THE POWER OF LIBERATED LEARNING
Campus Without Walls (CWW) is an educational initiative that leverages the power of public schools and technology to promote greater equity, access, opportunity, and liberation for all. Through a statewide, cross-sector collaboration of schools, universities, employers, nonprofits and out-of-school-time providers, zip codes and school assignments will no longer limit a student’s educational opportunity.
CWW identifies Lead Teachers with content expertise. Teachers are committed to culturally responsive instruction, have a high bar for rigor, and embrace liberated learning.
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Selected Lead Teachers and Community Organizations identify
an exciting unit in their curriculum. Through technology, these courses are open citywide to teachers throughout Boston for free!
Teachers and students throughout Boston participate synchronously in the Lead Teacher’s class. Powered through Outschool’s virtual learning platform, students are now learning in a Campus Without Walls!
I'M A TEACHER...
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
As a Facilitating Teacher, you will have the opportunity to incorporate a CWW thematic unit into your curriculum while receiving the following benefits.
Earn Professional Development points and learn new and creative teaching strategies.
Receive resources to pull into your curriculum to keep content exciting and engaging for students.
Be part of a professional learning community to grow your network and improve your teaching practice.
JOIN A NEW MOVEMENT
Join the movement to reimagine education during COVID and beyond with a focus on racial equity.
THE FIRST 30 TEACHERS WHO SIGN UP
AS A FACILITATING TEACHER WILL RECEIVE A $100 GIFT CARD!
SPRING 2021 COURSE CATALOG
Our Spring 2021 courses are open for registration! Teachers in Boston and the Greater Boston Area interested in incorporating a CWW thematic unit into their curriculum may browse the Course Catalog and register for a course below.
CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO TO DISCOVER MORE!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is considered a Facilitating Teacher?
A Facilitating Teacher is any teacher that chooses to enroll their students into a CWW Course.
How will CWW courses align with my current classroom schedule?
CWW Core Classes are taught synchronously according to the Lead Teacher’s schedule. Facilitating Teachers are encouraged to sign up and bring their students, but adaptations can be made for asynchronous learning. Enrichment Modules are designed to align with your current course schedule.
What interaction takes place between students in a lead classroom and a facilitating classroom?
Lead Teachers are directly teaching the students in their own classrooms and will seek to integrate all students if/when possible. Breakout rooms will be used as a tool for Facilitating Teachers to debrief material with their students.
The Course Catalog says that it features courses for 7-12th graders. What offerings are there for Middle School students?
We currently offer 1 Core Class for Middle School students (Movies and Math) and 8 Enrichment Modules through community partners like BUILD.org, Timothy Smith Network, Boston Debate League, Sociedad Latina, and more.
Do Lead Teachers and Facilitating Teachers meet to plan ahead of the program launch?
Yes! Lead Teachers and Facilitating Teachers will set the cadence but it is recommended that teachers meet at least once for 30 minutes to align the course.
Are students who take CWW classes offered credit?
Students who take CWW classes receive credit through their Facilitating Teacher, who is also their teacher of record.
What modifications are made for students with IEPs, ILPs, or that need special accommodations?
Our Facilitating Teachers serve as the teacher of record for their class and will be able to provide the same level of support/ accommodations as they would in their regular classrooms. Additionally, we recruited volunteers, which include graduate students from Northeastern’s School of Education, math coaches, writing tutors, world languages tutors, etc. to support in the classroom.
Photos throughout CWW materials provided by Allison Shelley for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action.