Presentation on theme: "Understanding the ESLRS. What are ESLRS? Expected Schoolwide Learning Results The goals of what students should be able to do when they graduate."— Presentation transcript:
Understanding the ESLRS
What are ESLRS? Expected Schoolwide Learning Results The goals of what students should be able to do when they graduate.
What is the purpose of ESLRS? Support content standards Provide direction Common focus Achievement
ESLR #1: Critical Thinker, Problem Solver, and User of Information and Technology Define and analyze problems. Gather, organize, and analyze data to solve problems. Summarize information and support conclusions with relevant data. Evaluate the validity of conclusions in light of the data presented. Utilize appropriate technology as a tool to complete tasks.
Examples of critical thinking… A science class collects water samples. Using testing materials, water quality is determined. Causes of pollution are analyzed. Students brainstorm possible solutions.
ESLR #2: EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR Write and speak using grammatically correct language that is appropriate to the audience. Read, listen, comprehend and translate (or decode) reflectively and critically. Be respectful of differing points of view. Be able to ask relevant, higher-level questions. Be able to understand and follow directions. Research sources and cite them correctly.
Examples of effective communicator… The science class presents their findings in a PowerPoint presentation to the local government. The students are able to answer questions posed by their audience. The students are able to cite their research and data correctly.
ESLR #3: RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN AND TEAM MEMBER: Show respect for personal property and the property of others. Respect individual rights and the diversity of others, including listening respectfully while others speak. Demonstrate consistent attendance and preparedness. Accept responsibility for his/her own actions. Be involved in a group, event, or organization that contributes positively to his/her community.
Examples of responsible citizen and team member… The same science class worked together in data teams to collect the water samples. Presenting their findings to the EPA was done in an effort to find solutions for the pollution issues. Each team member was responsible for a portion of the presentation.
ESLRS and Content Standards Content standards –Established by state & national departments of education –Identify what a student should know when they finish a specific course ESLRS – defined by the school ESRLS + Content standards = teaching what’s important
Why are we learning this? Foundation of learning Graduation goals Understanding of connection between content and values ESLRS + content = achievement School achievement leads to later success