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How to Elevate Student Voice to Improve Student Engagement and Achievement

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

How to Elevate Student Voice to Improve Student Engagement and Achievement

Presented by Dr. Kimberly Hinton, Director of Coaching, The Network for College Success (NCS), The University of Chicago; Shannon Shambaugh, Equity Advancement Specialist, Evergreen Public Schools (WA); Rachel Banas, Director of Operations and Student Services, West Buffalo Charter School (NY); and Dr. Sarah Gripshover, Director of Research, PERTS

Sponsored by PERTS

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Research is clear: Young people learn best when schools afford them key experiences, like a sense of belonging, schoolwork that feels meaningful and personally relevant, and the sense that adults in the building believe in them. Experiences like these are now taking their rightful place at the front and center of school and district leaders’ strategic visions.

As a result, schools increasingly measure how their students experience school climate, classroom learning conditions, and academic mindsets. Yet the potential of such data is in danger of going unrealized unless districts and schools learn to leverage it effectively. Join this edLeader Panel to learn about:

  • An evidence-based tool to leverage student voice for continuous improvement
  • Research on three learning conditions that drive student engagement and achievement
  • Easy-to-implement strategies for nurturing these learning conditions
  • Success stories from educators who have implemented these strategies in their classrooms and schools

All viewers will receive:

  • A soon-to-be-released field guide: From Data to Impact: Leveraging Student Voice Data for Meaningful Change
  • An infographic on the learning conditions that drive student engagement and achievement
  • A practical guide for nurturing learning conditions

This recorded edLeader Panel is of interest to teachers in grades 6-12, school and district leaders, professional development leaders, and instructional coaches.

Kimberly Hinton

About the Presenters

Dr. Kimberly Hinton, Director of Coaching for The Network for College Success (NCS), The University of Chicago, has worked for over 20 years as a teacher, school leader, transformational coach, and continuous improvement expert. She is passionate about advancing the work of schools in becoming places of liberation for young people. Prior to joining NCS, she worked as an educator in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system for over 15 years as a teacher, science coach, and school administrator. Dr. Hinton is committed to urban education and has a strong belief that given the resources and opportunity, every student can be successful. She believes that the entire school community (administrators, teachers, parents, and students) working together collaboratively is the best way to improve outcomes for students.

Shannon Shambaugh

Shannon Shambaugh is a National Board Certified educator with over two decades of experience. Shannon is dedicated to creating learning environments that build upon student assets and foster student agency. As an Equity Advancement Specialist for Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington, Shannon collaborates with principals, instructional coaches, and teachers across 38 schools to implement systems that dismantle barriers to success by building culturally responsive learning partnerships through a focus on student and family voice. Additionally, Shannon is a certified Courageous Conversations About Race trainer, facilitating transformative dialogues on race to drive essential change in educational communities. She is committed to designing and implementing professional development that shifts school culture away from dominance and compliance and towards a culture of dignity and belonging for all.

Rachel Banas

Rachel Banas is the Director of Operations and Student Services at West Buffalo Charter School in Buffalo, NY. Rachel has been in the education field for over 16 years, as a teacher, student support coordinator, and elementary principal. She has a passion for student success across every developmental area, with a focus on social-emotional learning. Rachel works closely with students, families, and staff through the Social-Emotional Learning and Student Support Teams to maximize programming and interventions that create a positive learning environment for all students.

Sarah Gripshover

Dr. Sarah Gripshover holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University, where she led a series of studies using the principles of cognitive development to design education materials for preschoolers. She joined PERTS in 2014, where she is now the Director of Research. She currently works with educators and researchers to understand how schools can transform student experiences. Dr. Gripshover’s research has been published in Psychological Science, Child Development, and Developmental Psychology.

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PERTSThe Project for Education Research That Scales (PERTS) is an edtech nonprofit founded in 2010 at Stanford University. PERTS equips educators to create excellent and equitable learning conditions—conditions that foster engagement and accelerate learning. To do so, PERTS develops, tests, and scales the impact of evidence-based solutions in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations.

3 Learning Conditions for Student Engagement & Achievement

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