This edWeb podcast is sponsored by Project Tomorrow.
The edLeader Panel recording can be accessed here.
American education has been forever changed by the events of the past two years. Beyond the obvious changes in school formats, there is also a new awareness in our schools and communities about the critical need to address inequities in education. This awareness is driving discussions about the quality of students’ learning experiences, their engagement in school, and how well we are preparing all students for future success beyond the classroom.
In this year’s annual Speak Up Congressional Briefing, we share the latest research findings on student engagement and self-empowerment in learning today, and where opportunities exist to create more equitable learning experiences for all students. Of special note is the focus on how the changes over the past two years have impacted our students and what that means for their future success.
The 2021 Speak Up Congressional Briefing is a virtual event again this year enabling participation by a wider audience of K-12 education stakeholders. The research data comes to life with a panel of students from around the country. The student panel includes a 7th grader from Albemarle County Public Schools, VA; an 11th grader from Arrowhead Union High School District, WI; an 11th grader from Buffalo Public Schools, NY; and a 12th grader from San Marcos Unified School District, CA. They respond to the findings and provide their own recommendations for improving American education.
This edWeb podcast is of interest to school and district leaders, teachers, librarians, policymakers, and all who are interested in the potential of student ideas to improve education.