Oakland Teachers Designing for Student Agency

What stood out was the great energy of the presenters. It really gave me enormous hope for the teaching profession and the future.”
— Miko Lee, Executive Director, Youth in Arts

On Saturday, May 4, at Urban Promise Academy in Oakland, educators from across the Bay Area came to engage with our 2018- 2019 fellows' inquiry work and leadership through a morning of ignite talks, workshops, and documentation booths.

“Connecting with new people is the best part. We live in a rich community of art and design and it’s great to see what people are doing.”
— Laura Garcia, Teaching Artist, Museum of Children’s Art (MoCHA)
Can we get copies of these talks? They were incredible!”
— Catherine Rice, Art Teacher, Madison Park Academy
Both of my workshops were fun and immediately applicable to my work.”
— Nico Janik, TK-8 Makerspaces/Engineering Coordinator, Ravenswood School District
Unlike a lot of maker related initiatives, Agency by Design Oakland uses making in a way that opens the door to having conversations about systems of power and students, which is so needed in this world.”
— Angi Chau, I-Lab Director, Nueva School

PHOTOGRAPHY by Yasser Alwan, Melhik Hailu, Nico Chen