We get by with a little help from our friends.
The iCivics Educator Network is an energetic group of educational professionals who represent iCivics with outreach and training and, just as importantly, provide the organization with invaluable insights and guidance relating to the field, the profession, and the realities of the classroom.
Established in 2011, the Educator Network was originally referred to as the Teacher Council. In 2016, the name was changed to better reflect the diverse group of professionals—including classroom teachers, social studies supervisors, technology specialists, and administrators—comprising it.
The Network is an absolutely crucial aspect of implementing Justice O’Connor’s vision to serve teachers and students with access to a high quality, fun and free civic education experience. When the group was first launched, iCivics had 2,742 teachers registered. As of September 2016, there were over 130,000 teachers registered. Over the course of its existence, the iCivics Educator Network members have amplified our message by training hundreds of their colleagues, presenting at workshops, hosting social network events, participating in grant opportunities, and advising iCivics staff as they developed new instructional resources.
Network members serve for a calendar year. Recruitment begins in October of each year as iCivics begins its annual formal search for educational professionals with a variety of talents, interests, and teaching histories representing a diversity of grade levels, geographic areas, and personal demographics.
If you are interested in serving on the iCivics Educator Network or want more information, contact Amber Coleman-Mortley at EducatorNetwork@icivics.org