Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Lake Morey Inn and Resort 
1 Clubhouse Road
Fairlee, VT 05045

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Karen Scott 
UP for Learning 

Join us to explore these questions with your youth adult-team:

What does it look and sound like when young people partner with adults as they shape their educational experience?                                                            

  • How can we learn from other schools engaged in similar work to elevate student voice?

What are our next steps to address the youth-adult relationship in our school, ensuring that power, responsibility, and joy in learning are shared equitably?  
 Overview of the Day

Take part in the morning interactive Sharing Sessions to redefine the realm of possibility. You will be informed and inspired by stories of schools around Vermont where young people have been partnering with adults to shape all aspects of their education - classroom learning, behavior management, innovative governance structures, continuous improvement efforts….and more.

Following a networking lunch, participants will have the opportunity to suggest a topic for an Open Space conversation to explore what it means to be part of current Vermont change efforts.

Sharing Sessions

Sharing Sessions will be selected through a request for proposals.  Session topics may include (but not limited to) how Youth-Adult Partnerships are evident in:
  • Student Leadership & Agency
  • Youth Participatory Action Research
  • Student-Centered and Student-Driven Curriculum
  • Student-Teacher Feedback
  • Student-Led Dialogue for Change
  • Community Partnership
  • Restorative Practices

Cost & Registration 

Maximum team size is 10.

Registration fees: $20 per person (youth or adult)

UP Initiative teams may bring up to 4 team members without cost.  Any youth-adult team may receive up to 4 registration waivers if they are confirmed presenters. 

A maximum of 4 waivers per UP Initiative school (team leader and teammates) is available, whether presenting or not. Waivers will be provided by UP at time of invoicing. Please complete the full registration process.

Presenters not part of a school team are expected to pay the registration fee.

Space is limited. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lunch will be provided.

Invoices will be sent electronically upon registration by UP for Learning. Waivers will be provided at the time of invoicing. Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice. Cancellations must be made by April 22nd in order to receive a full refund. 

If you have any questions regarding registration or cost, please contact Karen at karen@upforlearning.org.