OCDE, L.A. County Office of Education to host civic learning summit

Students, educators, elected officials and members of the business community from Orange and L.A. counties are encouraged to attend an upcoming summit on civic learning.

Civic Learning Summit flierHosted by the Los Angeles County Office of Education in collaboration with the Orange County Department of Education, “Student Voices: The Power of Democracy” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1 at LACOE’s Conference Center, 12830 Columbia Way in Downey.

The free event is open to guests who register here.

The summit will focus on the power of civic education to help young people turn their passions into positive action while navigating complex issues, including immigration and the proliferation of fake news. Los Angeles County Superintendent Debra Duardo and Orange County Superintendent of Schools Al Mijares will be among the speakers, as will Daniel Ayala, a student from the Anaheim Union High School District.

In addition, workshops for educators will address curriculum and board policies — and highlight resources available from the courts and the business community.

Again, there is no cost to attend, and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information, click on the flier, visit the registration page or contact Michelle Herczog at Herczog_Michelle@lacoe.edu or 562-922-6908.