Student Services | Teacher Collaboration | Community Engagement
Note: All programming is currently taking place online
Information about enrollment, dates, and additional details can be listed either under events or a corresponding link.
This is our most expansive branch of services offered. Our emphasis is on student engagement, supports, and well-being. This encompasses a few critical pieces of supports, primarily discussions on college preparation, school supports and tutoring, critical seminars to discuss inequities in school, and a variety of other programs.
Current programming for student services:
We prepare students through a combination of individual and collaborative group settings. In order to uphold our institutional values, we require that all students engage in discussions on equity and schooling as part of this programming. We prepare students for both community college and 4-year university and college settings.
For more information and enrollment:
Students are facing an increasingly difficult situation with focus, encouragement, and supports. We plan on creating a virtual space for students to be encouraged, tutored, and supported through an unknown circumstance while schools remain closed during the global pandemic, COVID-19.
Stay tuned for more information on how to enroll in our academic coaching.
The intention of teacher collaboration is to reach educators across all grades and levels of education to critically engage in social philosophy, change, and dialogue. Education can sometimes be isolating, and our intention through this programming is to create fewer silos in education through K-20 and bridge the gap in communication and ideas amongst educators for the purpose of social change.
Current programming for teacher collaboration:
Social Change for Teachers
This is a series of workshops that will engage teachers to critically reflect on their pedagogy and engage dialogically on supports for each other. Furthermore, this establishes a network of teachers for social justice and change to further create a stronger connection to make transformative change in San Diego schooling.
Information on enrollment will be posted soon.
Using Research for Teacher Change
This programming for teachers and districts includes how to use research - from within the classroom, daily research, assessments (formative and summative) to inform teaching practices. The purpose of this is to prepare teachers to analyze and address issues of equity and access within the classroom and to develop techniques and skills according to their individual classroom cultures.
Information on this program will be posted soon.
Community engagement encompases a wide range of interactions, however, our intention is to always center community voice and highlight educational change as it relates to communities. Furthermore, we want to ensure that we are always reflecting and that means we work with communities, never adopting an idea that we are helping, as we recognize structure has contributed to oppression of communities rather than it being a shortfall of said communities.
Current programming for community services:
Community Conversations focuses on questions by community members surrounding a specific theme and invites community members to discuss their lived experiences, break down inequities and oppression in society, and aim to propel social change. While The Dignified Learning Project generally proposes the themes, every Community Conversations is subject to change according to important topics community members feel need to be discussed.
For more information and to RSVP:
Public Sociology Courses
These courses focus around specific topics in relation to power, oppression, structure, and educational equity. For instance, The Dignified Learning Project’s summer program has focused on the purpose of education, schooling, and discussed in detail Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire. These courses discuss issues such as racism and the classroom, lack of representation of LGBTQ+ history and curriculum, ableism within education, and elitism in higher education, though this is not an exhaustive list. These courses run 6-weeks at a time and aim to produce critical thinking in a collaborative setting to push for positive change.
Our literacy campaign focuses on literacy as multiple ways of knowing, critical engagement and thinking, and empowerment to make change. This will include literacy for children and adults. This will include a variety of activities, including book drives and giveaways, online activities, and dialogue to increase literacy. Literacy will also include media, financial, computer, and environmental literacies.
Praxis in Education
While our annual conference, Praxis in Education, is not a specific branch of The Dignified Learning Project, it encompasses all three segments of our organization. This conference yearly highlights student work. While the 3rd annual conference was postponed, stay tuned for the 2020 conference to reconvene virtually within the next two months.