1. Join us on IDEA’s Innovation Tour in New York City. Thirty educators, parents, youth, and policy-makers will visit four dynamic schools and programs, and together we’ll make meaning of the visits through conversation and reflection.
    • Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High SchoolA neighborhood public high school in the South Bronx, Fannie Lou is a 20-year old community school with strong advisory and wrap-around support for students, real world learning for students through internships and community service, a member of the NY Performance Standards Consortium, and partnerships with the NYC iZone,Children’s Aid Society, andBig Picture Learning.
    • THE POINT- A non-profit youth and community development organization in the Bronx. Grounded in asset-based community development, THE POINT believes that the residents of the South Bronx, especially young people, have the vision and ability to transform their neighborhoods. Programs include a teen leadership activist group, young women and men’s groups, theater and photography workshops, music, aquaculture, and after-school support.
    • Calhoun SchoolA progressive independent pre K-12th grade school, Calhoun supports the intellectual, emotional and social growth of its students. Calhoun stands out in the independent school world with its commitment to experiential learning that starts from the needs and interests of the students. The school upholds a public mission by partnering with public and charter schools and engaging in work to create a documentary and curriculum on white privilege and deconstructing racism.
    • El PuenteFounded over 30 years ago, El Puente is a community initiative working for peace and social change through 4 major programs: youth leadership and civic engagement activities, arts-focused projects, community health and environmental wellness initiatives, and El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice - founded 20 years ago as the first school in the U.S. dedicated to human rights and social justice.
    Click here for more information!

  2. Cooperative Catalyst

  3. What Kind of Human Being do you want to be?- Cornel West
On wall at NYC Public School iSchool
Taken during IDEA’s Innovation Tour in NYC (Nov 3. 2011)
Follow the Tour on Twitter with the Tag #itourny

    What Kind of Human Being do you want to be?- Cornel West

    On wall at NYC Public School iSchool

    Taken during IDEA’s Innovation Tour in NYC (Nov 3. 2011)

    Follow the Tour on Twitter with the Tag #itourny

  4. Watch live streaming video from occupynyc at livestream.com

    (via 10.25.11 – Occupy the PEP Video)

    This is so insanely inspiring! I know many on teachers on tumblr have not felt connected to the Occupy Education movement… but hearing this teachers, parents and students talk reclaim their voice, drowning out the one of the mayors Henchmen, wow! I got chills watching this!  If you do not feel connected to the Occupy Education movement, started by the Cooperative Catalyst… please start your own, at your local Occupy Site, or even just get a group of teachers or parents together and watch this video, and discuss how you can use this growing energy to help your students, help yourself and help truly reclaim our collective voice in education. Wall St Reformers have money, but we have people power…. we just need to start using it… I am so proud to be a teacher after watching this! WOOOT! I Occupy Education because I believe in Teachers, I occupy Education because I believe in authentic holistic Learning! I occupy education because I think students and teachers should treated as if they matter! 

    I Occupy education because it is my life! I occupy education because I know it is central to a happy life!

    Thank you Occupy Education NYC!!

    "The Occupy Wall street movement expanded to classroom politics, as a group disrupted a special meeting of the panel for education policy in Manhattan on Tuesday night.

    The public meeting at Seward Park High School at 350 Grand Street was supposed to be a meeting for parents to learn about new curriculum standards.

    But as soon as Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott began speaking through his headset microphone, a different type of microphone drowned him out.

    Called the “People’s Microphone,” the protesters’ call-and-repeat chants, now a trademark of the Occupy Wall Street movement, derailed the Department of Education meeting.

    Walcott continued to introduce the scheduled speaker, despite the chanting, but curriculum specialist David Coleman quickly gave up trying to speak over the call-and-repeat chants.

    The chancellor moved the official meeting to the third floor, split between three different classrooms.

    The protestors continued to hold their own meeting in the auditorium for almost two hours, and discussed their opposition to mayoral control of schools and education budget cuts”

  5. (via IDEA Innovation Tours: New York | The Institute for Democratic Education in America)

Join Us in New York: NYC Innovation Tour November 2-4
Only 10 spots remain!   We would love to have you join us in New York City for our Innovation Tour on November 2-4, though you need to register quickly to  ensure your spot.  With 20 folks already reserved, there is space for  only 10 more participants and we hope you will be among them. We’ve learned that there is nothing that  compares to seeing schools and educational programs with your own eyes  and having the opportunity to make meaning of the experience with  others.  That’s the purpose of our Innovation Tours, and the NYC tour is shaping up to be a great one. If you haven’t checked out the sites we’re visiting, take a look now:1. NYC iSchool:  A  public high school just 4 years old, the iSchool combines innovative  use of technology with a problem-based approach to learning, where  students have the opportunity to engage in real world projects in New  York City and beyond. 
2. P.S. 28, Warren Prep Academy: Public  pre-K to 5th grade school offering strong social and emotional support  to students, meaningful teacher professional development, and a center  for direct support for parents and the community, all in a high-poverty  urban neighborhood in Brooklyn. Read this speech by Pedro Noguera for more about P.S. 28. 3. Urban Academy: A  highly successful and influential public high school, Urban Academy has  been offering a diverse group of students an engaging, personalized,  and inquiry-based learning experience since 1985. 4. The Point: A  non-profit youth and community development organization in the Bronx.  Grounded in asset-based community development, THE POINT believes that  the residents of the South Bronx, especially young people, have the  vision and ability to transform their neighborhoods.
We hope you’ll join us, so please register today !   ¡Regístrese en español aquí!

    (via IDEA Innovation Tours: New York | The Institute for Democratic Education in America)

    Join Us in New York: NYC Innovation Tour November 2-4


    Only 10 spots remain! 
    We would love to have you join us in New York City for our Innovation Tour on November 2-4, though you need to
    register quickly to ensure your spot.  With 20 folks already reserved, there is space for only 10 more participants and we hope you will be among them. 

    We’ve learned that there is nothing that compares to seeing schools and educational programs with your own eyes and having the opportunity to make meaning of the experience with others.  That’s the purpose of our Innovation Tours, and the NYC tour is shaping up to be a great one.

    If you haven’t checked out the sites we’re visiting, take a look now:

    1. NYC iSchool:  A public high school just 4 years old, the iSchool combines innovative use of technology with a problem-based approach to learning, where students have the opportunity to engage in real world projects in New York City and beyond. 


    2. P.S. 28, Warren Prep Academy: Public pre-K to 5th grade school offering strong social and emotional support to students, meaningful teacher professional development, and a center for direct support for parents and the community, all in a high-poverty urban neighborhood in Brooklyn. Read this speech by Pedro Noguera for more about P.S. 28.
    3. Urban Academy: A highly successful and influential public high school, Urban Academy has been offering a diverse group of students an engaging, personalized, and inquiry-based learning experience since 1985.
    4. The Point: A non-profit youth and community development organization in the Bronx. Grounded in asset-based community development, THE POINT believes that the residents of the South Bronx, especially young people, have the vision and ability to transform their neighborhoods.


    We hope you’ll join us, so please register today !   ¡Regístrese en español aquí!

  6. rosinhabela:

!!!

Love to add this to Occupy Education! We need a Student uprising!
www.occupyedu.tumblr.com

    rosinhabela:

    !!!

    Love to add this to Occupy Education! We need a Student uprising!

    www.occupyedu.tumblr.com


  7. From November 2-4, thirty educators, parents, youth, and policy-makers will visit four dynamic schools and programs. Together, we’ll make meaning of the visits through conversation and reflection. Space is limited on the NYC Innovation Tour, so register now to secure your spot. (Regístrese en español aquí.)


    Here’s a snapshot of each site we’ll visit:


    1) NYC iSchool: A public high school just 4 years old, the iSchool combines innovative use of technology with a problem-based approach to learning, where students have the opportunity to engage in real world projects in New York City and beyond.


    2) P.S. 28, Warren Prep Academy: Public pre-K to 5th grade school offering strong social and emotional support to students, meaningful teacher professional development, and a center for direct support for parents and the community, all in a high-poverty urban neighborhood in Brooklyn. 
    3) Urban Academy: A highly successful and influential public high school, Urban Academy has been offering a diverse group of students an engaging, personalized, and inquiry-based learning experience since 1985.
    4) The Point: A non-profit youth and community development organization in the Bronx. Grounded in asset-based community development, THE POINT believes that the residents of the South Bronx, especially young people, have the vision and ability to transform their neighborhoods.


    Save the Date: The Puerto Rico Innovation Tour is coming November 15-18!

     
  8. rosinhabela:

    The video that my camera accidentally took after we were maced. The visuals aren’t too good because I dropped my camera to the ground and wasn’t aware that it was on; however, the audio gives a pretty clear idea of what is happening.

  9. During this time, the police were pushing their net up the street towards 5th Ave, and everyone on the sidewalk was being boxed in for arrest. They forced us to move, even though we were visibly suffering. As I was being pushed up the street, another protestor was pouring a milk solution on my face to ease the burning. They forced us all against the wall, and we knew we would be arrested. Everyone asked why; no police officer would respond. I was freaking out. One white-collar officer walked down the line and screamed, “YOU’RE ALL GETTING LOCKED UP!”. Some of the people on the block had not even been involved. Some were getting pushed or dragged under the nets by police so that they would be part of the mass arrest. Others in the area were tackled, beaten, dragged, or tazed by the officers. They put us all in plastic cuffs and placed us in lines. I put my head into my lap and sobbed. The person next to me asked why I was crying, and told me that it would be alright. No one around me had ever been arrested before.

  10. rosinhabela:

    My name is Kelly Schomburg, I’m the girl with the red hair in these pictures. I was protesting at the Occupy Wall Street march yesterday when I and several other women were sprayed with mace and subsequently arrested. Many have already seen the video, which has been spreading like wildfire over twitter, Facebook, tumblr, and other video feeds, along with hundreds of other photos and videos. This is my recount of what happened.

    Read More

    Reblogged from: positivelypersistentteach
  11. IDEA Innovation Tours: New York | The Institute for Democratic Education in America

    November 2-4, 2011

    Join us on IDEA’s fall Innovation Tour in New York City. Thirty educators, parents, youth, and policy-makers will visit four dynamic schools and programs, and together we’ll make meaning of the visits through conversation and reflection.

    New York Innovation Tour Sites

    NYC iSchool

    A public high school just 4 years old, the iSchool combines innovative use of technology with a problem-based approach to learning, where students have the opportunity to engage in real world projects in New York City and beyond. The school also features a unique modular schedule, strong student involvement, and close public-private partnerships.


    P.S. 28 Warren Prep Academy

    Public pre-K to 5th grade school offering strong social and emotional support to students, meaningful teacher professional development, and a center for direct support for parents and the community, all in a high-poverty urban neighborhood in Brooklyn. This speech by educator Pedro Noguera describes many of the unique programs at P.S. 28.


    Urban Academy

    A highly successful and influential public high school, Urban Academy has been offering a diverse group of students an engaging, personalized, and inquiry-based learning experience since 1985. The school is a founding and leading member of the New York Performance Standards Consortium, a group of 28 schools using portfolio and performance assessment that have earned a waiver out of several of the NY Regents state tests.


    THE POINT A non-profit youth and community development organization in the Bronx. Grounded in asset-based community development, THE POINT believes that the residents of the South Bronx, especially young people, have the vision and ability to transform their neighborhoods. Programs include a teen leadership activist group, young women and men’s groups, theater and photography workshops, music, a

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