Collective Voice is a unique learning experience offered to Grade 9 students enrolled at Aden Bowman Collegiate. This is a half-day, full-year program with an emphasis on learning through collaboration, group work, and community building. Using the themes of Social Studies 9 as a driving force, the program focuses on studying both historical and current causes of inequality and injustice in Canada and around the world, and growing citizens who will help to build a sustainable future.
Student learning will focus on the connections between land, culture, history, environment, literature, and justice. Collective Voice students share their learning with each other and with our city multiple ways including through a partnership with both The StarPhoenix and Saskatoon's community radio station CFCR 90.5. Other highlights of the program include a collaborative and democratic learning environment and out-of-school experiences.
Collective Voice students come together in September as a group of strangers and quickly form a family like community. Students come to Aden Bowman from all over Saskatoon and beyond, and a limited number of students are accepted into the program each year. Students bring a wide variety of skills and experiences into the program, but first and foremost students must be co-operative and willing to learn as part of a group. Collective Voice may be the right program for you if you are a self-starter, a responsible learner, a cooperative team member, and interested in having a positive impact on your community.
Applications are available online, from your elementary school teacher, by request via email. The application requires the student to show commitment to always putting their best effort into the task at hand. Applications are due in early March. Criteria for a successful application is included and all students who meet this criteria will be entered into a lottery selection and participate in an interview process.
More information is available by downloading a copy of the Collective Voice program brochure or contacting Aden Bowman Collegiate.