Jose Ortega Elementary School 2019-2020 Innovation Awards

The Design Challenge

What are the different ways students are able to speak their minds?

Students are given limited modalities and opportunities to make their learning, thinking, and opinions more public. What are the different ways students are able to speak their minds?  

We asked students, What are the different ways students are able to speak their minds? 

By in large the students indicated that speaking up in large groups or journaling were the main modalities for generating student voice. 

If we…

create the conditions and culture to empower students as designers of collaborative structures to make their learning public 

Then…

students will develop as independent learners who engage in frequent academic conversations and are agents of their own learning

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