For the Middle Grades (6-8)
Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown is located in Downtown Tucson at City High School. PFFS-Downtown opened in 2014 as a full-immersion STEM middle school (see Arizona STEM Network’s STEM Immersion Guide) and the vanguard demonstration site/lab school of CITY Center for Collaborative Learning. STEM education means many things to many people. STEM education at PFFS-Downtown is about empowering students to tackle the real world challenges faced by the larger community. Our students are practiced problem solvers who think creatively and analytically; who propose solutions both in the classroom and the community. By embedding our STEM curriculum in real world societal challenges we mold engaged citizens who are committed to the collective good.
October 31, 2019
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JoAnn Groh, CITY Center for Collaborative Learning’s Director of Academics and a national facilitator for PBLWorks, recently published an article about how project-based learning and climate change activism made for powerful learning at PFFSD. You can read her article on the PBLWorks website here.
February 5, 2020
Next week, student-led conferences will take place on Thursday, Feb. 13th and Friday, Feb. 14th. Students will be dismissed at noon on both of these days in order to accommodate the student-led conferences. Student-led conferences are a great way for students to reflect on their learning, using the Habits of Heart and Mind as a... Read more »
January 29, 2020
The next parent discussion group is Thursday, Jan. 30th from 5:30 – 7:00 at PFFS-U. The topic of this event is “Creating safe and age-appropriate steps to developing independent children” Paulo Freire Freedom School will be hosting a series of family counseling and parent discussion groups this year. The events will be facilitated by CC... Read more »
February 20 - February 21
February 29 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
March 9 - March 13
March 16 - March 20