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September 2018 UPdate

In this issue we share thoughts on the importance of youth voice and choice in their education, new opportunities to engage in our key UP initiatives, important ideas about equity and opportunity from our friends, and ongoing partnerships as we strive to engage youth in Vermont. Read More

International Seminar on Amplifying Student Voice and Partnership
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International Seminar on Amplifying Student Voice and Partnership

BURLINGTON, VERMONT-UP for Learning was honored to host the third International Seminar on Amplifying Student Voice and Partnership on June 26-28, 2018.  Over 60 invited participants gathered at UVM, to explore their common belief that elevating the role of young people in their learning and in the school redesign process is essential to the future...

2018 Power-squared Summit Draws Youth-Adult Teams from Around Vermont
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2018 Power-squared Summit Draws Youth-Adult Teams from Around Vermont

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, youth-adult partnership teams from 21 Vermont high schools and organizations descended upon the Lake Morey Inn in Fairlee to share their power at the Power 2 Summit. Power 2 is short for Power-Squared, acknowledging the synergistic force for change that happens when youth partner with adults to bring about innovations...

UP for Learning featured at Youth Activation Summit in Palo Alto, CA
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UP for Learning featured at Youth Activation Summit in Palo Alto, CA

On a Wednesday in late April, 150 youth and adults from around the country were flown to Facebook Corporate headquarters in Palo Alto California for the Youth Activation Summit.  Helen Beattie (UP for Learning Executive Director), Aidan Lodge (Peoples Academy student and Communicating School Redesign participant) and Phil Grant (Peoples Academy principal) were invited as...

Linking Across the Lines
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Linking Across the Lines

Alison Cook-Sather from Bryn Mawr College and Helen Beattie discuss strengthening student voice work through “linking across the lines”  in the latest edition of the International Journal of Student Voice.

The Keystone to Transformation
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The Keystone to Transformation

Helen Beattie and Martha Rich discuss Youth-Adult Partnerships; the Keystone to Transformation in this month’s Education Reimagined Pioneering online Voices from the Field publication.

Welcome to our new website!  
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Welcome to our new website!  

Read Executive Director Helen Beattie’s reflection on UP for Learning’s first decade, and her hopes for the future in the inaugural blog post.

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Power, Purpose, and Partnership at the 2017 P2 Summit

Power, Purpose, and Partnership at the 2017 P2 Summit By Tevye Kelman July 13, 2017 In a post on this blog, Diana Lebeaux argues that personalization doesn’t automatically equate to meaningful student-centered learning. Authentic student-centered learning requires giving young people real power to determine the course of their inquiry and to shape the structures and...

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,...

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/