Two years ago, Ian and Jack decided that more students needed to be part of the process of shaping their education and learning. We organized an event called the Iowa Student Learning Institute, a conference for students to talk about what changes they want to see in their schools.
Since that conference with roughly 200 participants, ISLI has evolved into a non-profit organization with a mission to revolutionize Iowa's approach to education through the power of student voi
Morgan Tjaden is a K-12 Talented and Gifted teacher in the Alburnett Community School District in Iowa. Her students attended the IowaSLI We Are One: Student Voices Matter Rally and were inspired to be the change schools need. We are proud to know and feature this blogger and her class as a prime example of the difference students truly can make.
“Become comfortable with being uncomfortable.”
That is our classroom motto. Jump into new experiences that challenge you, and
Hi, my name is Taylor and I am a senior at Alburnett High School. I’m a future UNI Panther and an education junkie. When I saw SLI’s call for guest bloggers, I couldn’t pass up the great opportunity to hopefully start some discussions with students who get as fired up as I do about education. (If that’s possible.) For my first blog, I’d like to tell you a little about my public school experience. I hope my story can encourage just one person to talk to their teachers, parents
Thank you again for participating in the ISLI We Are One: Student Voices Matter Rally last Tuesday. There were over 200 people that participated in the event! Several local news stations were there with cameras, and we made the Des Moines Register and the Dubuque Telegraph Herald. Great job everyone!
Here are a few post-event bits of information: Thanks to Tori Rothman for taking photos all day! The album can be viewed here. If you have your own pictures to add, please emai
What a day it was at the ISLI We Are One: Student Voices Matter rally yesterday! Over 200 students, educators, and lawmakers were joined together in sharing and finding their passion and connecting with each other based on that factor. The event has been graciously featured in many news outlets. KCCI Channel 8 News and the Des Moines Register! You can read them below as well as view the photo gallery from the day. Keep on following your passions!