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The Futures Project
What Do We Want To Become?
Over a week in June, a team of 30 educators and teaching artists convened to design ways for schooling to be joyful and engaging during the challenges of the pandemic.
These arts-integrated and community-based learning projects bring students and community members together to take action on the big challenges we face at this historic moment.
Select a project to customize for your school and we will help you engage a teaching artist to support your project implementation.
Contact Partnerships Manager Claire Tebbs to get started.
Click on a project's ESSENTIAL QUESTION below to learn more.
What is the tuition to attend the Project Design Lab?$1,800 for 40 hours of re-certification credits or $2,000 for three graduate credits.
What is included with my tuition fee?A private air-conditioned dorm room at the University of Vermont on July 10-14, with centrally located individual bath, breakfast and lunch. Everyone is on their own for dinner in Burlington.
Who pays the teaching artist fee?Your school or district. Your project will be eligible for funding from the Vermont Arts Council and we can help you apply.
What is the registration deadline and payment schedule?The registration deadline is May 30th. Tuition is due by the first day of the Project Design Lab: July 10th. Teaching artist fees are due 50% by July 10th and the remaining 50% at the beginning of the residency.
More Project Info
Click the image to view and download a PDF of the full Project Templates.
Creative Project Think Tank
The Futures Projects were co-designed by this dynamic group of educators and teaching artists:
Jenifer Aldrich / Principal / Albert Bridge School
Camille Anderson / Grades 3-4 Classroom Teacher / Thatcher Brook Primary School
Andy Barker / Project Director / Burlington City & Lake Semester
Reeve Basom / Place-Based Education Coordinator / Center for an Agricultural Economy
Eric Booth / Project Design Lab & Community Engagement Lab Co-Director
Cat Buxton / Change Facilitator at Grow More, Waste Less
Anne Campbell / Education Director / Catamount Arts
Will Kasso Condry / Visual Teaching Artist
Keighan Chapman Eaker / Middle School Social Studies / Windsor School
Sarah Day / First Grade Teacher / Albert Bridge School
Alissa Faber / Visual Teaching Artist
Lizzy Fox / Poetry Teaching Artist
Paul Gambill / Project Design Lab & Community Engagement Lab Co-Director
Ashley Hensel-Browning / Dance & Movement Teaching Artist
Evie Lovett / Photography & Media Arts Teaching Artist
MK Monley / Art Teacher / Thatcher Brook Primary School
Cindy Mosedale / Middle School STEAM / Newark Street School
Erin Maile O’Keefe / Movement Teaching Artist
Jen Olson / Work-Based Learning Coordinator / Hazen Union High School
Barbara Paulson / Puppet Theater Teaching Artist
Lindsay Pontius / Theater Teaching Artist
Matthew Perry / Visual Teaching Artist / Executive Director, Vermont Arts Exchange
Gowri Savoor / Visual Teaching Artist
Alexandra Turner / Visual Teaching Artist
Jamie Watkins / Filmmaking & Media Arts Teaching Artist
Mary Wesley / Education and Media Specialist / Vermont Folklife Center
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