Engagement

Voice, Choice & Collaboration

Research Context

Research consistently demonstrates that student engagement and learning are directly correlated. See summary from Schlechty Center on Engagement

Engagement Collage

Based on your experiences, what does student involvement look like, sound like and feel like? Visit the Student Engagement Padlet linked below. Glance at the examples. Then add your own text, image, or video.

Striving for Engagement

Research has provided us several tools for looking at what Engagement looks like, or what drives us as learners/workers.



Collaboration Skills
Collaborate & Curate

Collaboration - What & How

Please investigate. Add you ideas, successes, challenges, and favorite tools to our Collaborative Notes. The Collaboration skills come from this article from University of Vermont Successful Schools Project.



  1. When you experienced high quality collaboration either as a learner or facilitator, what did it look like, sound like, or feel like?
  2. What are your favorite tools to facilitate collaboration? Can you give an example of how students used the tool effectively.
  3. Looking for new Collaboration tools. Maybe something from the Cool Tools for Schools or the Creative Bloq?
  4. Need tips on Managing Classroom Collaboration. Watch this video from BIE
  5. Want to know more about Effect of Collaboration on Student Work? Watch this video from BIE

Student Voice

The Twitter Experiment: Week 2

Student Voice - What & How

Explore resources from Edutopia related to recognizing and valuing student knowledge, input, and expertise and building student-centered learning environments where students make decisions about how learning happens.


or ponder this example of activating student voice from Brightworks: An Extraordinary School blog


Please investigate. Add you ideas, successes, challenges, and favorite tools to our Collaborative Notes or to our Padlet on Student Engagement

Student Choice

If students designed their own schools...

Student Choice - What & How

Please investigate. Add you ideas, successes, challenges, and favorite tools to our Collaborative Notes or to our Padlet on Student Engagement