How do we root urban public schools in the urban environment? Teaching Our Cities partner schools are creating a growing collection of practice toolkits -- including videos, blog-style reflections, resources, and practice descriptions -- that share what's working at our schools. The practice toolkits below are just a starting point; we will be creating and posting more toolkits over the next year, and deepening the quality and variety of resources included in each.
At Common Ground High School, every student creates an online portfolio that shows their growth as a powerful community and environmental leader. Defending this portfolio before a panel of adults and an audience that includes their peers, families, and community members is a graduation requirement.Learn More
Green Milestones are a continuum of green experiences from 6th-12th grade. These Milestones ensure that, by the time they graduate, all students will: 1) Establish a meaningful relationship with our community and earth, 2) Grapple, and engage with real world, sustainability issues, and 3) Engage in leadership opportunities that promote sustainabiliLearn More