The Symbiotic Curriculum: Where School Meets Real Life


Jennifer Gonzalez

Editor-in-Chief, Cult of Pedagogy

Friday, March 11th, 6 pm ET

This Event is FREE!

Session Overview

For generations, many of our schools have operated apart from the communities that surround us. We prepare students for the "real world" without giving them real access to it. We seek expertise from textbooks and websites, missing the wealth of resources right down the street. We experience the consequences of community problems, but rarely see ourselves as the ones who can solve them.

Now the world has changed: School has been brought home, improvisation and change are a daily occurrence, and communities have had to think critically about the value of education and how best to make it happen. Now more than ever, we have an opportunity to break with tradition and create a symbiotic relationship between school and community: tapping into local resources, solving local problems, and becoming truly active citizens of our communities. By hearing the stories of teachers and students who have done just that, we'll be able to imagine the possibilities for all schools.

Meet Jennifer

Jennifer Gonzalez is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 10 years of classroom experience, most of which was spent teaching middle school language arts, and the rest at the college level, where she trained pre-service teachers.

In 2013, she created the website Cult of Pedagogy, where she works full-time to help teachers perfect the art of teaching.

This Event is FREE!