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Over 200 youth and adults engaged as educational change agents throughout Vermont gathered on April 27th at Lake Morey Inn and Resort for the second annual POWER2: Youth and Adults Shaping Vermont Education Together summit.

Students presented alongside adults in small sharing sessions throughout the morning, exploring twelve themes about education in Vermont with youth and adult partnership at the center of driving that transformation (see the bottom of this post for links to resources around each of those themes).

Our guiding questions for the summit that helped to inform, inspire and move participants to authentic dialogue for action included:

Participant Packet: includes agenda, agreements, workshop descriptions and more!

Click here to view the resources from Power2 2015

Resources from Youth-Adult Presentation Teams

End-of-Year Studies

Burlington High School:

Gretchen Muller: [email protected]

BHS Year-End-Studies website

Blue Mountain Union School:

Tracey Puffer: [email protected]

Senior Capstone Course Description (page 12)

M3: Mindset, Metacognition and Motivation goes LIVE

Hazen Union High School:

Chris Miller: [email protected]

Helen Beattie: [email protected]

M3 Curriculum Guide

Get Personal, Get Political, Get Meta, Get to Work at Randolph Union School

Randolph Union School:

Elijah Hawkes: [email protected]

School Website


Students as Partners in Community Initiatives

Northfield High School:

Luke Foley: [email protected]

School Website

UVM Extension Teen and Leadership Program:

Lauren Traister: [email protected]

Presentation Slides


Program Website

From Passive to Active: Self-Directed Learning in Science Classrooms

Proctor High School:

Adam Rosenberg, Principal: [email protected]

Presentation Slides

To Suspend or Restore? That is the Question

Essex Middle School:

Lindsey Halman: [email protected]

School Website

Issue Circle Template

EMS RJ Referral Form

EMS RJ Circle Support Plan

Certificate of Completion

Burlington School District

Henri Sparks, BSD Director of Equity: [email protected]


The Limes: Arts Infused Project Based Learning at Cabot High School

Cabot High School:

Brian Boyes: [email protected]

Band Website

School Website

Personalized Learning: What does that mean?

Big Picture Learning

Elliott Washor: [email protected]


Youth Shaping Their World: The Young Writers Project

The Young Writers Project

Geoffrey Gevalt: [email protected]


Proficiency-Based Learhing: Shifting to “Yet”

Champlain Valley Union

Emily Rinkema: [email protected]

Standards Based Learning at CVU website

Students as Partners in School Improvement:

Williamstown Middle/High School

April Wortmann: [email protected]

Presentation Slides

Feedback Form

Green Mountain Union:

Allyson Oswald: ¬†[email protected]

Presentation Slides

School Website

The Power of Advisories

Burlington High School

Nadya Bech-Conger: ¬†[email protected]

Presentation Resources

Advisory Video

Advisories and Personalized Learning at BHS website

Harwood Union High School

Ellen Berrings: [email protected]

Teacher Advisory Website

The Personalization of Learning Video

All School Dialogue Video


Sound Check!: Shaping Our Future Together “Our Time”

Check out the song trailer!

Shaping Our Future Together website