Gardner Pilot Academy Opening Institute
The faculty and staff of the Gardner Pilot Academy was trained in Pre-Texts by Professor Doris Sommer and Stephanie Cedeño. A full training begins in January 2014 and implementation with Pre-Texts protocols will follow.
We are looking forward to the year-long collaboration with the GPA, a school dedicated to innovative learning and enrichment!
A special thank you to Principal Erica Herman and Alison Mann.
Pre-Texts at Harvard
Pre-Text Course, Spanish 90p
Pre-Textos: Las artes interpretan
Starting with the classic Pedro PÃ¡ramo by Juan Rulfo, Professor Doris Sommer and Visiting Fellow Professor Kahlil Chaar-Pérez are using the Pre-Texts methodology to teach Spanish to Harvard College students.
Stay tuned for student updates on their Pre-Textos activities.
Freshman Seminary 36i
Reading Theater Politically
ACLS New Faculty Fellow, Professor Andreea Marculescu uses Pre-Texts as the principle for her Freshman Seminar, Reading Theater Politically.
“Freshman Seminar 36i Reading Theater Politically takes direct inspiration from some principles of Pre-Texts. Students will use art (painting, collage, acting, dancing) to explore the civic potential of theater as a political medium that shapes societal considerations about gender, race, nationality. As part of their assignments, students design strategies to think how theater can reach and impact their own community and those in which consumption of theater in any form is less frequent. That is why, using various forms of art, students will design posters, costumes, masks for each play we study in this class.”
A 2nd grader from Samuel Adams Elementary shows off his Pre-Texts masterpiece.