Nate Mullen

Detroit Future Schools

Grant Awarded: $17,101

Detroit Future Schools facilitates in-school media programming and teacher professional development with the goal of humanizing education in Detroit. We work in a small number of anchor schools to develop, evaluate and share core instructional elements and practices through our toolkit. And this year we have been busy at work reworking our Transformative Education Toolkit from the ground up.

With help from Sappi Ideas that Matter, we will be able to share our Transformative Education Toolkit with hundreds of Detroit Educators. Starting with our classroom tools, we reproduced hundreds of our 11 Essential skills posters and cards. We have also redesigned, both the print and digital versions of, our curriculum planning tool and our accompanying guide. Now we are putting on all the finishing touches to the toolkit and preparing for our next round of teacher trainings. With the revised toolkit, teachers will leave trainings with the knowledge and the tools to transform their classrooms into dynamic learning spaces.