CERG Description

The goal of the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG) is to provide an evidence base that informs the design of policies and programs that promote the development of citizens for an effective, just, and humane democratic society.

Resources

Lessons from the Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age Initiative

Featured on the Teaching Channel is an overview of the Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age Initiative

 

Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age Initiative

 

And lesson videos from OUSD classrooms:

 

Encouraging Students to Take Action

 

 

Infographics For Change

 

Digital Media and Struggles for Justice

The Black Youth Project and the YPP Survey Project have launched a new video that features activists, educators and organizers reflecting on using digital media in struggles for social justice.  Click here for more videos about Participatory Politics in Action from the Black Youth Project 

 

 

YPP Network Connected Learning TV Webinars

Youth Led Inquiry, Connection and Action: Redesigning Civic Education for Participatory Politics, Council of Youth Research webinar series focuses on successes and lessons learned from two long-running civic education initiatives that redesign civic learning opportunities to take advantage of digital opportunities for connection and social action. The Educating for Participatory Politics project is an action project that works with educators to resdesign civic learning opportunities in classrooms in three different cities. The Council of Youth Research is a partnership between UCLA and local schools in Los Angeles that has mentored young people to become researchers of their own schools and communities over the past fifteen years. 

 

Educators' Experiences Educating for Participatory Politics (3/24/2016)

 

 

Webinars in this series

Supporting Educators to Educate for Participatory Politics (03/10/2016)

YPAR in Action: Lessons from the Coucil of Youth Research (3/17/2016)

Thinking across Civic Education Work (3/31/2016)

 

 

By Any Media Necessary Webinar Series

The Media, Activism and Participatory Politics (MAPP) Project launched the By Any Media Necessary two-part webinar series with Twitter chats in February 2015. The By Any Media Necessary webinar series explores how organizations and individuals are harnessing digital media to scaffold and sustain participatory politics, and what "success" means in modern-day civics.

 

The first webinar in the series (below) is Measuring and Sustaining Participatory Politics Success

 

 

Webinars in this series and Twitter Chats

[Webinar] Measuring and Sustaining Participatory Politics Success (2/5/2015)

[Twitter Chat] Measuring and Sustaining Participatory Politics Success (2/12/2015]

[Webinar] An Action Plan for Achieving Success in Participatory Politics (2/17/2015]

[Twitter Chat] An Action Plan for Acheiving Success in Participatory Politics (2/26/2015)

 

 

 

Storytelling and Digital-Age Civics with the Media, Activism and Participatory Politics (MAPP) Project

The series explores storytelling as a practice that bridges cultural and civic/political engagement. The series begins January 14, 2014. For more info visit Storytelling and Digital-Age Civics

 

 

 

Webinars in this series

Making Your Story (1/16/2014)

Spreading Your Story (1/21/2014)

Considering Your Story (1/28/2014)

 

YPP Network Connected Learning TV Webinars

 

Antero Garcia - From Expression to Impact (7/23/13)

 

 

Joe Kahne - Digital Evolution: Social Media's Growing Impact on Youth Political Engagement (11/6/12)

 
 

 

Ellen Middaugh- Service & Activism in the Digital Age: Supporting Youth Engagement in Public Life (5/17/12)

 
 

 

 

Joseph Kahne on Digital Media Use and Political Participation

Joseph Kahne, professor of education at Mills College, discusses the impact of digital media on political participation from DML Research Hub on Vimeo.