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Themes Vignettes

The following Theme Vignettes will be available September 5: Getting Uncomfortable Playing the Game of School versus Deep Learning and Engagement Knowing the Learner: Taking Incremental Steps Changing Roles: Shared Responsibility and Partnership

International Seminar 2017 Overview
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International Seminar 2017 Overview

“Having attended the seminar last year, I was so energized for these 3 days. I leave with even more energy and a lot to grapple with over the summer months. I also am excited about the strength of the network of folks that deeply care about this work.” – IS participant On July 5-7, 2017,...

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Stories From Our Schools

BFA St. Albans science class                   Champlain Valley Union High School math class                 Harwood Union humanities class                 Peoples Academy social studies class                  

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Stories on the Road to Proficiency

  Why is Vermont moving to proficiency-based learning?   How are teachers experiencing this change?   How are students experiencing this change?   What does it look like when students and teachers partner in the design and implementation of proficiencies?     “Stories on the Road to Proficiency” is a compendium of video options to...

Education Reimagined
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Education Reimagined

We were recently incorporated in the web resources of a national group called “Education Reimagined”: https://education-reimagined.org/resources/up-for-learning/

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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...

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PLP Pathways #7 – UP For Learning

PLP Pathways #7 – UP For Learning    The Personalized Learning Plan Pathways initiative (Tarrant Foundation) interviews Helen Beattie about UP’s support of flexible pathways implementation.

Winter 2017 Newsletter
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Winter 2017 Newsletter

    We just finalized our UP for Learning Winter Newsletter! To view and download the Winter 2017 Newsletter, click here!                

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Vermont Legislature Honors Student Songwriters

“OUR TIME” SONG SPEAKS ABOUT STUDENT EMPOWERMENT THROUGH PERSONALIZED LEARNING, SUPPORTS VERMONT EDUCATION AGENDA Montpelier, VT — On February 15, the Vermont House of Representatives voted on a resolution honoring the student-adult team that produces “Our Time”: an original song and music video created to spark deeper, more critical discussion about the future of educational...

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Students help group turn advocacy into song

Grace Ecklund Gustavson, a student from U-32 in East Montpelier, speaks Wednesday at a Statehouse event honoring young Vermonters for their song about Act 77. Photo by Tiffany Danitz Pache/VTDiggerClick here to read the full article