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Friday, December 2 • 8:45am - 11:30am
Growing Equity Together: Using Student Independent Projects and Improvement Science to Ensure Success for All Students

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Students need choice and independence in school so they can self-actualize and walk into successful futures in this complex world. These rigorous, personalized learning opportunities are all too rare, and our most vulnerable young people are least likely to have these opportunities. Students and staff at Eagle Rock, along with a cohort of schools across the country, are using improvement science to address this problem together. In this workshop, we will explore concepts of equity, deeper learning, and improving equity through rigorous student independent projects. You’ll hear examples of successful school improvement strategies that were facilitated by students. This action-oriented workshop will engage you with concepts and tools that you can immediately implement in your class, school, or organization.

Speakers
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Sarah Bertucci

Deeper Learning and Equity Fellow, PD Associate, Professional Development Center at Eagle Rock
Listen to Sarah's Equity Story.Sarah works and learns alongside courageous high schoolers, while facilitating education change work around the country. She does this work at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center. Eagle Rock is both a tuition-free, residential high school for students who weren't succeeding in their previous schools, and a professional development center aimed at increasing student engagement. In her role with... Read More →

Facilitators
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Nigel Taylor

Student
Hi -- my name is Nigel Taylor. I’m from Detroit, Michigan, but I also grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. I’m 18 years old. I plan on going to college for neuroscience. I love to listen to music, and I’m an open minded person, so I Iike to try new things. I just want to do all I can do to get myself where I want to be in the the future. I’m really interested in helping people get to where they want to go in life, building... Read More →
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Soren Arvidson

Student, Eagle Rock School
Hello my name is Soren and I'm from Boston, Massachusetts. I grew up playing all kinds of sports: boxing, hockey, baseball, soccer, football etc. I also have a deep passion in music, and I play the bass guitar. I came to Eagle Rock School to get an education that worked for me. I was never successful in public school and was a high school dropout. Once I found Eagle Rock School, I applied and got in. Now I am working towards the possibility... Read More →


Friday December 2, 2016 8:45am - 11:30am
Providence Ballroom I

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