Student Voice, Aspirations and Santa Claus

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Presented by Dr. Russell Quaglia and Dr. Michael J. Corso

Dr. Russell Quaglia, President and Founder, and Dr. Michael J. Corso, Chief Academic Officer, lead the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations (QISA). Qisa is a nonprofit organization promoted to help students reach their fullest potential and believe in themselves, become actively engaged in their learning, and feel a sense of purpose in school.

While we all may know the importance of listening to students, asking the correct questions is merely the start. The most powerful experiences occur when dreams, voice, and action come together. That's what we want for all of our students.

Dr. Quaglia and Dr. Corso will discuss the importance of student voice and how that impacts student aspirations and overall student success in schools. Data will be shared from both the Student Voice and Teacher Voice Surveys and implications for Santa will be evident.

3:30 - 4:30 pm (Eastern time) Special session for educators in grades pre-k to 8 to discuss how to move the school culture to be more student centered in meaningful and productive ways. We will be focusing on developing students’ self-worth, meaningful engagement in the classroom, and overall sense of purpose in their learning. Middle school students that are in QISA Demonstrations Sites will be part of the conversation.

4:45 – 5:30 pm (Eastern time) Special session for educators in grades 6-12 to discuss how to move the school culture to be more student centered in meaningful and productive ways. We will be focusing on creating students’ self-worth, meaningful engagement in the classroom, and overall sense of purpose in their learning. High school students that are in QISA Demonstrations Sites will be part of the conversation.

Note: you can register for the event, and then enter the event for either or both presentations.

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