Call for Staff & Student Teams: Teaching Our Cities Summer Design Institute 2019
Teaching Our Cities -- a network of urban public high schools with a shared focus on the environment and social justice -- is seeking teams of teachers, students, and other design partners (e.g., community members) interested in joining in a 3-day curriculum design workshop from August 5 to August 7, 2019.
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Proposals accepted on rolling basis until we reach capacity.
Design project name
Who will be part of your design team (Teams that include students and teachers will be given priority; community members and other school staff welcomed).
Please share names, title/grade level, and email (if you want these people to be included in follow-up communication). Teams of 2-5 members will be considered.
Are you interested in designing …
An interdisciplinary project, unit, or expedition
A new/revised high school course
A new unit of study/project within an existing course
What is the real work that students are doing?
Research, inquiry, investigation
Publication, writing, arts, media production
Design, engineering, construction, making
Organizing, advocacy, direct action, etc.
We are interested in inviting projects that have similar themes/foci. Does your design project connect to one or more of the following themes (we are open to emerging themes and other proposals not related to these themes, as well).
City Math - Math with an urban environmental and social justice focus
Integrated, interdisciplinary units of study/expeditions/performances
New elective courses with a strong environmental & social justice focus, from a variety of disciplines
Culminating senior work -- projects, portfolios, etc. -- and the courses that support them.
Experiences that engage students in design
What environmental and social justice issues are the focus of the work? How does this work focus on cities?
Describe the experience you want to design.
What are students learning (academic and non-academic) through this experience?
What’s the current status of your work designing this experience (just starting, draft in progress, significantly revising existing experience, etc.)?
What questions or challenges related to this project would you like other participating schools to help you address?
Are you willing to share what you create, after the workshop, on the Teaching Our Cities Web site and/or through a google drive?
Are you interested in participating in a follow-up summit in January 2020, sharing out work in progress from your design team?
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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