Illinois State Board of Education
Member of the Illinois Social Science Standards Review Working Group (2020). The objective of the review is to ensure the social science standards are historically accurate, inclusive, bias-free, and, culturally responsive and sustainable.
Reviewed and provided feedback on the ADL civics curriculum (2020), a comprehensive one-semester curriculum for high school including timely lesson plans that encourage students to understand their role in government and society and to actively engage in their communities. While utilizing ADL Education’s anti-bias framework, the 80-lesson curriculum focuses on six major themes: Civic Participation, Structures of Democracy, Social Justice and Civil Rights, Power and Privilege, Identity and Membership and Media and News Literacy. Through these themes, the curriculum invites students to stretch their ideas of what an active democracy looks like and requires.
NEH Summer Institutes for Teachers
“Rethinking the Gilded Age & Progressivisms: Race, Democracy, & Capitalism, 1877-1920” (2013, 2015-2017, & 2019)
Sino-American Education Research Association “Love, Hope, Unity, Peace” Symposium (August 8, 2020).
Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers, Episode #65 (May 4, 2018).
Public Voice Fellow, The OpEd Project (2018)
Civic Engagement Fellow, Service Learning & Civics Education Consortium Chicago (2018-2019)
Associate Editor, Multicultural Education Review
Associate Editor, Review of Research in Education
- Changing Teaching Practice in P-20 Settings (Volume 43, 2019)
- Quality of Research Evidence in Education: How do we know? (Volume 45, 2021)
Board of Trustees, Intercultural Studies for the Future
Scholarship Review Committee, Wentcher Foundation
Conference Site Co-Chair, 14th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (2015)
Member of Local Arrangements Committee, International Baccalaureate Conference of the Americas 2015
Member of Organizing Committee, Beyond These Times: Reimagining Schooling. Conversation with Tony Wagner & Connie Yowell (2013)
Member of Organizing Committee, Beyond These Times: Reimagining Schooling. Conversation with James Gee & Richard Elmore (2013)
Member of Organizing Committee, Lessons from the Future, Part One: The Changing World. An evening with Kieran Egan (2012)
Member of Organizing Committee, Lessons from the Future, Part Two: The Changing Mind. An evening with James Gee (2012)
Lead Organizer, What will it take to change the way we think about teaching history? (2011)