Imagine a school where students are equal partners in school reform efforts; where students and adults work together to improve learning, teaching, and leadership throughout education, and; where student voice is seen as a key to successful transformation. THIS is what the SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum can do for YOUR school! SoundOut provides a unique, engaging, and powerful curriculum JUST FOR YOUR class!
Comprised of eight modules, each with three 50-minute lesson plans, the curriculum is focused on engaging students as partners in improving schools. Each lesson plan is designed to engage diverse high school students with highly interactive critical thinking, communication, and project-based learning activities.
The Modules include: Learning about Learning; Learning about Education; Learning about School Change; Students as Researchers; Students as Planners; Students as Teachers; Students as Evaluators; Students as Decision-Makers; and Students as Advocates. Each module teaches students about the process of learning, the education system, and school reform, centering the role of student voice in all of those activities.
This curriculum is designed for students in grades 8-12. It can be used in a variety of settings, including Leadership classes, Service-learning requirements, School improvement teams, Student governments, Advisory periods, Social science courses, and Self-directed learning programs.
Written by Adam Fletcher, the curriculum is research-driven, student-tested, and school improvement-focused. Educational packages, including professional development for adults and training for students, are available.
When you order the curriculum, you’ll receive five individual parts, including:
1. SoundOut Teacher’s Guide
2. SoundOut Student Voice Modules
3. SoundOut Planning Guide
4. SoundOut Assessments
5. Student Handouts.
The SoundOut Teacher’s Guide explains the parts, procedures, and process of facilitating the SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum. It explores different implementation strategies, the methodologies used, and much more.
About the Author
An internationally-recognized consultant and speaker focused on student voice, author Adam Fletcher has worked with schools, education agencies, and other organizations across the United States and Canada. He is the author the The Guide to Student Voice, The Practice of Youth Engagement and Student Voice Revolution: The Meaningful Student Involvement Handbook. His writing has also been published in education journals and magazines around the world.