Call for 2017 Teaching Artists

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Detroit Future Schools is hiring Teaching Artists to implement media projects in DFS anchor schools, starting January 2017. PDF ABOUT POSITION HERE Media Projects from James and Grace Lee Boggs School About the Teaching Artist position DFS Teaching Artists will work with teachers and the DFS staff for five months to develop and implement a

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Rida Institute 2016: What Humanizing Schooling Means to Us

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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. At the summer retreat, we spent three days exploring and experiencing what “humanizing schooling” means to us as

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Apply Now for the 2016 Rida Institute

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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. Detroit teachers and students need these leadership skills more than ever, as

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Detroit Future Schools Youth Launch “DFS Ideas” Campaign

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Two weeks ago Detroit Teachers closed 88 Detroit schools as a protest of inhumane school conditions. Last week students walked of several DPS Schools in support of protesting teachers. It’s no secret, our school system needs serious change. At Detroit Future Schools we believe that this change should have Detroit’s young people at its center.

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Detroit Future Schools: Call for Teaching Artists

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Detroit Future Schools is hiring Teaching Artists to implement media projects in DFS anchor schools, starting January 2016. Detroit Future Schools is a digital media arts program committed to humanizing schooling in Detroit. We work with teachers to integrate media making into the classroom while evaluating and refining core instructional practices. We provide students with

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Introducing the “DFS Guide to Humanizing Schooling”

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Our mission at Detroit Future Schools (DFS) is to humanize schooling in Detroit. We share what we learn from our classrooms with educators in Detroit and beyond through curriculum consultation with teachers, our annual Rida Institute, and through publications sharing our best practices. We are excited to share the newly released Detroit Future Schools Guide

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“Creating Fertile Ground for Growth and Learning”: A student’s reflection on the Free Minds Free People Conference

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In July, Detroit Future Schools participated in Free Minds Free People, a national conference that brings together teachers, students, researchers, parents and activists to explore how we can use education as a tool for liberation. Wayne Bussey II, Issra Killawi, and Alondra Casteñeda, participants in our Out-of-School Project (OSP), joined DFS’ director Nathaniel Mullen in

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