Category Archives: De Vargas Middle School

SHOUT OUT: Citizen Teacher Guillermo Tilley goes the extra mile

Vargas Middle School, but he’s creating awareness for Citizen Schools through an artisan website he’s affiliated with in Santa Fe! Guillermo has been teaching the Noticing Yourself: Art and Movement through Self-Discovery apprenticeship this Fall. Students have been working on self portraits and using different artistic mediums to answer questions about themselves as individuals. For example, drawing their fears, and then drawing a coping mechanism for those fears.

Apprentices will present their projects at the WOW! Showcase at the Farmer’s Market Pavilion on December 10th from 5:30-7:30 pm. Mark your calendars! SHOUT OUT to William for going the extra mile!
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SHOUT OUT: Sol Lederman teaches Mad Math Magic in New Mexico

SHOUT OUT to New Mexico Citizen Teacher and computer programmer Sol Lederman teaching De Vargas Middle School apprentices how to perform mathematical magic tricks which they’ll teach back to their peers for the WOW! Check out Sol’s “Wild About Math” blog to learn more about the apprenticeship and check out some engaging math videos that you could share with your apprentices. One video shows a house made completely out of legos!
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SHOUT OUT: New Mexico Citizen Teacher Jason Jaacks teaches filmmaking at De Vargas Middle School!

Cordillera Productions has teamed up with Citizen Schools at the De Vargas Middle School to create REEL YOUTH STORIES. Continue reading

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