Assessment for Learning Project: Student Voices Installation
Education conferences are often missing one very important element: student voices. We were hired by the Assessment for Learning Project (ALP), an initiative working with schools, districts, and educational organizations across the country to reimagine assessment, to change that.
Over the course of several months, we partnered with ALP's leadership team and their grantees to create a beautifully curated exhibit showcasing students talking about their learning. ALP grantees interviewed students and provided photos and our team at Gather&Create took it from there. The installation was the centerpiece of a convening for ALP community members, grantees and other stakeholders in the education space. We were thrilled to play a role in bringing student voices to the forefront of the conversation and letting young people's insights and words saturate and shape the conversation.
"In my work, I often have the opportunity to visit schools across the country. In those visits, my favorite part is speaking to the students about their learning. I felt that the Student Voices installation brought that intimate experience to me with the bonus of being able to pause, reflect, and then hear voices from students at other schools. I was so inspired by the power of the installation, that I am looking to create something similar at my school as a rich way to engage our guests."
Khizer Husain, Chief of Staff, Two Rivers Charter School