Between August 3 and August 14, 2015, SoundOut is taking up residence at Cleveland High School in Seattle, Washington.
Over those two weeks, twenty high school students will join SoundOut staff to learn how to change the world, starting with the education system they spend at least thirteen years participating in. As a predominantly African American and Asian American school in a low-income neighborhood, there are plenty of opportunities to create change!
If educators asked and trained them, students can develop clear visions for schools. #studentvoice #edchat #learning pic.twitter.com/PrkbYWp7VQ
— SoundOut (@SoundOutorg) August 3, 2015
Using our SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum, students will explore several broad topics, including…
- The Basics of Student Voice
- The Basics of Changing the World
- Research and Evaluation
- Understanding Education
- Basics of Teaching and Learning
- Project Planning 101
- Decision-Making and Policy Change
- Advocating for Yourself and Others
With six hours of programming everyday, students will experience hands-on, practical learning opportunities. FUN is at the middle of everything, and we’ll also be infusing critical thinking, reflection and sustainability lessons throughout the entirety of the camp.
As part of the ongoing SoundOut Student Voice Team at Cleveland, the students will make plans for action with our partners at Service Learning Seattle throughout the 2015-16 school year and have unique opportunities to contribute to school improvement planning, teaching professional development and more.
Wanna see how its going? Stay tuned over the next few weeks as I live blog from Cleveland!
Day-By-Day Live Blogging
- Day 1: What Is Student Voice?
- Day 2: Why School?
- Day 3: What Can Students Do?
- Day 4: Reform or Transform?
- Day 5: Telling the Truth