Presentation on theme: "DEVELOPING STUDENT OWNERSHIP"— Presentation transcript:
1DEVELOPING STUDENT OWNERSHIP CREATING A VISION FOR INCREASED STUDENT PERFORMANCE…..Owning Learning, Keeping Data, Communicating ResultsWVDE, Glenna Heinlein and MaryJane Pope Albin
2Everyone is a WinnerHave you experienced student motivation problems this year?Are you interested in students taking a more active role in their learning?Would you like students to take more ownership for their work?Are you concerned about students behavior?
3Begin With The End in Mind Data talksData WallsData trackingStudent data notebooksPortfoliosParent participationStudent led conferencesStudent Ownership of their Learning
4Numbers as data“Numbers alone mean nothing. The right numbers interpreted well,provide information to evaluate effectiveness of improvement efforts,guide our practice,and ultimately transform our lowest performing schools into places with high levels of learning for both students and adults” (Huff, 2008, p. 197).
5What are the results when you use Data Walls Designed toSpur conversationsAre the discussion points for collaborative sessions and goal settingDrive the work of school improvementDemonstrate focus on the school’s SMART GoalsLink improvement to measurable data that shows student improvementFocus
6The most important outcome is that the data walls are the focus of conversation and actions TypesPublic Data Walls - multiple forms of dataexternalAttendanceDisciplineSummative achievement dataInterim or benchmark dataProgress monitoringIndividual or private data walls are used by teams of teachers toInternalTrack individual student attendanceMonitor behaviorReview progress toward summative achievement dataInterim or benchmark data for individual student progressIndividual progress monitoringConversations and Actionsdisplay of data intended to spur conversation about improvement toward goalsdynamic and regularly updatedmessaging is informative and encourages actionoften supported with contests and recognitionDisplay of data for conversations about interventionsContinuous progress reportingIndividual student interventionsSchedulingBefore school/after school programming.
7DATA Walls More Than a Graphic Representation Goal setting to improve student learning.Photo credit: David Binder
8Encouraging Progresspractice 5 and 62 and 34, 5, 61, 2, 3Improvement Goal 10-8Decrease disengagement time by improving transitionsIncrease higher order thinking activities in all classesAnsted ElementaryAnsted Elementary
9Students charting their own progress Student Buy-in, self assessmentPhoto credit: David Binder
10Research-TRANSPARENCY Many schools with a Clear and Common Focus make their goals and progress transparent to the community through the display of data walls and data graphs. Whether they are hand-drawn or computer-generated, these data displays show students, parents, teachers, and other community members the students’ progress toward greater achievementDoug Reeves The Science Fair for Grownups-principal showing their schools use of data to others.Douglas ReevesHigh School Data Wall Example
11IMPROVE STUDENT OUTCOMES! What are the results when you set goals from data? What data can you use?build shared ownership, accountability, and awareness of progress toward goalsreinforce positive messaging to school community instill goal settingIMPROVE STUDENT OUTCOMES!Boston Public Schools
12Student Data Folios Test Talks or conversations Students set goals to their learningCole discusses his skills
13Goal SettingThe ability to improve one’s result depends on the ability to adjust one’s pace in light of ongoing feedback that measures performance against a concrete, long term goal.If I am not clear on my goals or if I fail to pay attention to them, I cannot get helpful feedback Grant Wiggins
147 Keys to Effective Feedback Jigsaw the articleExpert Groups#1 pp 11-12#2 pp 13-14#3 pp 15-16Use a T chart or 2 column notes to:State the important points; how we can use thisTable Group DiscussionGroup comments on chart paperReport out
15Student led conferences could help you put students on “center stage” and take more responsibility for their academic achievement and self-discipline
16PHILOSOPHYStudent led conferences reflect the belief that students should be actively involved in their learning and assume responsibility for the learning process. Through student led conference, students become more motivated, reflective and evaluative. They also become more critical in their approach to learning.
17Traditional vs. Student-Led Teacher DrivenShort time frame – little time for conversationsFocus tends to be on social and emotional rather than academicFragmentedStudent drivenLonger time – conversation basedHigh accountabilityOpportunities for goal settingSamples of workAuthentic assessment
18Benefits vs. Pitfalls Activity: table discussion about implementing student-led conferenceslist likely benefitslist potential pitfallsreport outchart
19PURPOSEStudents accept responsibility for learning, become more aware of the learning process, and track their own data.They report academic growth to parents and progress toward becoming life long learners.
20POWER Student led conferences… Encourage students to take an active role in their learningMotivate students to take more ownership for their workAllow students to see their progress over timeEncourage students to evaluate their work
21POWER Student led conferences… Encourage students, parents and teachers to openly communicate as equal partners about student achievementEnhance students’ oral communication skillsBuild students’ self-confidenceBuild relationships
22POWER Student led conferences… Increase parent participation in conferencesMove students toward goal of being life long learnersFocus discussion on priority standards and their accomplishmentShowcase student workEncourage students, parents and teachers to engage in open, honest, dialogue
23POWER Student led conferences… Press students to have a vision for their futureUtilize students strengths, and interests to garner higher student achievementFacilitate the development of students oral communication skillsEncourage self-efficacy
2410 Good Reasons to Implement Student-Led Conferencing Opens up communication between school and homePractices real life-skills - communication,organization, leadership, etc.Teaches self-evaluation, self-reflection skillsFocuses on learningGoal setting process has buy-in by all involved
25Con’t: 10 Good Reasons to Implement Student-Led Conferencing Easier scheduling - easily accommodates late arrivals, walk-insProvides quality time between parent andchildLess stress on teacher during conferencedaysAccommodates parents who do not speakEnglishStudents are the center of the conference
26Organizing for the Conferences When to hold – time of yearDecide on overall organizational plan – facilitators, drop-ins, set up, demosHow many to hold at a time – structureDecide upon scheduling processParent notification processPreparing teachersPreparing students – teach the script and process
27NUTS AND BOLTS Before the conference…. Begin with student goal setting Prepare samples of students work to show evidence of growth and goal progress (data notebooks and portfolio).Notify parents well in advance of the conferences.Provide opportunities for students to practice
28NUTS AND BOLTS Goal setting Identify strengths and challenges based upon data…WESTEST, Benchmarks, Grades, classroom assessment and performance, behavior, attendance, inventories, self assessments, parent assessment, teacher assessment, etc.1.When doing a student self assessment, include…team work and cooperation, behavioral self eval, citizenship, organizational skills and responsibility 2.When doing student interest/attitude inventory could ask…Are tyou a good reader? Why or why not?...Are you a good writer? Why or why not?....Name three topics you would like to read or write about…..How often do you read for fun? How often do you write for fun?
29NUTS AND BOLTS Goal setting Set goals with the grade level cluster/mathematical standards in mind ...Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Social StudiesDesign a plan of action…student responsibilities, teacher responsibilities, parent responsibilitiesDecide on evidence to be included in portfolio, and from data notebook…what shows progress toward achieving the goalsIdentified thru
30NUTS AND BOLTS(2) Prepare samples of students’ work to show evidence of growth and goal progress (portfolio).Include baseline evidenceWESTESTBenchmarksClassroom AssessmentWriting AssessmentsInventories/Self AssessmentsEtc…..Have students organize their work with a table of contentsHave students to explain and reflect upon their choices(post-its or note cards)I put this in my portfolio because…I feel good about this piece because…If I did this piece again, I would improve it by…
31NUTS AND BOLTS (3) Notify parents will in advance of the conference. Send home a letter explaining the conference format and why it is being used…Why are you having student led conferences?How will the conferences be different?If necessary, when can parents talk to you without the student?When and where will the conference be held?Develop parent conferencing questions to guide parents through the process…..
32NUTS AND BOLTS (4) Provide opportunities for students to practice…. Model the processTeacher to teacherTeacher to teacher assistantWith students, develop a checklist describing student roleOrganize student to student practice sessions
33NUTS AND BOLTSConference ChecklistStudentsParentsTeacher
34Conference Schedule Example NUTS AND BOLTSConference Schedule ExampleIntroduction (1 minute)Orientation (2 minutes)Students Achievement Data (5 minutes)Students Goals (3 minutes)Action Plan (5 minutes)Students Work (10 minutes)Debriefing (2 minutes)
35NUTS AND BOLTS Introduction-students intros parent to teacher Orientation-teacher explains conf. procedureStudent Achievement Data-examining the data-teacher shares data that helped identify the goalsStudent Goals-student shares goals and explains why they were selectedAction Plan-student and teacher discuss their responsibilities and planStudents Work-student shows work and reflections from the portfolio to demonstrate his/her progress toward goal achievementDebriefing-student, teacher, and parent discuss and comment on the conference process
36NUTS AND BOLTS Conference Organizer While we look at my work, please notice these things:Subject goal ________Steps I will take to reach goal_____________How parents can help me reach the goal _____Plan to monitor progress _______These are the things I do well ______These are the things I am working on ______
37NUTS AND BOLTS After the Conference Student sends thank you letter to parentStudent completes reflection surveyParent questionnaire/evaluation
38Student Reflection Survey Example NUTS AND BOLTSStudent Reflection Survey ExampleWhat did you like about the student led conference?How did you feel during the conference?What didn’t you like about the conference?If you could change the conference to make it better, what would you do?
39Parent Questionnaire Example NUTS AND BOLTSParent Questionnaire ExampleWhich conference (traditional or student led) gave you a better appreciation of…What your child was learning?What your child studied in class?Your child’s study habits such as finishing assignments and handing work in on time?
40Parent Questionnaire Example NUTS AND BOLTSParent Questionnaire ExampleWhich conference format did you prefer? Why?What are the benefits of student led conferences?What are the disadvantages of student led conferences?What more would you like to learn in the conference?
41KEYS TO SUCCESS Students and teachers willing to take risks Teachers willing to step asideFocusing in on student achievement- Next Gen Standards and their accomplishmentCommitting to the processLearningPreparingPracticing
42CHALLENGES First time jitters Uncertainty of sharing control with studentsNeed to adopt a student-centered philosophyOrganizing the logistics of conferencesResponding to families who don’t participateVision of the student for their academics and their future
43THE ROLE OF VISION Vision is a dream in action Vision gives direction Vision determines your destinationVision always precedes great performance or action
44THE ROLE OF VISION Vision clarifies purpose Vision empowers students beyond known assetsVISION….EnablesEmpowersEnhances
45THE FUTURE-FOCUSED ROLE IMAGE Successful students had:A vision of their futureGoalsBelieved in their own self-efficacySaw multiple options in their life
46SUMMARY Teacher benefits: Less stress on teachers, very relaxed atmosphereLess confrontational (more positive)Places responsibility on the student and parentIncreased parent participationAn opportunity to see students in a leadership role
47SUMMARY Parent benefits: Increases the amount of information given to a parentLearn more about their child’s learning and skillsAn opportunity to help their child set positive goalsActive participant in their child’s learningFirst language communicationEliminates standing in line for a conferenceAllows for more time in their child’s learning environment to see what the child has worked on over a period of timeFirst hand opportunity to see their child in charge of the learning process
48SUMMARY Student benefits: Accountability for their learning Students learn to evaluate their own progressStudents gain greater commitment to school work and learningBuilds self confidence and self-esteemEncourages student/parent communicationBuilds communication and critical thinking skillsPlaces responsibility on the student and parentAllows students to become involvedPuts students in charge of their learningTime allowed to share and celebrate in learning environment