AMP Blog: DFS

A Detroit Future Schools classroom at Henry Ford Academy

The Classroom is Yours: Practices for self-governance

This is the second part in a series of blog posts highlighting lessons emerging from Detroit Future Schools. Detroit Future Schools is an AMP Sponsored Project.

Detroit Future Schools' goal is to make our work to humanize schooling in Detroit "open-source" and accessible to other educators. Below, Nate Mullen, DFS Lead Artist, reflects on student-facilitated debates as a practice of self-governance.

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.

Detroit Future Schools is excited to be partnered with four schools that we are identifying as our Anchor Schools.  One school is the James and Grace Lee Boggs School which opened its colorful doors to students this year.

3 new features of Detroit Future Schools for the 2013-2014 school year

Detroit Future Schools is going into its third year of programming and we could not be more excited! We have learned so much from the past two years of integrating digital media arts into Detroit schools and providing year-long teacher professional development in more than 24 schools across the city.

Photo by Vanessa Miller

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.

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.