Part 1 of our Vision: Communication
SIAC is engaging in conversations with teachers to show that students have insightful feedback to share.
Common Core Cohort Meetings
SIAC members attended Common Core Cohort meetings to collaborate with primary and secondary school teachers and develop curriculum. Students facilitated discussions and worked with teachers, administrators, and district staff members to analyze data and assessment using systems thinking, discuss global citizenship, create site plans, interact with the PUSD Equity and Diversity Resolution, and learn about Professional Learning Communities. SIAC students provided valuable insight to teachers, who benefitted from gaining student perspectives.
The pictures below show students collaborating with teachers at Common Core Cohort meetings during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school year.
Part 2 of our Vision: Action
SIAC created a resource for students that provides helpful information and tips for building positive relationships with teachers. This resource (shown below) was included in the 2017-2018 student planners at several school sites. SIAC will work on implementing the resource in planners at all sites for the 2018-2019 school year.
Moving forward, SIAC is looking to create a survey that teachers can send to their classes at the beginning of the school year in order to learn more about their students' individual needs.