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Revising Illinois' Social Science Standards: Meeting the needs of all our students

The Illinois State Board of Education is in the process of revising its social science standards to support more culturally responsive learning experience for our students. What are the changes, why were they made, and how will they change social studies class? Hear from six members of the revision task force as they discuss these questions and explain why it is important for Illinois to be a leader in teaching inclusive and empowering social studies.

We want to thank our panelists and attendees for a truly wonderful event. If you would like to review the discussion or were unable to make the event, click the link below to access the full event recording.

Event Details
Date Tuesday July 13
Time 4 - 5pm CST
Location Zoom
Recording

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To prepare for the event, you can review the following charts showing the current and proposed revised standards side-by-side.

Presenters

Welcome by: Dean Markeda Newell, Ph.D., School of Education, Loyola University Chicago

Facilitated by: Dr. Charles Tocci, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, School of Education, Loyola University Chicago

Panelists

  • Raven Nicole Althimer, social science teacher, Englewood STEM, Chicago Public Schools
  • Seth Brady, teacher, Naperville Central High School
  • Dorlande Charles, teacher, Powell Academy, Chicago Public Schools
  • Rachel Juarez, teacher, Yorkville High School
  • Sarah Said, Director of Language and Equity Programs, Elgin Math & Science Academy
  • Monica Swope, Principle Educational Consultant, Learning Dimensions
  • Eric Veal, student, Willowbrook High School
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