New digital platform to help facilitate citizenship, SEL skills

educationdive | April 08, 2020

Composer — a free digital resource from High Resolves, Facing History and Ourselves, iCivics, Generation Citizen and Peace First — enables educators to access a variety of citizenship education materials to produce cross-disciplinary instructional “strings,” with guides and suggestions on how students can practice what they’ve learned through real-world experiences. The tool, produced with funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Imaginable Futures, currently contains a library of approximately 1,000 learning experiences that touch on civics, social justice, social-emotional learning and global competence.

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