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Register Now for Power2!

  This is a remarkable era of education redesign in Vermont.  With the advent of Act 77: Flexible Pathways and new Education Quality Standards, there are unprecedented opportunities for youth to partner with adults as messengers and co-creators of school change.   The current vision for education in Vermont will require students to assume a...

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Power2:Youth and Adults Shaping Vermont Education Together

This is a remarkable era of education redesign in Vermont.  With the advent of Act 77: Flexible Pathways and new Education Quality Standards, there are unprecedented opportunities for youth to partner with adults as messengers and co-creators of school change. The current vision for education in Vermont will require students to assume a far more...

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Two Upcoming Workshops for Youth-Adult Teams

Responsive Facilitation & Public Speaking: Building Essential Skills for Youth-Adult Partners in School Change UP for Learning is offering two highly effective workshops, Responsive Facilitation and Public Speaking, to support any high school youth-adult team currently reshaping the nature of learning in their schools. Please click here to view the full flyer. The Responsive Facilitation interactive...

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Winter 2015 Newsletter

    We just finalized our UP for Learning winter newsletter! It has been quite a year, breaking new ground with exciting opportunities for students to work with adults in partnership on a statewide communications campaign for school redesign (Shaping Our Future Together), and a new model of continuous school improvement. YATST continues to be...

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Hazen YATST Presents at OSSU Inservice

On February 7th, a team of Hazen students and adults presented a workshop at the Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union inservice, with teachers and administrators present. Their session titled, The Evolving Story of Education and Learning, explored what we now know about the brain and how it is reshaping how we learn and teach.

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YATST at Int’l Education Conference

Vermont’s effort to elevate student involvement in learning and school decision-making was featured at the recent American Education Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in Philadelphia. Dr. Helen Beattie of East Hardwick, Director of UP for Learning, co-presented on a panel entitled, The Roles of Student Voice, Participation and Youth-Adult Partnership in Promoting Student Development. Dr....

Communicating School Redesign Seminar
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Communicating School Redesign Seminar

Join YATST/UP for Learning for this interactive seminar to learn more about the art and science of communications theory and practice as it relates to the current roll-out of Act 77.  Those who attend will go home with a powerful conceptual communications framework, tools and strategies, which have been field-tested in Vermont. Four Vermont high...

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Reflections on Bridges to Partnership

“The strategies and concepts I learned today will help set the foundation for a powerful change in my school”.  This was one student’s reflection at the close of the October 9 state-wide conference entitled, “Bridges to Partnership: Youth and Adults Learning New Skills to Redesign Schools.  Youth-adult teams from eight Vermont high schools joined a...

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Bridges to Partnership: Conference

This fall state-wide conference bridges theory and practice to engage youth and educators as partners in high school redesign efforts.  It provides reasons, inspiration and tools for school communities to look at instruction through the lends of student motivation and to work with youth to improve it.  Youth-adult teams will leave with: 1) Three concrete...

New Graduate Course
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New Graduate Course

A new course has been created this year entitled, “Communicating School Redesign through the Youth-Adult Partnership Lens” (see attached syllabus below).  Creating a common language to assure that students can take a meaningful role in both learning and school transformation efforts is the goal of this course.  Our capacity as change agents is compromised if...