Youth Voice and Youth-Adult Partnership Series

Event Details

Youth Voice and Youth-Adult Partnership

Professional Development Sessions

Facilitated by UP for Learning, Helen Beattie and Harry Frank


Introduction & Overview of Structures and Practices for Implementation

January 10 (Jan. 17 snow date); 8:30-9:00 registration, 9:00am-3:30pm session

River Valley Tech Center at the Springfield H.S. campus

Audience: High School Educators and Educational Leaders

We will explore why it is particularly important at this time in Vermont’s history to build school cultures where we “listen to, learn from and lead with” our students in order to fulfill the promise of personalization and proficiency-­based learning. In this highly interactive workshop, participants will learn protocols for amplifying youth voice and youth-­adult partnership in learning and decision making, and clarifying the roles and responsibilities of students and teachers in personalizing learning.


Working Together in High School

March 12 (March 14 snow date); 8:30-9:00 registration, 9:00am-2:30pm session
Location TBD

Audience: High School Educators, Educational Leaders and Students

*includes student participants.  Note: Participants are encouraged to attend in youth-­adult teams. We suggest that teams be comprised of youth who represent the diversity of your school community.

This workshop will model the process of elevating youth voice and building youth­-adult partnership in our high schools. Using developmentally appropriate tools, we will facilitate protocols that promote dialogue and build a shared vision, assess progress, set goals and identify next steps. Participants will engage in activities from UP for Learning initiatives along with strategies from similar initiatives across the country and around the globe. Teams will end each session understanding the roles and responsibilities of young people and their adult partners in learning and school change.


For more information, visit UP for Learning.

These workshops will complement the presentation by Russ Quaglia and Lisa Lande on February 5th in Colchester. For more information about those workshops, visit their web site.


Fees: $200 for each sessions; no fee for student participants

Instructors: Helen Beattie and Harry Frank

Register on-line