Humanities Faculty, Students Headed to San Francisco

Andy & Joanne Knox

Andy & Joanne Knox

Andy and Joanne Knox will be presenting a portion of their Humanities curriculum with the help of four SBA students on November 9th at the Coalition of Essential Schools' national educator conference in San Francisco. The conference, The Fall Forum, will focus on "Making the Invisible Visible" and draws together educators from across the nation who subscribe to 10 Common Principles (http://www.essentialschools.org/items/4) in teaching and learning that encourage students to use their minds well in exploring topics through an inquiry based fashion. Savannah Blide, Michael Cooper, Camille Hartley, and Marc Talbott will run workshop participants through a series of simulations used in the Humanities classroom that both engage students and heighten their ability to evaluate material. Entitled "Encouraging and Evaluating Perspective in the Humanities Classroom," the workshop focuses on the search for independence during the time of the American Revolution.