Hazen Artisan and Entrepreneurship Academy update:
The five new academy classes are in full swing! Field trips and guest speakers are a hallmark of these community-connected, entrepreneurial courses, and already students have visited farms, maker spaces, local businesses, a crafts show, and hosted several guest experts and speakers, with many more to come. These experiences are part of exploring and researching facets of the marketplace as three of the classes work toward developing products for a holiday market. Teachers, working with the academy coordinator and students, are designing proficiencies, indicators, and learning scales for each of the classes and participating in collaborative professional development to continue to develop the program. A total of 44 students are enrolled in the fall semester academy classes and another 20 have been connected to interviews, job shadows, internships, employment, and personalized learning opportunities since June. Many other students attend the weekly speaker series coordinated by the Career Cafe class.
- Artisan Craft Fair field trip
- Career Cafe featuring guest speaker Evan Karp
Want to learn more about the Hazen Artisan and Entrepreneurship Academy? Drop by Front Seat Coffee on Nov. 21 from 4-5 pm for a meet-and-greet to answer your questions!
** This event is part of the NEK Entrepreneurship Week! **
CA Self-Expressions: The Craftsbury Academy middle grades have begun their first series of classes in the new Self-Expressions program which takes place every Monday. This quarter, the classes being offered include visual journaling and design squad (both pictured here) as well as cooking, mountain biking (in collaboration with the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, videography (in collaboration with WonderArts/Spark!), and more!
Youth speakers featured at Atkins pavilion grand opening celebration: At the grand opening for a new timberframe pavilion at Atkins Field* local students were central to the evening’s festivities. Not only did three local students speak to a full crowd about their appreciation for Atkins Field as an extended classroom space, but the structure itself was decorated with a student designed art installation of barn quilt paintings. Even before the official grand opening event, the student-led climate strike in Hardwick was actually the first community event to grace the pavilion’s new space.
* Atkins Field is a community commons in Hardwick owned by the Center for an Agricultural Economy. Currently, the space features community gardens, public orchard, farmers market, bicycle pump track, trails, wintertime skating rink and many community events.
School-community harvest meals:
- HES hosted its eighth (we think!) annual Community Harvest Dinner, serving 416 people with a huge, all school effort, including visits to local farms to harvest and glean ingredients.
- Hazen’s open house now features both a resource fair and a free community meal full of local ingredients and dishes made by students. Cider-pressing was a new addition this year.
November 14, 2019 | Burke Mtn. Hotel & Conference
Join other innovative leaders for a day of workshops, speakers, and networking focused on making our region more vibrant and accessible.
Hear inspiring stories of community success
Access tools and skills to support community initiative
Engage in envisioning the future of leadership in the region
Connect with other projects, partners, and resources
- Free, on-demand webinar series: Click HERE.
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