We believe that every student is important and has a voice to share. It is the voices of our students that will spark change for the future of Iowa's communities from a social and education standpoint. Through the work ISLI does, our goal is to motivate students to use their voice by knowing they matter and connect them to professionals and students that can help them excel in their goals of being change agents. So, we asked students, what are you passionate about? Crazy enou
The rally was an experience that was unlike any other. Watching these students, regular students just like me, take action and use something most taken for granted, their voice. Students shared their opinions and were very willing to listen to what others had to say. That’s just something you don’t see everyday and I wish I did. The whole day gave me a feeling of self empowerment. I felt like I had a purpose, I knew there was a reason I agreed to such a thing besides that it
Long awaited and kept undercover for sometime, the official RISE flyer inviting your school to attend is now being published! Post the document below on social media or slap it on every wall and stall in school. Download yours for free today in three convenient formats!
IowaSLI members had the opportunity to speak at ITEC, a large technology education conference in Des Moines, today about student voice. Discussions started with our group about definitions of what student voice is which left us defining them with the questions below. What if our voice is heard? What if our voice is involved? What if our voice inspires? Some breakthroughs happened for many attendees as they realized student voice is not something tangible that can be touched,
I would like to personally invite you to the third annual Iowa Student Learning Institute RISE Conference on November 7th from 10 am- 4 pm at Waukee High School. Formerly the ISLI Fall Conference, RISE will be filled with many opportunities for students to learn and grow.
RISE is unique in that it is organized by students, for students. Our organization firmly believes that students can do much more than sit in a desk and “receive” an education. We are asking students to ri
"Before attending the Iowa Student Learning Institute as a sophomore, I was the quiet kid who wasn't really involved in much and preferred to sit passively in the back of the class. Participating in the conference inspired me to take an active role in my education. I learned that the only way I was going to get anything out of high school was to put something into it, so I began getting involved in various clubs. Now as a senior, I play an active leadership role in my school