Posts Categorized: Events

Detroit Future Schools is hiring


Detroit Future Schools is seeking experienced, visionary applicants for two roles for the 2014-2015 school year: Program Coordinator and Artist-in-residence of Detroit Future Schools’ In-school Program. Detroit Future Schools is a digital media arts-integration program committed to humanizing schooling. We partner artists-in-residence with K-12 classrooms in the Metro Detroit area for a full school year, during

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DFS Rida Institute Transforms Teachers


“How do you tap into students’ resiliency and channel their personal frustration and dissatisfaction against the social system that undermines their humanity?” – Patrick Camangian, DFS Rida Institute Plenary Speaker Last month, 27 educators decided to spend the last three days of their precious mid-Winter break packed in the Allied Media Projects office re-imagining what is possible

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FEB 21-22 | DFS “Ed Talks” featuring Grace Lee Boggs, Nate Walker, and Patrick Camangian, Ph.D.


Detroit Future Schools invites all educators, youth, parents and community members to join us for two important conversations about the purpose of education and the practice of transforming classrooms for a more just, creative, and collaborative world. These panels will be taking place in conjunction with the Detroit Future Schools Rida Institute. Both events are free and

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FEB 21-23, 2014: The Detroit Future Schools Rida Institute


From February 21-23, 2014, the Rida Institute will offer a three day crash-course in re-imagining what is possible within our schools. The question “what is the purpose of education?” frames the Institute, as participants explore the educational theories of Paolo Freire, Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Eleanor Duckworth,James Boggs and Grace Lee Boggs and others. THE RIDA INSTITUTE Are you a K-12 classroom teacher

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Reflections on the first Detroit Future Schools Network Gathering


On June 20, 2013, Detroit Future Schools organized its first ever Network Gathering as part of the 15th annual Allied Media Conference. Ammerah Saidi, Program Coordinator of DFS, shares her experience. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO IMAGINE A NEW WAY OF SCHOOLING? Detroit Future Schools gathered parents, artists, students, teachers, community members, and youth organizers from across Metro-Detroit

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Reflections on DFS’ transformative Education Tour of NYC


Teachers and artists-in-residence from AMP’s Detroit Future Schools program recently traveled to New York City to tour peer organizations who are using media for transformative education. The goal of the trip was to explore models of media arts-integration, participatory action research, and youth-leadership development that could be applied to our work in Detroit. DFS 8th grade algebra

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AMP Camp 2012: Education for a More Just, Creative, and Collaborative World


Now in its second year, Allied Media Project’s Detroit Future Schools program is growing a network of teachers, artists and students who are committed to transforming the purpose and practice of education in Detroit. Essential to the formation of this network is a 5-day intensive training called AMP Camp, which prepares teachers and artists to enter the school

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