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  1. Anchor Activity SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE Check Out the Student Voice Handouts • As we wait for people to arrive: • Read through Student Voice Initiative One-Pager and/or the Principals Want to Know handout(s) • Complete the Anchor Activity: Ticket in the Door alone or with a partner Review the Student Voice Initiative handout and complete the sentences:

  2. Student Success Learning to 18Student Voice Module Summer Program Summer 2011

  3. Student Voice Summer Program 2011 SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE Focus for Student Voice Module: • Introduction to Student Voice • Initiate exploration of… “How might we invite students to co-create their learning communities?”

  4. Materials Review SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE *Required For Student Voice Module* Handouts 1 & 2 – Student Voice Initiative one-pager, Principals Want to Know newsletter Handout 3 - Ticket in the Door Handout 4 - Making Connections Organizer Handout 5 – BINGO Recording Sheet Handout 6 – 9 Student Voice Indicators Handout 7 – Hart’s Ladder Handout 8 – Suggested Further Reading SpeakUp in a Box –one for each participant

  5. Module Agenda SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE 1 • Minds On • Setting the stage – the provincial context • Learning Goals/Essential Questions • Introduction Activity / Debriefing Anchor Activity • Inviting Student Voices - Student Voice DVD • Research & Student Engagement – Students Said Activity • Action • The Student Voice Initiative Overview • Hart’s Ladder: Assessment of Student Participation – Read, Pair, Share Activity • Consolidation • Exploring SpeakUp in a Box • Making Connections Organizer • Suggested further reading • Student Voice Module Conclusion 2 3

  6. Minds On SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE • Setting the Stage – the provincial context • Learning Goals/Essential Questions • Introduction Activity / Debriefing Anchor Activity • Inviting Student Voices - Student Voice DVD • Research & Student Engagement – Students Said Activity

  7. Provincial Context SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE Core priorities: • High Levels of Student Achievement • Reducing the Gaps in Student Achievement • Increased Public Confidence in Our Publicly Funded Schools

  8. School EffectivenessFramework SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE

  9. School EffectivenessFramework SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE A Support For School Improvement And Student Success http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/literacynumeracy/Framework_english.pdf * Student Voice and the School Effectiveness Framework 3.1 The teaching and learning environment is inclusive and reflects individual student strengths, needs and learning preferences. 3.2 School programs incorporate students’ stated priorities and reflect the diversity, needs and interests of the school population. 3.3 Students are partners in conversations about school improvement. 3.4 Explicit strategies are in place to enable students to demonstrate strong citizenship skills such as leadership, teamwork and advocacy.

  10. Supporting the Instructional Core SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE Leading Learning – leadership

  11. Example SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE Host a forum involving students to gather feedback on the 4 pillars Students host a forum using SpeakUp in a Box to identify what helps and hinders their learning and their ideas about what adults and students can do. Senior Social Science course Action Research using collaborative inquiry: (Plan, Act, Observe, Reflect)For example: Divide into a project team of 3 or 4 students.  You are a team of policy advisers in the Ministry of Education in Ontario. Along with several other teams in the province, you have been assigned to conduct original research into student engagement among students in Grades 7-12. etc.

  12. A Professional Learning Cycle SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE

  13. Student Success Grades 7-12 Key Elements SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE • EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION • Differentiated Instruction • Math GAINS • Literacy GAINS • Professional Learning Cycle • Student Voice • School Effectiveness Framework INTERVENTIONS • Credit Rescue / Recovery • Transitions Supports/Taking Stock • Children and Youth in Care • Re-engagement 12 12+Strategy • Supervised Alternative Learning • School Support Initiative PROGRAMS • Specialist High Skills Major • Dual Credits • Expanded Cooperative Education • Ontario Skills Passport • Board Specific Programs • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT • Student Success Leaders • Student Success Teachers • Student Success School and Cross Panel Teams

  14. Pyramid of Preventions andInterventions SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE Re-entry to School ALL SOME FEW

  15. Learning Goals SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE In this session participants are learning how to: • explain student voice and why it is important to learning; • access support and resources for Student Voice through colleagues, the board and the ministry; • invite students to co-create environments that promote student engagement and use this important information for improving their learning.

  16. Essential Questions SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE • What is the Student Voice Initiative? • How might I invite students to co-create environments that promote student engagement in their learning? • How do I increase my access to assistance and resources?

  17. Making Connections Organizer SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE

  18. Building Inclusion & Anchor Activity Debrief SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE Strategy: Partner Introduction Instructions: • Choose a partner from table group. Decide who will be the interviewer and who will be interviewed. For one minute, the interviewer will tell his/her partner all the things he/she does not know about his/her partner, including why she/he is taking the Student Voice Module and something interesting from the Anchor Activity. The partner being interviewed then responds for two minutes giving information they are comfortable sharing. • Partners switch roles and repeat the strategy. • Reform into a table group. Each set of partners introduce one another to the table group and share their partners reasons for the taking this module and one thing they found interesting from the Anchor Activity. Continue until everyone has been introduced to the table group by their partners.

  19. Whole Group Debrief SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE What are some of the common and/or different reasons people are taking this module. What did you learn about each other? What did you learn about student voice from one another? Why is it important to build inclusion in any group? How do you build inclusion in your classrooms so that it is a safe/respectful place for students to express their voices?

  20. Inviting Student Voices SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE What are you wondering about Student Voice or the SV Summer Program? • View the Student Voice DVD. • Reflect on the video by filling in responses to the BINGO template (Handout 5). • Each group member shares a response for ONE box with table group.

  21. BINGO SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE

  22. Research & Student Engagement SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE Student Engagement is a measure of the extent to which students: • participate in academic and non-academic activities • identify with and value schooling outcomes • make a serious personal investment in their learning *This and the following slides draw upon the research of Dr. Doug Willms , with permission.

  23. Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE 25% prevalence of students with low engagement

  24. Socio-Economic Gradient SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE

  25. Socio-Economic Gradient SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE

  26. Socio-Economic Gradient SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE Average Participation in Sports & Clubs 67%

  27. Critical Learning Threshold SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE Engagement is a function of development

  28. Considering Flow SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE 67%

  29. Engagement as Learning SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE Learning Quality Instruction Enabling Content Time Engagement

  30. Tell Them From Me SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE Outcomes thelearningbar.com 67% Drivers of Student Outcomes

  31. Raising the Bar SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE

  32. Students Said… SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE • MSAC 2011-12 students were asked: “In order to increase student engagement in schools, principals, teachers and other school leaders should…” The top three responses from students were: • Build a strong extra-curricular program that builds a sense of belonging, self-confidence& enjoyment of school, particularly for those students at risk. • Encourage and support teachers to build strong relationships with students. • Foster a teaching approach that includes designing learning tasks that are focused on students’ interests.

  33. Students Said… SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE • Go to the response that interests you • Discuss response and how it relates to Dr. Willms research • Share a thought with the larger group

  34. Action SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE • SpeakUp – The Student Voice Initiative Overview • 9 Student Voice Indicators - Final Word • Hart’s Ladder: Assessment of Student Participation – Read, Pair, Share

  35. The Student Voice Initiative SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE SpeakUp’s Key Messages

  36. Main Components SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE MSAC

  37. Minister’s Student Advisory Council SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE INITIATIVE TERMS OF REFERENCE • Provide ongoing student perspectives, recommendations, and consultations on the Ministry of Education’s policies, programs and practices • Provide advice and feedback on the activities more specifically related to the Ministry’s student engagement activities • Participate in student forums, events or conferences to discuss student-related issues • Learn about strategic planning and the formation of government policy, programs and practices • The Council is composed of: • 60 students from each of the 6 regions and 3 francophone regions to represent students’ diverse backgrounds: • Students grades 7-12 • Students with special needs • English Language Learners • A range of engaged to disengaged and recently re-engaged students • Students not in school • Reserved membership for representatives from the OSTA (3) and FESFO (3) *Over 600 students applied for a seat on the 2011-12 MSAC

  38. Regional Student Forums SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE One-day consultations with students to share ideas on how to respect all students’ voices and how to strengthen their engagement in learning. The 9 Student Voice Indicators, which drive the Student Voice Initiative, emerged from Regional Forums in 2009. In 2011, the focus for discussion was student councils and how they can strengthen engagement academically among all students and hear all students’ voices. A diversity of students selected from a range of destinations and levels of engagement, grades, gender, non-traditional leaders, those on student students council or not, student trustees, and MSAC members).

  39. 9 Student Voice Indicators SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE 6. Provide students with the opportunity to give feedback on their learning experience in order to achieve success. 7. Consult students and inform them on decisions that impact their educational experience. 8. Ensure students’ experience of education is equitable wherever they live in Ontario (i.e. curriculum, classroom materials, and qualified teachers). 9. Commit to ensuring eco-friendly practises in their schools and classrooms (i.e. composting, recycling, green roofs, and healthier food options). 1. Based on students’ interests, expand the available extra-curricular options to include enrichment, peer support, academic support and activities. 2. Make more explicit the strategies designed to support student learning of life skills (e.g. leadership, teamwork, communication). 3. Ensure the learning environment is inclusive socially (i.e. opportunities to talk about issues such as mental health, bullying, racism, diversity, inclusion) 4. Ensure the learning environment is inclusive academically (i.e. teachers know the individual students and their learning styles, what helps and hinders their learning). 5. Build on the SpeakUp to ensure all students feel welcomed and empowered in their schools.

  40. SpeakUpProjects SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE INITIATIVE Grants for student-led projects (up to $1000 per project) Student-led projects that focus on strengthening engagement in the under-engaged are the priority Over 4000 student-led SpeakUp projects, in 900 schools, have received grants since 2008 1367 projects were approved in 2010-11 Applications for 2011-12 will be posted on www.ontario.ca/speakupin the fall of 2011.

  41. 2010-2011 SpeakUpProjectExamples SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE • The Ideas Exchange: Student Education - Student Action, a city-wide conference in an alternative education setting • Saving Our Selves,a teen health and wellness fair • IMPACT- Random acts of kindness, a campaign to abolish bullying and create a safe school environment through positive actions

  42. SpeakUp in a Box SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE SpeakUp in a Boxcontains everything needed for 30 students to discuss: What helps you engage in your learning? What holds you back from engaging in your learning? What can adults do to improve how education looks and feels? What can students do to improve how education looks and feels? Students are to share their ideas with staff and the Ministry. They may apply for a grant to lead a SpeakUp project designed as a result of what they learned. Students and teachers may request a kit by emailing: studentengagement@ontario.ca *Thanks to Speak Out Alberta for sharing their idea.

  43. Student Voice Success Criteria SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE School boards and schools establish a process for consulting and communicating the outcome of the consultation about decisions that impact on them • Including all students in the provision for student voice, not just those who are on student council or most comfortable expressing their voice. Visible teaching involves: • Making learning the explicit goal • Sharing challenging learning intentions and success criteria • Seeking and giving feedback; • Adapting teaching as a result of feedback from learners • Planning interventions that deliberately encourage mastery of these intentions Visible learning involves students: • Being committed to and open to learning • Being involved in setting challenging learning intentions and success criteria • Seeking feedback from learning

  44. Take Five SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE Take a few moments to re-read the Student Voice Initiative and Principals Want to Know handouts with your new understanding of the Student Voice Initiative main components: • MSAC • SpeakUp Projects • Regional Student Forums • 9 Student Indicators • SpeakUp in a Box • Student Voice Success Criteria Take a moment to jot down some emerging ideas in your Making Connections organizer.

  45. Hart’s Ladder - Read, Pair, Share SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE Read • Read through Hart’s Ladder on levels of Student Engagement. • Consider where you would place your school today. Pair, share Share with a partner your thoughts about how you could infuse one or more of the Ministry’s Student Voice initiatives to move your school ‘up the ladder’.

  46. Types of Engagement SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE 8) Young people-initiated, shared decisions with adults Projects or programs are initiated by young people and decision-making is shared between young people and adults. These projects empower young people while at the same time enabling them to access and learn from the life experience and expertise of adults. 7) Young people-initiated and directed Young people initiate and direct a project or program. Adults are involved only in a supportive role. 6) Adult-initiated, shared decisions with young people Projects or programs are initiated by adults but the decision-making is shared with the young people. 5) Consulted and informed Young people give advice on projects or programs designed and run by adults. The young people are informed about how their input will be used and the outcomes of the decisions made by adults. 4) Assigned but informed Young people are assigned a specific role and informed about how and why they are being involved. 3) Tokenism Young people appear to be given a voice, but in fact have little or no choice about what they do or how they participate. 2) Decoration Young people are used to help or "bolster" a cause in a relatively indirect way, although adults do not pretend that the cause is inspired by young people.   1) Manipulation Adults use young people to support causes and pretend that the causes are inspired by young people. Adapted from Hart, R. (1992)

  47. Consolidation SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE • Exploring SpeakUp in a Box • Making Connections Organizer • Suggested further reading • Student Voice Module - Conclusion

  48. UnpackingSpeakUp in a Box SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE As a whole group, discuss: • Has anyone had the opportunity to use this resource? • If yes, how has it been used in your school? • What connections can you make between this resource and overall curriculum expectations and/or four pillars of learning: Community Culture and Caring, Pathways, Literacy and Numeracy?

  49. Consolidation Task SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE In table groups: • Explore the Speakup in a Box • Discuss ideas for using it in schools • Identify a ‘first’ next step to share with principals, students and school communities in September

  50. Making Connections-Take 5 SS/L-18ITEB 2011 STUDENT VOICE MODULE Take 5 minutes to return to your Making Connections Template. Fill in information, ideas, insights & questions that you would like to take into this afternoon’s meeting and/or back to your schools in September.