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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.

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.

DiscoTech: free workshops Sunday, April 15 at MOCAD

Join the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition (DDJC) for an afternoon at the "DiscoTech" (Discovering Technology Fair). This event is free and all ages are welcome. Learn more about the impact and possibilities of media and technology within our homes and communities. Take part in numerous hands-on workshops about the Internet, useful and free software, electronics, alternative energy, making your own music and many other interactive activities.

"Media a Go-Go Lab" seeking work stations and skill-sharing sessions

The AMC2012 "Media a Go-Go Lab" is seeking proposals for Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-With Others work stations and skill-shares.