I am an educator from New York City. I began my career as a public school English teacher at the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan. There, I founded a program called VOW Arts dedicated to engaging adolescent girls in activism through the arts. The girls’ unique method of collaborative art-making attracted the attention of numerous artists, organizations, and museums; their work was exhibited at The Whitney Museum, The Ms. Foundation, and The Kenny Gallery. The VOW Arts program, incorporated into a non-profit organization in 1998, informed my ideas about project-based learning which I later went on to research and document in my work at Teachers College, Columbia University. In 1999, I took a faculty position at the College in the Secondary English Education Program. In 2004, I began consulting for a professional development organization called the Student Press Initiative, an urban literacy program that uses curriculum-based publication projects to inspire writing for authentic audiences. My one-on-one work with teachers expanded to leadership coaching with The Asia Society’s International Studies School Network, where I am currently helping to launch new public schools designed to create learning environments in which every student is ready to compete, connect, and cooperate within a global community.
I am a Google Certified Teacher and a TED Fellow. I am the co-author of Becoming (Other)wise: Enhancing Critical Reading Perspectives, a DoubleTake Documentarian Institute Teaching Fellow, an alumna and lecturer at the Woodhull Institute for Young Women and Ethical Leadership, and a recipient of an Outstanding Teaching Award from Columbia University.
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Many of them! Your perception of mobiles becoming more powerful (because they are affordable and accessible) tools for education than laptops; the buy-in from the digital natives if their teachers communicate with them with the same tools that they use; that instructional goals are primary, not the technology itself; the insight that for teenagers "to share is to be", etc. Very perceptive thoughts Juliette! :)
Our Brainyflix video contest just ended, and I wanted to thank you for helping us get the word out. We got 800 submissions from across the country!
That said, MIT was really happy with the results and will let us run another contest, so we're going for it! But this time, we're gonna have kids create Brainypics flashcards - which are images and sentences paired up with a one of our SAT/ACT words. The contest ends May 22nd, and there'll be iTunes and a cash prize like last time. To boot, we'll double the payout if the kids can hit a certain goal. More details at brainyflix.com/main/contest_rules.
Do you mind passing my message along to students and your colleagues again?
Hi Juliette. Hope you're enjoying the winter break. I was wondering if you, your educator contacts or students would be interested in participating in a Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. We'd really like to get NY students involved. Please let me know. Thanks!