Posts Categorized: Downtown News

‘Placed-Based Learning’ Residency Workshop 3/13

This ‘Place-Based Learning’ Residency Workshop is an all-day immersion inquiry for educators interested in the innovative, place-based programming at our two Paulo Freire Freedom Schools (grades 6-8) and City High School (grades 9-12) in Tucson, Arizona and how they might create these kinds of ‘Place-Based’ learning opportunities in their own schools.

Historic Y Hosts Community Volunteer Fair

Learn about how you can join local nonprofit organizations in their efforts to create a more sustainable and just community at the Community Volunteer Fair at the Historic Y.  This is a great way for adults and students to get involved with organizations doing important and engaging work.  The volunteer fair is from 3:30 –… Read more »

Umbrella Club

Dear Parents, We are pleased to announce that both Paulo Freire campuses are starting a joint LGBTQ+ club! The club will take place Mondays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the university campus (300 E University Boulevard). We encourage any student who fits under the LGBTQ+ umbrella or is questioning to participate. Attached is the syllabus, which provides a… Read more »

Engineering at the Mall

Visit the Park Place Mall this Saturday to learn about the role of engineering in our lives.  This hands-on, interactive event is for adults and kids both.  The event is on Saturday, Feb. 17th from 10:30 – 2:30.  Experience how engineering is making a safer and more sustainable world while having fun with the whole family.

Edcamp Tucson VI

Registration for tomorrow’s ‘Edcamp Tucson VI’ closes at 6 pm today!  City Center for Collaborative Learning will convene its 6th edcamp in three years in downtown tomorrow (Feb.10) from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Intersession Schedule

This year, we are changing the schedule for Intersession.  Students will be at school for full days Monday through Thursday, and we’ll have our early release day be Friday.  So on Friday, March 16th, all students will be dismissed at 1:45. Intersession week is an incredibly engaging opportunity for students to learn about new ideas… Read more »

Student-led Conferences -Early Release

Student-led conferences are happening during the afternoon of Thursday and Friday next week.  All students will be dismissed from school at noon on both Thursday, 2/15 and Friday, 2/16 in order to accommodate student-led conferences. Student-led conferences are a rigorous way for students to reflect on their learning and share their strengths and stretches with… Read more »

The Middle School Life

We at Paulo Freire love working with the middle grade students, but they can be a curious bunch.  We have come across a parenting resources specifically for Dads,  in case you are interested in getting some support.  24/7 Dad We also have come across (thanks to Debbie) a series of NPR’s “This American Life” podcasts that… Read more »