PICTURES OF PRACTICE: Stories From the Field

A core component of Agency by Design Oakland is our Teacher Fellowship, a yearly cohort of Oakland educators who participate in a professional learning community focusing on maker-centered learning and teacher-led inquiry. Over the course of their fellowship, each teacher designs an inquiry question and completes action research in the classroom. Our #PictureofPractice series makes visible the thinking and rigorous work educators engage in and provides an archive for how Oakland educators are experimenting with Agency by Design and maker-centered learning ideas. What does teacher-led classroom inquiry look like? Check out the Pictures of Practice below.  

THE ART OF REPAIR: A MIDDLE SCHOOL ELECTIVE CLASS   By  Shraddha Soparawala,  2018 - 2019 Teaching Fellow & Math Teacher, Ascend Middle School, Oakland

THE ART OF REPAIR: A MIDDLE SCHOOL ELECTIVE CLASS

By Shraddha Soparawala, 2018 - 2019 Teaching Fellow & Math Teacher, Ascend Middle School, Oakland

ANCESTRAL TECH & MAKING   By  Crystal Barajas Barr , 2017-2019 Teaching Fellow & Art Teacher, Urban Promise Academy, Oakland Unified School District

ANCESTRAL TECH & MAKING

By Crystal Barajas Barr, 2017-2019 Teaching Fellow & Art Teacher, Urban Promise Academy, Oakland Unified School District

MAKING AND MENDING   By  Susan Wolf , Leadership Team Member and Coach, Agency  by  Design Oakland & Arts Integration Specialist, Alameda County Office of Education

MAKING AND MENDING

By Susan Wolf, Leadership Team Member and Coach, Agency by Design Oakland & Arts Integration Specialist, Alameda County Office of Education

CURIOSITY IN A HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM   By  Courtney Courveur,  2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & Former Math Teacher, Oakland International High School

CURIOSITY IN A HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM

By Courtney Courveur, 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & Former Math Teacher, Oakland International High School

BURCKHALTER MAKER IDENTITY: CREATIVITY AND THE DISCOVERY OF SELF

BURCKHALTER MAKER IDENTITY: CREATIVITY AND THE DISCOVERY OF SELF

DECOLONIZING STEMM

DECOLONIZING STEMM

THINKING TINKERING PODCAST & GUIDE

THINKING TINKERING PODCAST & GUIDE

USE THINKING ROUTINES - ROUTINELY!

USE THINKING ROUTINES - ROUTINELY!

MAKER IDENTITY: STUDENTS OF COLOR SUSTAINING AND CREATING IDENTITIES IN MAKER EDUCATION

MAKER IDENTITY: STUDENTS OF COLOR SUSTAINING AND CREATING IDENTITIES IN MAKER EDUCATION

MAKING AND UN-MAKING MEMOIR: A DOWNLOADABLE & INTERACTIVE ZINE

MAKING AND UN-MAKING MEMOIR: A DOWNLOADABLE & INTERACTIVE ZINE

MAKING IT ROUTINE: PARTS, PURPOSES, & COMPLEXITIES IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL MAKING CLASS

MAKING IT ROUTINE: PARTS, PURPOSES, & COMPLEXITIES IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL MAKING CLASS

MANY EXPERTS IN THE CLASSROOM: REDIRECTING AUTHORITY

MANY EXPERTS IN THE CLASSROOM: REDIRECTING AUTHORITY

REDIRECTING AUTHORITY TO DEVELOP INDEPENDENT LEARNERS

REDIRECTING AUTHORITY TO DEVELOP INDEPENDENT LEARNERS

A MAKER MINDSET IDENTITY

A MAKER MINDSET IDENTITY

THINKING ROUTINES MAKE LEARNING VISIBLE IN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM

THINKING ROUTINES MAKE LEARNING VISIBLE IN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM

BREAKING OUT OF OUR SILOS: ENCOURAGING EDUCATOR CO-INSPIRATION AND JOY THROUGH INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTATION METHODS

BREAKING OUT OF OUR SILOS: ENCOURAGING EDUCATOR CO-INSPIRATION AND JOY THROUGH INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTATION METHODS

INTEGRATING DESIGN THINKING AND ART IN A PUBLIC MONTESSORI SCHOOL

INTEGRATING DESIGN THINKING AND ART IN A PUBLIC MONTESSORI SCHOOL

STOP AND SMELL THE MEMES: EXPLORING THE VALUES OF AN EVOLVING GENERATION

STOP AND SMELL THE MEMES: EXPLORING THE VALUES OF AN EVOLVING GENERATION