Presentation on theme: "Data Notebooks & Student Led Conferences"— Presentation transcript:
1 Data Notebooks & Student Led Conferences Presenters:Katie Self&Monica Burke
2 Clear your mind of can’t. Think…I can do all things for the good of my students.
3 What in the world is a Data Notebook? Data Notebooks are a way for students to keep track of their:test scoresgoals (personal and academic)behaviorProvide visual aids (graphs) for students to monitor progress over time.Data Notebooks encourage students to take responsibility for their learning and also help reinforce many concepts taught in the classroom.
4 Data Notebooks: Why use them? Data Notebooks empower students by:Teaching RESPONSIBILITY and ORGANIZATION Students become accountable for their learning.Goals/Objectives are written by students to achieve short term gains motivating them to keep moving toward long term goalsTrack student progressProvide visuals (65% of the population learn visually)Help plan for successQuick referenceGreat tool for parent conferences
5 Data Notebooks: What do I put inside? FCAT scoresFair ScoresAR pointsSTAR Reading and MathGradesLetters or Sight WordsCovey GoalBehavior ChartGraphs for each subjectPersonal GoalsMissionStatement**The GREAT thing about Data Notebooks is you can make it whatever you want for your students!
6 Data Notebooks & Time Management Initially very time consuming10-20 minutes each weekDaily or Weekly
7 How do I get started?With your team (or individually) decide on a uniform table of contents.What data is importantCreate data recording sheets for your students
8 How do I get started with my students? Plan to spend at least minutesAssemble data notebooksExplain the purpose of using data notebooks and each page includedAssist in setting initial goals and filling in results you may already have (FCAT Scores, STAR, etc)
9 Data Notebook Conferences Conference with students at least once each nine weeksDiscuss goalsDid he/she meet that goal?Set new goalsAsk questions about their data**This is time to celebrate individual learning gains with each child, or help them move in the right direction!
10 Student Led Conferences Time for student to shine…not a Parent/Teacher conferenceTime to reflect and discuss goalsReview grades and test scores
11 How to Prepare for a Student Led Conference Daily or weekly graph test scoresDiscuss reasonable goalsUpdate goals each 9 weeksModel and PracticeDiscuss checklistWrite invitations and Thank You’sReflect: Parent & Student
12 Benefits of Student Led Conferences Student AccountabilitySelf-ConfidenceResponsibilityOrganizationActive role in learning/participationEncourage ownership of workReflecting/Evaluating and goal settingIncrease PARENT PARTICIPATION!!!!!
13 Time to ReflectWill you TRY to use Data Notebooks in your classroom this year? Why or why not?IF YES:How can you use Data Notebooks in your classroom?What do you think you may want to include in your Data Notebook?
14 It's a Process not an Event! Remember...Baby StepsIt's a Process not an Event!
15 References http://homepage.mac.com/bray3/Portfolio/ascdstudentconf.pdf English Estates Elementary