Flint community and teachers partner up to create authentic learning projects

On April 19, 24 teachers and community members filled the meeting room at the Beecher Community Resource Center to discuss place-based education, then briefly share their aspirations, goals and needs in a “speed dating” session.

Teachers said the whirlwind exercise gave them new perspectives on the projects they’re planning, as they move closer to writing applications for mini-grant funds that will support upcoming projects.

The session also helped acquaint representatives of community organizations with the place-based education initiatives happening in the Flint area.