AMP Blog: schools

The DFS Quarterly Tune-Up

Inside Detroit Future Schools: Creating Intergenerational Relationships

This is the first part in a series of blog posts that will highlight lessons emerging from Detroit Future Schools. Our goal is to make our work to humanize schooling in Detroit "open-source" and accessible to other educators. Below, Ammerah Saidi, DFS Program Director, reflects on the process of creating intergenerational relationships between students and adults.

DFS Classroom Visit: So Curious I Can’t Control Myself!

Every week, Detroit Future Schools (DFS) artist-in-residence Joe Rodriguez-Tanner works with the students at Amelia Earhart in Southwest Detroit, integrating digital media arts into their core content.  He works in close partnership with their teacher, Anna Marschalk-Burns (known to the students as Ms. MB) who is committed to fostering in her students the DFS "11 Essential Traits of Habit, Character and Mind."

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 year with a shared vision and purpose.