Classroom Guide for Student Voices Campaign Available for Download

January 11th Webinar: Student Voices Campaign Classroom Guide. Slides.

In California, students are guaranteed a voice in planning and budgeting for their local school district. The Local Control Funding Formula, or 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.

THE STUDENT VOICES CLASSROOM GUIDE IS HERE! 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 Sibyl O’Malley at or (626) 578-9315 ext. 102

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