Educating for Citizenship is a conference for educators and community members that highlights best practices in law-related and civic education in Michigan and nationally.
First held in 1982, Educating for Citizenship
- Features exemplary materials and strategies for teaching law and citizenship in elementary, middle, and high schools tied to the Michigan Civics Standards and Grade Level Content Expectations;
- Showcases programs which actively involve legal professionals, community groups and public officials in school based programs ;
- Highlights current legal and public policy issues in Michigan and the nation;
In 2011, we joined the Michigan Council for Social Studies, the Michigan Council on Economic Education, the Michigan Council for History Education, and the Michigan Geographic Alliance in a Joint Conference—Working Together.
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Check back soon to hear our exciting plans for 2012!
Civic Education Teacher of the Year Award
An important feature of Educating for Citizenship is the recognition of Teachers and Community Members for their achievements in law-related civic education. The Law-Related Civic Education Teacher of the Year Award is awarded annually along with the Mary S. Coleman Award.
Howell High School Teacher Mark Oglesby was selected as the 2011 Michigan Civic Education Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Center for Civic Education. He received the award in Lansing on Nov. 5.
Previous winners of the Civic Education Teacher of the Year Award
The Mary S. Coleman Award
MCCE also recognizes members of the community for their support of and involvement in civic education efforts in Michigan. The Mary S. Coleman Award is presented in honor of former Chief Justice Mary S. Coleman, who was instrumental in establishment of MCCE in 1982.
Past Coleman Award Recipients
List of past Coleman Award Recipients (PDF, 270 KB).
Programs from prior conferences