The Kentucky Department of Education is sponsoring the 2022 virtual Kentucky Student Civics Symposium for students and educators to collaborate on ways to improve their local, regional or global communities.
The conference – which is scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ET March 22-24, 2022 – will focus on providing educators and students in grades K-12 with resources, ideas and experiences that will improve the civic engagement culture of their schools. Students from across the state will share how they are making a positive impact on their communities. Each day of the conference will focus on a particular grade band.
Students and teachers will work together to identify a problem in the community and produce a product that communicates student conclusions about how they are improving their local, regional and/or global communities. Products may include, but are not limited to, argumentative writing and/or products, explanatory writing and/or products, discussions, multimedia presentations and podcasts.
In order to participate in the event, students and teachers must work collaboratively to complete the 2022 Kentucky Student Civic Symposium Proposal Submission Form. Prior to submitting this form, teachers must confirm that students have parent and/or guardian permission to participate in this event by completing the Parent Consent for a Virtual Conference form.
Proposal submissions will be accepted at the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year and must be submitted by Sept. 3, 2021. No late submissions will be accepted. This proposal is designed to capture the real-life success stories of how students are improving their local, regional or global communities. For more information on eligibility guidelines and project requirements, please see the Overview Requirements document.