Student Voice is an opportunity for you the student to have a voice in your learning. Provided at both a school board level and a Ministry of Education level, Student Voice is designed to connect what's happening in your classroom to real-life experiences outside school and gives you ways to help achieve your goals. Student Voice is a way for you to shape your learning environment while building your skills and abilities. It helps you be a more active citizen and supports student democracy and empowerment. ADSB wants to tap into your energy and ideas so that all students can be successful!
"We want to make Ontario's publicly funded education system even better than it already is, and that starts with you! You have a voice, and we want to hear what you have to say about your education. We want to help you make your school a place where everyone feels welcome and where you are empowered to speak your mind, get involved and become active citizens and leaders.
You have said you want to...
- share your ideas with government on how to strengthen student engagement and make Ontario's publicly funded education system even better.
- have a school culture where all students feel that they belong.
- work as partners with your teachers, and participate in school decisions that will shape your lives and the lives of your peers." (excerpt from Ministry of Education Website)
There are a number of ways to get involved. One of them is through SpeakUp Projects.
Across Ontario, SpeakUp projects are helping students engage both academically and socially by leading projects that they design and implement with the support of their learning community. To date, thousands of students in grades 7-12 have actively led or participated in over 6,000 projects in hundreds of schools.
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