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Illinois Civics Academy for Teachers

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New for 2018: ICAT Junior Edition for K-8!

Are you a grade K-8 teacher? Thanks to our partners at the Illinois Judges Association, KCC is now taking its teacher professional development efforts into the K-8 classroom. ​ICAT Junior makes its debut at KCC in 2018. Using the unique content developed by our IJA colleagues, we've mapped some of their most popular lessons to the Illinois Social Science Standards, the civic education statute, and/or the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework. The best part? Subject matter guidance from the Illinois judiciary itself, who will bring real-life context to our classroom activities. Our IJA partners will also sponsor an after-hours event at Kankakee Country Club with the co-founders of the Lincoln Forum, Eric Adelstein and Pat Brady. Along with appetizers and conversation, Adelstein and Brady will comment on the intersection of civics, politics, and current events--and they will offer their ideas on educating the next generation of civically literate students. ICAT Junior is underwritten by both the IJA and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and is offered at no cost to Illinois teachers.  


Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., with evening social activity from 5-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided on Tuesday. 

Location: KCC Riverfront Campus 
Registration opens March 15, 2018.​

Grades 9-12 Civics and Illinois Social Studies Standards Implementation Workshop

KCC is proud to continue its partnership with the Robert R. McCormick Foundation to sponsor the 2018 Civics and Illinois Social Studies Standards Implementation Workshop (known in Kankakee as the Illinois Civics Academy for Teachers).

This year's theme is "Putting the Pieces Together: Civics, Standards and Curriculum Design." The new civics course requirement demonstrates that the “how” is as important as the “what” in closing the civic empowerment gap. Bring your curricular challenges and collaborate with others in this active workshop, where we will unpack the new Illinois civics requirement and related Social Studies standards that span disciplinary content areas to take issues to action. Walk away with FREE resources that can help you incorporate simulations of democratic processes, current and controversial issues, and service learning into your current practice. Explicit connections will be made to the Illinois Social Science Standards, the Common Core State Standards, and the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching

The Civics and Illinois Social Studies Standards Implementation Workshop is underwritten by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation and offered at no cost to Illinois teachers. Robert R McCormick Foundation logo

Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, June 27-28, 2018

Times: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Location: KCC Riverfront Campus  
Registration opens March 15, 2018.

Register by mail, phone or fax

Download the locations​ of other 2018 Illinois Civic Mission Coalition trainings statewide.

Download the ICAT itinerary and registration form (available March 15, 2018). 

Learn more

For more information:
Dr. Kristine M. Condon
Professor and program coordinator
815 802-8216