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Five reasons to showcase our project based learning

Innovation Spotlight
Posted June 17, 2017 by Santo Nicotera

This blog by Paulo Freire Freedom School-Downtown principal JoAnn Groh was published originally on the BIE website on June 7, 2017. One of the requisite design elements in BIE’s Gold Standard Project Based Learning… Read more »

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On the ground with place-based education: Investigating city plans

Innovation Spotlight
Posted May 30, 2017 by Santo Nicotera

This blog by City High School’s Annie Holub was published originally on the ‘Getting Smart’ website on March 22, 2017. It was probably the craziest field trip idea I’d ever had. I was sure… Read more »

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CommunityShare ‘Seed Grants’ available to teachers

Innovation Spotlight
Posted March 10, 2017 by Carrie Brennan

CommunityShare Founder/Director Josh Schachter sent out the following announcement earlier this month to the Southern Arizona education community …  CommunityShare is sponsoring a spring round for its Seed Grants Program to help support innovative school and classroom… Read more »

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Learning to make & making to learn

Innovation Spotlight
Posted January 10, 2017 by Carrie Brennan

Check out our latest YouTube video highlighting innovative teaching and learning! Middle schoolers from the Paulo Freire Freedom Schools dive into an intensive day of hands-on maker activities. A video production crew from… Read more »

‘Teach to Lead’ Summit in Long Beach

Innovation Spotlight
Posted October 4, 2016 by Santo Nicotera

Let me start by saying, what a great honor it was for our CITY Center team to be chosen to participate in the ‘Teach to Lead Summit’ in Long Beach, CA on Friday… Read more »

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PBL on PBL: Student-produced video showcases (and models) a best practice

Innovation Spotlight
Posted February 25, 2016 by Carrie Brennan

A team of advanced video production high school students took on a real world project recently, working with Principal JoAnn Groh as their ‘client’ to create a short film about project based learning… Read more »

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Getting our hands dirty: Farm to School programs in Tucson

Innovation Spotlight
Posted February 3, 2016 by Carrie Brennan

Whenever I head out of downtown, driving east on Broadway, I glance over at the rambling gardens surrounding Miles Exploratory Learning Center. Sometimes when picking up my son at Davis Bilingual Magnet School I have a… Read more »