Making the Mundane Beautiful

Thanks to everyone who attended our session. I will upload the entire slidedeck as well as links to the apps and websites mentioned.

Please make sure you contribute a photo to our "Making the Mundane Beautiful" #atwarwiththeobvious social slideshow HERE.

For now, here is the original slidedeck as presented to my American Studies students:



If you'd like to learn more about the photographic artists featured in the presentation, here are links to Todd Hido and William Eggleston via ASX: American Suburb X (CAUTION: may be classified NSFW).

NCSS: From the Old to the New Jim Crow (presentation)

Thank you for attending our session today at the NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies) Conference in New Orleans. Please feel free to contact either of us:

Below is an unabridged version of our presentation that you can use in the classroom. It includes strategies for talking to students about race, as well as a full array of statistics on mass incarceration.



For classroom materials and embedded links to multimedia, please click on the image below:


The Justice Project Summit

Dan Lawler and I participated in a presentation/panel discussion called, "Inclusive Schools and Education Equity" in which the following questions were posed:

  1. What does it mean to be a welcoming school district within the constraints of segregated housing patterns? 
  2. What can suburban residents do to effect change in a metropolitan system that sanctions separate and unequal educational opportunities? 
  3. Does diversity in schools create a net gain for all?
GUEST PANELISTS:
  • Dan Lawler and Spiro Bolos, New Trier's Metropolitan Community Project
  • Steve Bogira, The Chicago Reader
  • Kourtney Cockrell, Student Enrichment Services at Northwestern University

A Lighthouse

For my Association President's Opening Day speech on the subject of race, I used a publishing platform called "Medium" (iOS app available) because of the beautiful balance it affords between multimedia and text.

A Lighthouse

Technology Integration Presentation at Lake Forest College

Thank you for participating in today's session. Below is an embedded slideshare of the presentation.


Technology Integration in Instruction from Spiro Bolos

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