Designing Our Own Learning (DOOL)
Since 2019, Sound Discipline staff have been gathering each August with diverse students and educators from Evergreen High School in the Highline School District and Dimmitt Middle School in the Renton School District. This group joins together online and in-person to build authentic community, develop youth leadership, and advocate for equitable practices within schools.
SD Facilitator Alan Wong describes DOOL this way, “…one part of it is being together and building this community…and seeing how it can be different from school, as we interact as students and adults on the same level. And the other part of it is taking what we are learning at DOOL and creating projects that we can share with other people.”
What is DOOL? Check out this video introduction.
Our 3rd Annual DOOL intensive summer program, August 2021.
Our 2nd Annual DOOL intensive summer program, August 2020.
Our Executive Director, Andrea John-Smith, blogged her thoughts about DOOL and interviewed some of the participants.
DOOL is funded by the College Spark Foundation. Read Alan Wong’s article on their Grantee Highlights blog – Collaboration is Key: Sound Discipline on Student Engagement
Orcas in the C’s
Lakeridge Elementary in the Renton School District, together with Sound Discipline and TeamRead, have implemented a program called ‘Orcas in the Cs’ which brings together first grade educators, students, and their families to build social emotional and self-regulation skills. The program integrates 5th grade reading buddies to provide mentoring and practice literacy skills.
Orcas in the C’s is funded through the Local Improvement Network of the Roadmap Project.
The Mindful Mentors project is a collaboration between Thrive Centered, Sound Discipline, and Tukwila Elementary and Foster High Schools in the Tukwila School District. This project brings together teens and third graders to connect as mentors and mentees, and engage together in learning about social emotional learning, mindfulness, and movement.
Read more about the Mindful Mentors project and check out the self-regulation strategy videos created by the students!
Mindful Mentors is funded through the Roadmap Project.