We Are Beacon Academy

Posted by Mervan Osborne on October 3, 2013

 Beacon Academy’s class of 2014 is off to an extraordinary start. The students come from incredibly diverse backgrounds, yet they have quickly developed a remarkable bond. It is obvious that they are joined together by their shared desire for the best education possible.

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Topics: Art, Choosing to Participate, Digital Divide, School Culture, Innovative Classrooms, Media Skills, Decision-making, Beacon Academy, Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants

What Do Theatre, Facing History, and Identity Issues Have in Common?

Posted by Jeremy Landa on September 30, 2013

Theatre and social studies are a natural marriage. At least, I’ve grown to feel that way by getting the opportunity to work with Christi Sargent, the theatre lead teacher at Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School (Co-op) located in New Haven, CT. Through the collaboration we have done, we are working to build a blended model (not technological driven blended learning) of learning. Mostly, we are hoping that students can use principles of sociology and principles of theatre to understand that their voice matters.

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Topics: Art, Choosing to Participate, Safe Schools, School Culture, Innovative Classrooms, Critical Thinking, Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants

Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grant: Exploring the Concept of Universe of Obligation in NYC

Posted by Lauren Boccia on June 26, 2013

In true teacher fashion right before a big trip with students, I could not sleep. I kept thinking about what I hope my students will get out of this service immersion trip. I truly hope they learn more about themselves, their country, and the struggles those who live on the margins of society face on a daily basis.

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Topics: Universe of Obligation, Innovative Classrooms, Margot Stern Strom Innovation Grants

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