Educators from the Detroit Future Schools on Teachers Teaching Teachers – Wednesday, April 17, 2013

This Wednesday, April 17, at 9PM ET/6PM PT.

Educators from the Detroit Future Schools program will share their experiences attempting to re-invent the practice and purpose of education. They will offer transformative processes that they use in classrooms along with student-generated media projects. Furthermore, they will share how the DFS network is growing and refining its vision. Join the conversation and leave with replicable teaching practices, ideas for school-community interactions, and links to further resources, like this by Danielle Filipiak on the National Writing Project’s Digital Is: “My Homeland:” A Connected Learning Media exchange project between South Korean and Detroit HS Students.

Look who will be joining us:

Ammerah Saidi graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a B.A. in English and Psychology certified as a secondary teacher. For four years, Ammerah taught in Detroit, Michigan and for one year in Al Hada, Saudi Arabia at an international school. She graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a Masters in School Leadership and is a coordinator for the Detroit Future Schools Program.

Maya Stovall is an artist in residence with Detroit Future Schools and founder of the public space dancefilm company, Detroit Dance Project as well as the art + design collective, blackhackerspace.  Maya explores public space from a social justice perspective, remaining focused on the arts as a method of positive transformation. She is also a member of the music and dance project, Flower Cabin. Maya is a graduate of Cass Tech, Howard University, and The University of Chicago & has studied under master artists and dance scholars such as Eric Johnston, Stephanie Carr, Doug Risner, and Ariel Scott. She has also had the privilege of dancing the works of Dwight Rhoden during summer studies with Complexions.

Danielle Filipiak is currently a doctoral student in English Education at Teachers College-Columbia University. She is interested in the multiple ways that students use literacy to navigate the hybrid and evolving contexts/landscapes around them. She has a decade of teaching experience and have also served in roles such as: teacher organizer, consultant, NWP Urban Sites leadership team member, school board member, co-founder of the Detroit Educator Network, and member of the Detroit Future Media program, a digital justice initiative in Detroit looking to reinvent the practice and purpose of educaiton.

Come learn more about connected learning, city as school, using media in justice-based education and more!

There’s room for you in the Hangout-on-Air.

Just let us know and we’ll include you in the core converation. Or watch the webcast live and join the chat at  Wed. 4/17 9PM ET/6PM PT/