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CSL Parent Information Evening, November 30, 2016

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Presentation from Laura Magrath and Scott Slater at BICS, November 30, 2016.

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CSL Parent Information Evening, November 30, 2016

  1. 1. Communicating Student Learning November 30, 2016
  2. 2. What does Communicating Student Learning mean? Report Cards Student-led conferences Parent/teacher interviews Student work Digital Portfolios Email/Phone Calls
  3. 3. • What do you remember about your report cards as a student? • How were they received in your household? • How did you use the report card? REPORT CARDS
  4. 4. NEW CURRICULUM o Know, Understand, Do Model o Big Ideas o Curricular Content and Competencies LIMITS OF GRADES Grades tend to reduce: o students’ interest in the learning itself o students’ preference for challenging tasks o the quality of students’ thinking http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/fdtd-g.htm BALANCED APPROACH o Curricular competencies o Core competencies o Student Reflection Rationale – Why Change?
  5. 5. Time to Shift our Thinking
  6. 6. What’s different? What’s the same? Same Different Focus on foundational skills of reading, writing and numeracy Balanced approach: Core competencies and student voice Curricular content assessed Clearer language and assessment Ways to support at home and at school No letter grades (4-7)
  7. 7. Five Keys My child’s teacher knows exactly where my child is at and is committed to helping them move forward. 1. Clear foundational skills: reading, writing, and math 2. Focus on what the child can do 3. Focus on what the child understands. 4. Social and emotional development a priority. 5. Clearly stated areas of growth to help foster student independence and confidence
  8. 8. Communicating Student Learning: Kindergarten
  9. 9. Communicating Student Learning: Grades 1-3
  10. 10. Communicating Student Learning: Grades 4-7
  11. 11. Communicating Student Learning – Grades K to 3 Curricular ContentCurricular Competencies
  12. 12. Communicating Student Learning – Grades 4 to 7 Curricular ContentCurricular Competencies
  13. 13. How is my child using this new report card?
  14. 14. Understanding the Core Competencies
  15. 15. Engaging in Self-Reflection
  16. 16. Engaging in Self-Reflection
  17. 17. • Reporting Pilots 2014-2016 • Parent Surveys Parent Feedback
  18. 18. Parent Feedback (2015/16 Pilot) “It gives the parent a better understanding of the child’s learning experience. It also makes it easier for parents to address issues with their child.” “…more clearly shows where improvements need to be made.” “…much more comprehensive” “This more holistic approach helps those students who are not strong academically; they find their strengths and build on them.” “My child felt understood, rather than labelled.”
  19. 19. • District Parent CSL Forum in January 2017 • PAC Meetings • Email Scott or Laura Parent Feedback
  20. 20. Questions?

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