Current events have given voice to many teens inspiring reform and change. New York City school librarians are teaching and supporting activism, civil engagement, social responsibility, and helping students work towards new ideals to make their world a better place. This session will provide participants with the information and tools needed to immerse learners in contemporary social action topics and help design projects that will improve their school and/or local community.
Participants will learn how to engage students in learning to stimulate curiosity, promote civic engagement, and demonstrate social responsibility.
Participants will learn how to inspire students to independently explore social action interests through books.
Participants will learn how to introduce research skills that encourage inquiry learning that leads to social action projects.
Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School