Engaging Students with Culture and Community: Learning from the Success of Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School
The National Charter School Resource Center hosted a webinar May 23, 2012, which explored the innovative charter school model at Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS) in Philadelphia’s Chinatown neighborhood. FACTS serves a very diverse population, including many English language learners, and fosters a deep respect for the cultural and linguistic diversity of their community.
Our featured presenters were Pheng Lim, ESL Coordinator, and the ELL FACTS team. They described the mission of FACTS, their unique coteaching model, and the opportunities students have to participate in community-based investigations and in a rich folk arts education program.
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