Brainstorming Questions

Are you having trouble thinking of ways to integrate community resources into your classroom? Consider asking some of these helpful questions.

  • What curricular work could be re-imagined to include student interests, new forms of assessment, and/or project-based learning?
  • What area of your curriculum could be refreshed by working with a community partner?
  • What is an area of your curriculum that is difficult to teach?
  • What expertise from the community would you like to provide for your students?
  • What problems are you facing in your classroom?
  • What are students struggling to understand? How could a community partner assist in reframing it?
  • What topics are you interested in introducing, but need to learn more about?
  • What topics are you interested in exploring on your own?
  • What facilities and/or tools do you wish your students could access?
  • What are your students particularly interested in this year? How could you tap into those interests?
  • What projects or topics could you collaborate with a community co-educator to free up time for you?
  • What information could be replaced with information from the city of Pittsburgh?
  • Check the list of current or potential┬ápartners. Do any of them specialize in a topic that you are interested in pursuing?