Conferencing and Reporting

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Conferencing and Reporting focuses on practical ways for teachers to involve students in their own assessment. The authors provide time-tested ideas and practical step-by-step instructions for students to demonstrate their learning and take an active role in providing ...

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Overview

Conferencing and Reporting focuses on practical ways for teachers to involve students in their own assessment. The authors provide time-tested ideas and practical step-by-step instructions for students to demonstrate their learning and take an active role in providing proof of learning to others.

This book includes:

Practical ideas

Cross-curricular examples

A variety of ways to involve students in showing proof of learning

Responses to commonly asked questions

Reproducibles

Conferencing and Reporting is the third book of the three-volume set called Knowing What Counts-a series for teachers who want to help their students learn more by involving them in assessment.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935543794
  • Publisher: Solution Tree
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011
  • Series: Knowing What Counts
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 76
  • Sales rank: 1,437,880
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 13

Conferencing and reporting are changing 13

Students take a lead role 14

Audiences are essential to the process 14

Supporting student learning 15

1 Initiating Conversations About Learning 17

Work Samples 18

Portfolio Afternoon 19

Goal Envelopes 23

Subject Stations 25

Picture This 27

Criteria With Evidence 29

Mind Maps 31

Home Performances 33

School Performances 34

Personal Newsletter 35

2 Involving Students in Conferences 37

Student-Parent-Teacher Conference 38

Individual Education Plan (IEP) Conference 44

Student-Teacher Conference 47

3 Questions and Responses 53

What do you think of districts that mandate involvement of students in conferencing and reporting? 53

Aren't students reluctant to have parents come to school or to talk about what they are doing in school? 53

How can I do student-parent-teacher conferences when I have over 100 students? 54

How do you possibly find time to do all the ideas described in this book? 56

How do you help parents respond to their child's work in a positive, constructive manner? 57

Is it worth it to involve students in assessment? 57

How can we get busy parents more involved? 58

Conclusion 59

Appendix: Reproducibles 61

Bibliography 75

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