AMP Blog: People in Education
Michigan Radio recently broadcast an excellent radio story on how Detroit Future Schools is making school more human. This piece provides a peek into how DFS is integrating media, technology, and art into core subject matter, from social studies to math, while supporting students in developing positive social values and characteristics.
As we gear up to host the DFS Rida Institute in February 2014, we are reflecting on the incredible work for transformative education happening all across the country. We have been thrilled to see how much Detroit Future Schools has to offer and how much we have to learn from other communities. Detroit Future Schools has presented at several education conferences at which we’ve had the opportunity to learn about democratic, youth-centered, and social justice oriented education work taking place across the country.
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 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.
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.