At our October Town Hall, 150 students gathered together at the State Capitol to discuss the creative economy in California. Our distinguished panelists answered a variety of student questions that ranged in topic from equal access to art education, available jobs in the creative industries, the best platform to teach creativity, and much, much more. The purpose of LegiSchool Town Halls is to engage students in matters of public policy that are important to Californians. Students learned about the topic in advance using this curriculum guide. Our curriculum guides are a great way to bring current issues into the classroom, even if you are unable to attend the Town Hall in person.
In addition to the Town Hall meeting, participating students received a tour of our beautiful, historic Capitol building. A lucky group of students even visited the Senate Floor! Many thanks to the participating panelists:
- Dr. Richard Pan, State Senator
- Mary Beth Barber, California Arts Council
- Andrea Deveau, TechNet
- Dr. L. Steven Winlock, Sacramento County Office of Education
Thank you also to the participating high schools: Academy of Our Lady of the Peace, George Washington Carver, Rio Americano, and Sacramento New Technology.
Did you miss this Town Hall? Don’t worry…our meetings are televised by The California Channel so you can watch the event here. Happy learning!