Communicating Student Learning:
The Uncharted Path

Communication Student
Learning Pilot

Welcome! Please sit in your scho...
The trick to having
good ideas is not
to sit around in
glorious isolation
and try to think big
thoughts. The trick
is to g...
Good ideas may not
want to be free, but
they do want to
connect, fuse,
recombine. They
want to reinvent
themselves by
cros...
Innovation is
messy. It’s about
constructive conflict
— not agreement.
There are twists
and turns — not
straight lines.
Je...
What is the purpose of a report card?
Research Grounded
…the most powerful single
moderator that enhances
achievement is feedback.
The simplest prescription for...
What is “dollops of feedback”?
Formative assessment is an
opportunity to peek inside
learners’ heads while they are
in the...
Are you ready?
Do you use:
• Assessment for
Learning practices
• Innovative teaching &
learning
• Performance standards
• ...
The greatest tool we have at our disposal is the power
of conversation.
Peter Shaw
Term 1 Lead Schools: Sunrise Ridge, Rosemary
Heights, David Brankin, George Vanier, Bear Creek
David Brankin Elementary
Bear Creek Park Elementary
What was great?
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Great information sessions & letters for parents
Nice cover with key points from MOE
Pr...
Both a Red
Herring & a
Qualifier
If parent wants a
letter grade, we
will give it to
them.
Discussion: Look, Listen, Show & Share
Share the journey so far…
• What is the process you have used or would like
to use?...
Sharing our Learning
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Reporting out an “Aha” moment
Something that made you wonder
Where your thinking was pus...
http://www.soukle.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Golden-Circle-SimonSinek-How-those-who-inspire-communicate.jpg
“When implemented well, formative assessment
can effectively double the speed of student
learning.”
William, 2007
A Window into a
Child’s Learning
• Where am I?
• Where do I need
to get to?
• How am I going
to get there?
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  1. 1. Communicating Student Learning: The Uncharted Path Communication Student Learning Pilot Welcome! Please sit in your school teams.
  2. 2. The trick to having good ideas is not to sit around in glorious isolation and try to think big thoughts. The trick is to get more parts on the table. Steven Johnson
  3. 3. Good ideas may not want to be free, but they do want to connect, fuse, recombine. They want to reinvent themselves by crossing conceptual borders. They want to complete each other as much as they want to compete. Steven Johnson
  4. 4. Innovation is messy. It’s about constructive conflict — not agreement. There are twists and turns — not straight lines. Jeff DeGraff
  5. 5. What is the purpose of a report card?
  6. 6. Research Grounded …the most powerful single moderator that enhances achievement is feedback. The simplest prescription for improving education must be "dollops of feedback" -- providing information how and why the child understands and misunderstands, and what directions the student must take to improve. John Hattie, 1999
  7. 7. What is “dollops of feedback”? Formative assessment is an opportunity to peek inside learners’ heads while they are in the process of learning. Helps teachers and learners alike answer the question, “What do I do next?” G. O Martin-Kniep, 2009
  8. 8. Are you ready? Do you use: • Assessment for Learning practices • Innovative teaching & learning • Performance standards • Ongoing communication and involvement with parents
  9. 9. The greatest tool we have at our disposal is the power of conversation. Peter Shaw
  10. 10. Term 1 Lead Schools: Sunrise Ridge, Rosemary Heights, David Brankin, George Vanier, Bear Creek
  11. 11. David Brankin Elementary
  12. 12. Bear Creek Park Elementary
  13. 13. What was great? • • • • • • • • • Great information sessions & letters for parents Nice cover with key points from MOE Providing a brief term overview for parents Competencies woven through template Commitment to inform & work with parents Snapshots of student work with rich teacher feedback Student voice represented; student work exhibited Room for next steps for learning Gathering feedback from parents
  14. 14. Both a Red Herring & a Qualifier If parent wants a letter grade, we will give it to them.
  15. 15. Discussion: Look, Listen, Show & Share Share the journey so far… • What is the process you have used or would like to use? • How have you or will you communicated with parents and involve your students? • How are you communicating about assessment with all these groups? • What are some strategies for moving under, over or around barriers you may encounter?
  16. 16. Sharing our Learning • • • • • • Reporting out an “Aha” moment Something that made you wonder Where your thinking was pushed Something really helpful Your best take-away What you want to tell others
  17. 17. http://www.soukle.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Golden-Circle-SimonSinek-How-those-who-inspire-communicate.jpg
  18. 18. “When implemented well, formative assessment can effectively double the speed of student learning.” William, 2007
  19. 19. A Window into a Child’s Learning • Where am I? • Where do I need to get to? • How am I going to get there?
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