Just Announced!

UP for Learning is partnering with the Central Vermont Education Development Center (CVEDC) to present a Youth Voice and Youth-Adult Partnership Professional Development Series, facilitated by UP faculty Helen Beattie and Harry Frank. This training targets middle and high school educators, educational leaders, and students.

The first session will be February 5, 2019; Introduction & Overview of Structures and Practices for Implementation. We will explore why it is particularly important at this time in Vermont’s history to build school cultures where we “listen to, learn from and lead with” our students in order to fulfill the promise of personalization and proficiency-based learning. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will learn protocols for amplifying youth voice and youth-adult partnership in learning and decision making, and clarifying the roles and responsibilities of students and teachers in personalizing learning.

The second session will be either March 19, 2019 for High School, or March 21, 2019 for middle school, and is titled Working Together in High School and Middle School. Note: we suggest that youth and adults attend this workshop as a team, and that teams be made up of youth who represent the diversity of the school community. These workshops will model the process of elevating youth voice and building youth-adult partnership in our schools. Using developmentally appropriate tools, we will facilitate protocols that promote dialogue and build a shared vision, assess progress, set goals and identify next steps. Participants will engage in activities from UP for Learning initiatives along with strategies from similar initiatives across the country and around the globe.

Teams will end each session understanding the roles and responsibilities of young people and their adult partners in learning and school change.

For more information and to register: www.cvedcvt.org

Questions? info@cvedcvt.org Or call: 802-497-1642

Is your school a CVEDC Member? All schools in Addison, Chittenden, Grand Isle and Franklin Counties are members.

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