Student Designed Schedules: Centering Power with Youth

Mar 6, 2024

4:30pm – 5:00pm CT

Adolescents are ready to assert their autonomy and practice self-management. However, most school structures diminish students’ power, forcing them to follow bell schedules and learn content determined by adults. How can we flip this script and design systems that support learners to develop agency and responsibly step into their power? Explore one answer by examining how Embark Education, a Denver middle school, radically trusts its students to design their own daily and weekly learning schedules. Gain inspiration and discover the intentional practices that support this educational vision.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Carissa Solomon
Carissa Solomon

Embark Education

People also favorited