Over the past several months, EdLab has been tagging along with CPET's Erick Gordon as he follows his impulse to explore and seek adventure in his role as a teacher, the creator of the Literacy Unbound program, and as a Senior Research Fellow with CPET.
Dr. Gordon's work has been driven by the belief that it's important to create learning spaces that feel less like school and more like places where art, relationships, and an authentic sense of wonder come together. This belief is especially present in his work with Literacy Unbound - a performance program that's not only about presenting media, but also the belief that in voice, body, and movement, there can be a process of constructing understandings.
Perhaps the best way to summarize Erick's work and his impact on students and colleagues comes from one of his former students, Nathan Blom: "...he's best at creating moments of wonder - moments that are going to be etched in people's minds."
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