If We Listen, Students Will Lead Education R&D


Despite students being the ones most impacted by education -- even more so during and after COVID -- they are largely excluded from the opportunity to imagine and design the transformation of education. What would happen if students were leading? Hear from students who are leading education R&D by creating innovative programs that deepen student engagement and agency in high school writing. Learn how adults are supporting students in creating solutions that are changing the impact of teaching and learning.

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EdSurge Article -- If We Listens, Students Will Lead Education R&D --


  1. Learn candid insights from students on what is needed to address student disengagement in school with a focus on post-COVID
  2. Understand a model for how to engage students as co-researchers and designers of education innovation
  3. See practical examples for how adults can effectively invite, include and support students in transforming education



Kimberly Smith, Chief Inclusive Innovation Officer, Digital Promise

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  • Tags: design thinking, student voice
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Equity & Justice
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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