Providing Tools to Teach Planning: Volunteers Needed

APA Florida is beginning work on developing short lesson plans members can use at local schools for career day or the Great American Teach-In. These short lessons will be designed to be brief interactive and informative intros about urban and regional planning and what planners do. To provide for differences in educational levels, lesson plans and activities will be based on grade bands, including kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade, middle school, and high school.

If you have an interest in educating youth about planning and assisting on this project we would love your help on our committee as we go through the development process. Working with a professional instructional design consultant, the committee will choose which planning topics to cover and help guide the creation of new and original short activities for each grade band to get students involved hands-on. In addition, the committee will review and provide feedback on the work presented by the instructional design consultant guiding us through this process. Your time commitment, between conference call meetings and individual review and feedback, will be about 10-12 hours spread out over the next three months.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please e-mail APA Florida Treasurer Tony LaColla, AICP at lacollaa@plancom.org or call 813-273-3774 ext. 350.