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NC teachers gather to learn government matters

About 20 teachers are taking part in the workshops being held at the New Hanover County Executive Development Center. (Source: WECT) About 20 teachers are taking part in the workshops being held at the New Hanover County Executive Development Center. (Source: WECT)
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Teachers from across North Carolina gathered Monday in New Hanover county for a local government seminar.

About 20 teachers are taking part in the workshops being held at the New Hanover County Executive Development Center. The workshops look at the role of government in North Carolina and explore pedagogical strategies for teaching their students about how the local government works.

Teachers will meet with local government officials and visit county and city departments.

Program director Paul Bonnici said this program will help teachers better understand local government so that they can better teach their students. He also said the seminars are for teachers to network and share classroom ideas.

The seminar is being held from 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Monday and 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The North Carolina Civic Education Consortium is hosting the event with the North Carolina City and County Management Association.

The NC Civic Education Consortium is a program operated by UNC Chapel Hill's Program in the Humanities and Human Values. The program offers things such as free trainings and summer institutes, lesson plans, and customized trainings for schools and districts.

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