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 active role in their learning; it will fundamentally reshape the student-teacher relationship to one of shared responsibility and partnership.

Register a youth-adult team for this summit if you would like answers to these questions:

  • What does it look and sound like when young people  partner with adults as they shape their educational experience?
  • How can we learn from other schools engaged in similar work to elevate student voice?
  • What are our next steps to address the youth-adult relationship in our school, ensuring that both power and responsibility in learning and education are shared?

Come be part of a highly interactive day designed to promote dialogue, choice, creativity and networking.This conference is for high school students, teachers, administrators, school board members, or other individuals partnering in school change efforts.

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An overview of the day:

8:30-9:00am Registration

9:00-9:40am Opening

9:50-11:40am Morning Sharing Sessions 1 & 2 (with break) to expand the realm of possibility

11:50-12:45 Meaning Making & Lunch

12:45-1:30 Open Space, Dilemma Consultancies, Dialogue

1:40-2:30 KIVA Protocol

2:30-3:00 Closing

Space is limited to 125 participants; registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Maximum team size is 8.  Cost:  $25 per adult; $15 per student (scholarships available upon request). Please e-mail [email protected] if you have any questions.

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This conference is co-sponsored by UP for Learning, Shelburne Farms, the Partnership for Change, Big Picture Learning, the School Project Foundation and with support from the Bay & Paul Foundations.