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  1. 1. Kids Voting School Representative Information September 2010 www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  2. 2. Overview 1992: a mock election event 2010: year-long civic learning Increases K-12 classroom resources Increases K-12 learning opportunities Narrows gaps Longtime CMS partner, other partners www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  3. 3. Overview More than a mock vote Helps students in school – Civics & Economics – US and World History – Middle School Social Studies and LA – K-8 Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies Builds 21st century knowledge and skills – Effective leadership and citizenship – Civic literacy – Critical thinking, decision-making, information www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  4. 4. School Representative THANK YOU Nominated by school leaders (usually) Responsible for coordinating Kids Voting efforts at each school September 2010 - May 2011 Average time spent - 10-20 hours/year www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  5. 5. School Representative Responsibilities Connect school to Kids Voting all year Communicate and educate your school – Use of Kids Voting classroom resources – Participation in learning opportunities Involve school in Kids Voting programs Share best practices, feedback, ideas www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  6. 6. School Representative Professional Benefits Build and exhibit leadership skills Incorporate 21st century learning CEU credit, recommendation letters, references, connections – National Board Certification, Fellowships, etc. Exposure to community www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  7. 7. School Representative CEU Credit Need minimum of 10 contact hours Includes – Attending session – Educating and communicating through year – Involving school in Kids Voting programs – Feedback, ideas and evaluation MyPD and certificate www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  8. 8. Civic Literacy Students aren’t born with this information Have to learn, just like reading Many kids not getting this in K-8 or home Creates gaps: – Academic – Learning opportunity – Community engagement www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  9. 9. Civic Literacy High school students pass a civics course and End-of-Course test to graduate – Scores lower on this EOC than the other 4 ‘gateway’ tests (math, english, science, history) – Large gaps among student scores – Over 1,000 at-risk students did not pass test in 09-10 – Barrier to graduation – Lowest scores on questions about state and local government – all demographics www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  10. 10. Civic Literacy Interdisciplinary 21st century content and skills – Reading, writing, math, history, science – Develop knowledge, strategies and skills – Connect information and understanding • Real-life experience to history • Local to national and global events and issues – Think critically, evaluate information – Communicate effectively – Solve problems, analyze information, make decisions www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  11. 11. Effective Resources and Learning Opportunities How can Kids Voting help my students? Academic achievement – Civics & Economics, US and World History – Middle School Social Studies and LA – K-8 Reading, Writing and Math Builds knowledge and skills – Effective leadership and citizenship – 21st Century Skills Narrows gaps www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  12. 12. Effective Resources and Learning Opportunities Standards-based classroom activities Easy to use resources – Flexible lessons, question prompts, activities – Thematic resources, vocabulary, reading lists • Constitution Day, Election, Black History Month, Local Gov’t – NCSCOS correlates to LA, Math, Social Studies Classroom Resource Library, Civic Learning Center Web resources through year www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  13. 13. Effective Resources and Learning Opportunities Learning opportunities boost comprehension – Expands classroom learning, builds skills and knowledge, links students to civic life Includes – Election Experience: voting, community service – YouthCivics program and resources – Candidate Forum for Youth – Mecklenburg Youth Voice, Leadership Summit – Other opportunities through the year www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  14. 14. Connect How your school connects to Kids Voting – School Representative – Department Chair (sometimes) – Email, news and updates, social media – Sign up and keep up: www.kidsvoting.org www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt
  15. 15. Connect Connect to Kids Voting – Amy Farrell, Executive Director – Email: amy@kidsvoting.org – Phone: 704-343-6999 – Web: www.kidsvoting.org – FB: www.facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte – Twitter: www.twitter.com/kidsvotingclt – Curriculum password: civicliteracy www.kidsvoting.org | facebook.com/kidsvotingcharlotte | twitter.com/kidsvotingclt

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