The seminars of the Teachers as Scholars (TAS) Program often inspires cooperative activities between the University of Notre Dame and the local schools.

To learn more, click on the titles below of these noteworthy collaborations:

"Teachers As Scholars: Notre Dame experts aim to inspire local teachers"
After attending the Teachers as Scholars Spring 2017 seminar: "Everyone Can Become a Design Thinker" taught in collaboration with Professor Ann-Marie Conrado, Professor Wendy Angst, and Professor James Schmiedeler, Mary Joyce DeVirgilio applied what she learned directly into her classroom. Mary Joyce DeVirgilio asked her fifth-grade students to work in teams to design a dream house for her – allowing the fantasy that cost is not an issue for a Catholic school teacher. Click here to find out the results.

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“Nature in America”
After his seminar on “Nature in America,” Professor Tom Schlereth helped the John Young Middle School teachers and students plant several gardens that have influenced the curricula in mathematics, science, and art, among other disciplines.

“A Revolution in Fiction”
As an outcome of her seminar, “The French Revolution: a Cultural Approach,” Professor Julia Douthwaite invited her teacher/scholars to create visual and textual representations of their impressions of the place of women in the French Revolution.

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