We already know that DonorsChoose.org teachers are creative and dedicated to their students. But we love when we also get to witness a glimpse of the collaboration that takes place between teachers – like the teachers at Lincoln High School in San Francisco. Six teachers at the school have created a Green Academy for students, a three-year program for at-risk students who are interested in environmental issues and green collar jobs. Part of the program includes a Green Service Learning Elective, in which students will implement recycling programs, plant gardens and install solar panels!
Valerie Zeigler, a Green Academy teacher, has submitted a project to DonorsChoose.org requesting digital cameras that will allow the students to document their work and serve as ambassadors to their fellow classmates, families and other teachers. ABC -KGO in San Francisco spoke with Ms. Zeigler and her students about the program and the kinds of things they will learn thanks to the help of donors who support the Green Academy. You can see the clip and the students hard at work here!