Educators’ Guide

“What’s your ‘secret’ to teen engagement?” 

 
Visitors to VOX ATL have been asking for ideas to increase youth voice and engagement in their classrooms and after-school programs. We have always brought self-expression workshops to students in partnership with schools and organizations, and recently we’ve been offering trainings for staff …
Now, we can do even more by sharing free, interactive, “VOXy” learning activities for use wherever teens are meeting and learning — including digital learning. 
 
This year, we partnered with GSU’s College of Education & Human Development MACIE program to create this VOX ATL Lesson Guide*, full of VOXy activities that use teens’ content as a jumping off point for exploring critical issues of the day, and developing skills aligned with Georgia’s English Language Arts Standards of Excellence  and Afterschool & Youth Development Quality Standards
 
Each lesson plan is created by educators and guided by VOX ATL’s highly interactive program model and commitment to authentic youth voice. 
 
We’d really appreciate your help! It’s as easy as 1-2-3… 
  1. Please check out these lessons, supporting teens and tweens in spring / summer learning with a focus on social emotional learning and mental health / well-being: VOX ATL Digital Learning Lesson Guide.
  2. Try one or two lessons with your students if you’re able, or just review the Guide and offer your response. 
  3. The first 10 educators and/or youth development staff to complete this feedback survey will receive a Gift Card as a token of our thanks.
Who could have known when we started this journey that our ability to support teens in connecting with each other and with caring adults would be more vital than ever?! 
 
Thank you for being our partner as we launch this new way to serve together as Guides on the Side with teens. 
With appreciation, 
the VOX ATL Team
*This Educators’ Guide is supported in part by our work with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.
This material is the work of VOX ATL and does not necessarily reflect the views of the GA DBHDD.
VOX ATL’s Educator’s Guide offers interactive (“VOXy”) lesson plans for engaging teens in hands-on learning, no matter where they are. Here, teens from JumpSpark’s Strong Women Fellowship plan and produce video on Zoom in a VOX ATL-facilitated session.