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My name is Phil Rich and I am writing on behalf of The/La Collaborative, a pan-Canadian network of academics, graduate students, K-12 teachers, and university and community partners.
I am reaching out to invite members of your organization to act as academic experts for our Inquiry Learning program by participating in classroom collaborations with K-12 teachers and students.
These collaborations are organized through an online platform with minimal time commitment for you. The/La Collaborative’s Connection Brokers (trained SSH graduate students) will identify a good fit for a collaboration that a teacher has requested, and send you an email to invite you to spend 30-90 min engaging with students of a K-12 classroom following a simple protocol that requires little to no preparation. The idea is to create an opportunity for you as a humanities and social science expert to extend your “office hours” to the community, directly benefiting K-12 teachers and students.
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By participating as an expert on the platform, you will have the opportunity to mobilize disciplinary knowledge meaningfully and demonstrate the importance of your field of study to future citizens (and potentially also future education undergraduate students!).
The/La Collaborative was developed by SSH researchers at least in part to provide new recruitment tools and strategies, but it can also provide you, as an university-based educator, insight into how your discipline is approached in the context of K-12 education, which can be helpful when teaching introductory courses.
A flyer which explains joining The/La Collaborative is above. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Phil at email@example.com.
Philip Rich (He/Him)
Research Manager – Inquiry Learning Program