Student Voices Campaign

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In California, students are guaranteed a voice in planning and budgeting for their local school district. The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) requires that districts consult with students, parents, teachers and community members each spring to create an official plan for the coming years. The Student Voices Campaign is a creative way for young people to make their voices heard in their school district.

Launched by the California Alliance for Arts Education, the Campaign invites students in grades 7-12 to create videos that show their vision for better schools and their education to share with their school district leaders as part of the annual LCFF planning process, between November 1, 2016 and April 1, 2017.
Click icons to download. The Classroom Guide structures the Student Voices Campaign as a project-based learning opportunity. It uses California Social Studies Standards, National Core Media Arts Standards, and Common Core Anchor Standards.
The Guide includes:

1. Modules that cover a process of visioning, civic engagement, making the case, collaboration, and sharing their videos in the community  
2. Information about the role for students in school policymaking
3. A video production handbook

The Guide is recommended for grades 7-12 for any subject area. It has been used by Media Arts, Theatre, Visual Arts, History/Social Studies, CTE, and English teachers.  

Timeframe: The project takes place over 5-8 weeks, depending on how many times a week you see students and whether the production phase is completed during class. We invite you to structure the project in a way that makes sense for your classroom.

Equipment: Ideally teachers will have access to computers and video cameras. The Guide offers strategies and shortcuts if access to technology is limited.

Questions: Contact or (626) 578-9315 ext. 104

Student Voices Campaign Intro Video:

Student Voices Campaign Classroom Guide Webinar (January 11, 2017)