It’s about focus.
When we report progress, formally, do we remember that this report is just one of many parts of a system? Do we focus our efforts on using a progress report to document learning and grow up to this point in time? Do we remember that there are many other parts of the system that give feedback, communicate progress, and communicate learning?
As a community, we have been discussing how we might adjust our methods of communicating learning through our formal progress reports. You can see some of the steps on our journey by reading the following:
We met today to discuss our next steps in this journey. Below is a copy of the lesson plan shared with faculty.
We will use a Google site and Google docs to collaboratively write the narrative comments that tell the story of our learners.
Will we embrace this adjustment in the way we report progress? Will we be able to focus our energy to tell the story of learning? Will we grow in our understanding and use of growth mindset language? Do we see ourselves as young learners in this process? Will we prototype, pratice, and experiment? Will we seek feedback and share our thinking?