Student learning goals and learning portfolios2

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Student learning goals and learning portfolios2

  1. 1. Student Learning Goals and Student Learning PortfoliosPersonal learning goals are about students becoming active participants in the learningprocess, empowering them to become independent learners, and motivating them toachieve their full potential.Within the Ultranet, all students will have an eXpress space. This is a personal space for: Students to create a list of learning goals that are captured in the Ultranet. Students to reflect on their progress against the learning goals throughout the year. Teachers to comment on learning goals and reflections, with the potential to replace some of the requirements on existing student reports.1|Page
  2. 2. Student Learning Goals and Student Learning PortfoliosWhat are SMART goals?SpecificMeasurableActionsRealisticTimelyThink about the purpose and pedagogyrelating to Learning Portfolios Who is responsible for Learning Goals? How will students reflect on their work How do students use Learning Portfolios to show evidence of learning or achieving Learning GoalsSmart Goals - SpecificA specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a general goal. To seta specific goal you must answer the six "W" questions:Who: Who is involved?What: What do I want to accomplish? (could link to a VELS domain Melbourne Goals)Where: Identify a locationWhen: Establish a time frameWhich: Identify requirements and constraintsWhy: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal, could relate to a VELSprogression point.Example: I would like to be better at …. because …….2|Page
  3. 3. Student Learning Goals and Student Learning PortfoliosSmart Goals - MeasurableYour goal should be such that when you are through you have some tangible evidence ofcompletion. Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment ofeach goal you set.To determine if your goal is measurable, ask questions such as...... How much? How many? How will I know when it is accomplished?Map your progress by including and linking to evidence in your learning portfolio.Example: I know I will have achieved my goal when I ….. I will know that I am improving when …..Smart Goals – ActionsYou can attain most any goal you set when you plan your steps wisely and establish a timeframe that allows you to carry out those steps. Your goal should be set by you rather bysomeone else.You know best your strengths and weaknesses, and can use this information to maximiseyour chance of success.Example: I can achieve my goal by ….. (outline your strategy)Smart Goals – RealisticDon’t plan to do things if you are unlikely to follow through. Better to plan only a few thingsand be successful than to plan many and be unsuccessful. Success breeds success!Start small, with what you can do, experience the joys of meeting your goal, and thenincrease the amount of challenge you give yourself.Example: I can seek help from ….. I will aim to complete by … then (set short term successes) The first thing I can do is ….. the second thing I can to is …3|Page
  4. 4. Student Learning Goals and Student Learning PortfoliosSmart Goals – TimelyA goal should be grounded within a time frame.With no time frame tied to it theres no sense of urgency.Example: I will achieve my goal by …..(set milestone dates) I will achieve my goal by …..(set an end date) The Ultranet will provide an ongoing space where parents, students and teachers can see the status of student goals and achievements. At the end of specific tasks or units students need the (structured) opportunity on reflect upon their achievements and set new goals for improvement.Self -assessment and reflection against learning goals allow students to take ownership oftheir learning, in partnership with their teacher. Students are working towards becomingself-managing and self-regulated.4|Page

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