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Student Voice

Turn Up the Volume K-8 Activity Book

Foster student self-expression, aspirations, values and leadership. Provide an interdisciplinary, tech-based and creative learning environment with standards-aligned, 21st Century Learning activities that help students soar!

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Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781483382784
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2015
  • Page Count: 216
  • Publication date: May 05, 2015

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Involve and inspire students with these one-of-a-kind activities!

Help your students reach their fullest potential. Create unique learning experiences adaptable to their needs and aspirations with this extraordinary activity book from internationally acclaimed education experts Dr. Russell Quaglia, Michael Corso and Julie Hellerstein. Based on hundreds of teacher and student interviews, the authors implement 3 Guiding Principles and 8 Behaviors and Conditions that profoundly affect student success in grades K-8.

You’ll discover student centered ideas and activities that powerfully engage K-8 students in important content areas. Timesaving and easy-to-implement activities help you to:

  • Promote student self expression, values, hopes and dreams
  • Foster student engagement, purpose and self worth
  • Provide a creative and challenging learning environment for all ability levels
  • Align activities with Common Core, ISTE Standards (NETS) and 21st Century Skills
  • Promote student leadership and responsibility
  • Capitalize on technology and promote interdisciplinary connections

Includes a handy correlation chart and group discussions, personal reflections, and extended learning opportunities for each stand-alone lesson. An inspiring resource for any educator, use these fun, extensively researched activities to help your students reach their full potential!

"The authors have once again designed an extraordinary roadmap for teachers to use in guiding students to find their true voice. A research-based roadmap yes, but more importantly, a map teachers can use to guide students to find their voice through their experiences. The wonderful activities herein are inspiring, engaging and interactive and ultimately lead students to discover their own unique voice and aspirations!”
Rich McBride, Ed.D., Superintendent
2014 AESA National President

Key features

Introductory narratives and overviews for each section are provided by Russ Quaglia.

The three unique sections following each activity allow educators to expand, enhance, and differentiate instruction. Group Discussion supports student engagement, collaboration, and a variety of cognitive skills. Personal Reflection enhances the meaning of the depth and relevancy of each activity. Students must relate the activity to their experiences and apply their learning to other contexts and settings. The final section following each activity is Extended Learning. Extended Learning connects the activity to technology. For example, students are challenged to create iMovies, explore new apps, and tweet their learning.

While various activity books exist in the market, it is rare to find any activity book so closely connected to research, and also aligned with Common Core, NETS, and 21st Century and Skills. In addition, Student Voice: Turn Up the Volume books recognize that teachers are learners, too. The short narrative in each activity engages teachers and provides them an opportunity to expand their thinking and connect to the activities they are leading.



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Russell J. Quaglia

Dr. Russell J. Quaglia is a globally recognized pioneer in the field of education, known for his unwavering dedication to student voice and aspirations. Dr. Quaglia has been described by news media as America's foremost authority on the development and achievement of student voice and aspirations. His innovative work is evidenced by an extensive library of research-based publications, prominent international speaking appearances, and a successfully growing list of aspirations ventures.

Among these ventures, Dr. Quaglia authored the School Voice suite of surveys, including Student Voice, Teacher Voice, Parent Voice, and iKnow My Class. His recent book, Student Voice: The Instrument of Change published by Corwin is already receiving international acclaim.

In addition to founding and leading the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations, Dr. Quaglia also founded and currently chairs the Aspirations Academies Trust, a sponsor of primary and secondary academies in England built upon his aspirations research. Most recently he has founded the Teacher Voice and Aspirations International Center, dedicated to amplifying the voice of teachers in order for them to realize their aspirations and reach their fullest potential.

Dr. Quaglia earned his bachelor's degree at Assumption College, a masters degree in economics from Boston College, and master of education and doctorate degrees from Columbia University, specializing in the area of organizational theory and behavior. He has been awarded numerous honorary doctorates in humanitarian services for his dedication to students. Dr. Quaglia's work has also led him to serve on several national and international committees, reflecting his passion for ensuring that students' and teacehers’ voices are always heard, honored, and acted upon.


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Listen to Russ Quaglia's Interactive EdChat on Student Voice

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Michael J. Corso

Michael J. Corso, Ph.D., former high school teacher turned adjunct professor of education and administrator, has been the Chief Academic Officer for the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations (QISA) for 15 years. In that role he provided professional development and training in Aspirations and Student Voice theories and frameworks to thousands of educators and students in hundreds of schools. Out of those experiences he co-authored numerous books and articles on the subject of School Voice, including Student Voice: The Instrument of Change (Corwin 2014) and Aspire High: Imagining Tomorrow's School Today (Corwin 2016). While he is still connected to QISA as a special consultant, he has decided to return full-time to the high school classroom. While many in education move from practice to theory or policy, Mickey has chosen to move from consulting back to the classroom. This blog is a weekly window into his journey of trying to practice himself what he has preached to others for over two decades as a researcher and PD provider.

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Julie A. Hellerstein

Julie Hellerstein is the Director of Student Services for The Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations (QISA). She plans and executes “Student Q-Team” workshops to increase student voice and aspirations at QISA’s demonstration site schools. Julie has hosted innovative student leadership conferences in Ohio, Idaho, and South Carolina. Prior to accepting a position at the Quaglia Institute, Julie taught Social Studies at Northmont High School in Clayton, Ohio. She taught World History, American History, and Link Crew, a class in which upper classmen students are trained in helping freshman transition to high school. Julie was part of a pilot program studying the utilization of the iPad in the classroom and presented with a team at the 2013 Ohio Educational Technology Conference. Outside the classroom, she was the advisor for the Diversity Club, a coordinator for a school Unity program, and served as the chairperson of the Aspirations Committee at Northmont High School. Julie graduated from the University of Dayton in 2010 and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface: No Ordinary Activity Book


About the Authors

Chapter 1: Belonging

Grades 6–8 Belonging Activities

Grades 3–5 Belonging Activities

Grades K–2 Belonging Activities

Chapter 2: Heroes

Grades 6–8 Heroes Activities

Grades 3–5 Heroes Activities

Grades K–2 Heroes Activities

Chapter 3: Sense of Accomplishment

Grades 6–8 Sense of Accomplishment Activities

Grades 3–5 Sense of Accomplishment Activities

Grades K–2 Sense of Accomplishment Activities

Chapter 4: Fun & Excitement

Grades 6–8 Fun & Excitement Activities

Grades 3–5 Fun & Excitement Activities

Grades K–2 Fun & Excitement Activities

Chapter 5: Curiosity & Creativity

Grades 6–8 Curiosity & Creativity Activities

Grades 3–5 Curiosity & Creativity Activities

Grades K–2 Curiosity & Creativity Activities

Chapter 6: Spirit of Adventure

Grades 6–8 Spirit of Adventure Activities

Grades 3–5 Spirit of Adventure Activities

Grades K–2 Spirit of Adventure Activities

Chapter 7: Leadership & Responsibility

Grades 6–8 Leadership & Responsibility Activities

Grades 3–5 Leadership & Responsibility Activities

Grades K–2 Leadership & Responsibility Activities

Chapter 8: Confidence to Take Action

Grades 6–8 Confidence to Take Action Activities

Grades 3–5 Confidence to Take Action Activities

Grades K–2 Confidence to Take Action Activities

Appendix A: Common Core State Standards, Grades K–8

Appendix B: Partnership for 21st Century Skills, Grades K–8

Appendix C: ISTE Standards, Grades K–8




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