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Our current catalog provides details about our offerings for communities, K-12 schools, individuals, and organizations! Includes training, publications, and more.

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  • 2014-2015 Catalog Serving Individuals, Organizations, Change Agents, Children & Youth, Educators, Youth Workers, Parents, Students, Community Organizers, and many others since 2005. For more information call (360) 489-9680 or email info@commonaction.org Join us at fb.com/commonaction
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 2 Table of Contents Table of Contents ____________________________ 2 About CommonAction _________________________ 3 Recommendations ______________________________ 3 Our Expertise __________________________________ 4 Our Activities __________________________________ 7 Our People ____________________________________ 8 Training & Professional Development ____________ 11 Workshop Logistics ____________________________ 11 Personal Engagement Workshops_________________ 12 Community Engagement Workshops ______________ 14 Youth Engagement Workshops ___________________ 16 Student Engagement Workshops _________________ 19 Skill Building Workshops ________________________ 22 Publications _______________________________ 26 Personal Development Publications_______________ 26 Community Publications ________________________ 27 School Publications ____________________________ 29 Certification Programs _________________________ 31 Past Clients And Collaborators _________________ 34 Costs And Scheduling ________________________ 38
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 3 About CommonAction CommonAction Consulting envisions all people everywhere living engaged lives, including children, youth, and adults. We believe engagement is the sustained connection a person has to the world within or outside herself or himself. CommonAction staff foster engagement through substantive personal development, sustainable social change, meaningful policy reform, and powerful transformation activities. Founded in 2005 by internationally recognized community engagement thought leader Adam Fletcher, CommonAction Consulting is a socially oriented private firm. Beginning in 2001 with our flagship program, The Freechild Project, we focused on youth engagement in community settings. Our school outreach program, SoundOut, launched in 2002 to focus on student engagement. Heartspace, our new initiative launching in spring 2012, focuses on personal engagement.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 4 Recommendations “Adam Fletcher's work is especially relevant in getting young people to participate in the realms of politics and critical education.” —Henry Giroux, Global Television Network Chair in English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University; Author 40+ books about education and youth “CommonAction creates opportunities for people to become meaningfully involved in the decisions that affect them. Their work has made them the “go to” organization on these issues nationally.” —Greg Williamson, Washington state education agency “Adam is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world regarding student voice and youth rights. I have attended his thorough and excellent presentations and confer regularly on current work in the field. I highly recommend him as a presenter and a writer in our field.” —Dana Mitra, Associate Professor, Penn State University; Author, Student Voice in School Reform. “Adam is one of the most gifted, principled visionaries who empowers people of all ages and backgrounds to pursue authentic youth engagement in all sectors of society.” —Wendy Lesko, Executive Director, Youth Activism Project; Author, Youth: The 26% Solution.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 5 OUR EXPERTISE CommonAction is a boutique firm that does not seek to “do it all.” Instead, we focus on several specific areas of expertise. Community Engagement CommonAction is passionate about connecting people to the places they live, work, and play every day, and the people with whom they share those places. We assist an array of different types of organizations as they foster sustainable, effective, and powerful community engagement. Youth Engagement Nonprofit organizations, community groups, and government agencies work with The Freechild Project to take action focused on Youth Voice, Service Learning, Authentic Youth Engagement, and more. We also lead Engagement Learning Communities. See freechild.org. Student Engagement Our SoundOut activities work with K-12 schools, districts, state education agencies, and educational organizations. Meaningful Student Involvement, Student Voice, Child- Friendly Schools, and Advanced Student Leadership are among our expertise. See soundout.org.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 6 OUR EXPERTISE (cont.) Personal Engagement Finding meaning and value in our personal lives is essential before we can connect with the world outside ourselves. We provide training, coaching, and consultation for individuals and organizations who are ready and willing to make meaning of the world around them by looking inside themselves.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 7 OUR ACTIVITIES Workshops Operating in local settings, national conferences, and retreats, our educational and skill-building training events are for all ages and professional development. Motivational and Expert Speeches Adam Fletcher provides powerful talks for audiences of all sizes and ages about engagement, transformation, action, and more. Organizational Consulting Our specialties in consulting include program design, evaluation, and organizational change work focused on human engagement. Coaching CommonAction President Adam Fletcher works with a small number of individuals annually to provide coaching focused on life and livelihood. Program Design K-12 schools, youth-serving nonprofits, government agencies and other organizations hire us to conceptualize, design, and implement programs. Freelance Writing Our staff has written more than 100 publications for an education, nonprofit, and government clients. We also manage social media campaigns, community relations activities, and more.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 8 OUR PEOPLE Adam Fletcher The founder and president of CommonAction, Adam is also the founding director of both The Freechild Project and SoundOut. An internationally recognized advocate for youth and community engagement, his career working in human engagement started when he was 14 years old. Since then he has created more than 50 engagement projects in the United States and Canada, including the award-winning Freechild Project and SoundOut. Adam has written more than 20 publications, and works with approximately 10,000 children, youth, and adults annually. He is a proud dad who lives with his daughter and their cat. Learn more about him at adamfletcher.net Paula Kadanoff Paula is an educator and activist with more than 15 years experience. After becoming active in school reform as a high school student, she continued to build on that work in many different ways. Paula is currently going into her sixth year teaching high school health at the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music in New York
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 9 City. She is a coordinator of student leadership activities and the student council advisor. She also co-created and manages a program at CONTRA-TIEMPO dance company in Los Angeles. Teddy Wright Teddy is an exciting facilitator and youth development specialist skilled in program development, implementation and evaluation, and a child advocate and community-builder. Supporting young people in communities, camps and schools from Boston to Miami, Teddy has lived in Seattle for several years now. His focus areas include ending men’s violence and catalyzing children to trust their own greatness. Scott LeDuc Scott is a master teacher with more than a decade in the classroom. As a career and technical educator, he focuses on art and technology instruction, and serves as adjunct faculty at several universities. Scott's specialties include a variety of technologies, Multiple Intelligences, great presentation techniques, brain research-based teaching, and other techniques to help people connect with people. Living a life of “relevant
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 10 reverie,” Scott believes in Gandhi's message, “My life is my message.” Learn more about him at scottleduc.org. Mike Beebe Mike has over 20 years of experience managing youth and adult leadership programs. Mike is passionate about collaborating with young people to create positive social change. His experience includes managing an AmeriCorps program, a youth anti- violence program, a youth hotline for youth, and serving on the board of directors for a national organization advocating for the rights of GLBT families. Learn more about Mike at mikebeebe.biz
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 11 Training & Professional Development CommonAction has been facilitating high quality learning experiences since 2005. Working in more than 35 states and 4 countries, our president Adam Fletcher is renowned for his interactive, humorous expertise. CommonAction staff have more than 100 years combined experience working with diverse participants in a variety of settings. Following is information about what we provide. Workshop Logistics We offer each workshop in formats ranging from 60 minutes to 6 days, and can create longer retreat and conference formats on request. They can be customized as training events, conference sessions, or professional development programs. They are interchangeable for different environments and participants, and can be customized to meet your organization’s needs. Based in current research, practical experience, and pragmatic application, all of our offerings can be customized to meet participant needs. Each workshop is a hands-on, interactive learning event that engages participants as co-learners. Our workshops cover Personal Engagement, Community Engagement, Youth Engagement, School Engagement, and general skill- building workshops .
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 12 PERSONAL ENGAGEMENT These topics may appeal to a variety of audiences, and can be customized to meet different community needs. They are good for both independent participants and groups. Get Engaged! How to Love the Life You Live Right Now. Participants move inward by learning practical tools and actions. Examine life, identify priorities, and discover new ways to see who you really are and what you really want to do. Welcome to Personal Engagement. This workshop is a calm, open space for participants to explore what they’re engaged in and why it matters in their life. Using hands-on activities, you’ll learn how to enhance Heartspace throughout your life. Intro to Personal Engagement. In this workshop participants explore what personal engagement is, how it happens, and how it can be used to improve the world around us. Especially for people who want to change
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 13 the world, starting with themselves. Living the Principle of Engagement. Exploring universal interdependence, participants in this workshop move from awareness to action through 5 simple stages that can change the world. The Spiritual Side of Social Change. This non- religious workshop teaches how great social change leaders were spiritually grounded. After exploring the spiritual side of engagement through hands-on activities walk away invigorated and grounded in who you are and what you know. Changing Our Communities On Purpose. Learn how social change requires personal and community engagement. Using practical tools identify what you are currently engaged in, and then explore when, where, how, and why interdependence matters. Leave knowing how to change your life and your community.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 14 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT These topics are designed to meet the needs of local and national nonprofits, foundations, government agencies, and other community-serving institutions. They can be customized to meet the need of attendees ages 8 to 80, youth workers, nonprofit leaders, government workers, and others. Intro to Community Engagement. Provides an overview of what community engagement is, where and how it happens, and why we need to be concerned about it. Gives a concrete overview of theory and practice, and focuses on real outcomes. Leading Communities With Love. Focuses on the motivations of movements within themselves and how those affect social change. Use practical tools to uncover your beliefs and real case studies to move your action to the next level! Connecting to Constituents. Participants learn hands-on tools for engagement. They study different approaches to making a difference, and identify new opportunities for deeper impact.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 15 Engaging Government as Allies, Not Enemies. Explores specific circumstances of reaching across the aisles at work to build alliances, establish collaborations, and deepen relationships in order to promote social change. Concrete examples and real experience are used to highlight research-driven tools that can be used in any setting. Moving From Apathy to Solidarity. Participants in this workshop explore different perceptions service providers, funders, educators, and others have of the people they serve. They then explore different ways to transform those perceptions, and what to do when transformation does not happen.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 16 YOUTH ENGAGEMENT Our youth engagement topics are useful for youth-serving adults and young people themselves. They teach important theory while staying grounded in practical considerations. Learn more at www.freechild.org. Advanced Youth Leadership Training. Focused on engaging traditionally dis-engaged youth leaders. Youth and adults who are ready to change the world learn the skills, issues, and pathways communities, organizations, and individuals can take towards youth leadership, and different ways youth leadership can change the lives of youth, adults, and the world. Equity, Not Equality: REAL Youth/Adult Partnerships. Focuses on relationships between young people and adults. Moving adults from seeing children and youth as the passive recipients of adult decision-making, this workshop teaches practical, concrete pathways to form partnerships between young people and adults at home, in schools, within communities, and throughout our society.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 17 Intro to Youth Voice. Participants in this workshop learn that youth voice is any expression of any young person about any topic anywhere all the time. Youth and adults in this workshop learn how to harness the power of youth voice to create effective, sustainable change in the lives of young people and throughout our communities. Moving Beyond Voice. This workshop is an advanced session for practitioners to study the Cycle of Engagement and how it can be used throughout their lives, programs, organizations, and communities. Participants examine assumptions, critically assess activities, and plan for future action. How to Work with Youth. Training for youth workers, teachers, and other adults who support young people. This workshop maximizes decades of research and experience working with children and youth to support adults becoming allies with children and youth. Adult participants learn practical skills, important issues, and key considerations to successfully working with young people. Barriers are directly addressed, and resources are shared to ensure participant effectiveness in their own settings. Learning through Service. This workshop shows how activism, organizing, community service, and social change are powerful ways to engage young people in learning practical classroom goals. This workshop engages teachers, youth workers, and youth in learning about service, reflection, meeting community needs, and building powerful agents for social change through learning and teaching.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 18 New Roles for Young People Throughout Society. Participants explore the cultural shifts happening as young people access technology and personalized consumerism. The world they live in is changing, and because of that the institutions that serve them must change, too. Explore those expectations and identifies powerful, effective ways to engage young people. Engaging Young People in Social Change. Draws on more than 100 years history of American youth activism. This workshop is a broad overview of effective, meaningful, and sustainable approaches to engaging young people in social change. Participants identify opportunities and challenges for that action. Youth-Led Action. This workshop explores different ways to engage young people in creative, sustainable, and effective social change. Includes concrete planning, recruitment, and evaluation activities.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 19 STUDENT ENGAGEMENT These topics are useful in education-focused settings, including K-12 schools, districts, and government agencies. They also benefit educational nonprofits, foundations, and others. They can be customized to meet attendee’s needs, including K-12 students, educators, administrators, counselors, and others. Learn more at www.soundout.org. Intro to Meaningful Student Involvement. Explores Adam Fletcher’s internationally recognized Frameworks for Meaningful Student Involvement. This workshop teaches participants how to create powerful, purposeful approaches to engaging students as partners in schools. Advanced Meaningful Student Involvement. A concrete series of exercises focused on integrating students as partners throughout education. Action planning, learning rubrics, evaluation activities, and student- adult partnerships will be explored in classroom teaching, school improvement, and throughout the education system. Intro to Student Voice. Participants learn that student voice is any expression of learners focused on learning or schools. This training develops both students'
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 20 and educators' understanding what student voice can do in school, including classrooms and school improvement activities. More than Student Voice. This workshop helps educators and students understand that schools can become locations for passionate, effective action by all learners in all subject areas. Focused on practical tools to influence teaching and learning, this workshop provides the skills educators need to transform teaching in the 21st century. Advanced Student Leadership Training. This workshop emphasizes applied leadership throughout schools. Students and educators to work together to engage students beyond planning dances. Participants explore how to engage traditional and nontraditional student leaders solving serious problems in their schools and transform student engagement for all learners. Successful Student Involvement in Decision- Making. Highlights the roles of student voice in schools. Participants examine their organization's culture and structure, identifying a multitude of ways to successfully involve students. This workshop focuses on implementing, evaluating, and sustaining student involvement. Learning about Learning. Designed to teach students about learning, the school system, and school improvement. Topics covered include Evaluating Your Education, Intro to School Reform, Building Community in Schools, Learning through Service to Schools, and Student-led Organizing to Improve Schools.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 21 Students as Partners in School Improvement. Engages participants in learning about engaging students as education researchers, planners, decision-makers, evaluators, teachers, and advocates. Practical opportunities are explored, and participants create plans including implementation and evaluation. Engaging Nontraditional Student Leaders. Designed for educators who want to reach the quiet, inconvenient, or disregarded student leaders in their schools. This workshop focuses on developing new perspectives of their abilities. It provides concrete examples, and establishes clear opportunities in each educator’s setting for action. Changing Classroom Climate. Focused on engaging all students as leaders, this workshop teaches educators how to establish group expectations, self- monitoring, and clear avenues to ensure student investment and ownership in climate-building activities.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 22 SPECIALTY WORKSHOPS CommonAction’s consultants and trainers bring a variety of expertise to organizations across the US and Canada. The following topics can be customized for particular settings and audiences.  Group Facilitation Skills. Effective for groups of all sizes.  “Get Things Done” in Effective Meetings. Efficient meetings ensure decisions get made and tasks get done.  Consensus Decision Making. Powerful tool for action.  Community Leadership. Strategies supporting motion.  Ethical Leadership. Align actions with core values.  5 BOLD STEPS. Define core values, set goals, and more.  Being an Effective Ally. Learning across differences.  Situational Leadership. Actions for life, work and more.  Real Reflection. Powerful measures through online tools.  Meet Them Where They’re At. Differentiated instruction and technology to challenge every learner.  Learning Mastery. Practical steps to engage students.  Formative Assessment. Technology for small teams.  Stop-Drop-Assess. Online tools for formative assessment.  STAMP. Aligning assessments through frameworks.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 23  Portfolios. Using blogs in classrooms and youth programs.  Intrinsic Motivation, Learning and Technology. Teachers Provides The What Students Provide The How  Collaborative Learning with Youth. Wikis for classrooms and youth programs.  Building Personal Learning Community - Twitter and Social Media in the Classroom  Taming the Internet with Social Bookmarks  Top 10 Social Media Tools for Education That Make a Difference  Brain Rules! - Better Understanding Brain Research to Better Connect with Kids  Stop Your Presentation Before It Kills Again - How To Present Better, Simpler  Have the Internet Come to You with Google Reader  See Your Learning Clearly with Mind Maps  Create a Social Media Contract  Get To Know Your Students - Multiple Intelligences and Learning Styles  UBD and ATOM Lesson Planning for Project-based Learning  Copyright and The Creative Commons - How to Share Legally
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 24 SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS These topics are skill-building opportunities for participants to identify and explore what they know and need to know, and then challenges them to go to the next level.  Intro to Engagement  Becoming an Effective Facilitator  How to Work with Children  How to Work with Youth  How to Work with Parents  How to Work with Government Workers  How to Work with Nonprofits  How to Work with Schools  Ready for Social Change  Breaking Stereotypes  Examining Media Bias  Be Who You Are  Words as Weapons and Tools  Short Listening Activities  Feedback Techniques  Jargon Flags  Power, Trust, and Respect  Facilitation skills  Consensus Decision Making  Meeting Management  Being an Effective Ally  Ethical Leadership  Goal Setting for Your Future  Situational Leadership  Ground Rules  Group Strengths and Weaknesses  The Silent Circle  Group Appreciations  It’s in the Bag  Problem Solving 101  Planning For Roadblocks  Letting Go & Taking Charge
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 25  Ideal Partners  Creating Roles for Community Members  Teambuilding  Introduction to Service Learning  Introduction to Community Involvement  Introduction to Social Change All our workshops can be customized for audiences ages 8 to 80, and we can accommodate group sizes from four to four hundred. Contact our office for more information.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 26 Publications CommonAction staff have written more than 100 publications for a education, nonprofit, and government clients. Textbooks, curriculum, introductory guides, and program manuals form the core of our tools. We also write articles for magazines and websites, activity guides, a popular blog, and maintain active Twitter feeds. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PUBLICATIONS Heartspace and the Principle of Engagement. This book provides a powerful, interactive exploration of the invisible connections within and between us. Adam Fletcher examines the basis for all engagement and explores personal, community, and universal engagement in depth. Useful exercises and meaningful stories captivate readers through, providing poignant opportunities to change the world by changing your life. (280 pgs, 2012) The Principle of Engagement Guidebook. A companion to Heartspace and the Principle of Engagement, this Guidebook guides participants through a meaningful process designed to deepen appreciation of Heartspace, and strengthen the usage of the Principle of Engagement throughout our lives. (35 pgs, 2012)
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 27 COMMUNITY PUBLICATIONS Ending Discrimination Against Young People Bias towards adults happens .throughout all societies. This guide shows how adultism appears, what happens, and who it affects. It then details how to overcome adultism for young people and adults. (100 pgs, 2012) Freechild Project Youth Voice Toolbox. Comprised of a series of one- and two- sheet publications, these tools identify practices, practical considerations and critical concepts that are focused on engaging Youth Voice, particularly among historically disengaged young people. Written by Adam Fletcher. (60 pgs, 2011) Freechild Project Youth Engagement Workshop Guide. 24 hands-on, interactive workshops designed to teach youth and adults about how to successfully engage young people. Includes workshops on communication, planning, and other topics. Written by Adam Fletcher. (74 pgs, 2012) Freechild Project Youth Action Toolkit. A simple strategy for complex
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 28 action, this series of tools was designed for young people to take action and make the world a better place. Includes research, planning, delivery, and evaluation tools. Written by Adam Fletcher. (50 pgs, 2012) Youth Engagement Handbook. An introductory guide that lays out what, why, who, when, where, and how youth voice happens in diverse communities around the world. Includes a Youth Engagement Assessment and a resource section. Written by Adam Fletcher. (110 pgs, 2012) Freechild Project Guide to Social Change Led By and With Young People. A summary of the social change issues and actions addressed by and with young people around the world. Written by Adam Fletcher and Joseph Vavrus. (15 pgs, 2007) Freechild Project Guide to Cooperative Games for Social Change. An introductory guide for those interested in making social change engaging and relevant to all participants. Written by Adam Fletcher and Kari Kunst. (24 pgs, 2005) Firestarter Youth Empowerment Program. Sections on motivation, skill building, issue awareness, and action planning help youth to learn about empowerment. Includes a facilitator’s guide. Written by Adam Fletcher. (60 pgs, 2002)
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 29 SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS Guide to Students on School Boards. Examining his decade of school reform focused on student voice, internationally- recognized expert Adam Fletcher provides a series of essays focused on possibilities for educational transformation in the 21st century. (200 pgs, 2014) Meaningful Student Involvement: Guide to Students as Partners in School Change. Highlighting a practical framework, this Guide is all about engaging students throughout education. Anyone interested in student voice, student empowerment, student engagement, or building community in schools. Written by Adam Fletcher. (28 pgs, 2005) Stories of Meaningful Student Involvement. A collection of examples of meaningful student involvement in action in schools. Anecdotes illustrate various approaches to engaging student voice in school by exploring the applications
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 30 in dozens of diverse schools. Written by Adam Fletcher. (40 pgs, 2004) Meaningful Student Involvement Research Guide. Gives advocates a “leg up” in their research. Highlights 14 research studies and includes a useful listing of research available. Written by Adam Fletcher. (36 pgs, 2004) Meaningful Student Involvement Resource Guide. Provides descriptions and annotations for dozens of tools supporting student voice throughout education. Written by Adam Fletcher. (35 pgs, 2003) Meaningful Student Involvement Guide to Inclusive School Change. A brief introduction to creating opportunities for student-inclusive school change in all grade levels. In numerous sections this publication explores the background, benefits, and applications of student voice in a variety of settings across the US. Written by Adam Fletcher. (24 pgs, 2003) Meaningful Student Involvement Evaluation Toolkit. A set of qualitative and quantitative tools that can be used as pre- and post- activity evaluation tools on student voice for K-12 learning environments. Designed to be used by students and adults. Written by Adam Fletcher. (50 pgs, 2011) Student Voice and Bullying. A white paper focused on bullying, this paper was originally published by ASCD on their Whole Child blog. Provides insight and possibilities for engaging students as partners in solving bullying. (10 pgs, 2012)
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 31 CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS CommonAction is offering a growing collection of certification programs designed to give individuals and organizations around the world the opportunity to provide high-quality, engagement-focused activities in their communities. Certifications are good for one-year, include access to the most up-to-date materials, and come with Internet-based technical assistance. SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum Imagine a school...Where students are equal partners in school reform efforts; where students and adults work together to improve learning, teaching, and leadership throughout education; where student voice is seen as a key to successful transformation. THIS is the SoundOut Student Voice Curriculum! SoundOut provides a unique, engaging, and powerful curriculum JUST FOR YOUR class. Comprised of eight modules, each with three 50-minute lesson plans, the curriculum is focused on engaging
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 32 students as partners in improving schools. Each lesson plan is designed to engage diverse high school students with highly interactive critical thinking, communication, and project-based learning activities. The modules include Learning about Learning; Learning about Education; Learning about School Change; Students as Researchers; Students as Planners; Students as Teachers; Students as Evaluators; Students as Decision-Makers; and Students as Advocates. Each module teaches students about the process of learning, the education system, and school reform, centering the role of student voice in all of those activities. In addition to the lesson plans, the curriculum comes with handouts, a facilitator’s guide, and access to an online resource collection that supplements the lessons. This curriculum was designed for students in grades 8-12. It can be used in a variety of settings, including Leadership classes, Service-learning requirements, School improvement teams, Student governments, Advisory periods, Social science courses, and Self-directed learning programs. Written by Adam Fletcher, founder and director of SoundOut, the curriculum is research-driven, student-tested, and school improvement-focused. Written by Adam Fletcher.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 33 Youth Engagement Workshop Facilitator Certification Working with youth engagement practitioners across the US and Canada, The Freechild Project trainers have identified a series of routine trainings that local agencies can facilitate on their own. Covering many skill areas essential for every youth worker, this train-the-trainer certification gives facilitators the ability to facilitate essential learning for all youth engagement practitioners. Comprised of 24 different complete workshops, this train- the-trainer workshop covers youth-specific engagement workshops focused on stereotypes, media bias, self- awareness, language, listening, feedback, and more. Participants also study Adam Fletcher’s tips on excellent facilitation, workshop planning, and evaluations. Certifies adults or young people on how to facilitate. Also prepares classroom teachers, afterschool workers, and others on how to most effectively work with children and youth. Edited by Adam Fletcher.
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 34 Past Clients and Collaborators Academy for Educational Development Action For Healthy Kids Alberta Ministry of Education Alternatives, Inc. American Cancer Society Northwest Region American Institutes for Research - Technical Assistance Program America's Promise Arizona Department of Education Coordinated School Health Program Baltimore Mental Health Systems Boston Public Schools Student Engagement Advisory Council Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County Campaign Consultation Capstone Press Carnegie Corporation Caroline High School Casey Family Programs Catalyst Miami/Human Services Coalition of Miami-Dade County Children's Defense Fund City of Ephrata, Washington City of Everett, Washington City of Cheney, Washington Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education Colfax High School College Success Foundation Communities for Learning/Learner- Centred Initiatives, Inc. Community Academy of Science and Health Community Youth Services Connect Magazine Corporation for Community and National Service Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform Cypress Creek Elementary School Dare Mighty Things Dayton High School EarthForce Engineering School ESD 123 21st Century Learning Centers Evergreen High School Evergreen Public Schools Franklin High School Fremont Public Association AmeriCorps Program/Fertile Grounds Friday Harbor High School Generation YES Foundation Genesee Valley BOCES Grantmaker's Forum on Community and National Service Grantmaker's Forum on Education Harbor High School
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 35 Harvard University Graduate School on Education Harwood Union High School Healthy Schools Summit HumanLinks Foundation Idaho Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism Institute for Democratic Education in America Institute for Democratic Education in America King County Partners in Prevention Program King County Youth Development Network Langley Middle School Lewis and Clark High School Lewis and Clark Middle School Manchester Youth Commission Monument High School National Network for Youth National School Board Association National Youth Rights Association Nebraska Commission on Community and National Service New Horizons for Learning New York State Student Support Services Center North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, Inc. Olympia Free School One World Now! Oneida-Herkimer- Madison BOCES Onondaga-Cortland- Madison Counties BOCES Oswego County BOCES Patchwork School PeaceJam Northwest Pierce County Prevention Program Pinnacle Charter School Prairie Ridge Community Association Project Service Leadership Puget Sound Educational Service District Ridgeview Elementary School Right of Passage Journeys and Chemical Dependency Professionals of Washington State Roosevelt High School Santa Barbara County Service Learning Initiative Schenectady Public Schools Seattle Metrocenter YMCA Foster Youth Program Seattle Penny Harvest Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Office of Equity and Race Relations
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 36 SPS Small Learning Environments Conference SPS Youth Engagement Zone Seattle Seahawks/Seattle Sounders Secondary Academy for Success Service Learning Seattle Small Schools Project SOAR Social Justice Academy Spanaway Elementary School Students Taking Charge Sumner School District Suncoast EarthForce Surdna Foundation TeamChild Thurston County Youth Worker Summit Together, Inc. United Nations Development Program/Projecto Juventude, São Paulo, Brazil University of Indianapolis Center for Excellence in Leadership of Learning University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development University of Washington College of Education University of Washington GEAR UP Program Vashon Island Student Link Alternative School Vermont Principal's Association Vermont State Department of Education HIV/AIDs Program Village of Caroline, Alberta Volunteer Center of Thurston, Mason and Lewis Counties Washington Recreation and Parks Association Washington Service Corps Washington State Employment Security Department Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board GearUP Program Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) 21st Century Community Learning Centers Washington State OSPI Learn and Serve America Program Washington State OSPI School Improvement Program Washington State OSPI Title V and Innovative Programs Washington State University Center for Bridging the Digital Divide Washington State Youth Leadership Summit White River High School Wishkah Valley High School Yakima Public Schools YMCA Youth Leadership Summit
  • CommonAction| (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 37 Youth and Adults Transforming Schools Together Youth and Family Leadership Institute Youth On Board YouthBuild USA Youth Service America
  • Costs and Scheduling For a complete price sheet, scheduling details, and more information please contact our office. Address CommonAction PO Box 6185 Olympia, WA 98507-6185 USA Email info@commonaction.org Phone Adam Fletcher (360) 489-9680