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Speaking Topics

  • Civic education in the literacy and social studies classroom
  • Curriculum auditing and revision to center civic education
  • Action civics and classroom-based social action
  • Incorporating "hard history" into the social studies classroom
  • Addressing contested issues
  • Reading and writing to support civic dispositions

Speaker Profile

Pablo Wolfe is a Washington, D.C.-based educator who promotes civic education to improve student engagement, celebrate student identity, and embolden the next generation of citizens. He has been a public school administrator, a staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, a teacher, and a parent, and in all of these roles has sought to make school a training ground for civic life. He is the coauthor of The Civically Engaged Classroom: Reading, Writing, and Speaking for Change and the Unit of Study: Historical Fiction Book Clubs. His work has also been featured in School Library Journal and Middleweb Blog.

Pablo is the Founder and Executive Director of the Coalition of Civically Engaged Educators (CCEE), a national K-12 community of practice for civic-minded educators who seek to improve student outcomes and transform schools. Pablo is also a Visiting Fellow at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Whether planning town hall meetings with groups of 7th graders, writing letters to elected officials, or organizing opportunities for service learning, Pablo believes that academic skills are best learned when applied to address injustices. A strong believer in the role of teachers as agents of social change, he strives to thread this idea through his writing, staff development, and teaching.

You can reach Pablo, and apply to join CCEE, at www.civically-engaged.org

Grades: 6–12