Project Citizen

2015 Virtual Summit

Congratulations to all the participants for work well done! The results of the Virtual Summit are as follows, out of a possible 60 points:

  • Superior (43-60 points): Twin Oak Elementary- Bus Behavior; Greensview Elementary- Inequity in Gifted Education
  • Outstanding (35-42 points): Winton Woods Middle School- PARCC Testing; St. Adalbert- Gangland; Winton Woods Middle School-Smoking; Winton Woods Middle School- School Uniform Policy
  • Excellent (25-34 points): Winton Woods- Child Abuse; Winton Woods Middle School- Graffiti; Marion Sterling- Keys to Getting Any Job

 

What is Project Citizen?

Project Citizen is a portfolio-based civic education project designed by the Center for Civic Education for middle school and high school students as well as youth groups. The goal of the program is to promote competent and responsible participation in state and local government. Project Citizen actively engages students in learning how to monitor and influence public policy and encourages civic participation among students, parents and members of the community.  

 

Implementation grants

A limited number of implementation grants are available to help students implement their projects. Teams may request a maximum of $50. The grant application can be found here.

 

Ordering textbooks

Project Citizen textbooks can be purchased at http://store.civiced.org If you are interested in viewing a sample workbook, email Ryan Suskey at rsuskey@oclre.org 

 

Who can use Project Citizen?

Project Citizen is flexible enough to be used in the classroom with a community support program or as an after school program. Anyone can use the program though it is formatted for students in grade 5 and up. Last year, more than 300,000 students and 5,000 teachers around the world used Project Citizen. Not only was Project Citizen used in every U.S. state, but also in Bosnia, Herzegovina, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Mongolia, Poland and Russia.

 

We can come to you

Unable to attend a scheduled professional development? If you have at least five interested individuals, one of whom is an OCLRE member, we can come to you! Contact Rsuskey@oclre.org for details.

 

Project Citizen Resources