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What is School? Student voice and agency

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This Thursday, come along to #whatisschool as I am joined by Megan from Nellie Mae Education Foundation to discuss student voice and agency, how to make the shift from a teacher-centered to a learner-driven classroom.

This week we are talking about developing student agency in the classroom. We all want our students to become creative critical thinkers who are able to navigate the challenges of the 21st century. To do that, they need to take ownership over their learning, and we need to guide them there. So how do we define student ownership? And how can we develop it in our classrooms and schools?

Join us at #whatisschool Student Agency

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Join the conversation on Thursday 3 March at 6pm EST (Thursday 11pm GMT, Friday 9am AEST, 12pm NZT, 7am Singapore) as we discuss What Is School? #whatisschool

Questions #whatisschool, March 3, 2016 6PM EST

1) What is student agency? Why is it important?

2) What skills do students need to take ownership of their learning? How do we develop these?

3) How can student input opportunities be turned into leadership opportunities?

4) Many Teachers are afraid to “relinquish control” of the classroom. What should/shouldn’t Students have control over?

5) How can technology support student voice/ownership in the classroom?

6) What opportunities do you see for expanding student agency in your school/district?

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Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

I am a passionate Head of Educational Technology at a large International School in Singapore. I am a lifelong learner, dream creator and thought leader. I love to inspire others and find inspiration. Co-founder of #whatisschool, #asiaED edchats and #pubPD.

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