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Teaching Civic Culture

Sphere Education Initiatives is a nonpartisan organization that works with grades 5-12 educators and administrators to provide them with the knowledge, experience, professional development, and viewpoint diverse resources to bring difficult conversations on the most pressing issues to the classroom and equip our country’s students to engage in civil discourse.

Teaching Civic Culture Together
Practicing Our Critical Literacy Skills

What does it mean to be critically literate? How are we critically literate in our daily lives? How does civil discourse help us practice critical literacy?

Your Life in Numbers: Student Work Document

Interpret interactive, data‐​driven tools, and compare and contrast international results to make inferences and draw conclusions about changes and improvements over time in the quality of life: locally, regionally, and globally, and more.

Our lessons and publications cover a wide variety of topics including economics, politics and society, constitution and law, civil discourse, and more!

Upcoming Events

We will work with you to create an event that aligns with your communities’ goals and vision. Whether it’s a 2‑hour workshop, a half or day long program, or an after‐​school PD, contact us and we can start working on your Sphere event at your school, in your district, or community.

Meet the Sphere Team

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Allan Carey

Director, Sphere Education Initiatives
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Elyse Warren Alter

Content Development Manager
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John Snoad

Senior Manager
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Nardine Mosaad

Research Associate

Whether you’re interested in learning more about custom programming and Sphere Summit, or need other assistance, we’re here to help. Fill out our contact form to get in touch and a member of our team will respond promptly. We look forward to helping you achieve your programming goals!

About Sphere

Sphere is a 501(c)3 organization that brings together experts from across the ideological spectrum and from a wide diversity of experiences and backgrounds to engage educators on the most pressing topics of the day. Our events, educational programming, and professional development opportunities are exclusively nonpartisan. Sphere programming does not advocate any policy position but strives to inform educators about the breadth and diversity of positions on any given topic so that they are well equipped to support discussion among students.