E.E. Ford Fellows Program
E.E. Ford Fellows Program at University High School
It was June of 2016 when we learned that University High School was awarded a matching grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation. It wasn’t exactly a surprise, as our administration and staff had spent weeks developing the idea, writing the proposal, and crafting the budget. But we weren’t a shoe-in either, as (then in our 16th year) we were a relatively young school and this was a substantial amount of money.
In the last two years, our teachers have studied everything from counting the physical campus as a teaching tool to specialized trainings for teachers who travel with students, from new mediums in art to new frameworks that offer shared language for our craft. We’ve experimented with a new scheduling model, with co-curricular classes, with course evaluation models, with learning groups. And, perhaps more than anything, we’ve normalized the practice of talking with one another about the core work of our school — teaching and learning.
This opportunity has been a gift to University High School — made up of 65 actual gifts, one from the foundation and 64 from community members like you — and for that we are truly thankful.
Thank you for giving. Thank you for listening. And thank you for being a part of the University High School community.
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
Teachers discuss grades and what they communicate at the Central Indiana Summit on Grading & Assessment. The Summit was held May 6 at University High School.
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.
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.
Shannon Swann recently attended the 2017 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Discover which sessions she attended and what she learned.
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.
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.
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.
University High School faculty share what they and the students gained from the 2016 NAIS People of Color Conference and Student Diversity Leadership Conference.
English teacher Derek Thomas attended the 2017 MLA convention in Philadelphia. He offers his thoughts on sessions of interest and topics discussed.
University High School’s curriculum committee visited Culver Academies in November 2016 to see how the school’s culture fosters the spirit of collaboration.