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Tuesday, March 13 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
VIRTUAL: How to Change the World: A Student-Led, Traveling Course on Civic Engagement

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THIS SESSION WILL NOW BE OFFERED VIRTUALLY VIA GOOGLE HANGOUT. Please contact Seth Kolker for more information.

In “How to Change the World,” an extended learning opportunity course at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island, students develop and act upon a working theory about the change they want to affect in the world. All year, students select, design, and facilitate field trips and events to learn about the work that local activists, politicians, lawyers, and professionals are doing to change the world—and to get involved in their work. Students also plan and fundraise for a week-long trip to Washington DC in April.

In this session, How to Change the World students and their teacher, Seth Kolker, will: (1) demonstrate the capacity of youth to design academic and experiential programs, (2) create space for reflection on structural barriers to equity and the power of student voice, and (3) share a replicable model of an ELO that includes domestic homestays for low-income youth.

Participants will leave with ideas for replicating the How to Change the World model in their own schools.

Speakers
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Emarys Cruz

Student, Central Falls High School
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Todd Deslauriers

Student, Central Falls High School
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Rogelio Gomez

Student, Central Falls High School
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Seth Kolker

Math Teacher, Central Falls High School
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Alex Morales

Student, Central Falls High School
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Evan Quezada

Student, Central Falls High School
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Jasmine Rios

Student, Central Falls High School


Tuesday March 13, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm EDT
VIRTUAL