2020 Educator Workshop


Empower your fifth graders to change the world:
Register for the 2020 Connecticut’s Kid Governor Educator Workshop!

Connecticut’s Kid Governor® (CTKG) is an award-winning civics program for fifth graders created by The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House. This free workshop will provide an overview of the program, highlight successful strategies for running the program in the classroom, and feature current CTKG educators who are using the program as a springboard for innovation. Whether you are new to CTKG or have been with us from the start, this is a workshop you do not want to miss!

The workshop is open to fifth grade educators and support staff, curriculum specialists, and administrators.

Registration: Only 40 seats available, and 10 seats will be reserved for teachers who are new to CTKG! Registration is required and closes on May 10, 2020 or when all 40 seats are reserved. Drop-in attendance is not permitted.

Register Today! Click HERE to register.

Download the workshop flyer and tentative schedule HERE.

Bonus: Participants will visit the Kid Governor’s Office and have the rare opportunity to meet the first five Connecticut’s Kid Governors! Elena Tipton (2016), Jessica Brocksom (2017), Megan Kasperowski (2018), Ella Briggs (2019), and Myra Stanfield (2020) will participate in a historic panel discussion moderated by Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz. Never before have all five Kid Governors been in the same room together– don’t miss your chance to hear their reflections on the CTKG program!

Attendees will receive: a printed copy of the 2020-21 CTKG Toolkit for Nominating & Voting Classes, a flash drive with CTKG resources, and lunch. Certificates acknowledging the completion of 6.5 hours of professional development will be distributed at the end of the workshop.

Presented by The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House in partnership with the State Department of Education and the Connecticut Council for the Social Studies. Major funding and partnerships support provided by CT Humanities and the Gawlicki Family Foundation.