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Monday, March 12 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Engaging Students in Their Own Learning: Rhode Island Youth Perspectives

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Adopting student-centered learning practices can help students develop meaningful relationships with adults inside and outside of school, increase engagement and achievement for students from a variety of backgrounds, and ensure that students graduate from high school with important social and emotional skills, including problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and strong work habits that are essential for success in college and careers.

Rhode Island’s policies and statewide strategic plan for education were developed to support student-centered learning, but Rhode Island KIDS COUNT wanted to see how these policies were translating to students’ experiences in schools. In this session, presenters will share findings from focus groups on student-centered learning conducted with students from seven public high schools in Rhode Island. This study was conducted through a partnership between Rhode Island KIDS COUNT and Young Voices. Students were involved in every aspect of this project and will co-present study findings and recommendations.

By the end of this session, attendees will better understand the kinds of learning experiences students want and need to be college and career ready, and how to incorporate youth perspectives into school, district, and state-level decisions that directly impact students and their schools.

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Stephanie Geller

Senior Policy Analyst, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
I manage the Rhode Island Alliance for College and Career Readiness and coordinate a related Student-Centered Learning Leadership Table in Rhode Island. I believe strongly in the importance of student and parent voice and enjoy opportunities to interact with and learn from Rhode Island... Read More →

Monday March 12, 2018 3:30pm - 4:45pm EDT
Rotunda - Convention Center