Advocacy

BE IN CHARGE OF THE EDUCATION NARRATIVE

ADVOCACY = STORYTELLING

advocacy |ˈadvəkəsē| noun     

public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy: their advocacy of educational funding.

Speaking up for policies and causes you believe in makes you an advocate. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED IN ADVOCACY?

1. IDENTIFY THE ISSUES YOU WANT TO SUPPORT 

         What needs changing?

2. KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE

  • Peers
  • Administration
  • Legislators
  • Parents 

3. DO YOUR HOMEWORK

      Understand both sides of the issue

4. BUILD SUPPORT

     Talk to friends, peers, neighbors

5. KNOW THE PROCESS FOR CHANGE

  • Legislative process
  • Local administration
  • Parent and community

6. TELL YOUR STORY!

  • Blogs
  • Media
  • Invite policy makers to your classroom

HELPFUL RESOURCES:

ISTE: http://iste.org/advocacy

Find your Legislative Representatives: http://le.utah.gov/GIS/findDistrict.jsp