Fifteen students from the Bronx. A summer of connected learning that could change their lives — and change the way kids learn all across America. This summer the New York City Writing Project (NYCWP) at Lehman College, CUNY will host a Youth VoicesSummer Program from July 8 through 25, 2013.
Too often in school, students are told what and how to learn. We think learning happens best when youth are given more freedom to follow their own dreams, explore and research their own questions, and publish for their peers. We have an opportunity to do just that this summer.
But we need your help. A tax-deductible contribution from you will support this program. Every contribution, no matter how small, will help make our summer happen.
Last call to donate from David Loitz of Imagining Learning and Adventures in Learning! (by Imagining Learning)
I need your help! We only have less then 5 hours til the end of Imagining Learning’s Crowdfunding campaign. My personal goal is to reach 200 donors. Charles Kouns goal is crossing the 10,000 dollar! I think we can reach both of them. You have all heard our story now for the last 30+ days and you all know my passion for providing learning experiences for young people that can change their life and change their capacity for changing education and the way we live together! Please stand with the young people of the world and donate at least 10 dollars to our campaign! Please be one of the 41 people to donate today! Much Love! http://www.incited.org/projects/imagining-learning-creating-a-national-collective-voice-through-listening
Listen to the recording of the interview with Charles Kouns and David Loitz to find out more about their wonderful initiative “Imagining Learning” designed to giving teens a voice to create a new vision for learning. www.imagininglearning.us And please join me in supporting this grass roots movement by donating to their Crowdfunding Campaign that is expiring in less than two weeks at www.IncitEd.org/projects/13
shouts out to them
This is amazing. I never saw people decorate their caps until this year, and this one takes the entire fucking cake. Kudos.
Get into this Student Debt Realness. Yeah…. I know these feelz.
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Hi, I recently saw the photo you posted on student debt (“Education should not be a debt sentence”) and was hoping you might be interested in reading a piece I wrote: “man-in-the-street,” a short story for anyone with student loans and looks at them like one does looking down a barrel of a gun. The story can be read free HERE (www.scribd.com/OscarHughes)! Peace, Oscar
Message from Imagining Learning’s Seed Steward (by cwk4328)
Our Seed Steward David Loitz presenting Imagining Learning at the IncitED Campaign Launch Party in Portland Oregon. Please contribute to our Campaign! Click here (http://bit.ly/15IE8P6)
A video of me sharing my passion for Imagining Learning!
-Adventures in Learning!
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I am asking all my Occupy Education friends to donate at least 5 dollars to Imagining Learning! If you seen the video of the 9 year old in Chicago, you know that young people have a powerful way of cutting right to the heart of what matters in education! Imagining Learning is traveling the country giving young people like him a platform to express their voice in a way that is positive and safe! I have donated and now I ask you to! 5 dollars times 2000 will give Imagining Learning the ability to travel to 20 different communities each with their own vision of what education be! Imagining Learning is helping to bring forth a transformed education system. A system of learning that students create! http://www.incited.org/projects/13
Springtime in Education is, to me, a rallying cry. It is a moment in time when we collectively decide to build a new system for our young people that they will thrive within. It is a time to leave our egos, our entrenchments, our investment in the old system and begin a journey into the unknown together. It is a moment when we decide to commit our hearts, our energy, our experience and our talents to exploring completely new territory that reinvents education. It is an energy of trust and belief that the consciousness we now have as a people can create a new learning journey for our children that far exceeds anything we could have imagined alone.
Art gives young people the means to express and unleash their true potential! Tests on the other hand limits their expression to fit neatly on a scan tron. We choose art!
You should see how young people dream when we give them paint and a blank canvas to vision their ideal education in our listening session.
Imagining Learning: Asking Young People How They Would Change Education! (by cwk4328)
- You can help us reach over 50 communities in the next year by donating.
- You can help amplify and activate young people’s visions of education by donating a few dollars.
- You can help bring a major exhibition of Youth Voice and Vision to Washington DC in 2015!
- You can be part of a documentary film showcases what young people are experiencing in school and how they are creating changing it.
You can do all this and more by just donating 5-10 dollars! We have had over 50 donors pledge money to our campaign in the first week. Our goal is to reach 1000 donors by June 13th!
I know we can do it, I have see tumblr do some amazing things. At the moment I have 39,000 followers. I just need 1000 of you to step up to the plate! Be part of the change!
If you enjoy all the content I post on Adventures in Learning, think of this as a small way to give back. I know my supporters are generous! I seen it over and over again! Take 5 minutes and go donate now. Message me and tell me you donated. I have special AIL gifts for everyone that donates and messages me.
3 steps to helping:
2. Reblog this post!
3. Message me
Thank you in advance!
-Adventures in Learning
Can anyone point to any place (school, community, state) were testing has had a long time effect on the deepening of learning. Where is the study that states testing has positively effected the community around the schools where they are used. I would love to see data not driven by raises in test scores, but instead by practical signs of real system change. Did testing help to increase the student engagement, the community involvement, Teacher satisfaction with their professional lives,? How about positively effecting the local economy, or the rate of hope among students that they had access to good jobs and future learning opportunities.
Why don’t we ask for this data? Why is it only math scores and reading scores? I think we don’t have this type of conversation because the testing industry has made us believe that testing will create the change we seek. We fight against them and testing, but instead we should be asking them to prove there worth.
We don’t create change by testing. We create change by supporting teachers, by providing funding to education, by solving poverty, by empowering students to have a voice in how learning happens, by encouraging and providing the freedom to develop learning that is relevant, place based, real world, connective and that can only happen if others learn together.
It is not even that testing sucks, it is just bad science and a waste of money, time and effort. It had a role to play at first, but it now being used to punish teachers, students and communities instead shining light on the injustice and racism of our economic system. The idea that testings is in any way helping learning is outdated at best and pure propaganda at worst.
Testing is a distraction, it is like trying to heal a dying tree by cutting off one the branches. The roots of our current system are rotten. We need to let it die, and plant a new tree. Tree seed organically and so too will schools where learning is happening
-Adventures in Learning
In response to this thread on Facebook
Each time teens meet in a Listening Session with Imagining Learning they are transformed into facilitators of change, collaborators with hope. Over three hours they create a vision of what education can be…what they need it to be, and the result is literally a work of art. Learn more here.
Imagining Learning has held 20 Listening Sessions already and have been invited to do another 38 across the country. (See the map above.) But they can’t get there without a little help from believers like you, people who know that young people have important wisdom to share.
Let’s break down what’s possible when a few committed people get together to enact change:
- Each Listening Session costs about $500. Just 20 people giving $25 each can make that happen.
- For the price of a $10 lunch, 50 people can bring the Imagining Learning revolution to a city that’s begging for it.
- If you and two of your friends agreed to donate $20 each and then each found three more people to do the same, that would only need to happen 4 more times to raise over $21,000 for Imagining Learning!
Activate your crowd to accelerate change. Visit Imagining Learning’s IncitED campaign and join the revolution!
What’s a Imagining Learning listening session look like? This great short film created by Bo Adams showcases our listening session at Unboundary in Atlanta, GA! help us give this experience to other students by donating here
We need $446.00 to fund the next listening session! Every dollar counts! That is only 20 donating 25 dollars!
Do you want to bring a listening session to your community? Find out more here
We need $446.00 to fund the next listening session! Every dollar counts! That is only 20 donating 25 dollars! or 44 people donating 10 dollars! I have 39,000 followers I think we can do it!
Donate here http://www.incited.org/projects/13
When you donate, message me and I will give you an additional gift. I have some fun stuff to give away from my favorite education books to Hand drawn art to creating personalized education memes for your blog!
Whatever you do, Please reblog this and thank you in advance for your generous support! I know you all are helping to create an education system that treats students, teachers, and communities as if they matter!!!
-adventures in learning
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