Curriculum updates, which began in 2014, are now complete. A number of exciting new changes are being implemented this fall. The curriculum has different levels to accommodate students with varying levels of experience with the program or knowledge of civics. According to Julie Schaul, a designer and developer for the program, “OAV was redesigned […]
Lisa Dettling, head librarian at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, is bringing the Primary Source Nexus to her school. “I’ve been taking all kinds of resources and putting them in one spot for teachers,” said Dettling. Links to primary sources are imbedded in the school library’s website, taking students and teachers directly to the source […]
American Voice turned seven this fall. Throughout the program’s lifetime, OAV’s students have collaborated with their communities to bring sustained change through projects designed to enhance safety, encourage healthy eating habits, discourage bullying and reduce waste. This year is bound to be a busy one, with programs running in Tucson, Berwyn, and Chicago Public Schools. […]
The 1st Annual Junior Mustangs OAV Fun Run/Walk was a huge success! Students and their families braved the cold, rain, and wind to support OAV!
Read Fran Islam and Ed Crego’s Blog Posts about the Jackie Robinson West baseball team. Ed and Frank had blogged about their accomplishments and impact in the summer. Due to the recent turn of events, Ed and Frank look reflect on the accomplishments and legacy of these amazing young men that so captivated us this […]
Team Day at Melzer Team Day was held at Melzer Elementary on February 11th. OAV participants had an opportunity to work together with participants from other OAV sites as they worked on problem solving and communication skills. Check out the highlights of the day.