New Voice Strategies created the VIVA Idea Exchange™ to dramatically increase the participation of classroom teachers in important policy decisions about public education by opening direct communication between individual teachers and public officials. The VIVA Idea Exchange™ is an online platform that gives public officials authentic, first hand insight into how public classrooms and schools work best to positively impact both student achievement and the teaching profession.
Every time I take my students outside for recess, I think of the very real impact we made. Every time I show a Youtube video, I think of VIVA. I think VIVA helped CPS teachers have a real say in how the day is structured. — Kori Milroy, Teacher, Chicago: Time in School
Katie Morosky writes that we need well-designed Common Core curriculum and truly authentic assessment to ensure test scores “reflect what was learned and not how much someone can cheat.”
This year’s two-part Reimagining School symposium series brings together nationally recognized visionaries to discuss the ways in which schools can and must foster the creativity and innovation essential to our students’ global competence in a changing world.
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