The Civic Engagement team supports students working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities through their use of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference. The programs supporting these tenants are Debate, Global Education, Linking Education and Employment Outcomes (LEEO) and Scholastic Chess. Our Debate Initiative is the largest in the world and provides opportunities for competition locally, at the state and national level. Our Chess Initiative affords all second grade students as well as all K-12 chess clubs with access to instruction and participation in a program that engages young minds and teaches critical and creative thinking skills.
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CASTING STUDENTS FOR BCPS / PBS TELEVISION SERIES PILOTThe Applied Learning Department, seeing a need for a broader, more creative platform for educating teenagers about government, democracy, and civic engagement will collaborate with World Media Partners, LLC to create an entertaining, high-energy, non-partisan educational documentary series, produced and performed by Broward County Public School students and alumni under the guidance of film and television professionals.See the full casting breakdown here.
The Broward County Debate Initiative is a partnership between local businesses and high school debate programs within Broward County. With sponsorship options ranging from individual tournament travel to full-year team assistance, your investment will help build resumés, teach valuable life skills, and ultimately change lives.
Broward County Public Schools and Chess4Life have partnered for the 2017-2018 school year to launch a new hands-on approach to chess. The program will be taught in all second grade classrooms and available to all schools as an after-school program. Chess engages young minds and teaches critical and creative thinking skills.
Certificate of Global Citizenship
The Certificate of Global Citizenship recognizes advancing grade eight (8) students and graduating high school students who have attained a high level of global competency through academic investigation of global issues, exposure to global perspectives, communication of diverse ideas, and globally focused community service.
After-School Tournament: Elementary School-March 6, 3:00 PM, Everglades High School
After-School Tournament: Middle School-March 12, 4:00 PM, Glades Middle School
After-School Tournament: High School-March 19, 3:00 PM, Charles W. Flanagan High School
After-School Tournament: High School-April 2, 3:00 PM, Charles W. Flanagan High School
After-School Tournament: Elementary School-April 9, 3:00 PM, Everglades High School
After-School Tournament: Middle School-April 10, 4:00 PM, Glades Middle School
Megan West- Curriculum Supervisor, Civic Engagement, 754-321-2643
Jaime Akkusu- Instructional Facilitator, Elementary Debate, 754-321-1844
Ryan Cole- Instructional Facilitator, Chess K-12, 754-321-1844
Jonathon Martin- Instructional Facililtator, Performing Arts and Civic Engagement, 754-321-1846
Justin Weaver- Instructional Facilitator, Debate and LEEO, 754-321-1844