Spring Professional Development @ BSA SPACE

Reading Boston: How does a City tell its Story?

LBD will run a hands-on professional development workshop for Gr. 3 – 8 educators* during vacation week: Thursday April 19th 9:30 – 3pm

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What do a city’s places and spaces tell us about its past, present and future? Cities are a reflection of the society that inhabits them. A city can be ‘read’, not unlike a book, to give us information about the desires, cultural values, trades and technologies of a population.

In this hands-on workshop, educators will:

  • Develop the observational skills and vocabulary to look closely at the architecture of the surrounding city for the clues it gives us.
  • Use the rich architecture of Boston as a learning laboratory
  • Learn how to develop walking tours/site explorations of local architecture and landscapes
  • Use the Design Process to design a new place or space to tell Boston’s story
  • Work with a wealth of K-12 Architecture & Design Education resources
  • Tour the exhibit ‘In Form/Legible Cities’ @ BSA SPACE

Architecture is a cross disciplinary subject that engages students in real-world problem solving and helps them develop a sense of place and a sense of self. Hands-on interdisciplinary architecture projects implement key concepts from the MA Curriculum Frameworks in the Visual Arts, Mathematics, Science & Technology, Social Studies and Language Arts.

Suggested Educator Grade Level: 3-8
Cost: Free. This Program is part of the Architecture: Learning By Design  project. Time will be allowed to purchase lunch locally or bring a brown bag lunch.
Location: BSA SPACE 290 Congress St. Boston MA 02210
Professional Development Points: a certificate for 10 pd’s may be awarded to K12 Educators with additional reading, lesson planning and implementation.

*Architects & Designers welcome

Registration required, space is limited.
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