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VOTE24: Best Practices & Considerations for Vermont Educators in the 2024 Presidential Election Cycle

Thursday, September 19, 2024 (3:30 PM - 5:00 PM) (EDT)



Each four years students around the country have the opportunity to learn a great deal about civics, democracy, and history during presidential elections. Educators can help students make the most of these learning opportunities through proactive planning in several important areas: student readiness for discussion and debate; freedom of speech rights-on and off of school grounds; student activism and organizing; and local community engagement. Join us for a live webinar led by Elijah Hawkes to review considerations for planning at the classroom and school-wide level.  The webinar is interactive and will include opportunities for breakout discussions and networking. Participants will also have access to gathered related resources to inform their ongoing planning. 

Working Agenda

  • 3:35 to 4:10, Recorded Section of Presented Content/Slides
  • 4:10 to 4:45, Breakout Rooms for Discussion (unrecorded)
  • 4:45 to 5:00, Closing (unrecorded)


Educator and Author, Elijah Hawkes MSEd, is the Director of School Leadership Programs and Program Faculty at the Upper Valley Educator Institute. He is a faculty member in the Teacher, School Leadership, and Masters of Education Programs. He is an advisor to the Polarization and Extremism Research Lab (PERIL) at American University, a contributing editor with the University of Chicago Press “Schools: Studies in Education,” and a Schools Committee Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association. Elijah Hawkes is a former principal of Randolph Union High School and Middle School in Randolph, Vermont, where he served for ten years and fostered the development of the Project Based Learning Lab, offering courses designed to engage students in real-world challenges. In addition to his work leading Randolph Union, Elijah was a founding principal of the James Baldwin School in New York City, one of the “successful public schools” serving “communities of color” in the city (The Nation, 2016). 


$25 per participant

(Payments Post July 1 is typical for FY24-25 Events)

Location: Online (Zoom)
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Thursday, September 19, 2024 (3:30 PM - 5:00 PM) (EDT)

Thursday, 9/19/24

90 Minute Live Webinar

3:30pm to 5:00pm

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