AMP News: Detroit Future Schools
Detroit Future Schools worked with the James and Grace Lee Boggs School over the 2015-2016 school year to implement media arts programming in two classrooms. We are excited to share our video “No Water, No Life,” created by DFS artist-in-residence Bobby Colombo and Janelle Schaeffer’s 4th-6th grade students at the Boggs School.
In early August, we convened 20 educators from Metro Detroit to kick off the 2016 Rida Institute at our three-day summer retreat. The Rida Institute is a year-long training for educators with a focus on critical pedagogy.
Detroit Future Schools' mission is to humanize education in Detroit. We believe that in order to transform our school system, we as educators must begin by transforming our own practices and by designing our classrooms to nurture the transformative leadership of our students.
We are excited to share the newly released “Detroit Future Schools Guide to Humanizing Schooling.” This guide includes tools, best practices and step-by-step curriculum planning exercises for educators who have a vision for transforming their classrooms.