E.E. Ford Fellows Program
E.E. Ford Fellows Program at University High School
As Assistant Head of School Alicia LaMagdeleine wrote in fall 2016, “This year, University High School will embark on a two-year focus on teaching and learning, allowing us to examine and refine an already excellent academic program and to continue our practice of student-centered learning.”
This work, made possible by the E.E. Ford Fellows program at University High School, has begun, and we want to share it with you.
Each month, we’ll post stories telling you about the conferences we’re attending, the schools we’re visiting, the ideas and innovations that are exciting us, and the latest in our plans to make University High School an even better place for students.
We ask you — parents, alumni, and friends — to make the remainder of this effort a reality. If we are able to raise $50,000 from our community, the E.E. Ford Fellows Foundation will chip in an extra $50,000 that our teachers can use to more fully explore the leading ideas in teaching and learning and to set the direction of our school for years to come.
Percent to $50,000 Goal for E.E. Ford Fellows Program
Dollars Raised to Date for E.E. Ford Fellows Program
Three Phases of the E.E. Ford Fellows Program
Stories from the E.E. Ford Fellows Program
Inspired in part by site visits and the E.E. Ford Fellows work, University High School will pilot two corequisite classes in 2017-18. Graphic Novels (art/English) and Race in America (English/social studies) will be the classes.read more
How schools incorporate travel into their curriculum was a focus of the 2017 Global Educators Conference at the Chadwick School. Wes Priest shares his takeaways.read more
Shannon Swann recently attended the 2017 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Discover which sessions she attended and what she learned.read more
A unique math curriculum and farm land use were the focus of two recent site visits at The Park School and McDonogh School in Maryland. Learn more about these visits.read more
Five University High School faculty members attended the 2017 NAIS Annual Conference in Baltimore. In this post, they share their favorite takeaways from the national conference.read more
Math teacher Chris Morrison visited The Paideia School in Atlanta last month to learn about its robust service learning program. Learn what he took away from this site visit.read more
University High School faculty share what they and the students gained from the 2016 NAIS People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Conference.read more
English teacher Derek Thomas attended the 2017 MLA convention in Philadelphia. He offers his thoughts on sessions of interest and topics discussed.read more
University High School’s curriculum committee visited Culver Academies in November 2016 to see how the school’s culture fosters the spirit of collaboration.read more
During the University High School site visit at Culver Academies, science teacher Stacey Summitt-Mann spent her time exploring the land and the school’s sustainability program.read more