...
Professional Benefits <ul><li>Build and exhibit leadership skills </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate 21 st  century learning at s...
Classroom Resources <ul><li>Available online at  www.kidsvoting.org </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Resource Library <...
Classroom Resources <ul><li>Wide variety of activities available </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use, flexible, fits int...
Civics in Action <ul><li>Grades K-12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Election Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety of Civic...
Connect <ul><li>Connect to Kids Voting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amy Farrell, Executive Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Em...
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  1. 1. School Representatives 2011-2012
  2. 2. <ul><li>One organization provides </li></ul><ul><li>the opportunity for </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 civic literacy in Charlotte </li></ul><ul><li>Kids Voting Mecklenburg </li></ul>
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><li>School Representative Role </li></ul><ul><li>Programs and Resources for your school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civic Learning Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kids Voting Election </li></ul><ul><li>What’s ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
  4. 4. More than a mock vote <ul><li>1992: a mock election event </li></ul><ul><li>2011-12: year-long program with wider impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civic education and leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Longtime CMS partner, other partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increases K-12 classroom resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increases K-12 learning opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrows gaps </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. More than a mock vote <ul><li>Helps students in school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civics & Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US and World History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle School Social Studies and LA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>K-8 Reading, Writing and Social Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Builds knowledge and skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effective leadership and citizenship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 st Century Skills </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. School Representative <ul><li>Nominated by school leaders (usually) </li></ul><ul><li>Leads Kids Voting efforts at schools </li></ul><ul><li>September 2011-May 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Average time commitment of 10-20 hours per year </li></ul>
  7. 7. Responsibilities <ul><li>Connect school to Kids Voting all year </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate and educate your school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of classroom resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in civic learning opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Involve school in civics programs including Election Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Provide feedback, ideas, share photos, best practices </li></ul>
  8. 8. All year (Sept-May) <ul><li>Distribute periodic communications </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From Kids Voting to your school audiences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers, parents, students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Approx. 1-4 times per month </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Share feedback, best practices, photos </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create and/or share civic learning lesson, activity or idea (social studies, language arts, math, science, art, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Let us know so we can highlight your efforts! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. September/October <ul><li>Orientation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend workshop or webinar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read information about Kids Voting programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share knowledge at school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instruct staff at school about classroom resources and learning opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation and handouts are available </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Via staff meeting, email, whatever works best for your school </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. October/November <ul><li>Plan/implement election activity </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Voting at school or in community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Service learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Communicate at school </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage participation </li></ul><ul><li>High schools: also share civics programs and resource information </li></ul>
  11. 11. Winter/Spring <ul><li>Webinar </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Updates and 2012 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share regular communications – curriculum, programs, learning opportunities, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Civic learning outside of Election Day </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Involve school </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluation – give us your feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Credit and documentation sign off </li></ul>
  12. 12. Professional Benefits <ul><li>Build and exhibit leadership skills </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate 21 st century learning at school </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendation letters, references, connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build knowledge about government, civic life </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connect school, and self, to community </li></ul>
  13. 13. Classroom Resources <ul><li>Available online at www.kidsvoting.org </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Resource Library </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Civic Learning Center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Aligned to NCSCOS </li></ul><ul><li>More than elections </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Themes about government, citizenship, leadership </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Includes </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kids Voting USA – use password civicliteracy if needed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>iCivics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Civic Action Project </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Newspapers in Education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Civic Education Consortium </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local government and local resources </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Classroom Resources <ul><li>Wide variety of activities available </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use, flexible, fits into lesson plans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use one lesson or 20 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources for civic learning opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Candidates, debates, elections, voting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Government services, leaders, budgets, policies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Events such as Constitution Day, State of the Union, President’s Day, MLK Day, Black History Month </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local and state government </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current events, media literacy </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Civics in Action <ul><li>Grades K-12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Election Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety of Civic Learning Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>High school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Civics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Voice – Leadership Alliance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other connections to government, leadership </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Connect <ul><li>Connect to Kids Voting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Amy Farrell, Executive Director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: 704-343-6999 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web: www.kidsvoting.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FB: www.facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: www.twitter.com/kidsvotingclt </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Thank you!!
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