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September 2018

13
Sep
September 13 - September 14
Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, VT United States

Communicating School Redesign (CSR) is founded on an evidence-based strategy for building public will for school change. This strategy has three parts: • Creating a common narrative based on a research-based approach • Identifying opportunities for meaningful dialogue in school and community • Engaging youth and adults as change agent partners SOFT-CSR-2018course

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20
Sep
September 20 - September 21
Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States

Develop a deeper understanding of YATST, your team, your work and your voice at the Overnight Orientation.  By the end of the orientation, you will have…united with your team and other teams from across the state, developed your understanding of YATST, completed a self-assessment of best practices and where you are at as a school relative to the 4 R’s, learned about survey development and established your plan for communicating and implementing your survey, participated in an authentic team building…

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26
Sep
September 26 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Capital Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 100 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States

Mastermind Mentors are youth mentors who, with their adult partners, participate in a one-day training on the key concepts of growth mindset & self-talk. This background knowledge is interspersed with examples from a toolkit of ideas that they bring back to use with younger students (K-3). After the training, Mastermind Mentors and their adult team partners prepare and practice what they learned from the toolkit. Over the course of several weeks, mentors team up with younger students and share how…

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October 2018

12
Oct
October 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, VT United States

Empower youth to drive their learning by building their understanding of how the brain processes information, effective brain-based learning and study skills in time for mid-year exams. Mastermind Guides are high school youth mentors, building the student body’s confidence and competence as high school learners and their capacity for independent, lifelong learning. Mastermind Guides and their adult partners will attend a one-day training and return to school to lead a meeting with the advisory faculty, sharing the content of the…

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16
Oct
October 16
Capital Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 100 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States

Students serve as leaders in Getting to ‘Y’ as they take steps to strengthen their school and community. There is a wealth of information in the biennial YRBS report on the wellness of young people in our state. What it does not include is a thoughtful and informed analysis of why (‘Y’) young people are making either wise or unwise choices. What do students believe would change these statistics for the better?  Who better to tell us than youth themselves?…

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19
Oct
October 19 - October 20
Common Ground, Starksboro, United States

This is an unprecedented time when the voices of young people are being elevated and honored on a national level. Your passion and wisdom are palpable forces for change. We invite you to join a network of young people who are emerging into leadership positions, and your adult partners, to further develop your skill as an agent of change in the work of leading yourself, leading others, and changing our world. This forum will elevate youth voice and youth-adult partnership…

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22
Oct
October 22
Capital Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 100 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States

Middle school students serve as leaders in Getting to ‘Y’ as they take steps to strengthen their school and community based on their findings. There is a wealth of information in the biennial YRBS report on the wellness of young people in our state. What it does not include is a thoughtful and informed analysis of why (‘Y’) young people are making either wise or unwise choices. What do students believe would change these statistics for the better?  Who better to…

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