AiS Curriculum Guide

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Participant Handbook

This handbook is your reference guide for the Architects in Schools season. Here you will find important deadlines, requirements and recommendations for your residency.

We recommend you download and print the following checklists for each portion of the AiS season:

Residency Process

Questions?

Contact:
Kim Ruthardt Knowles
Associate Director, Architects in Schools
kim@af-oregon.org
503-317-7537

Candice Agahan
Education Programming Associate
candice@af-oregon.org
503-542-3823

Before Your Residency

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  1. Understand your role as a teacher, design & building professional or architecture student – We have several resources to prepare participants for the AiS program. If this is your first time participating, please read through the following resources to ensure a successful residency.
  2. Attend an orientation (October – January) – If you cannot attend please contact candice@af-oregon.org. See orientation dates and details below.
  3. Complete a Classroom Questionnaire – If this is the first time working with your team, a Classroom Questionnaire will help you talk through classroom culture and how to prepare for a session.
  4. Determine residency goals – What do you want to achieve through this residency? What concepts should the students understand at the end of the residency? Use this outline to help you determine residency goals.
  5. Plan your residency (November – January) – There will be some time allotted to residency planning at orientation. Most teams schedule another time to meet up after the orientation to complete their residency plan.
  6. Submit your residency plan (by January) – Before your residency begins please submit a plan (one per team) along with session dates and times using this form. Send AFO staff any changes to your plan throughout the residency.
  7. TEACHERS ONLY: Have students complete pre-residency assessments – Before session 1, have students complete pre-residency assessments. Email the assessments to candice@af-oregon.org or mail them to Architecture Foundation of Oregon, Attn: Candice Agahan, PO Box 40230, Portland, OR 97240.
  8. Prepare for session 1 (after January) – Reference this checklist before each session to make sure the whole team is prepared and materials are gathered prior to the session.

Please plan to attend an orientation in your area. If you are a past participant, we ask that you attend the planning portion of orientation. You can expect to receive more information on the orientation in your area a week prior to the event date.

If you cannot attend the orientation in your area please contact candice@af-oregon.org.

Southern Oregon
Tuesday, October 22, 4:30-7pm
Medford Branch County Library

Portland
Saturday, November 2, 8:30am-2pm
Portland State University, Shattuck Annex

Eugene
Tuesday, November 12, 4:30-7pm
Rowell Brokaw Architects

Central Oregon
Saturday, November 16, 1-4pm
Bend-LaPine School Administration Building

Salem
Saturday, January 11, 12:30-4pm
Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House

Access more resources for your residency here:

Teacher Resources

Design & Building Professional Resources

During Your Residency

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  1. Begin your residency (after January) – Start your classroom sessions at the agreed upon time listed on the residency plan. Plan check-ins with your team between sessions to adjust time or activities as necessary. Use this checklist to make sure everyone is prepared before each session.
  2. Check in with AFO staff – Relay all questions, concerns or issues during your residency to Kim or Candice. We are here to help! If any of your session dates or times change, please notify Kim or Candice.
  3. TEACHERS ONLY: Watch for two AFO mailings (February & April) – Teachers will be sent two packages, one by the end of February and the other by the end of April. Teachers will need to submit forms to AFO and send forms home with students. Each package will include further instructions on what to do with the enclosed materials.
  4. TEACHERS ONLY: Watch for an email from AFO with directions to receive graduate credit for participating in AiS – This is optional. You must fulfill all the credit requirements by Friday, May 29.
  5. Submit an exhibit questionnaire (by March – April, depending on your area) – If you plan to participate in the AFO sponsored student exhibits, please prep your final projects for viewing and submit an exhibit questionnaire. Watch for an email from AFO before spring break with exhibit details.
  6. Complete your residency (by end of April or May, depending on your location) – Complete your residency by the deadline defined for your area if you plan to participate in the AFO sponsored student exhibits and have submitted an exhibit questionnaire.
    • Portland: complete your residency by Monday, April 27
    • Central Oregon: complete your residency by Monday, April 27
    • Southern Oregon: complete your residency by Monday, May 4
    • Salem: complete your residency by Wednesday, May 27
    • Eugene: complete your residency by Friday, May 29

After Your Residency

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  1. Coordinate drop off and pick up of exhibited projects – If you plan to participate in the AFO sponsored student exhibits you are in charge of dropping the projects off at your assigned location and picking them up after the exhibit. Details will be sent to you closer to the exhibit date. Coordinate with your team on this.
  2. TEACHERS ONLY: Have students complete post-residency assessments – After you have completed all sessions, have students complete post-residency assessments. Email the assessments to candice@af-oregon.org or mail them to Architecture Foundation of Oregon, Attn: Candice Agahan, PO Box 40230, Portland, OR 97240.
  3. TEACHERS ONLY: To receive graduate credit, submit all required documentation to AFO by Friday, May 29 – Register to receive graduate credit and submit all credit requirements to candice@af-oregon.org.
  4. Be on the lookout in August for applications to participate next school year!

You have the option to participate in an AFO sponsored student exhibit in your area. You must submit an exhibit questionnaire to participate. More information will be sent about exhibits before spring break.

To participate, please finish your residency by the following date per your area to ensure that projects are complete and dry enough to transport to a venue:

  • Portland: complete your residency by Monday, April 27
  • Central Oregon: complete your residency by Monday, April 27
  • Southern Oregon: complete your residency by Monday, May 4
  • Salem: complete your residency by Wednesday, May 27
  • Eugene: complete your residency by Friday, May 29

Display Guidelines
Projects must be able to fit into a space that is no larger than 2 feet by 8 feet per class (or can instead be 6 feet by 4 feet for wall projects) and must have any 3-D work/details strongly secured to a base. If you have larger class sizes and are concerned about this requirement, please contact kim@af-oregon.org.

Projects must be labeled with the school and teacher’s names. If projects are individual (as opposed to group), please put the student’s first name on their project in addition to the school and teacher’s names.

Central Oregon
Friday, May 1
5:30-8:30pm
Franklin Crossing

Portland
Thursday, May 7
5:30-8:30pm
BRIC Architecture, Pioneer Place, Opsis Architecture, SRG Partnership, and more locations TBA

Saturday, May 16
11am-5pm
OMSI

Southern Oregon
Saturday, May 9
2:00-5:00pm
ScienceWorks Museum

Salem
Wednesday, June 3
5:00-7:30pm
Salem Keizer Education Foundation

Eugene
Friday, June 5
5:30-8:00pm
UO Design Launch Lab