Lucas Lucero

 Award Recipient of the 

2013-14 RFK S.E.E.D. Youth Leadership Award 

2012 ROBERT F. KENNEDY CHARTER SCHOOL  S.E.E.D. YOUTH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE INTERNS  #1


WHAT IS THE S.E.E.D. PROJECT?

 

The National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum, a staff-development equity project for educators, is in its twenty-seventh year of establishing teacher-led faculty development seminars in public and private schools throughout the U.S. and in English-speaking international schools. A week-long SEED summer New Leaders' Workshop prepares school teachers to hold year-long reading groups with other teachers to discuss making school climates and curricula more gender-fair and multiculturally equitable by using inclusive pedagogies. A Minnesota SEED anthology, published in October 1998 and available from the SEED office at Wellesley, ddana@wellesley.edu, offers a buoyant glimpse of teachers' experiences in the SEED Project and the project's effect on their classroom teaching.

In year-long, monthly seminars, the SEED Project enables adults to examine contemporary scholarship as well as "the textbooks of our lives" in order to inform community conversation about schooling and culture. Educators connected to the SEED network testify that as a result of their SEED affiliation, they listen to all voices, including their own, with widened attention. SEED seminar participants handle with more confidence and competence the challenges and joys of the many kinds of diversity found in their own lives and in the lives of others. SEED helps to create multiculturally equitable and gender balanced curriculum that makes room for reflecting upon the lives of all girls and boys (and women and men) with a sense of integrity and coherence.

National SEED Project Co-Directors are Dr. Brenda Flyswithhawks, Instructor in Psychology at Santa Rosa Junior College in California; Emmy Howe, a former elementary school teacher and a founder of the Welcoming Schools Initiative; and Emily Style, an English teacher who has taught in urban and suburban New Jersey public and private schools and has done adjunct teaching for Cornell and NYU. Dr. Peggy McIntosh is Senior Associate for the W. K. Kellogg Foundation SEED Expansion, 2011-14. Howe and McIntosh are based at the Wellesley Centers for Women.

They are joined each summer at the New Leaders' Workshop by experienced SEED leaders from various disciplines and diverse ethnic backgrounds who help to staff the week-long training. The project provides various types of technical assistance throughout the year for SEED seminars, which have now been led by coordinators in over 30 U.S. states, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, and Dar Es Salaam. Once begun, many SEED seminars continue meeting for years.

For the 2013-2014 academic year and the 2013 summer SEED workshops, applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, through May 15, 2013; early applications are encouraged.  After May 15, call for availability.  See link below for application forms.

Key questions for all participants in SEED seminars are:

  1. What would curriculum and pedagogy look like if the diverse lives of women and girls were seen as co-central with the diverse lives of men and boys?
  2. How can curriculum and teaching methods provide, in the metaphors of Emily Style, both windows into each others' experiences and mirrors of each student's own reality and validity?

http://www.wcwonline.org/Active-Projects/seed-project-on-inclusive-curriculum


Contact us by mail:

Wellesley Centers for Women

Wellesley College

106 Central Street

Wellesley, MA 02481-8203 USA

Phone & email:

781.283.2500

wcw@wellesley.edu

 


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November 7, 2012 SESSION 1 

Los Jardines Institute (The Gardens) Field Trip

Richard Moore, Founder/Executive Director, Presenting to the Youth Interns

THE GARDENS PRESENTATION 

ROBERT F. KENNEDY CHARTER SCHOOL YOUTH POLICY COUNCIL 

 Robert F. Kennedy Charter School's Youth Policy Council attended the New Mexico Youth Alliance statewide youth council comprised of youth representatives, up to one from each legislative district. Youth Alliance members present recommendations to state lawmakers to ensure youth have a meaningful voice in our state political process. Pictured here with  Devont'e Kurt Watson.


October 19-21, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Hyatt Place Santa Fe

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