What is the Democracy Bootcamp?
Democracy Bootcamp is a professional development conference for social studies teachers designed to improve their ability to and confidence in talking about democracy, politics and government issues in their classrooms. This engaging and interactive conference offers teachers the opportunity to improve their democratic engagement, share best practices with other participants and address the challenges they face in their classrooms.
Democracy Bootcamp presents expert panels, presentations and small group discussions and will address current affairs and political issues. Presenters will speak on a variety of topics including politics, media literacy, democracy, and of course, the imminent provincial election.
The event will begin at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 12 and end at 3pm on Friday, April 13. Tickets are available for $30. Please note that while some schools or school boards may choose to reimburse you for participating in a professional development day, CIVIX will not reimburse registration fees.
Democracy Bootcamp will be held in Quebec City at Hotel le Concorde on Thursday evening, April 12th, and at the National Assembly of Quebec on Friday, April 13th.
It is up to each teacher to arrange their release time with their school or board. We will reimburse release time for the classes you were scheduled to teach on Friday, April 13th.
Accommodation and meals:
Shared accommodation is offered free of charge to participants residing outside Quebec City. Private accommodation is also available for an additional fee.
Hors d’oeuvres will be offered on Thursday evening at the welcome cocktail portion of the evening. In addition, on Friday, breakfast, coffee break and lunch will be offered at Le Parlementaire restaurant in the National Assembly.
If you are interested in taking part in Democracy Bootcamp, our professional development conference, please send us an email at [email protected] and indicate the name of your school and your teaching subject (or grade), or you can call us at 1-833-503-3366.
NB. The Democracy Bootcamp agenda will be posted on this page shortly.