Innovations & Social Justice in Public Education

This course is designed for Education majors and minors interested in exploring the sociopolitical landscape of the Denver Public Schools (DPS). Students will live in Denver and intern for 2 weeks in select district schools that are granted autonomy in governance and/or curriculum. Building on the internship experience, students will unpack 21st century education innovations through a lens of social justice. Additionally, students will explore the DPS school choice system and engage with an array of stakeholders including youth, teachers, parents/caregivers, community members, activists, school leaders, and district and state representatives. Students will synthesize their learning through a culminating team project that will involve sharing research-based recommendations with hosting schools and guest speakers. This is a community-based learning (CBL) course. (Not offered 2022-23).

Prerequisite: Education 370 or Education 380 or Education 385.

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