Centering Student Voices in Improvement in Service of Equity

75-min | Livestreamed
Focus Areas: Data and Measurement; Educator Development; Equity, Diversity, and Belonging; Student and Staff Social-Emotional Wellbeing

How do we center students in our continuous improvement work in meaningful, feasible, and sustainable ways? In this session, participants will learn from two organizations how they centered student voice throughout their improvement work utilizing a range of empathy tools to capture the perspectives of their learners. In this work, these leaders also discovered that shifting adult mindsets toward elevating student voice led them to explore rigorous questions around power, privilege, and equity and to examine practices in their own classrooms through an equity lens. Participants will hear how students were impacted by this new culture of inclusivity and collaboration.


Jin Tang, Continuous Learning-Education Administrator, NYC Department of Education
Elvia Nunez, Continuous Learning-Assistant Principal, The Rafael Hernandez Dual Language Magnet School
Diandra Ureña, Continuous Learning-Teacher Leader, Thomas C. Giordano Middle School 
Rachel Bello, Senior Director of Design and Development, Bank Street College of Education
Matty Lau, Associate Director of Networks for School Improvement Learning Strategy, Bank Street College of Education
Clarissa Contreras, Continuous Learning-Teacher Leader, Thomas C. Giordano Middle School?