February 5, 2023

John Broome Featured Speaker in Civic Seminar Hosted by Tufts

John P. Broome, assistant professor in curriculum & instruction in the College of Education, was the featured speaker in an online seminar hosted by The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) based at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University.  The five-week seminar was created to discuss CIRCLE’s new report “All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement.” Broome’s talk focused on the importance of developing ‘classroom climate’ in K-12 schools to foster student free expression and discussion of controversial issues.

CIRCLE conducts research on civic education in schools, colleges, and community settings and on young Americans’ voting and political participation, service, activism, media use, and other forms of civic engagement. It is based at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University (Source: www.civicyouth.org)

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College of Education Hosts State Social Studies Education Summer Leadership Meeting

The Virginia Consortium of Social Studies Specialists and College   Educators (VCSSSCE) held its Summer Leadership Meeting at UMW’s College of Education on Friday, June 8.

The organization comprises stakeholders in Virginia history and social sciences education, including social studies specialists, college educators, museum professionals, social studies education non-profit professionals and representatives from the Virginia Department of Education.

John P. Broome, assistant professor in curriculum & instruction and director of undergraduate secondary and preK-12 education programs in the College of Education, serves as the State Instructional Committee Chair for the organization.

John Broome Judges Virginia Championships of National History Day Contest

John P. Broome, assistant professor in curriculum and instruction and director of undergraduate secondary education and preK-12 education programs in the College of Education, judged student-made documentaries for the Virginia state championships of National History Day on Saturday, April 21 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Every year, more than half a million U.S. students conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews, and historic sites for the contest. This year’s theme was “Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History.” After analyzing and interpreting primary and secondary sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ historical significance, students submit their work in original papers, Web sites, exhibits, performances, and documentaries.

Student entries are judged at the district, regional and state levels. The top two winners from each category compete at the national championships at the Kenneth E. Behring National Contest on June 10-14, 2012 at the University of Maryland at College Park.

John Broome Offers Opinion in Fredericksburg Newspaper

John Broome, director of undergraduate secondary education and PreK-12 programs and assistant professor in the College of Education, wrote an op-ed that appeared in a recent edition of The Free Lance-Star.

In the op-ed, Broome discusses ways to improve American history instruction in the United States.

Read the full article.

 

John Broome Offers Opinion in Fredericksburg Newspaper

John Broome, director of undergraduate secondary education and PreK-12 programs and assistant professor in the College of Education, wrote an op-ed that appeared in a recent edition of The Free Lance-Star.

In the op-ed, Broome discusses ways to improve American history instruction in the United States.

Read the full article.