3Sharing Share your experiences with class meeting Share any examples of using quality tools with students
4The Continuous Improvement Classroom Student Led Conferences
5The Continuous Improvement Classroom Ground rules created by studentsClassroom mission statementsClassroom and student measurable goalsQuality tools and PDSA used regularlyThe Continuous Improvement ClassroomClassroom data centersClassroom meetings facilitated by studentsStudent-led conferencesStudent data folders
6What’s your definition of “student-led conferences? -What do they look like?-How are they different from previous models?-What happens during a student-led conference?
7Key Components… Introduction/Orientation Achievement Data Student Goals and Action PlanStudent WorkDebriefing
9What Are Student-Led Conferences? Conference with parents led by the studentTeacher as facilitatorStudents lead parents through the data folderGoals, Action Plans, Measures, Charts/GraphsStrengths and Areas for ImprovementThere are different formats to choose fromWorksheets A, B & C provide an overview
10Purpose Relevance- Why are we doing this? Reflects the belief that students should be actively involved in their learningAssume responsibility for the learning processStudents become more motivated, reflective and evaluative in their learningFocus on the 3 R’sRelevance- Why are we doing this?Responsibility- Ownership for learningReporting- To parents and others
11Benefits Student led conferences… Motivate students to take more ownership for their workAllow students to see their progress over timeEncourage students to evaluate their progress
12Benefits 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
14Format Options See worksheets D & E for descriptions Individual Simultaneous with multiple familiesPresentation or showcase conferencePortfolio nightAt-home student-led conferenceElectronic student-led conference
15Preparing for the Conference Prepare student work (student data folder)Personal mission statement and goalsConsider strengthsConsider areas in need of improvementSee worksheet F
17Before the ConferenceBegin the year with a student goal setting conferencePrepare samples of students work to show evidence of growth and goal progress (student data folder)Notify parents well in advance of the conferences (Wksht. G1) (including format)Provide opportunities for students to practice and rehearse
21Introduction/Orientation During the ConferenceIntroduction/OrientationIntroduction - Student introduces parent to teacherOrientation - Teacher explains conference procedures
22During the Conference Achievement Data Examining the Data - Teacher shares data that helped student and teacher identify goals
23Student Goals and Action Plan During the ConferenceStudent Goals and Action PlanExamining Student Goals - Student shares goals and explains why they were selectedSharing Action Plan - Student and teacher discuss their responsibilities
24During the Conference Student Work Examining Student Work - Student shows work and reflections from portfolio/data folder to demonstrate his/her progress toward achieving goals
25During the Conference Debriefing Evaluating the Conference Process - The teacher, parent, and student discuss and comment on the conference process
27Student Reflection Survey After the ConferenceStudent Reflection SurveyWhat 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?Worksheet- L
28After the Conference Parent Questionnaire Which 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?
29After the Conference Parent Questionnaire Which 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?
32CHALLENGES First time jitters Uncertainty of sharing control with students (not used to it)Need to adopt a student-centered philosophy (paradigm shift)Organizing the logistics of conferencesResponding to families who don’t participate
34Planning For Quality -Using the Lotus Diagram Using the Diagram, start planning for student-led conferences at your tableDiscuss the key elements of the student-led conference componentsList steps, ideas and ways you will begin to implement each student-led conference componentWorksheet 0
35Lotus Diagram Student-Led Conferences #8 Student Data Folder #1 Goal Setting With Students#2 Activities Before The Conference#7 Benefits Of Student-Led ConferencesStudent-Led Conferences#3 Activities During The Conference#6 Format & Types Of Conferences#5 Roles Of Participants#4 Activities After The Conference
36What is your plan to implement student-led conferences? Journal Writing…What is your plan to implement student-led conferences?
38Scatter Diagram WHAT is a scatter diagram? A picture of the correlation between two factors over time.The more data - the more reliableThe closer the data resembles a straight line, the higher the correlation to each other.Diagrams may be positive, negative or show no correlation.