|In-Person Workshop |
| The Power of Voice in Schools Learning Institute is designed to offer participants an engaging experience exploring Student Voice & Aspirations within the course of an intensive four days of in-person learning. Each day of learning will include a morning session, a one-hour lunch break, an afternoon session, an hour of independent work, and an invitation to celebrate as you see fit after the completion of the Learning Institute. Each day a morning tea and lunch will be provided. All other travel, housing, and food expenses are the responsibility of the participant. |
Participants will be provided with a wide variety of resources including teacher lesson plans, aligned instructional strategies, professional readings, self-assessments, and implementation tools. Participants are strongly encouraged to obtain a copy of The Power of Voice in Schools: Listening, Learning, and Leading Together by Quaglia, Fox, Lande, & Young as this text will be utilized throughout the Learning Institute.
|Session Descriptions: |
| Introduction to Student Voice |
What is student voice? Why does voice matter? Understanding the complexity and definition of voice is essential for implementing strategies that amplify student voice. Participants in this session will learn the definition of voice, explore the difference between noise and voice, examine instructional strategies that foster voice, and begin to develop concrete action plans that will lay a foundation for the Student Voice & Aspirations learning journey.
| The Aspirations Profile |
In schools, we often challenge our students to dream. Dream bigger! Yet simply dreaming is not enough. Aspirations are defined as the ability to dream and set goals for the future while being inspired in the present to reach those dreams. We will examine strategies for supporting students who are in a state of Hibernation, Imagination, Perspiration, and Aspiration with the goal of helping all students achieve their aspirations. Participants will consider how to attain a healthy balance of dreaming and doing and will learn how to help students realize that they must use their voices to take action in order to achieve their aspirations—in the present and in the future.
| The Voice Process: Listen, Learn, & Lead |
The Voice Process will be introduced as a model for fully embracing student voice as a way of being in schools. Participants will continue their journeys to implement a common definition of student voice and determine how to support all students in reaching their aspirations. The Voice Process and accompanying strategies will challenge educators to consider whether they truly listen to, learn from, and lead with students.
| Voice & Vision: Using Data to Guide Implementation of the Aspirations Framework |
Are schools truly involving the voices of students? This session is designed to deepen participants’ understanding of the Aspirations Framework through student voice data. Participants will learn how to effectively use student voice data to continually drive decision-making and measure the effectiveness of implementation efforts. Building-level and classroom-level student voice tools will be presented, along with strategies for analyzing and acting upon data in partnership with students.
| Self-Worth: Using Voice to Enhance School & Classroom Culture |
With a shared understanding of student voice, we will continue the journey to establish practices in schools that allow student voice to thrive. This session focuses on the three Conditions necessary to enhance Self-Worth in schools. When students have a voice in school, they are 3x more likely to experience Self-Worth. And when students experience Self-Worth, they are 2x more likely to be academically motivated. In order to support students’ sense of personal responsibility for their own learning and enhance Self-Worth, participants will consider how to embed the Conditions of Belonging, Heroes, and Sense of Accomplishment into their classrooms and schools.
| Engagement: Cultivating Learning Environments Where Students Thrive |
True Engagement takes root when students are deeply involved in the learning process, showing enthusiasm and a desire to learn new things, as well as a willingness to take positive, healthy steps toward the future. When students have a voice, they are 5x more likely to be engaged in school. And when students are engaged, they are 5x more likely to be academically motivated. This session focuses on the Conditions of Fun & Excitement, Curiosity & Creativity, and Spirit of Adventure, all of which lead to maximum engagement for students and teachers.
| Purpose: Developing the Leader in ALL Students |
It is not only important for students to have Self-Worth and be engaged in the learning process, but to also develop a strong sense of Purpose. When students have a voice, they are 5x more likely to have Purpose in school. And when students have Purpose, they are 7x more likely to be academically motivated. This session focuses on strategies that foster Leadership & Responsibility and the Confidence to Take Action, two Conditions that ultimately help students identify their purpose in learning and life.
| Day 1 - 14th July 2022 |
Introduction to Student Voice
1 Hour Lunch Break
Introduction to Student Voice (continued)
| Day 2 - 15th July 2022 |
The Aspirations Profile
1 Hour Lunch Break
The Voice Process: Listen, Learn, & Lead
| Day 3 - 16th July 2022 |
Voice & Vision: Using Data to Guide the Aspirations Framework
1 Hour Lunch Break
Self-Worth: Using Voice to Enhance School & Classroom Culture
| Day 4 - 17th July 2022 |
Engagement: Cultivating Learning Environments Where Students Thrive
1 Hour Lunch Break
Purpose: Developing the Leader in ALL Students
Completing the Institute!
|Dr Russell Quaglia |
|Dr. Quaglia is a pioneer in the field of education, known for his unwavering dedication to student voice and aspirations. His innovative work is evidenced by an extensive library of research-based publications and media appearances. He has authored the School Voice suite of surveys and best-selling books, including Student Voice: The Instrument of Change and Engagement by Design. Dr. Quaglia’s most recent award-winning publication is a children’s book, Cay and Adlee Find Their Voice, which was written with his daughter, Cali. His most recent book, The Power of Voice is getting global recognition. His commitment and life long dedication to student voice led him to being a co-founder of the recently formed Australian Institute for Voice and Aspirations. Dr. Quaglia has become a frequent visitor to schools and institutions around the world, demonstrating his passion for ensuring that students’, teachers’, principals’ and parents’ voices are always heard, honored, and acted upon. |
|LISA LANDE |
|Dr. Lande has dedicated her professional endeavors to advocating for teachers and students around the globe. It is her aspiration that every classroom in every school is one that she would want her own three children to learn in. Dr. Lande is a former high school teacher, college professor, and director of several large-scale school reform projects. She currently serves as a Senior Field Director for the Quaglia Institute for School Voice and Aspirations. Dr. Lande is a co-author of Teacher Voice: Amplifying Success, Engagement by Design: Creating Learning Environments Where Students Thrive and The Power of Voice in Schools: Listening, Learning, & Leading Together. |
| Venue: |
Power of Voice Institute in Portland, Maine
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Registration at 8:00 am
on the 14th July 2022
| USD 1600 Per Participant |
Early Bird Discount USD 1500 per participant till 1st of June 2022
Group Discount: USD 1400 for group of 8
Closing Date 1st July 2022
| INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 32 Professional Development hours, Lunch and coffee breaks. |
|Upcoming Workshops |
| The Dynamics of Student Voice and Aspirations Online |
Professional Development for Educators
|- By Dr Russell Quaglia & Dr Lisa Lande |
|26th, 28th April & 3rd, 5th May 2022 |
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|Classroom Conversations for Stronger Communities |
|- By Joe Schmidt & Nichelle Pinkney |
|7th, 14th, 21st May 2022 |
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|Teacher Voice: Presented by the Quaglia Institute for School Voice & Aspirations |
|- By Dr. Lisa Lande |
|21st May 2022 |
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