Wisconsin Civics Fellows Network
The Wisconsin Civics Fellows is a program coordinated by the Department of Public Instruction and the Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESAs) to facilitate high quality professional development related to Civic Education across the state. The Civics Fellows represent the different geographic regions of Wisconsin (fellows come from all CESAs) and are current classroom teachers with an expertise and interest in civic education. Fellows engage in a “train-the-trainer” model by becoming experts in the newly created Civic Education scope and sequence, well versed in the best practices for civic education, and familiar with a broad array of freely available resources from trusted civic education partners.
This cohort of Civics Fellows will engage in professional learning around the new scope and sequence, curate open educational resources, and carry out professional learning/development training within their CESA and statewide. The measurable outcome of this program will be that the Civics Fellows reach 500-750 teachers located in all CESA regions of the state by conducting 2-3 hours of training each (note these numbers may be amended if necessary).