Highlights from Our Fall Gatherings

It was great having the time to talk with colleagues about the thinking routines and what has been working in their classroom, as well as what plans they have for future activities. I really appreciated having time to plan and reflect!”
— 2018-19 Agency by Design Oakland Fellow

Dear Friends and Supporters of Agency by Design Oakland:

While we appreciate our time off this holiday season to gather with our family and friends, we are deeply grateful for the time that we have with our community of dedicated educators through our teacher fellowship. Our monthly gatherings crackle with curiosity, and flourish with our educators' willingness to try on the innovative ideas that will empower our Oakland students through maker-centered learning.

As 2018 comes to a close, we invite you to consider supporting Agency byDesign Oakland with a gift.  Your contribution is fully tax deductible and supports Agency by Design Oakland through the Oakland Public Education Fund, our fiscal sponsor.  Your generosity will give us the gift of time for our Oakland educators to gather for transformative work and growth in supporting the development of agency and maker empowerment in Oakland students. Your donation provides:

  • A yearlong professional development for one teacher in our teacher fellowship - $1500

  • Professional development at a school with limited funds - $600

  • Cost of a sub for a daylong workshop - $150

  • Supplies for our hands-on maker experiences - $50

  • Snacks to keep our teachers energized at our evening meetings - $15

Below are highlights from our 2018-2019 Agency by Design Oakland teacher fellowship gatherings:

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