Mentored Storytelling: Maurer

Instructor Name: 
Lukas Maurer
Course Description: 

This Capstone partners with Centennial Park School (CPS), an alternative school for "at-risk" students in Gresham. PSU students will provide mentoring and support to CPS students to help them express themselves through creative storytelling. The course will examine issues of social justice, holistic learning, and self advocacy, and consider the power of vulnerability in a leadership position. The course will also address privilege and power in society, community and classrooms. 

PSU students will critically engage with learning theories and practices which they can then use to support students, particularly those who have been historically underserved in educational systems. CPS will bring their students to PSU campus once a week for mentored workshops with PSU students. PSU students will visit CPS campus once during the term. Together the college and high school students will create short stories (fiction, non-fiction, memoir, etc.) and present them in their preferred format (written, podcast, play/script, performance, multimedia, puppettering, etc.).