|Paulo Fonseca Jr
Urban Assembly Media High School
I teach to empower my students to believe in the awesome power of their ideas.
I use media examples as entry points for discussions about social values.
I believe students need training to help them decode meaning from media.
I create an environment where students can grow their existing creative and technical skills.
I seek to inspire, and am constantly inspired by my students, and I see myself as
a collaborator in the learning process.
My community is filled with diverse peoples of various talents.
I try to surround myself with good natured, creative and innovative people because I value exposure to new stimuli.
My schools learning community is comprised of a multi cultural
staff that serve students from all over New York City. My community is vibrant, young,
and full of energy. I am lucky to be working with other professionals who care about
the development of their students, and are dedicated to improving the teaching and learning
in our school.
When I first moved to New York, I moved to Astoria Queens. I lived in an artist collective
called "Wonderland" for 4 years. During this wonderful living experiment I learned
alot about myself and how to maintain a live/work environment. I was in constant
collaboration with the Artist/Residents of Wonderland, and living in that rich environment
has given me perspective on community building.
Now I live in Brooklyn and I love the energy of neighborhood.
|My Roles and Responsibilities|
At my school I am the Visual Arst Media Teacher. I am responsibile for
exposing students to Visual Arts History, Art Studio activities, as well
as improving their technology/digital media literacy and skills.
I am also my schools Technology Coordinator. I work with others in my school
to maintain the equipment used by teachers and stuents in out learning community.