Today I made a presentation to Illinois GIS Association regional meeting in DuPage County.
GIS professionals have been under-appreciated in the civic tech movement.
Today I participated in a panel at the Mikva Challenge New Civics Conference on civic tech. Here’s a description of the conference:
The tools and strategies for teaching civics are changing. This conference will provide in-depth training and comprehensive exposure to a range of new civics instruction: from action civics to youth media production, from digital civic learning to controversial issues debates.
And info on the panel:
Join Daniel X. O’Neil (Smart Chicago), Becky Michelson (EngagementLab) and Lisa Kim (Mikva Challenge) in a conversation on the role of technology in activism campaigns with students. This workshop will explore how student led civic tech can transform issues and civic solution making, and help students develop their civic identity and passion as well as media literacy skills. Each panelist will share about how they use digital tools as a strategy for youth civic engagement, participate in a moderated discussion and take questions from workshop participants.