NEWS AND VIEWS

Applications Now Being Accepted for Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund Grants

Applications are now being accepted (deadline is December 31, 2016) from individuals who are interested in being considered to receive a Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund grant. Grants are provided to individuals to enable them to develop an understanding of deliberative democracy and launch one or more deliberative dialogues in their communities and organizations in order to advance NIFI's overall mission, which is to promote public deliberation about national issues.

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New Issue Guide - "How Should We Reduce Obesity in America?"

This 23-page issue guide, titled How Should We Reduce Obesity in America? is available to order as a downloadable pdf or as a hard copy. Accompanying materials include a moderator response form (free download), a post-forum questionnaire (free download), and a companion video that can be previewed and/or purchased to watch (stream) online or to download. The issue guide presents three options for deliberation.

The following is excerpted from the issue guide:

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From Peggy Sparks - A Two-Day Deliberative Pedagogy Workshop Held at Miles College, Fairfield, Alabama

A two-day Deliberative Pedagogy workshop was held September 21st and 22nd, 2016 at Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama. The workshop, titled Deliberative Pedagogy: Transforming Teaching and Learning...Elevating Student Achievement, featured interactive and dynamic processes aimed at increasing student engagement and improving content literacy skills.

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  • We The Voters

Fun, Engaging Videos about Issues and Civic Engagement - "We The Voters" project

The We The Voters project website contains issue and topic-specific short, fun videos; lessons plans (in partnership with PBS); advice about hosting an event or debate; and much more. The videos may be useful for classroom teachers and professors, but people of all ages will enjoy and learn from these dynamic, informative videos.

Watch this trailer about the We the Voters project and videos:

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