The Practice Space is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting effective and inclusive communication in schools and communities. This grant supports the development of a book for K-12 educators that provides actionable guidance about how to create welcoming spaces where every student can express who they are and discover who they want to become. The book will be co-authored with youth and offer practical guidance to help teachers use and adapt debate-centered instruction and storytelling resources, while using open educational resources and practices to create active, inclusive classrooms that embrace diversity and social and emotional learning. (Substrategy: Content, Tools, and Services)
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for designing OER to develop youth communication skills and civic engagement
The Practice Space, a nonprofit education center dedicated to promoting effective, inclusive communication in schools and communities, will embark on a two-year curriculum development initiative. The Leaders That Listen project will document exemplars of youth voice and capture youth experiences, as the students develop communication skills to meaningfully engage and lead others. This OER curriculum, packaged as multimedia kits for educators, will showcase concrete techniques for promoting civic engagement and designing inclusive environments that support youth voice and deeper learning.
for using OER to support youth communication skills development
The Practice Space is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting effective and inclusive communication in schools and communities. This grant supports a two-year professional learning initiative using an OER curriculum, Leaders That Listen, to help educators create and implement restorative, project-based experiences that increase access to public speaking education and transform conditions for youth voice in underserved communities. The initiative will provide teachers with tools and coaching to effectively use OER and strengthen student capabilities to advocate for equity and create positive change.