Jose Clemente Orozco Community Academy

Chicago, IL

Grades 6-8, Social Studies
Partner(s): Dawn Creed, Rosa Visinaiz
Innovation Grant
2006, Winter

About this Grantee

Mr. Tillett, Mrs. Creed, and Ms. Visinaiz implement an interdisciplinary, problem-based learning project to help students become autonomous learners, view the world as changeable, and increase their connection to the community. Students construct a problem statement inspired by a positive or negative aspect of their community and propose an action for positive change. Acting on their problem statements, students develop and execute a project that will have a tangible effect on the community. Students produce a video documentary about their work and how it has changed both the community and themselves.

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