Equitable Integration of Student Voice to Improve Outcomes for All
Leaders in this session will review research and evidence that demonstrate how integrating student voice will increase leaders' capacity to address student needs and improve student outcomes. Classroom, school, district, and state level leaders will explore ways to integrate equitable student voice in their daily work to inform decision-making and action planning. Presenters from the Michigan Department of Education and the Region 8 Comprehensive Center will share how a diverse group of students used their voices to prioritize the need to create safe spaces in schools to talk about racism and other important topics and how they developed resources to share with schools and districts around the state.
Bersheril is a co-facilitator of the State Superintendent's Student Advisory Council and member of the Office of Educational Supports Student Voice committee. She is a former principal and teacher.
Rose Buckley is a Technical Assistance Specialist with the Region 8 Comprehensive Center. She provides technical assistance to MDE and supports the Student Advisory Council.
Amy Colton is Co-coordinator of the MI Region 8 Comprehensive Center. She provides customized learning experiences for the unique needs for the state education agency, schools and districts, including diversity, inclusion and equity.