Patriot Plaza Exploration: Booker Middle School
Eighth graders at Booker Middle School visited Patriot Plaza on an EdExploreSRQ Exploration. Students learned the meaning behind the artwork on site and celebrated veterans by learning the importance of their courage and sacrifice. EdExploreSRQ ‘s value increases as teachers understand the benefits of individual explorations. Educators listen to their peers—and this Booker Middle teacher certainly found the Exploration significant.
(May 2017; total time: 8 minutes 7 seconds)
Civic Education Field Experience for Students at Patriot Plaza
This cross-disciplinary project for eighth-grade students at Brookside Middle School began with a boot camp for teachers in June 2017 to prepare them for the EdExploreSRQ field experience at Patriot Plaza with their students.
(October 2017; total time: 6 minutes 1 second)
Dr. Todd Bowden — Testimonial
Dr. Todd Bowden, Sarasota Schools Superintendent, describes how EdExploreSRQ makes the district distinctive.
(June 2017; total time: 1 minute 0 seconds)
Dr. Laura Kingsley — Testimonial
Dr. Laura Kingsley, Sarasota Schools Assistant Superintendent, shares the power of connections made through EdExploreSRQ.
(June 2017; total time: 2 minutes 45 seconds)
EdExploreSRQ’s Career Explorations
Funded by the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, these new explorations are designed to give middle school students the opportunity to visit local businesses and learn about the education and experience they will need in order to succeed in a variety of careers.
(May 2017; total time: 3 minutes 12 seconds)
Take the "A" Train with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
Members of the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe performed Duke Ellington's "Take the 'A' Train" during a recent EdExploreSRQ exploration on the history of the Harlem Renaissance at Booker Middle School in Sarasota.
(April 2017; total time: 2 minutes 7 seconds)