Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner

This infographic, “Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner,” adapts Students at the Center’s Continuum of Voice chart by adding examples and ideas that illustrate each level to support implementation using a design by Sylvia Duckworth. Source Organization: Personalize Learning Visit the Resource

Talk to Teachers: Students Share How and Why They’d Change Education

This article describes a lesson in persuasive writing for high school juniors developed by an Oakland, California teacher. After studying an historic essay written by James Baldwin, students were asked to write persuasive essays detailing how they feel education could be changed to better fit their needs. The article links to audio files of six… Read More ›

Snakes Are Born This Way: Illuminating Standards (Video)

This video, based on Lady Gaga’s hit song “Born This Way” is performed by a group of second graders at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Dorchester, Massachusetts. It was created after completing extensive research on snakes, the students wrote, performed, and produced the song “Snakes Are Born This Way”. Source Organization: Expeditionary Learning

Water Quality and Future Use of Loon Pond (Video)

This video provides an overview of how a 9th grade biology class was able to provide a civic service while gaining a deep understanding of content using the scientific method, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. This example of community-oriented, anytime/anywhere, project-based learning began through a conversation between the students’ biology teacher and the City of Springfield.… Read More ›

The Eye of the Storm Learning Expedition: Illuminating Standards (Video)

This five minute video documents the class of 2015 at Casco Bay High School for Expeditionary Learning in Portland, Maine who focused their junior year’s work on climate change. In the fall, they studied both the chemistry and the policy. In the spring, they began to consider the human side of things when their humanities teacher,… Read More ›

Extended Learning Opportunities at Pittsfield Middle High School (Video)

This 15 minute video, with support from Nellie Mae Education Foundation and Julie Mallozzi , showcases Pittsfield Middle High School putting students at the center of their own learning. Students engage in a variety of extended learning opportunities that enable them to find and explore their own passions outside of the classroom. Source Organization: Nellie Mae… Read More ›

Incorporating 21st Century Skills in the Classroom (Video)

This Students at the Center Hub video explores how teachers incorporate 21st century skills into core subject classes. What does it look like in action? How does this help prepare students for college and career, and enrich their core subject learning? Source Organization: Students at the Center

Virtual Video Tours of Next Gen Learning Schools

This set of videos released by Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) tours several innovative schools to see Next Generation Learning in action. Each video tour showcases key components of blended, competency-based, personalized learning at NGLC’s Breakthrough schools and other K-12 schools across the country that are transforming learning. Resources are included with each video. Please note… Read More ›

Virtual Viewpoints Podcast: Paula Dillon, Barrington Public Schools

This episode is the third in our series documenting the Integrated Learning Systems project, a collaboration between the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, the Highlander Institute, and several other Rhode Island-based stakeholders endeavoring to design and pilot systems that promote student centered learning. In this episode, we’re talking with Paula Dillon, the Assistant Superintendent of Barrington… Read More ›

Boston Student Advisory Council Facebook Page

Boston Student Advisory Council (BSAC) is a student-led organization to empower youth in Boston to have a voice in decision-making. Jointly administered by Youth on Board and Boston Public Schools, the group consists of 2 elected student representatives from most of Boston’s high schools. Students meet bi-weekly, choosing topics of interest to research. Students then… Read More ›

Adobe Youth Voices

Adobe Youth Voices works to engage and inspire youth, aged 13-19, to get involved in their communities and build creative confidence, a skill much needed for the 21st century. The organization partners with community and youth development organizations in over 60 countries and provides professional development to educators to support student’s development of digital media… Read More ›

Student Voice Twitter Conversations

This Twitter feed created by a group of students in 2012: Student Voice (#stuvoice) hosts weekly conversations for students, teachers, policymakers, and key stakeholders to discuss current topics in conversation. Archives of selected Monday night twitter chats and video chats are available on the Student Voice website. The group and in-person education summits in dozens of countries… Read More ›