We started with these questions:
- What does powerful communication of student learning look like for students, parents and educators?
- How might a focus on communicating student learning foster increased student success, engagement and self-regulated learning?
- What role does technology play in promoting understanding of student learning and thinking?
Change is in the air – new curriculum reforms are designed to transform education – creating “the educated citizen”. Anything we do should be connected back to “educated citizen”. (S. Jeroski)
- 3 competencies of Communication, Thinking, Personal/Social
- represent a continuum from emerging to sophisticated
- profiles are strength based and student centered (descriptive and progressive)
- Circle metaphor defines a process of learning (not a slice) > uses “and” not “or”
Unpacking the New Curriculum
In grade groups, choose a content area. Unpack what it might mean given the following structure:
BIG IDEA (I UNDERSTAND)
|Curriculum Competencies (DO)||Content (KNOW)|
|Evidence of Experience (SHOW) (student driven and teacher guided)|
Framework (from Delta SD) – (pdf)