UPCast April 2017

"What We Talk About When We Talk About Student Voice"

From UPCast, an occasional podcast produced by UP for Learning.

The 2013 legislation Act 77 promises to create "flexible pathways" toward graduation in order promote student ownership, relevance and engagement. In this episode, Vermont students and teachers at the 2016 Power Squared: Youth and Adults Shaping Vermont Education Together conference talk about their experiences with personalized learning and student-adult partnerships. Their voices provide a powerful reminder of why it is essential to engage students as partners when we attempt transformative change in our schools.

Music: "Our Time," an original song written and performed by Vermont students, in collaboration with Brian Boyes, Kris Gruen, and UP for Learning.

Written & produced by Tevye Kelman for UP for Learning, April 2017

Interviews by Sue Trecartin, April 2016

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There is no greater power than a community discovering what it cares about. 
-Margaret Wheatley 


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  • YATST Student Member

    The student-led faculty meeting was unlike anything I have ever seen in terms of students and teachers holding a discussion about a topic as sensitive as their teaching methods. I heard from a lot of teachers in the “go-around” that they were awestruck about what had just happened.

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