For the past school year, our Writing Project site has been partnering with Discovery Place Inc, a local science museum, to offer out-of-school-time community events at a new Purpose Built Community in Charlotte, NC, the Renaissance West Community Initiative.
Man - that was a lot of links.
I'm the ethnographic researcher for this project. A k-8 public school is being built in the neighborhood and is scheduled to open in August 2017. The idea is to hold monthly community events around literacy and make in order to foster a community of learning before the school even opens. I have a lot to say and a ton of data to work through this summer, but I wanted to start with this video where the children of the community show us what learning is all about.