[Event] “Ten Questions for Changemakers” Informational Meeting for the Teacher Leader Program: Saturday, October, 21, 2017

September 14, 2017

[Save the Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017]  An Informational Meeting for the Ten Questions for Changemakers Teacher Leader Program


Teacher Leader Meeting on Saturday, Oct 21 2017

Hello Greater Boston Area Teachers!

The Ten Questions for Changemakers Project at Harvard is inviting high school teachers to the Ten Questions Teacher Leader Program, which is designed to help teachers learn about a new civic reflection-action framework, to develop learning modules, and to become national leaders in civic education in a digital age.

The informational meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Harvard University (Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138).

Our focus is simple. We want to make civic education great again. The Ten Questions for Changemakers framework, we believe, can be a useful pedagogic tool to achieve that purpose. The Ten Questions are designed to help young people develop successful—equitable, effective, and self-protective—civic agency in a digital age. They can be applied not only to a variety of action-oriented projects, but also to debate, history analysis, and digital storytelling. 

You can review an outline of the program below.

Who Are Eligible

  • High school teachers who teach government, civics, history, English, and other social studies related subjects.

What We Hope You Will Do

  • Learn more about Ten Questions for Changemakers and related educational resources.
  • Try the Ten Questions in your classroom and share what worked or did not work with a group.
  • Develop a learning module based on the Ten Questions (see the Teaching Guide).

When/Where You Will Meet with Other Teachers

  • Our team plans to convene three in-person meetings from October 2017 to June 2018.
  • The informational meeting will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Harvard University (Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138). This meeting will cover orientation, brainstorming, and planning. More specifics will be sent out soon.   
  • The second meeting will take place in late June or early February 2018 for in-progress conversations.
  • The last meeting will take place in late May or early June 2018 for the final reflection. 

What We Can Offer

  • A letter to validate your completion of the number of hours spent in the program.
  • Opportunities to lead a workshop at national or local conferences (travel expenses and honoraria will be offered by our team), after completion of the program.
  • Opportunities to connect with related education projects, such as the Reimagining Migration Project (Director: Adam Strom, who was previously Director of Scholarship and Innovation at Facing History and Ourselves).
  • No fee is required; food will be provided during the meeting.

If you would like to come for the first meeting scheduled on Saturday, October 21, 2017, please register for the event via this Eventbrite link by October 14, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact the program manager, Chaebong Nam, at chaebong_nam@fas.harvard.edu.

Wait, are all tickets sold out? Please don’t be disappointed! Send an email to Chaebong now; we are considering hosting the second informational meeting soon.