Imagine A School System Designed For All Learners

Community Learning Conversation
November 2, 2013

On Saturday, November 2, more than 160 people gathered at Winooski Middle/High School to imagine a school system designed for all learners. Through small-group discussions led by students, our community came up with a wide range of ideas that will guide the school redesign process going forward.

Here’s how it worked:

160 Participants from Winooski and Burlington
47 Parents
46 Educators
38 Community Members
37 Students
9 Languages Spoken


21 Burlington and Winooski Middle and High School Students

Ali Aljarah, Haroon Alsammaraee, Madina Arbow, Shavar Dawkins, Evan Eaton, Forest Elliott, Annika Freudenberger, Kaysi Herrera-Pujols, Ennis Horozovic, Ena Ibrisimovic, Krishna Magar, Farhiyo Mohamed, Naima Mohamed, Ali Omar, Troy Porter, Henry Prine, Mabel Prine, Oscar Smith, William Sutton, Phin Totten, Kristen Vincent

27 Community Partners and Educators


2 Questions

What elements should a school system for all learners include?
What school and community resources will advance the learning of all our students?


100+ Ideas

To learn what our community imagined during this conversation, check out the November 2 Data Report.

So what’s next?

The ideas brought forth by our community will be used to create a more student-centered education system in Winooski and Burlington. In fact, many of these opportunities are already emerging in our schools. Here are some highlights from our progress:

Meet the Student Facilitators: