Developing Personalized, Interest-Driven, and Student-Owned Real World Learning and Projects

Saturday, April 4th, 2:40pm - 3:55pm - Session III

Participants will learn alongside a veteran principal and two students about designing a school or district internship program. We will focus on systems, structures, and strategies for identifying and managing internships, as well as ensuring high­ quality learning throughout the process. Student presenters will share their personal experiences and act as thought partners as participants explore tools, resources, and planning templates – and consider various implementation barriers within their local contexts.

Arthur Eduardo Baraf
After graduating from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2002, Arthur Eduardo Baraf was a founding teacher and eventually principal of a charter school in Denver, Colorado, where he was named a Mile High Teacher of the Year. Now, Arthur Baraf has been a high school principal for more than 13 years—for the past 11 years at The Met, an innovative public school in Providence, RI. Additionally, Arthur often teaches a “Student-Centered Learning” class for the Providence College Masters in Urban Teaching program and was the founder and host of “The Student-Centered Learning Podcast.” He has also been an advisor and mentor to aspiring principals through the Center for Leadership and Educational Equity. Over the past three years, Arthur has served as a Students-at-the-Center Distinguished Fellow, and member of the SCL Research Collaborative and Nellie Mae Speakers Bureau. He has also been a 2017-2018 Ed-Prep Design Fellow with the Rhode Island Department of Education.