The Hero Teacher Project’s Purpose #2: Equity

Purpose #2 is to visit teachers in each state to find out what is making teaching so difficult that teachers are resigning. What is actually working in schools in each state and what are teachers’ challenges? What do TEACHERS think is needed for students to succeed in school? I aim to collect answers all of these questions with 51 teachers’ insight in order to bring equity to schools.

The Hero Teacher Project KICKSTARTER Fundraising Campaign Page is LIVE!!!

The Hero Teacher Project Kickstarter Page The way the Kickstarter Campaign works is we have 30 days to raise the amount: $30,000. If we raise $29,999, we get nothing. So, I am asking that you share out the HTP Kickstarter Project page link and social media posts as much as possible over the next 30 days.Continue reading “The Hero Teacher Project KICKSTARTER Fundraising Campaign Page is LIVE!!!”

A New Visit to Vermont 2021 Teacher of the Year, Susan Rosato

On July 25th the Hero Teacher Project travels begin! We’re going north from CT to Colchester, VT to meet High School English Learner Teacher, Susan Rosato. Susan is running a summer camp for English Learners in grades 6-12 she serves at Colchester High School. I’ll actually get to see her in action during the summer!Continue reading “A New Visit to Vermont 2021 Teacher of the Year, Susan Rosato”

Welcome to the Hero Teacher Project Newsletter Issue #1 !!

The Hero Teacher Project is Jason Gilmore’s art project to create 51 painted portraits of 1 Hero Teacher from each state including DC.

The Mural Intervention Program Part 3

My experience as a virtual art teacher during the 2021 school year with an art grant to make murals.

Mural Intervention Program Part 2

Well, it was a looooong winter! To say that students and teachers alike were all ready for a break by April was an understatement. However, we did something that kept us going. We had a purpose and a project thanks to UConn. By April my classes had produced 6 collaboratively designed murals. I noticed early on that getting the kids the art kits was one thing. Having enough consistency between students to all produce fully painted artworks was quite another. We took those challenges of inconsistency and turned them into positive expression.

The Mural Intervention Program: Part 1 – It Began with a Little Help from Everyone.

Last year I received the Rogers Innovative Educator Grant from the Neag School Education at the University of Connecticut. The plan was to implement a mural program at the school where I teach art, McDonough Middle School of Hartford Public Schools in Hartford, CT. But plans are just ideas on paper and paper is easily altered.

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