This blog page showcases the work of my students at the University of Minnesota and students we work with at various high schools in the Twin Cities.
February 10, 2015
Transitions coming to an end, and a new beginning
Our project at GPHS on the light rail is coming to an end, but we will be starting up new debates over the development coming to the Midway and Frogtown neighborhoods on the Green Line. Stay tuned for notices for public forums featuring GPHS Debaters! In the meantime, enjoy the latest films from Transitions at the MNHS Website--from taxi drivers to Cycles for Change organizers, we've got the voices of University Ave. here:
Soundslides created by the GPHS students will be featured at photographer Wing Huie's University Ave. Project(ion) Cabaret this weekend. Come see their interviews and photos of local elders projected onto a building at 1433 University (between Pascal & Albert).
7-9pm Saturday Sept. 25th.
GPHS students will answer questions about their work after the screening.
More information about the project at: http://www.theuniversityavenueproject.com/events/calendar/2-calendar/45-cabertsept25.html
GPHS--Transitions/University Project with Minnesota Historical Society
A new project at GPHS is underway. Curriculum and Media Coordinator, Paul Creager, developed a partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) to have GPHS students interview elders about the development of the light rail on University Ave.
This spring, students at Gordon Parks High School worked with my two Freshman Research Award students on soundslides of local residents of the University/Midway corridor. One of the first finished projects is here. Take a look and listen!
New work from Gordon Parks High School Radio & Ubah News
Here are new podcasts by GPHS students. Each student in Paul Creager's English class wrote and recorded a "This I Believe" essay as part of their assignments. These three podcasts were chosen by the class to be showcased at the GPHS Awards Day and the Saint Paul Public Schools' Technology Fair.
This spring, Ubah students revitalized their on-line newspaper. Learn about their experiences at my.hsj.org
This page holds links to the final projects done by students in JOUR 1905; by students working on radio production at Gordon Parks High School; and students at Ubah Medical Academy working on the school newspaper.
The Gordon Parks students' work is in progress. One student, Stephanie Signone, finished an interview project on the military and the Iraq War. Here is a link to the page where the project is posted, wrightswords.com. Will Wright was the research assistant for this project over the summer and fall of 2008.