The Community Interface Committee would like to invite you to join us for two volunteer training sessions in the new year led by our amazing colleagues from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. If ever there was a time to consider pitching in at your local school, that time is now! (Well, as soon as the strike is finally settled.) It has never been clearer that teachers and students need the entire Chicago community to get engaged in education. Teachers can’t do it alone, parents can’t do it alone, it takes a village!
Back To School Training Sessions
Part 1/ Tuesday, January 22, 2012
Part 2/ Tuesday, January 29, 2012
6 pm- 7:30 pm
Chicago Architecture Foundation John Buck Lecture Hall (first floor, off the atrium)
224 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
The Community Interface Committee (CIC) of AIA Chicago is once again partnering with the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) during the 2012 – 2013 school year for a series of ‘Architects in the Schools’ visits to Chicago area 3rd – 8th grade classrooms. (Visits scheduled to begin in spring 2013; the number of visits is up to you.)
Wondering how to help a 3rd grader understand how buildings stand up? Puzzled about what vocab and materials are needed to explain scale to a 5th grader? Curious about how to get an 8th grader excited about sketching? CAF and the CIC are hosting a hands-on training session over two evenings designed to help AIA members prepare to work with local elementary school students and teachers.
We will also be discussing new ways that architects can assist the CAF in their mission, several of which are online opportunities that you can avail yourselves of without even leaving your desks. (But we’d really love to see you in person.) Please join us!