• The Original Room 402: 2010-2014

    Christina Jenkins is an educator and designer who leads a Los Angeles-based consulting practice that provides professional development to schools.

    Her former NYC public school classroom, documented here, is the inspiration for her work. Explore authentic examples of curriculum above, and learn more about consulting opportunities at www.roomfourzerotwo.com .

A report from #TeamiSchool at EduCon …

Above: Moctar, Nasyria, Isiah, Tianni (seated), Chloe + Jenkins at EduCon 2.6, January 2014 (Photo Credit: Michelle Leimsider) Last fall, four of my former “Media Lab” students (it’s now called Physical Computing) proposed – and were later accepted – to lead a workshop/conversation at EduCon in Philadelphia. Their workshop focused on the experience of taking … Continue reading

News From Room 402 / January 2014 update – Senior Projects!

  In late January, more than 70 of our seniors finished up their work in our Senior Projects class and presented films, short talks, inventions, games, art, books, horror manga and a robot in three separate events: The Academic Symposium, which featured 16 students sharing brief presentations and doing TED-like talks, was held at HERE … Continue reading

News From Room 402 / November 2013 update

Above: Rocio, Dylan and Anthony celebrate International Day of the Girl 2013 in October / photo credit MingRoseC on flickr Some first quarter highlights: Global Feminism ended with final projects that ranged from films to workshops to zines that addressed topics ranging from street harassment to understanding hip hop through a feminist lens (examples here … Continue reading

News from Room 402 / September 2013 update

Above: Mackenzie, Athena and Patricia study a Rand McNally road map of the city, and discover that Central Park is terribly distorted on the MTA’s subway map We’re offering a number of really exciting classes this fall! This is what we’ve been up to for the past couple of weeks: Global Feminism – This module … Continue reading

News from Room 402 / November 2012

Above: For his final cartography project, Max located an Indonesian island in Google Maps and asked a number of people what they thought it was based on its silhouette. He screenprinted the island on the front of his shirt, and the back depicts the responses. We closed the quarter on Friday with a number of … Continue reading

GPS + Compasses = Let’s go geocaching and orienteering!

Thanks to a generous donation via DonorsChoose.org from the folks at Seattle-based Groundspeak, Room 402 just received a brand new Garmin GPS and 6 new compasses! We’re planning a field trip for early November to the Queens Museum of Art to check out the scale model of New York City and to do some geocaching … Continue reading

News from Room 402 / September 2012

Above: Ms. Fay and I traveled to Southeast Asia this summer, thanks to a Fund for Teachers grant we received through our work with The Sixteen Project. Learn more here, and if you’re a teacher, check out http://www.fundforteachers.org/. Cartography: This course is all about mapping. We look at maps from political, artistic, digital, emotional and mathematical … Continue reading