CommonAction                   Engaging People to Change the World!                2012-2013 Education Catalogue          ...
Table of ContentsTable Of Contents ___________________________________ 2About CommonAction _______________________________...
About CommonActionCommonAction Consulting envisions all people everywhereliving engaged lives, including children, youth, ...
“CommonAction creates opportunities for people to becomemeaningfully involved in the decisions that affect them. Theirwork...
OUR ACTIVITIESWorkshops                              CoachingOperating in schools, national         CommonAction President...
OUR PEOPLE             Adam Fletcher—President. Adam is the award-             winning founder of The Freechild Project an...
Mike Beebe—Consultant. Mike has over 20 years of    experience managing youth and adult leadership    programs. He has man...
Training & Professional DevelopmentCommonAction has been facilitating high quality learningexperiences for K-12 schools, d...
SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOPSThese workshops are designed for K-12 schools, districts, stateeducation agencies, and educatio...
what student voice can do in           need to transform teaching inschool, including classrooms           the 21st centur...
Making. Highlights the roles          teachers, and advocates.of student voice in schools.          Practical opportunitie...
Intro to Community                    circumstances of reachingEngagement. Provides an               across the aisles bet...
change the world learn the             people and adults at home, inskills, issues, and pathways           schools, within...
teachers, administrators, and          community needs, andother adults who support               building powerful agents...
SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPSThese workshops provide basic skill-building opportunities forparticipants to identify and explore...
SCHOOL PUBLICATIONSCommonAction staff have written more than 100 publicationsfor a education, nonprofit, and government cl...
Meaningful Student                   Highlights 14 research studiesInvolvement: Guide to                and includes a use...
and quantitative tools that          Student Voice andcan be used as pre- and post-        Bullying. A white paperactivity...
CERTIFICATION PROGRAMSCommonAction is offers a certification program for educatorsdesigned to provide high-quality, engage...
critical thinking, communication, and project-based learningactivities. The modules include Learning about Learning;Learni...
Past Education Clients and                    CollaboratorsAcademy for                 Cross City Campaign     Harwood Uni...
Patchwork School          Suncoast EarthForce       Washington State OSPIPinnacle Charter          University of          ...
Costs and SchedulingFor a complete price sheet, scheduling details, and moreinformation please contact our office.Address ...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

CommonAction Education Catalog

937 views

Published on

The 2012-13 CommonAction Education Catalogue is full of services and products to help YOUR school, district, or education program!

Published in: Education, Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
937
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
89
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
6
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

CommonAction Education Catalog

  1. 1. CommonAction Engaging People to Change the World! 2012-2013 Education Catalogue Call (360) 489-9680 or emailWorkshops & info@commonaction.orgPublications for…K-12 schools, districts, state “Like” us online ateducation agencies, and fb.com/commonactioneducation organizations.
  2. 2. Table of ContentsTable Of Contents ___________________________________ 2About CommonAction ________________________________ 3 Recommendations _________________________________ 3 Our Expertise _____________________________________ 4 Our Activities _____________________________________ 5 Our People _______________________________________ 6Training & Professional Development ____________________ 8 Workshop Logistics ________________________________ 8 School Engagement Workshops ______________________ 9 Skill Building Workshops ___________________________ 15School Publications _________________________________ 16 Certification Programs _____________________________ 19Past Education Clients And Collaborators ________________ 21Costs And Scheduling ________________________________ 23 CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 2
  3. 3. About CommonActionCommonAction Consulting envisions all people everywhereliving engaged lives, including children, youth, and adults.We believe engagement is the sustained connection a personhas to the world within or outside herself or himself.CommonAction staff foster engagement through substantivepersonal development, sustainable social change, meaningfulpolicy reform, and powerful transformation activities.Founded in 2005 by internationally recognized communityengagement thought leader Adam Fletcher, CommonActionConsulting is a socially oriented private firm focused onengagement. Our school outreach program, SoundOut,launched in 2002 to focus on student engagement. Heartspace,our new initiative launching in spring 2012, focuses on personalengagement. Throughout the years we have worked inRecommendations“Adam Fletchers work is especially relevant in getting youngpeople to participate in the realms of politics and criticaleducation.” —Henry Giroux, Global Television Network Chair inEnglish and Cultural Studies at McMaster University; Author 40+books about education and youth CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 3
  4. 4. “CommonAction creates opportunities for people to becomemeaningfully involved in the decisions that affect them. Theirwork has made them the “go to” organization on these issuesnationally.” —Greg Williamson, Washington State Office ofSuperintendent of Public Instruction“Adam is one of the most knowledgeable people in the worldregarding student voice and youth rights. I have attended histhorough and excellent presentations and confer regularly oncurrent work in the field. I highly recommend him as a presenterand a writer in our field.” —Dana Mitra, Associate Professor,Penn State University; Author, Student Voice in School Reform.Our ExpertiseCommonAction is a boutique firm that does not seek to “do itall.” Instead, we focus on several specific areas of expertise.They include Personal Engagement, Youth Engagement,Community Engagement, and School Engagement.Student Engagement—Our student engagement activities workwith K-12 schools, districts, state education agencies, andeducational organizations across the US and Canada.Meaningful Student Involvement, Student Voice, Child-FriendlySchools, and Advanced Student Leadership are among ourexpertise. Our flagship program for schools is called SoundOut,and you can learn more at soundout.org. CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 4
  5. 5. OUR ACTIVITIESWorkshops CoachingOperating in schools, national CommonAction Presidentconferences, and retreats, our Adam Fletcher works with aeducational and skill-building small number of teachers andtraining events are for all ages school leaders annually toand professional development. provide coaching focused on life and livelihood.Motivational andExpert Speeches Program DesignAdam Fletcher provides K-12 schools, youth-servingpowerful talks for audiences of nonprofits, governmentall sizes and ages about agencies and otherengagement, transformation, organizations hire us toaction, and more. conceptualize, design, and implement programs.OrganizationalConsulting Freelance WritingOur specialties in consulting Our staff has written moreinclude program design, than 100 publications for anevaluation, and organizational education, nonprofit, andchange work focused on school government clients. We alsoengagement for students, manage social mediaparents, educators, and others. campaigns, community relations activities, and more. CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 5
  6. 6. OUR PEOPLE Adam Fletcher—President. Adam is the award- winning founder of The Freechild Project and SoundOut. He has created more than 50 projects and has written more than 20 publications. Learn more at adamfletcher.net Paula Kadanoff—Consultant. Paula is an educator and activist with more than 15 years experience. After becoming active in school reform as a high school student, she is currently going into her sixth year teaching high school in the Bronx. She is also a key member of student leadership activities there. Teddy Wright—Consultant. Teddy is an exciting facilitator and youth development specialist skilled in program development, implementation and evaluation, and a child advocate and community- builder. Scott LeDuc—Consultant. Scott is a master teacher with more than a decade in the classroom. He also serves as adjunct faculty at several universities. Learn more about him at scottleduc.org. CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 6
  7. 7. Mike Beebe—Consultant. Mike has over 20 years of experience managing youth and adult leadership programs. He has managed an AmeriCorps program, youth services, and served on the board of directors for a national organization advocating for GLBT families. Learn more about Mike at mikebeebe.biz Emma Margraf—Consultant. Emma is an expert in community promotion for nonprofits. She has worked in non-profits and in politics for more than a decade. Her experience includes nonprofit communications and community outreach. Alan Wong—Consultant. An innovative trainer, educator, and artist, Alan leads dynamic workshops throughout North America and beyond. He has been a lead facilitator and program director with the Power of Hope youth-empowerment program for a decade. CommonAction Consulting(360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 7
  8. 8. Training & Professional DevelopmentCommonAction has been facilitating high quality learningexperiences for K-12 schools, districts, state education agencies,and education organizations since 2005. Working in more than35 states and 4 countries, our president Adam Fletcher isrenowned for his interactive, humorous expertise.CommonAction staff have more than 100 years combinedexperience working with diverse participants in a variety ofsettings. Following is information about what we provide.Workshop LogisticsWe offer each workshop in formats ranging from 60 minutes to6 days, and can create longer retreat and conference formats onrequest. They can be customized as training events, conferencesessions, or professional development programs. They areinterchangeable for different environments and participants,and can be customized to meet your organization’s needs.Based in current research, practical experience, and pragmaticapplication, all of our offerings can be customized to meetparticipant needs. Each workshop is a hands-on, interactivelearning event that engages participants as co-learners. Ourworkshops cover School Engagement for all school communitymembers, along with general skill-building workshops. CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 8
  9. 9. SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOPSThese workshops are designed for K-12 schools, districts, stateeducation agencies, and education organizations. They may alsobenefit educational nonprofits, foundations, and others. Theycan be customized to meet attendee’s needs, including K-12students, educators, administrators, counselors, and others.Learn more at www.soundout.org.Intro to Meaningful students as partnersStudent Involvement. throughout education. ActionExplores Adam Fletcher’s planning, learning rubrics,internationally recognized evaluation activities, andFrameworks for Meaningful student-adult partnershipsStudent Involvement. This will be explored in classroomworkshop teaches teaching, schoolparticipants how to create improvement, and throughoutpowerful, purposeful the education system.approaches to engagingstudents as partners in Intro to Student Voice.schools. Participants learn that student voice is any expression ofAdvanced Meaningful learners focused on learningStudent Involvement. A or schools. This trainingconcrete series of exercises develops both students andfocused on integrating educators understanding CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 9
  10. 10. what student voice can do in need to transform teaching inschool, including classrooms the 21st century.and school improvementactivities. Advanced Student Leadership Training. ThisMeaningful Student workshop emphasizes appliedInvolvement in Career leadership throughoutand Technical schools. Students andEducation. Focused on educators to work together tocreating powerful connections engage students beyondfor learners, this workshop planning dances. Participantshelps educators make inroads explore how to engagewith today’s diverse students traditional and nontraditionalwhile staying focused on student leaders solvingmodern goals for lifelong serious problems in theirlearning and success. schools and transform studentCentered on practical engagement for all learners.classroom experience, thisworkshop is powerful. Student Voice in STEM. Participants in this workshopMore than Student learn research-drivenVoice. This workshop helps frameworks focused oneducators and students integrating students asunderstand that schools can partners in courses andbecome locations for activities focused on Science,passionate, effective action by Technology, Engineering, andall learners in all subject Math. Based in ourareas. Focused on practical experience, this workshop cantools to influence teaching be for students or adults.and learning, this workshopprovides the skills educators Successful Student Involvement in Decision- CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 10
  11. 11. Making. Highlights the roles teachers, and advocates.of student voice in schools. Practical opportunities areParticipants examine their explored, and participantsorganizations culture and create plans includingstructure, identifying a implementation andmultitude of ways to evaluation.successfully involve students.This workshop focuses on Engaging Nontraditionalimplementing, evaluating, and Student Leaders. Designedsustaining student for educators who want toinvolvement. reach the quiet, inconvenient, or disregarded studentLearning about Learning. leaders in their schools. ThisDesigned to teach students workshop focuses onabout learning, the school developing new perspectivessystem, and school of their abilities. It providesimprovement. Topics covered concrete examples, andinclude Evaluating Your establishes clearEducation, Intro to School opportunities in eachReform, Building Community educator’s setting for action.in Schools, Learning throughService to Schools, and Changing ClassroomStudent-led Organizing to Climate. Focused onImprove Schools. engaging all students as leaders, this workshopStudents as Partners in teaches educators how toSchool Improvement. establish group expectations,Engages participants in self-monitoring, and clearlearning about engaging avenues to ensure studentstudents as education investment and ownership inresearchers, planners, climate-building activities.decision-makers, evaluators, CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 11
  12. 12. Intro to Community circumstances of reachingEngagement. Provides an across the aisles betweenoverview of what community schools and communities toengagement is, where and build alliances, establishhow it happens, and why we collaborations, and deepenneed to be concerned about relationships in order toit. Gives a concrete overview promote school improvement.of theory and practice, and Concrete examples and realfocuses on real outcomes. experience are used to highlight research-driven toolsLeading Communities that can be used in anyWith Love. Focuses on the setting.motivations of movementswithin themselves and how Moving From Apathy tothose affect social change. Solidarity. Participants in thisUse practical tools to uncover workshop explore differentyour beliefs and real case perceptions teachers,studies to move your action to administrators, schoolthe next level! support staff, and others have of the students they serve.Connecting to They then explore differentConstituents. Participants ways to transform thoselearn hands-on tools for perceptions, and what to doengagement. They study when transformation does notdifferent approaches to happen.making a difference, andidentify new opportunities for Advanced Studentdeeper impact. Leadership Training. Focused on engagingEngaging Communities traditionally dis-engagedas Allies, Not Enemies. student leaders. Students andExplores specific adults who are ready to CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 12
  13. 13. change the world learn the people and adults at home, inskills, issues, and pathways schools, within communities,schools can take towards and throughout our society.student leadership, anddifferent ways student Intro to Student Voice.leadership can change the Participants in this workshoplives of students, adults, and learn that student voice is anythe world. expression of any learner about any education topicStudent-Driven Classroom anywhere all the time.Learning. Participants in this Students and adults in thisworkshop learn the basics of workshop learn how toMeaningful Student harness the power of studentInvolvement, and then voice to create effective,discover who to engage sustainable change in the livesstudents as partners of young people andthroughout the learning throughout our communities.process. Can focus on subject-areas or keep a general lens Moving Beyond Voice.for all grade levels. This workshop is an advanced session for practitioners toEquity, Not Equality: REAL study the Cycle ofStudent/Adult Engagement and how it canPartnerships. Focuses on be used throughout theirrelationships between young lives, programs, organizations,people and adults. Moving and communities. Participantsadults from seeing students as examine assumptions,the passive recipients of adult critically assess activities, anddecision-making, this plan for future action.workshop teaches practical,concrete pathways to form How to Work withpartnerships between young Students. Training for CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 13
  14. 14. teachers, administrators, and community needs, andother adults who support building powerful agents forstudents in schools. This social change throughworkshop maximizes decades learning and teaching.of research and experienceworking with students to New Roles for Studentssupport adults becoming allies Throughout Education.with children and youth. Adult Participants explore theparticipants learn practical cultural shifts happening asskills, important issues, and students access technologykey considerations to and personalized learning.successfully working with The world they live in isyoung people. Barriers are changing, and because of thatdirectly addressed, and the institutions that serveresources are shared to them must change, too.ensure participant Explore those expectationseffectiveness in their own and identifies powerful,settings. effective ways to engage young people.Learning through Service.This workshop shows how Student-Led Action. Thisactivism, organizing, workshop explores differentcommunity service, and social ways to engage young peoplechange are powerful ways to in creative, sustainable, andengage students in learning effective social change.practical classroom goals. This Includes concrete planning,workshop engages teachers, recruitment, and evaluationyouth workers, and students activities.in learning about service,reflection, meeting CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 14
  15. 15. SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPSThese workshops provide basic skill-building opportunities forparticipants to identify and explore what they know and need toknow, and then challenges them to go to the next level. Intro to Engagement  Words as Weapons and Introduction to Service Tools Learning  Short Listening Activities Introduction to Community  Feedback Techniques Involvement  Jargon Flags Introduction to Student-  Power, Trust, and Respect Inclusive School Change  Ground Rules Teaching or Facilitating?  Group Strengths and How Educators can Partner Weaknesses with Students  The Silent Circle How Schools can Partner  Group Appreciations with Parents  It’s in the Bag How Schools can Partner  Problem Solving 101 with Education Agencies  Probing for Problems How Schools can Partner  Planning For Roadblocks with Nonprofits  Letting Go & Taking Charge Ready for School Change  Ideal Partners Breaking Stereotypes  Creating Roles in Learning Examining Media Bias for Community Members Be Who You Are  Teambuilding in SchoolsAll our workshops can be customized for audiences ages 8 to 80,and we can accommodate group sizes from four to fourhundred. Contact our office for more information. CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 15
  16. 16. SCHOOL PUBLICATIONSCommonAction staff have written more than 100 publicationsfor a education, nonprofit, and government clients. Textbooks,curriculum, introductory guides, and program manuals form thecore of our tools. We also write articles for magazines andwebsites, activity guides, a popular blog, and maintain activeTwitter feeds.The Complete Guide to Meaningful StudentInvolvement. Examining his decade of experience in schoolreform focused on student voice and engagement,internationally-recognized expert Adam Fletcher lays a concreteframework for practice. This series of essays details a radicalvision for students to become engaged throughout theeducation system, and gives practical examples and next stepsfor action. (est. 250 pgs, forthcoming) CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 16
  17. 17. Meaningful Student Highlights 14 research studiesInvolvement: Guide to and includes a useful listing ofStudents as Partners in research available. Written bySchool Change. Adam Fletcher. (36 pgs, 2004)Highlighting a practicalframework, this Guide is all Meaningful Studentabout engaging students Involvement Resourcethroughout education. Guide. Provides descriptionsAnyone interested in student and annotations for dozens ofvoice, student empowerment, tools supporting student voicestudent engagement, or throughout education.building community in Written by Adam Fletcher. (35schools. Written by Adam pgs, 2003)Fletcher. (28 pgs, 2005) Meaningful StudentStories of Meaningful Involvement Guide toStudent Involvement. A Inclusive School Change.collection of examples of A brief introduction tomeaningful student creating opportunities forinvolvement in action in student-inclusive schoolschools. Anecdotes illustrate change in all grade levels. Invarious approaches to numerous sections thisengaging student voice in publication explores theschool by exploring the background, benefits, andapplications in dozens of applications of student voicediverse schools. Written by in a variety of settings acrossAdam Fletcher. (40 pgs, 2004) the US. Written by Adam Fletcher. (24 pgs, 2003)Meaningful StudentInvolvement Research Meaningful StudentGuide. Gives advocates a Involvement Evaluation“leg up” in their research. Toolkit. A set of qualitative CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 17
  18. 18. and quantitative tools that Student Voice andcan be used as pre- and post- Bullying. A white paperactivity evaluation tools on focused on bullying, thisstudent voice for K-12 paper was originally publishedlearning environments. by ASCD on their Whole ChildDesigned to be used by blog. Provides insight andstudents and adults. Written possibilities for engagingby Adam Fletcher. (50 pgs, students as partners in solving2011) bullying. (10 pgs, 2012) CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 18
  19. 19. CERTIFICATION PROGRAMSCommonAction is offers a certification program for educatorsdesigned to provide high-quality, engagement-focused learningfor students. Certification is good for one school year andincludes the most up-to-date materials and technical assistance. SoundOut Student Voice CurriculumImagine a school...Where students are equal partners in schoolreform efforts; where students and adults work together toimprove learning, teaching, and leadership throughouteducation; where student voice is seen as a key to successfultransformation. THIS is the SoundOut Student VoiceCurriculum! SoundOut provides a unique, engaging, andpowerful curriculum JUST FOR YOUR class.Comprised of eight modules, each with three 50-minute lessonplans, the curriculum is focused on engaging students aspartners in improving schools. Each lesson plan is designed toengage diverse high school students with highly interactive CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 19
  20. 20. critical thinking, communication, and project-based learningactivities. The modules include Learning about Learning;Learning about Education; Learning about School Change;Students as Researchers; Students as Planners; Students asTeachers; 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 ofstudent voice in all of those activities. In addition to the lessonplans, the curriculum comes with handouts, a facilitator’s guide,and access to an online resource collection that supplementsthe lessons.Implemented with more than 1,000 students across the US,Australia, and the UK, the SoundOut has been certified by theChildren’s Trust of Miami/Dade County as a research-provenbest practice.It was designed for students in grades 8-12. It can be used in avariety of settings, including Leadership classes, Service-learningrequirements, School improvement teams, Studentgovernments, 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 schoolimprovement-focused. CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 20
  21. 21. Past Education Clients and CollaboratorsAcademy for Cross City Campaign Harwood Union HighEducational for Urban School SchoolDevelopment Reform Healthy SchoolsAction For Healthy Kids Cypress Creek SummitAlberta Ministry of Elementary School HumanLinksEducation Dayton High School FoundationArizona Department of EarthForce Institute forEducation Coordinated Engineering School Democratic EducationSchool Health Program in America ESD 123 21st CenturyBoston Public Schools Learning Centers Langley Middle SchoolStudent Engagement Lewis and Clark High Evergreen High SchoolAdvisory Council School Evergreen PublicCarnegie Corporation Lewis and Clark Middle SchoolsCaroline High School School Franklin High SchoolCatalyst Miami/Human Monument High Friday Harbor HighServices Coalition of School SchoolMiami-Dade County National School Board Generation YESCloud Institute for Association FoundationSustainability New Horizons forEducation Genesee Valley BOCES LearningColfax High School Grantmakers Forum New York State on Community andCollege Success Student Support National ServiceFoundation Services Center Grantmakers ForumCommunities for Olympia Free School on EducationLearning/Learner- Oneida-Herkimer-Centred Initiatives, Inc. Harbor High School Madison BOCESCommunity Academy Harvard University Onondaga-Cortland-of Science and Health Graduate School on Madison Counties EducationConnect Magazine BOCES Oswego County BOCES CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 21
  22. 22. Patchwork School Suncoast EarthForce Washington State OSPIPinnacle Charter University of School ImprovementSchool Indianapolis Center for ProgramPuget Sound Excellence in Washington State OSPIEducational Service Leadership of Learning Title V and InnovativeDistrict University of ProgramsRidgeview Elementary Washington College of Washington StateSchool Education University Center for University of Bridging the DigitalRoosevelt High School Washington GEAR UP DivideSanta Barbara County Program White River HighService Learning Vashon Island Student SchoolInitiative Link Alternative School Wishkah Valley HighSchenectady Public Vermont Principals SchoolSchools Association Yakima Public SchoolsSeattle Public Schools(SPS) Office of Equity Vermont State Youth and Adultsand Race Relations Department of Transforming Schools Education HIV/AIDs TogetherSPS Small Learning Program Youth On BoardEnvironmentsConference Washington State Higher EducationSPS Youth Engagement Coordinating BoardZone GearUP ProgramSecondary Academy Washington Statefor Success Office ofService Learning Superintendent ofSeattle Public InstructionSmall Schools Project (OSPI) 21st CenturySocial Justice Academy Community Learning CentersSpanaway ElementarySchool Washington State OSPI Learn and ServeStudents Taking America ProgramChargeSumner School District CommonAction Consulting (360) 489-9680 | commonaction.org 22
  23. 23. Costs and SchedulingFor a complete price sheet, scheduling details, and moreinformation please contact our office.Address CommonAction PO Box 6185 Olympia, WA 98507-6185 USAEmail info@commonaction.orgPhone Adam Fletcher (360) 489-9680

×