On Wednesday, April 5, Denver Public Schools’ Imaginarium and A+ Colorado invited the public to an enlightening evening with New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Christopher Emdin examining reality pedagogy and how it can lead to student success. The event enhances Imaginarium’s pilot program, Growth Through Connections funded by Janus Capital, and will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the History of Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway Denver, CO 80203.
Emdin is a social critic, public intellectual and science advocate whose commentary on issues of race, culture, inequality and education have appeared in dozens of influential periodicals including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Most recently, he made the New York Times Bestseller list with his book, “For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood…and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education.” “At Denver Public Schools, our goal is to provide every student with an exceptional learning experience that prepares him or her for success in life,” said Peter Piccolo, executive director of Imaginarium. “Studies show that one key to doing this is for teachers and students to build deep, authentic relationships. By hosting Dr. Emdin, we want to inspire our educators and families to think differently about what a 21st century learning experience can and should look like, starting with how teachers and students connect with each other to support success in school and beyond.”