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Apr 222013

Spirit in Action continues to partner with IDEA, Institute for Democratic Education, by sharing a unique webseries http://ayearatmissionhill.com/. This week in the resources section of this web-series a member of our Education Circle of Change features a short film he produced in collaboration with other IDEA organizers.

A Year in Mission Hill is a 10-part video series that chronicles the rhythms and relationships of a year in the life of one community in America. But the series is designed to elevate the stories of communities across the country – and to provide a cross-platform multimedia opportunity to clarify what powerful teaching and learning actually looks like – and requires.

This webseries also features innovative resources and tools for reinventing public education. This week one of the resources under the “watch” tab features a short film titled “Flipping the Script – Changing our Educational Paradigm.” This short film was produced/edited by Manauvaskar Kublall, Education Circle of Change member and former IDEA digital organizer.

In Flipping the Script, IDEA organizers Diego Negron and Kathryn Strom collaborate to examine the merits of the direct instruction and inquiry based learning methodologies. Diego, a high school student and community organizer, conducts an experiment for his school’s science fair to determine the effectiveness of each methodology. Kathryn, an education researcher and teacher activist, studies inquiry based learning and consults with Diego on his project. Filmmakers and IDEA organizers Manauvaskar Kublall and Natalia Rosado followed Diego and his classmate as they conducted their experiment, analyzed their data and worked with Kathryn to report and understand their findings.

Spirit in Action is committed to shaping the fabric of a new educational paradigm through our network, the Education Circle of Change, and its members such as IDEA. Please view this this webseries and share it widely; we’re all needed inthis vital work to make quality education available for all students everywhere!

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