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November 2018 Up News

Getting to “Y” Getting to “Y” (GTY) – Youth (GTY) – Youth Taking the Lead as Change Taking the Lead as Change Agents in their Schools and Agents in their Schools and Communities! Communities! Read More

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Four Feet on the Ground: The Youth-Adult Partnership “Teeter-totter Effect”

The personalization of learning requires the relationship of students and teachers to shift to partnership and shared responsibility. Educational change in Vermont has also opened the door to unprecedented opportunities for young people to be central to change, rather than passive recipients. However, there are few roadmaps for shifting our mental models and practices to...

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“Our Time” Revisited

I just can’t get it out of my head… “It’s our time, our place, our pace.  Choice and voice, we co-create.” Almost two years ago a group of young people from schools around the state convened to compose a song that captured their vision of education.  Once the song was ready, Vermont students of all...

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Blog 1 April 18, 2018

I have been charged with writing the first blog for our new UP for Learning web site – a daunting task!  My choice is to focus on gratitude, reflecting on the remarkable gifts of the past 10+ years with this organization, as we turn the corner into this next decade.  Culling the list to a...