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Panama City FL Youth Charrette
Working remotely, ArchForKids facilitated a two-week charrette with Panama City teens. The challenge: to re-envision the city’s parks. Over 20 participants, split into six teams, constructed models of their ideal parks. They presented their designs to the City Commision, and the models were displayed at the Panama City Center for the Arts. Our partners in this project were the LEAD Coalition of Bay County and the City of Panama City. Read a feature about the project here. See additional articles here and here.
Artworks Build a Village video
This one-minute video that features ArchForKids leading its Build a Village activity at an event for ArtWorks – the Naomi Cohain Foundation. Artworks provides children and young adults facing chronic and life-limiting illnesses access to empowering and expressive art programs. Learn more here.
See ArchForKids co-founder Janny Gedeon in action during an afterschool program at PS149 in Brooklyn.
Pictured at right: Janny Gedeon and PIX11 reporter Ayana Henry
The High Line, a regular partner of ArchForKids, interviewed the founding partners. We discuss how our venture started and our approach to learning.
Find out why the design process used by architects and engineers is a fantastic learning tool for young people. Article written by Michael Bettencourt for ArchForKids.
ArchForKids co-founder Janny Gédéon was featured on the web-based show, For the Love of Learning: Voices of the Alternative Education Movement. Janny and two other guests explained how and why they use Project-Based Learning to spark student engagement and achievement.
Read an interview with the three ArchForKids partners to learn about their inspirations, goals and what they think is missing from education today:
ArchForKids co-founder Janny Gédéon reflects on the importance of developing young peoples’ critical thinking skills for success in school, careers and life in general.
I’m not saying that educators shouldn’t encourage a stunning end product, but the how and why of getting there is key. Teachers should allow their students to make mistakes, apply different strategies to discover meaning, question their process, and nurture the critical thinking skills necessary not only for the assignment at hand, but also for their future success as contributors to society.
STEM [Science Technology Engineering Math] is important. STEAM [with the ‘a’ for art & design] is even better. ArchForKids co-founder Karen Orloff explains why.
ArchForKids co-founder Janny Gédéon explains project-based learning, which is incorporated in all our learning experiences.
An overview of our design challenge with the Association of Haitian & American Engineers:
Intergenerational Program with Dobbs Ferry seniors and middle schoolers.