Civic engagement projects give students at East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy an opportunity to celebrate their community, as well as the skills and experience to make positive change.
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At Philadelphia’s Workshop School, students are developing media production skills to shape their school community and their own learning.
A program based in Brooklyn, NY, makes learning enticing for teenagers, combining topics they might already know a thing or two about: fashion, technology, and video games. “Playable Fashion” began in 2012 as an afterschool program at the nonprofit art and technology studio Eyebeam. Today the teenage participants learn about electronics, coding, and “wearable technology” […]
Library makerspaces, including members of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, offer students a chance to design, tinker, and build critical thinking skills. “Libraries are all about inquiry,” says Valerie Jopeck, a former librarian and current education specialist for a large public school district in Virginia. But in this case, Jopeck is not talking about just […]
LRNG Innovators is launching its third challenge, inviting educators to imagine engaging ways to help young people explore their interests, thereby igniting a passion that can lead to college, to a career, or having a positive impact in the community. We seek proposals for programs, curricula, or projects that actively help youth discover interests connecting the spheres of their lives, both in and out of school, and provide potential future opportunities.
Andover Bread Loaf facilitates writing workshops in Lawrence, MA, creating space for youth and adults to come together, tell their stories, and become the authors of their community. In 2017, Andover Bread Loaf, an outreach program of Phillips Academy Andover in partnership with the Bread Loaf Teacher Network, will hold its thirtieth anniversary celebration. It […]
English teacher Molly Vasich has always been curious about class participation—what prompts it and what discourages it? Teaching upper-level International Baccalaureate courses to predominantly white students at Washburn High School in Minneapolis, Vasich was particularly aware of the class participation patterns among her few students of color. For some, engagement spiked during units on African-American […]
An afterschool writing center offers fourth- and fifth-graders the opportunity to explore their creative capacity upon completing a warm-up writing exercise.
Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting. Session Info In our interactive session for “Makerspace in the Library: What it means for your Classroom,” we really let our participants drive the learning. We started out with […]
The Educating for Democracy in the Digital Age Initiative’s new video series documents best practices and new strategies in civic education.