Friday, 3:00 p.m. Featured Speaker Bill Curtin
Redbird D (Coffee & Cookies served)
Let’s Go Dave: Service Learning in Action
In 1999, Kankakee was named the “least livable city in America,” and David Letterman gag-gifted two gazebos to “brighten the spirits” of its residents. Fifteen years later, 35 juniors at Kankakee High School learned how the now-familiar gazebos came to their city, and decided to re-gift them to Letterman for his retirement. In the process they showed everyone that a small group of committed individuals can make a difference–and learned plenty of real-world lessons in Language Arts. Teacher Bill Curtin shares the lessons he learned as he guided them through this process, and offers ideas for how anyone can help their students use the power of words to make a difference.
Modern World Literature. I have a couple of anchor texts but want to have the students help build the course- anyone have intro activities to gauge interest and inquisitiveness about our world? @ncte @ncte_cel @IATENow
Thank @ChiPubSchools leadership and @CPSCivicLife for providing educators these resources, so they can feel equipped to have discussions about race relations and systemic racism. Several school district's should get on board...
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