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Saturday, December 3 • 9:15am - 10:45am
My Momma Says, 'What 'cha gonna do with your life?"- Building a College Culture @ Bronx Collaborative

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This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn more about school design from scratch and how students and faculty collaboration are needed to build a college-going culture. At Bronx Collaborative, student leaders and activists have worked closely with faculty to create a culture of innovation at their school. Faculty at Bronx Collaborative deeply believe that students need to "find themselves" while being supported in developing their practices as a public intellectual. Having opened in 2013 with students who had only a few weeks notice about the school, our students and faculty have a story to tell about how they jointly challenged each other on a journey of high expectations and communal support.


Brett Schneider

Principal, Bronx Collaborative HS


Demetrius Green

Science Teacher, Bronx Collaborative HS
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Valerie Coleman Palansky

Lead Social Worker, Bronx Collaborative HS
I'm a social worker educator supervisor at BxCHS and a CES workshop presenter. I am interested in understanding how brain science can help us help students as well as ourselves to heal trauma and aid recovery on multiple levels-emotions, mind and body. When people are less frozen/less... Read More →

Saturday December 3, 2016 9:15am - 10:45am EST
Providence Ballroom IV