Kids & Architecture - Citizen Schools

Teaching Architecture & Design to Middle School Students

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January 26, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Architecture Center Houston
315 Capitol, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77002

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The AIA Houston Kids & Architecture Committee is hosting a BYOL Brown Bag Lunch and Learn with Citizen Schools. This meeting and CE are free and open to the public. 

Teaching Architecture & Design to Middle School Students
Discuss the opportunity gap for design education in American classrooms
Discuss how architecture professionals can get involved in education reform
Discuss how exposing students to career paths in design can have a positive long-term effect
Present an overview of The Citizen Schools program and its model for classroom education
Present AIA Houston Kids & Architecture design curriculum for middle school students as it will be applied at Patrick Henry Middle School in partnership with Citizen Schools

After the presentation, attendees interested in becoming involved can volunteer with AIA Houston to teach design to students at Patrick Henry Middle School this Spring (February – May). We will spend one afternoon (3:30 – 5:00pm) per week for 11 weeks in the classroom with students. There is no minimum requirement for volunteer commitment, though we ask each to consider volunteering for two or more afternoons during the eleven week program. We would like to have 3 – 5 volunteers each week as the program is a hands on design class with lots of classroom projects and work time. Citizen Schools will provide professional teachers in the classroom for support as well as the needed materials for the exercises. After the 11 weeks, the students will take a field trip to tour an architecture firm and present their final design projects created in the classroom.

This class and any volunteer hours with Citizen Schools can be counted toward your IDP hours. I/AN members are encouraged to attend.