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.

Blog 1 April 18, 2018
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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...

Power 2 Summit
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Power 2 Summit

Save the Date!! Power 2 Summit: Youth and Adults Shaping Vermont Education Together May 1, 2018 @ Lake Morey Resort   The critical importance of Youth-adult partnership in transforming educational efforts is the focus of this energizing gathering. We will explore the role youth-adult partnership is playing in successfully shaping learning and educational experiences. Flexible...

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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/

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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...