Learning in Community
"The teacher is no longer merely the-one-who-teaches, but one who is him taught in dialogue with the students, who in turn while being taught also teach."
At CITY Center for Collaborative Learning we learn in community. For us, this means:
The collaborative learning that happens in each classroom, so every student and teacher is learning in community
Each school is a learning community, where a safe, welcoming, and nourishing school cultures is a powerful learning community
The professional learning communities where we share best practices, support each other, a put students first. Our three schools learn in community with each other.
Our students get out of the classroom and into the community. Expeditions, Community Days, multi-day field trips, Intersession, internships, and daily explorations of our Tucson and SW community.
We connect with community and bring them into our schools. Guest speakers, elective teachers, co-planners, artists in residence, and more. We are constantly learning in community with experts in their fields to go beyond textbooks and explore real-world issues.
Our professional learning center collaborates with a wide range of educational experts and community builders. Our organizational expertise develops when we share, collaborate, teach, and learn in community.
Learning in Community means we are part of a network of community builders working together for social justice, for environmental sustainability, and for the health and wellness of this magical place.