Courses

Adam Fletcher in Seattle, Washington

Adam Fletcher offers highly engaging, hands-on and practical courses for students in a variety of settings. Our students include youth, youth workers, nonprofit directors, government staff, elected officials, parents, counselors, education leaders and others. Adam COMES TO YOU to facilitate workshops, provide training, teach classes and more. For details about bringing Adam to your community, conference, class or camp, including costs, availability and booking, contact us.


Courses

Following are details about Adam Fletcher’s courses. Each can be customized to meet your requirements, including outcomes, description and characteristics of each course. For details, contact Adam Fletcher.

Course 1. Intro to Youth Engagement. An introduction to Adam Fletcher’s powerful youth engagement models including youth/adult partnerships, youth voice and more, and a great place for students who are new to youth engagement. Our interactive course highlights theory and action designed to build knowledge, skills, confidence and creativity for anyone invested in youth engagement.

Course 2. Advanced Youth Engagement. No matter who you are, where you are or who you are serving, you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to be a successful youth engagement practitioner. This highly interactive course builds confidence and creativity among students who want to become masterful youth engagement practitioners. Following Adam Fletcher’s “Intro to Youth Engagement” course, “Advanced Youth Engagement” will give you insights, activities and resources to facilitate activities that engage youth as never before. Expanding on The Practice of Youth Engagement, this course is action- and outcome-focused.

Course 3. Building Youth-Led Programs. Facilitating effective youth development requires new thinking focused on our planet’s bigger picture. Youth-led programs puts the hearts and minds of youth into the community, positioning them to find solutions that are both innovative and resourceful. This training provides students with invaluable frameworks for powerful activities and positive outcomes.

Course 4. Facilitating the Firestarter Youth Empowerment Curriculum. This is an intensive, hands-on and motivating course designed to empower youth empowerment advocates, and give students the knowledge and skills to do the same for others. This course includes theory, activities, evaluations and planning opportunities for students, as well as the tools to complete activities. 

Course 5. Cooperative Games for Social Change: “Playa for Life” Certification. Discover the art of facilitating cooperative games for social change. This intensive course is highly experiential, teaching the art of facilitation, providing a variety of activities and approaches for using them, and exploring the deeper issues in becoming a “Playa for Life.” Focused on giving students the confidence and skills to facilitate learning experiences, the activities used in this course can be used to change the world. Looking at ways to safety within a group, ways to have meaningful, helpful games with youth and adults, and ways to improve self-confidence and facilitation skills, students also receive many other tools and ideas to become an industry leading facilitators of cooperative games for social change. Students who complete the course receive certifications.

Course 6. Youth Voice in Action. This course engages students squarely in the struggle to engage youth voice in positive, powerful ways to overcome oppression, challenge injustice and promote democratic society. Students will expand their knowledge, develop their skills and deepen their abilities to seed, build, promote and advocate for youth voice throughout nonprofits, schools, families, communities, government and beyond.

Course 7. Youth Engagement Train-the-Trainer. Students in this course will participate in train-the-trainer lessons designed to teach how to facilitate essential skills and knowledge for youth engagement. In addition to receiving a training guide, students will experience lessons, facilitate lessons, evaluate themselves and others, and learn how to modify, adapt and implement youth engagement training in their settings. 

Course 8. Facing Adultism. Focused on applied learning, this course teaches youth, youth workers, educators and others about the reality of adultism today. Students learn to identify adultism, determine its effects in a given setting and on youth in general, and explore different ways to mitigate, embrace, eliminate or lessen those outcomes. Emphasizing intersectionality, this course also connects adultism with all kinds of oppressions.

Course 9. Intro to Meaningful Student Involvement. Explores Adam Fletcher’s internationally recognized Frameworks for Meaningful Student Involvement. This course teaches participants how to create powerful, purposeful approaches to engaging students as partners in schools.

Course 10. Advanced Meaningful Student Involvement. A concrete series of exercises focused on integrating students as partners throughout education. Action planning, learning rubrics, evaluation activities, and student-adult partnerships will be explored in classroom teaching, school improvement, and throughout the education system.

Course 11. Intro to Student Voice. Participants learn that student voice is any expression of learners focused on learning or schools. This training develops both students’ and educators’ understanding what student voice can do in school, including classrooms and school improvement activities.

Course 12. More than Student Voice. This course helps educators and students understand that schools can become locations for passionate, effective action by all learners in all subject areas. Focused on practical tools to influence teaching and learning, this course provides the skills educators need to transform teaching in the 21st century.

Course 13. Advanced Student Leadership Training. This course emphasizes applied leadership throughout schools. Students and educators to work together to engage students beyond planning dances. Participants explore how to engage traditional and nontraditional student leaders solving serious problems in their schools and transform student engagement for all learners.

Course 14. Successful Student Involvement in Decision-Making. Highlights the roles of student voice in schools. Participants examine their organization’s culture and structure, identifying a multitude of ways to successfully involve students. This course focuses on implementing, evaluating, and sustaining student involvement.

Course 15. Learning About Learning. Designed to teach students about learning, the school system, and school improvement. Topics covered include Evaluating Your Education, Intro to School Reform, Building Community in Schools, Learning through Service to Schools, and Student-led Organizing to Improve Schools.

Course 16. Students as Partners in School Improvement. Engages participants in learning about engaging students as education researchers, planners, decision-makers, evaluators, teachers, and advocates. Practical opportunities are explored, and participants create plans including implementation and evaluation.

Course 17. Engaging Nontraditional Student Leaders. Designed for educators who want to reach the quiet, inconvenient, or disregarded student leaders in their schools. This course focuses on developing new perspectives of their abilities. It provides concrete examples, and establishes clear opportunities in each educator’s setting for action.

Course 18. Changing Classroom Climate. Focused on engaging all students as leaders, this course teaches educators how to establish group expectations, self-monitoring, and clear avenues to ensure student investment and ownership in climate-building activities.

Remember: Adam COMES TO YOU to facilitate workshops, provide training, teach classes and more. For details about bringing Adam to your community, conference, class or camp, including costs, availability and booking, contact us.


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