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Deadline to Volunteer for BPS Kindergarten Virtual Presentation

  • COST

    Free and open to the public

  • TYPE

    Deadlines

  • AUDIENCE

    K-12

Looking for ways to bring architecture and creativity to children's classrooms in Boston? Read through and sign up below. Now in its fourth year, the BSA has partnered with Boston Public Schools [BPS] on a program that brings volunteer Architects into the classroom to work with kindergartners as they begin the Our Boston portion of the K2 Construction unit. In Our Boston, children learn about the design process and develop solutions to challenges they see facing our city.

In 2021, all classrooms presentations and visits will be virtual. This year more than ever, BPS students and teachers are eager to meet professionals (even virtually) who create the spaces we all inhabit.

Architects are needed to introduce students to architecture through an interactive presentation and design activity. Themes include, ‘What makes up a city?’ and ‘How does a building get built?’

Requirements:

  • January: One 60 minute training session with the BSA; dates below.
  • February: 60 minutes (+/-) preparing for presentation: reviewing BSA slide-deck, script, and timing
  • February/March: 50 minutes (+/-) presentation to the classroom you are paired with by the BSA; date/time during the school day TBD by you and the classroom teacher.
  • March/April: 20 minute (+/-) virtual classroom visit to assist students with their project ideas; date/time during the school day TBD by you and the classroom teacher.

Prerequisite:

Experience with young children is helpful but not required.

Please respond by January 23, 2021. Sign up using this form.

Have questions? Email [email protected]

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