Imagining Learning: Asking Young People How They Would Change Education! (by cwk4328)
- You can help us reach over 50 communities in the next year by donating.
- You can help amplify and activate young people’s visions of education by donating a few dollars.
- You can help bring a major exhibition of Youth Voice and Vision to Washington DC in 2015!
- You can be part of a documentary film showcases what young people are experiencing in school and how they are creating changing it.
You can do all this and more by just donating 5-10 dollars! We have had over 50 donors pledge money to our campaign in the first week. Our goal is to reach 1000 donors by June 13th!
I know we can do it, I have see tumblr do some amazing things. At the moment I have 39,000 followers. I just need 1000 of you to step up to the plate! Be part of the change!
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Imagining Learning is working to create a national collective voice on the wisdom of young people on how they would reinvent education.MissionPlant a new educational seed that nourishes the life force of every young person.Description
Imagining Learning is a research and creative journey seeking to answer the question, “How do we educate young people to thrive in a world of possibility?” Through Listening Sessions we are focused on creating a national collective voice of teens (ages 13 - 19), as to how they would answer this question.
There is an innate wisdom in young people about the educational process that combined with their creativity and passion for changing their education, makes them a powerful resource in the search for new answers. Unfortunately, they are not being invited to the table. Our intention with the Listening Sessions we are conducting is to create a collective voice of young people whose wisdom and creativity awaken adults into action.
We are currently conducting Listening Sessions with teens all across America. We also are presenting our findings at various speaking venues, workshops and educational conferences.
The Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards is a global challenge that invites youth to creatively express their vision for driving change in local communities and to present potential solutions through visual storytelling.
People of tumblr, please share your powers with me.
I am one of the finalist in adobe’s youth voice film contest for animation, and I would love to win the audience favorite award, which would boost my college application to become a film major significantly.
The audience favorite is decided through social media score which is apparently gauged through twitter and facebook.
So please, like and share this video and help me win the audience favorite award.
Boston Magazine has a great feature this month on why Americans are questioning the tenet of owning something.
After defining ourselves for generations by our possessions—cars, houses, books, music—a dramatic cultural shift is under way. In the wake of a collapsed economy and a warming planet, what matters to a growing number of Americans is not so much ownership as access. And that has made Boston ground zero for a powerful new force in modern life: The sharing economy.
Can anyone point to any place (school, community, state) where testing has had a long term effect on the deepening of learning? Where is the study that states testing has positively effected the community around the schools where they are used?
I would love to see data not driven by raises in test scores, but instead by practical signs of real system change. Did testing help to increase the student engagement, the community involvement, Teacher satisfaction with their professional lives? How about positively effecting the local economy, or the rate of hope among students that they had access to good jobs and future learning opportunities?
Why don’t we ask for this data? Why is it only math scores and reading scores? I think we don’t have these types of conversations because the testing industry has made us believe that testing will create the change we seek. We fight against the testing companies and testing, but instead we should be asking them to prove their worth.
We don’t create change by testing. We create change by supporting teachers, by providing funding to education, by solving poverty, by empowering students to have a voice in how learning happens, by encouraging and providing the freedom for teachers to develop learning that is relevant, place based, real world, connective and that can only happen if others learn together.
It is not even that testing sucks, it is just bad science and a waste of money, time and effort. It had a role to play at first, but it now being used to punish teachers, students and communities instead of shining a light on the injustices and racism of our economic and educational system. The idea that testings is in any way helping learning is outdated at best and pure propaganda at worst.
Testing is a distraction, it is like trying to heal a dying tree by cutting off one of the branches. The roots of our current system are rotten. We need to let it die, and plant a new tree. Tree seed organically and so too will schools where learning is happening
-Adventures in Learning
In response to this thread on Facebook
On the passage of a few people through a rather brief moment in Time: The Situationist International 1957-1972
Each time teens meet in a Listening Session with Imagining Learning they are transformed into facilitators of change, collaborators with hope. Over three hours they create a vision of what education can be…what they need it to be, and the result is literally a work of art. Learn more here.
Imagining Learning has held 20 Listening Sessions already and have been invited to do another 38 across the country. (See the map above.) But they can’t get there without a little help from believers like you, people who know that young people have important wisdom to share.
Let’s break down what’s possible when a few committed people get together to enact change:
- Each Listening Session costs about $500. Just 20 people giving $25 each can make that happen.
- For the price of a $10 lunch, 50 people can bring the Imagining Learning revolution to a city that’s begging for it.
- If you and two of your friends agreed to donate $20 each and then each found three more people to do the same, that would only need to happen 4 more times to raise over $21,000 for Imagining Learning!
Activate your crowd to accelerate change. Visit Imagining Learning’s IncitED campaign and join the revolution!
“Rather than standing or speaking for children, we need to stand with children speaking for themselves.” - Sandra Meucci (quote via The Freechild Project)
Imagining Learning is standing with young people and providing space for them to stand with each other. Please donated to help us provide more opportunity to help activate and amplify young people’s voice! http://www.incited.org/projects/13