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.  

WHOSE AGENCY? REFLECTIONS ON BUILDING CRITICAL CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGH MAKER-CENTERED LEARNING AND ARTS INTEGRATION   By  Kurt Kaaekuahiwi , 2018-2019 Teaching Fellow, Ethnic Studies, Arts, and Making Teacher, Roses in Concrete Community School, Oakland

WHOSE AGENCY? REFLECTIONS ON BUILDING CRITICAL CONSCIOUSNESS THROUGH MAKER-CENTERED LEARNING AND ARTS INTEGRATION

By Kurt Kaaekuahiwi, 2018-2019 Teaching Fellow, Ethnic Studies, Arts, and Making Teacher, Roses in Concrete Community School, Oakland

STUDENTS AS CURRICULUM DESIGNERS   By  Jeff Embleton , 2018-2019 Teaching Fellow, Assistant Principal, Alliance Academy, Oakland

STUDENTS AS CURRICULUM DESIGNERS

By Jeff Embleton, 2018-2019 Teaching Fellow, Assistant Principal, Alliance Academy, Oakland

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE APART ELMO…   By  Bridget Rigby , 2018-2019 Teaching Fellow, Programming & Design Teacher, Lighthouse Community Charter School, Oakland

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE APART ELMO…

By Bridget Rigby, 2018-2019 Teaching Fellow, Programming & Design Teacher, Lighthouse Community Charter School, Oakland

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

ANCESTRAL TECH & MAKING

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

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   By  Cicely Day , 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & Former Technology Teacher, Burckhalter Elementary School, Oakland

BURCKHALTER MAKER IDENTITY: CREATIVITY AND THE DISCOVERY OF SELF

By Cicely Day, 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & Former Technology Teacher, Burckhalter Elementary School, Oakland

DECOLONIZING STEMM   By  Reina Cabezas , 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & Career & Technical Education Coach, Oakland Unified School District

DECOLONIZING STEMM

By Reina Cabezas, 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & Career & Technical Education Coach, Oakland Unified School District

THINKING TINKERING PODCAST & GUIDE   By  Katy Ailes  and  Susan Lee , 2017-2018 Teaching Fellows & 1st and 2nd Grade Teachers, Park Day School, Oakland

THINKING TINKERING PODCAST & GUIDE

By Katy Ailes and Susan Lee, 2017-2018 Teaching Fellows & 1st and 2nd Grade Teachers, Park Day School, Oakland

USE THINKING ROUTINES - ROUTINELY!   By  Ed Crandall , 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & High School Making & Robotics Teacher, Lighthouse Community Charter School, Oakland

USE THINKING ROUTINES - ROUTINELY!

By Ed Crandall, 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & High School Making & Robotics Teacher, Lighthouse Community Charter School, Oakland

MAKER IDENTITY: STUDENTS OF COLOR SUSTAINING AND CREATING IDENTITIES IN MAKER EDUCATION   By  Roxy Martinez , 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & Former Resource Specialist, Grass Valley Elementary School, Oakland

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

By Roxy Martinez, 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & Former Resource Specialist, Grass Valley Elementary School, Oakland

MAKING AND UN-MAKING MEMOIR: A DOWNLOADABLE & INTERACTIVE ZINE   By  Susan Wolf , 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & Arts Integration Specialist, Alameda County Office of Education

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

By Susan Wolf, 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & Arts Integration Specialist, Alameda County Office of Education

MAKING IT ROUTINE: PARTS, PURPOSES, & COMPLEXITIES IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL MAKING CLASS   By  Amy Dobras , 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & 7th/8th Grade Making Teacher, Lighthouse Community Charter School, Oakland

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

By Amy Dobras, 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & 7th/8th Grade Making Teacher, Lighthouse Community Charter School, Oakland

MANY EXPERTS IN THE CLASSROOM: REDIRECTING AUTHORITY   By  Mallory Moser , 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow, 11th Grade Graphic Design Teacher & Media Academy Director, Oakland International High School

MANY EXPERTS IN THE CLASSROOM: REDIRECTING AUTHORITY

By Mallory Moser, 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow, 11th Grade Graphic Design Teacher & Media Academy Director, Oakland International High School

REDIRECTING AUTHORITY TO DEVELOP INDEPENDENT LEARNERS   By  Theresa Sanders , 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & 3rd Grade Teacher, Redwood Heights Elementary School, Oakland

REDIRECTING AUTHORITY TO DEVELOP INDEPENDENT LEARNERS

By Theresa Sanders, 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & 3rd Grade Teacher, Redwood Heights Elementary School, Oakland

A MAKER MINDSET IDENTITY   By  Lillian Ortiz , 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & Making/Art/Design Teacher, LODESTAR, a Lighthouse Charter School, Oakland

A MAKER MINDSET IDENTITY

By Lillian Ortiz, 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & Making/Art/Design Teacher, LODESTAR, a Lighthouse Charter School, Oakland

THINKING ROUTINES MAKE LEARNING VISIBLE IN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM   By  Stephanie Taymuree , 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow, 2017 Alameda County of Education Teacher of the Year & Special Education Teacher, Redwood Heights Elementary School, Oakland

THINKING ROUTINES MAKE LEARNING VISIBLE IN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM

By Stephanie Taymuree, 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow, 2017 Alameda County of Education Teacher of the Year & Special Education Teacher, Redwood Heights Elementary School, Oakland

BREAKING OUT OF OUR SILOS: ENCOURAGING EDUCATOR CO-INSPIRATION AND JOY THROUGH INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTATION METHODS   By  Gretchen Baglyos , 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow, Arts Integration Specialist & Choir Teacher, Alliance Academy, Oakland

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

By Gretchen Baglyos, 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow, Arts Integration Specialist & Choir Teacher, Alliance Academy, Oakland

INTEGRATING DESIGN THINKING AND ART IN A PUBLIC MONTESSORI SCHOOL   By  Ana Carrasco  and  David Harris , 2017-2018 Teaching Fellows, Lead Montessori Teacher in Lower Elementary and Former Design Integration Lead, Urban Montessori Charter School, Oakland

INTEGRATING DESIGN THINKING AND ART IN A PUBLIC MONTESSORI SCHOOL

By Ana Carrasco and David Harris, 2017-2018 Teaching Fellows, Lead Montessori Teacher in Lower Elementary and Former Design Integration Lead, Urban Montessori Charter School, Oakland

STOP AND SMELL THE MEMES: EXPLORING THE VALUES OF AN EVOLVING GENERATION   By  Sarah Chung , 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & Head Coach, CodeNext Oakland

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

By Sarah Chung, 2017-2018 Teaching Fellow & Head Coach, CodeNext Oakland