DvNewTech sophomores prepare to moderate interview with Alex Kotlowitz, producer of The Interrupters

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Gangs and Violence Awareness project

After announcing early in the week that we might have a Skype interview with someone related to The Interrupters documentary, there was almost a new-found dedication to our gangs project.  (Well, more importantly to me as an English teacher, students started putting a little more effort into the first draft of their essays.) I announced the this morning Read More …

DvNT sophomores’ first steps to student empowerment: bringing The Interrupters to town

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Gangs and Violence Awareness project

This was no regular meeting with the principal.  I had a yellow legal pad and was trying to keep up with the sparks of fresh ideas or next steps.  Proposals, artifacts and research passed across the big desk.  Impacts on the community were discussed.  Monetary costs were considered.  At first, the legal pad might suggest Read More …