While building educator capacity is one important element of meeting the needs of all learners, it is imperative to bring this content directly to students. We developed a course for students ages 13 to 22 that was designed to increase student agency, metacognition, and advocacy. This course is called Students Learn, Explore, and Advocate Differently (Students LEAD).
Students LEAD is built on the premise that in order for students to succeed in and outside of school they must understand their own learning and have concrete strategies they can use to support their learning and advocate for themselves in the future. The course is self-guided and any student can sign up and take the course at any time.
Educators who want to partner with individual students or entire classes can also sign up and get access to lesson plans, conversation starters, and more ideas for using this content with their students.