If you had the power to change your education, what would you do?
For the first time ever, leaders from K-12 student unions, like the Chicago Students Union, Newark Students Union, Portland Student Union, and Providence Student Union, will all be in the same room this Saturday at USC, sharing their stories of student organizing for educational justice with students in the LA community and working with them to build the student power movement. Over 175 students in LA have already registered for the event. Be sure to tune into the livestream at 10 AM PST to witness student voice in action! This is one event you won’t want to miss.
Livestream is embedded on our website: http://empowerED2014.com/
What’s a Imagining Learning listening session look like? This great short film created by Bo Adams showcases our listening session at Unboundary in Atlanta, GA! help us give this experience to other students by donating here
We need $446.00 to fund the next listening session! Every dollar counts! That is only 20 donating 25 dollars!
Do you want to bring a listening session to your community? Find out more here
We need $446.00 to fund the next listening session! Every dollar counts! That is only 20 donating 25 dollars! or 44 people donating 10 dollars! I have 39,000 followers I think we can do it!
Donate here http://www.incited.org/projects/13
When you donate, message me and I will give you an additional gift. I have some fun stuff to give away from my favorite education books to Hand drawn art to creating personalized education memes for your blog!
Whatever you do, Please reblog this and thank you in advance for your generous support! I know you all are helping to create an education system that treats students, teachers, and communities as if they matter!!!
-adventures in learning
Want to know what powerful learning looks like? Sign up for the IDEA Oregon Tour! Sign up here The tour will showcase 4 unique schools and programs in Eugene, Oregon May 1st-3rd. Join me and other educators, parents and students from around the state and country.
Changing Education (by whynotanything)
This creative manifesto by Youth Leader Arooj Ahmad asks us to think differently about education and for us to help young people like him change it! This is a well made expression of his voice and vision! Our goal at Imagining Learning is to help get more voices and visions like Arooj out to the world and to start to create a education systems that helps us all reach our human capacity.
A great collections of blogs written by Youth Voices or about Youth Voice in Education. Powerful writing!
Student Voice is a grassroots support network that serves to aid and empower students in their efforts to be heard and earn their rightful seat at the table.
It is a movement for students, by students, connecting and organizing America’s most underrepresented population – the students. We aim not to change a culture that ignores student voice, but rather create a culture that embraces it.
Through the utilization of social media, millions of people have taken notice of students speaking out using the #StuVoice hashtag, thousands have read student entries on this very website, and we have become aware of hundreds of student-led protests across the United States alone.
Student Voice aims to unite these voices into a powerful unified entity.
We take no stance on any issue other than those that are supported by students.
Students from all different socioeconomic, geographic, and racial backgrounds connect through Student Voice both virtually and face-to-face. These relationships have empowered students to devise youth councils and organize education policy advocacy campaigns.
From Fargo, North Dakota to New York City and as far as Nairobi, Kenya, students are sharing their unique perspectives and differing views on suitable solutions to improve education and public policy at-large worldwide. No story is left unheard and no perspective is left unaccounted for.
Together we are uniting and centralizing the Student Voice. Together we are enhancing our voices and empowering our peers. Together we are creating change at a local level, on an international scale.
We are students. We are change-makers.
Listen To Us. Watch Us.
A youth voice from Jackson, MS Imagining Learning Listening Session answering the question “What advice would you give to adults?”.
Help Imagining Learning travel to more communities for a new round of listening sessions (video) in 2013! Imagining Learning’s work is more important than ever! Every donation will help us to reach more students and communities! Listening sessions reach deep into the hearts of young people and allow them to share their Voices, Visions and Wisdom about how they want Education to be Transformed!
Over the past 4 years Imagining Learning has done over 20 listening sessions with more than 100 students from over 6 states. A listening session ask students what their ideal learning journey would look like.
One of the major themes that has emerged is how much students value Hands-on and Experiential Learning!
These themes speak to an natural human way of learning. Each group of students is different yet most of their visions for an ideal learning journey include more hands-on learning.
Let’s bring more hands on learning to our learning communities!
Imagining Learning is also looking for more students, parents, and community members to help organize listening sessions in there communities. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for more information