AMP Blog: People in Education

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.

Help build the Detroit Future Schools network at the AMC

Support the growing Detroit Future Schools network by making a donation to the first-ever DFS Network Gathering, Thursday, June 20 in conjunction with the 2013 Allied Media Conference.

A fishbowl discussion in Ms. Gross’s 5th grade class

DFS Classroom Visit: "Thinking about your thinking!"

"Thinking about your thinking!"

This is what the 5th graders in Allie Gross’s Detroit Future Schools classroom at Plymouth Educational Center yell back in unison, in response to the question, "What does metacognition mean?"

Patrick Butler's drama class at Western International High School

DFS Classroom Visit: Using Drama to Build Critical Consciousness

One of Detroit Future Schools' 11 Essential Traits of Mind, Habit and Character is "critical consciousness." We define critical consciousness as a process of "questioning established systems, practices, hierarchies, processes and histories, both macro and micro."

Photo by Conja Wright

Become a Detroit Future Schools Teacher!

We are excited to invite all teachers to apply for one of the most transformative and effective professional development opportunities of a lifetime.

Detroit Future Schools (DFS) needs innovative, passionate, committed teachers to apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. The first round of applications will be reviewed in April 2013.