We're excited to share that on May 24th we will be hosting LOJ Better Together Day. This is a day where students and community members teach and learn from each other with a goal of making LOJ a more inclusive and culturally responsive community. Each period of the day, students will sign up for a lesson led by a peer, parent, or community member focusing on Culture, Arts, Social Issues, and Advocacy.
We are inviting students, parents and community members to share their experience and lead 60-minute sessions on one of the above topics. While students and parents will be responsible for coming up with overall concepts for their session, they will partner with teachers who will help them design lessons that will reach learning targets. Teachers will be present during sessions to support the presenter. In addition, the lessons being taught will align with the culturally responsive focus we have been implementing at LOJ. While typical content will not be covered this day, students will still be experiencing learning growth in evaluating, analyzing, critical thinking, and collaboration. By supporting students and parents to conceptualize, plan, and deliver a lesson, teachers are empowering our young people to be leaders in their own learning communities.
Below I am providing a link to the application for students and parents to submit proposals for lessons they would like to lead. A committee of teachers will be evaluating the topics and selecting those that provide a broad experience of learning for our students.
We will be sending out more information once we have selected the sessions. After spring break we will be discussing this day in more detail with our students. Thank you for your support and joining in the transformational change in our culture this year.