Agenda✤ Why are we doing Student-Led Conferences?✤ What are the beneﬁts of Student-Led Conferences?✤ Overview of the Process✤ Roles and Responsibilities
We are doing SLC’s because...✤ We want to encourage students to accept personal responsibility for their academic performance.✤ Students need to learn the process of self-assessment and evaluation to become life-long learners.✤ We want to facilitate the development of students organizational and oral communication skills and to increase their self-conﬁdence.✤ to encourage students, parents, and teachers to engage in reﬂective dialogue about student work and performance.
SLC’s benefit students because...✤ Their independence increases.✤ They take more ownership for their progress in learning and are more accountable for their learning.✤ They gain more self-conﬁdence.✤ They gain an increased ability to organize, communicate and practice critical thinking skills.✤ They are able to identify strengths and weaknesses in their work.✤ They become more competent at self-analysis.
SLC’s benefit parents because...✤ It helps them assume a more signiﬁcant and active role in their child’s learning.✤ It gives them a better understanding of that learning.✤ It creates a forum for parents to talk to their child productively and positively.
SLC’s benefit teachers because...✤ Student participation in the learning process increases.✤ Parental involvement in the learning process increases.✤ It is focuses conference time on student learning.✤ Teachers gain partners to help assess student work.
Overview of the SLC Process✤ Students identify strengths and weaknesses related to the Middle School Competencies.✤ Students set realistic goals in each core subject area that relate to the Middle School Competencies.✤ Students create portfolios to evaluate their work and show progress toward meeting their goals.✤ Students then facilitate a conference with their parents and share their learning.
Middle School Competencies Communication is...the exchange of thoughts and ideas in different ways.Teamwork is...working with others toward a common goal.Problem Solving is...using strategies to develop solutions.Use of Numbers and Data is...analyzing and using information.Use of Technology is ...using different learning tools effectively and responsibly.
Roles and Responsibilities✤ Students critically review work, collect work samples as evidence, ﬁll in reﬂection sheets, role play conferences.✤ Parents celebrate in child’s learning, participate in conferences and assist with goals where necessary.✤ Teachers provide guidance with work evaluation, goal setting, monitoring of growth plan and oversee conferences.