iCivics is an organization that many of us in civic education have known and worked with for quite awhile. This morning, iCivics reached out and requested some help from civics educators in Florida. Please see below for what they need and what they offer, and contact Alison Atwater (alison.atwater@icivics.org) by 9/17/14. This is a great opportunity!

Dear Civic Educator,
Justice O’Connor’s iCivics needs to recruit 30 teachers by next week, or at least 1,000 students total, to playtest the popular game Argument Wars for testing with GlassLab. The purpose is to get information so we can help make assessments to go with games. Here is a snapshot of what we are after:
30 – 35 teachers total (first come, first serve) which should be about a total of about 1200 kids
Teachers should have at least 35 kids (amongst many classes would be fine)
We want about 5 teachers per grade: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Students need to have access to computers for about 2 hours total between 9/29 and 10/24.
You will be testing a new assessment feature embedded in Argument Wars. You’ll have access to innovative reports about how your students performed in the game, your students will learn about landmark Supreme Court cases — and you’ll get a certificate of participation from iCivics!

Interested? RSVP to Alison Atwater (alison.atwater@icivics.org) by 9/17/14. But hurry… participants are limited to 5 teachers per grade level and it’s first come first serve. Let Alison know if you have further questions.

Thank you so much!