Growing more than vegetables
From Heidi Turcotte
Growing more than vegetables. Planting activists one seed a time...
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
This session will focus on how we overcame barriers by using non-traditional methods of teaching to empower our students to be change agents within their community by redesigning our space to be more environmentally sustainable…all from home. The session will follow how young scholars in South Atlanta, while learning virtually, identified a local problem (food desert) and discovered how to grow produce from home to start an urban garden for their school and the community. Participants will learn how to make the virtually impossible possible with a no limits approach of how to engage students with visual thinking strategies, unconventional materials, and virtual excursions. Participants will have the opportunity to view artifacts of real work done by amazing young scholars and learn how to mitigate the limitations to teaching in any environment across different grade levels.