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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.
  • Essential Question
  • Project Description
  • Lasting Impact
  • Timeline
  • Resources/Materials
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Who's Who
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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