Our Collaborators

 

We work with many different organizations and individuals who are passionate about children gaining voice and roles in their school communities. 

This includes the innovation incubator, 1776 where we are members. And schools like PS 20 (the Clinton Hill School) and Little Red School House (LREI), Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education and the TED Residency. 

 
Educators Susie Kavanaugh, Carol Weber, Dr. Elizabeth Waters and DK Holland at 1776, Inquiring Minds' office in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Check out 1776.vc !

Educators Susie Kavanaugh, Carol Weber, Dr. Elizabeth Waters and DK Holland at 1776, Inquiring Minds' office in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Check out 1776.vc !

PS20 Fundraising team at a planning meeting. DK Holland (far left) and Dr. Elizabeth Waters (far right). Photo by Amira James

PS20 Fundraising team at a planning meeting. DK Holland (far left) and Dr. Elizabeth Waters (far right). Photo by Amira James

 (Left to Right) Susan Griffin, Executive DIrector, National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS); SG Grant, University of Binghamton; Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky; and John Lee, University of North Carolina lead the team of educators who launched the C3 Framework.  To see  the format that Inquiring Minds designed for C3 see the tab Why Inquiry?

 (Left to Right) Susan Griffin, Executive DIrector, National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS); SG Grant, University of Binghamton; Kathy Swan, University of Kentucky; and John Lee, University of North Carolina lead the team of educators who launched the C3 Framework.  To see  the format that Inquiring Minds designed for C3 see the tab Why Inquiry?

 
 

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

NCSS defines social studies as "the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence." Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, mathematics, and natural sciences. In essence, social studies promotes knowledge of and involvement in civic affairs. And because civic issues—such as health care, crime, and foreign policy—are multidisciplinary in nature, understanding these issues and developing resolutions to them require multidisciplinary education. These characteristics are the key defining aspects of social studies.

Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility educates young people for hopeful and intelligent engagement with their world. A national leader in the field of social and emotional learning (SEL), Morningside Center has developed a range of research-based programs that improve students' social and emotional intelligence—and their academic performance. They are working to make social and emotional learning a part of every child’s education.

Public and private schools

Besides collaborating with organizations, Inquiring Minds has been fortunate to develop ongoing relationships with both public and private schools including:

PS 20 (Brooklyn, NY)

LREI (New York, NY)

Powell School (Washington, DC)

Edmund Burke School (Washington, DC)

Design for Social Innovation (New York, NY)