We are a group of four progressive educators from New York City and Los Angeles. Our combined experience includes designing Imaginative Inquiry Social Studies curriculums for grades K-5th and teaching in 2nd-6th grade classrooms for a combined 35 years in both public and independent schools.
We work with classroom teachers to design and implement lessons that activate student engagement by presenting contexts that allow students to experience critical issues of a time and/or place, consider multiple points of view, and step in as expert problem-solvers. These lessons are created in tandem with teachers so that they meet a school’s specific curricular goals, and help support and deepen teachers’ existing curricula. Our Institute offers teaching residencies, on-site coaching and workshops in our methods.