Civic engagement has been a foundational element of our nation since its inception. But it is undeniable that the rapid shifts in our world have also shifted what civic engagement means and looks like. These changes have created exciting new opportunities to learn, connect and engage with others, yet have also surfaced new challenges in navigating our complex, hyperconnected and rapidly changing world.
Tom and Shawn are excited to be presenting next month at the MassCUE/MASCD “Lead with Courage” Conference. Based upon our work collaborating on the Modern Civics Project, we will be running a session titled “Leading Innovation in Civic Education: Preparing Citizens for a Modern World.”
We live in interesting times, during a period of change in many of the patterns of daily life. There are many engines driving that change; technology, social media, globalization just to name a few. Regardless of which reason we credit for the changes that most affect our lives or whether we see them as positive or negative, society is at times slowly, and other times rapidly, adapting to the change.