Enfield High School Focus: To draft a task with at least one other staff member that uses backward design principles and intentionally grows 1-2 of the personalized learning elements.
|Does the task have an explicit, real-world connection?
·Do learning tasks extend beyond the classroom?
·Are students engaged in authentic learning experience?
|Is the task personalized?
·Do students design their own tasks?
·Are tasks connected to students’ lives?
|Is the task cognitively challenging?
·Do thinking activities include design, synthesis, creation, and application?
|Does the task promote self-efficacy?
·Are there planned opportunities for students to participate in goal setting?
·Are there planned opportunities for students to track progress towards a measurable goal and for identifying interventions?
Document to Use for the Draft: Big picture planning guide
Article: Bena Kallick and Allison Zmuda (Ed Leadership, 2017) Orchestrating the Move
Tool #1: Clarification Tool that describe the range of each of the 7 elements from teacher generated to student generated
Tool #2: Reflection and Action Tool that poses questions about past and future practice that may help guide where to get started
Tool #3: Process Tool to grow student’s role in goal setting for Goals
Tool #3: Design Tool for students to use to set S.M.A.R.T. Goals (2 versions)
Tool #4: Design Tool to grow elements: Inquiry/Idea Generation and Task and Audience
Tool #5: Process Tool to grow student’s voice and co-creation in Evaluation
Tool #6: Process Tool to grow student analysis and self-discovery in Evaluation
Tool #7: Approach to Feedback
Tool #8: Process Tool to grow student’s voice and co-creation in Feedback
Tool #9: Process Tool to grow student’s voice and co-creation in Demonstration of Learning
Examples to Inspire
Example #1: AP Physics Teacher Mike Mohammad
Example #2: Social Studies Teacher Laura Stott
Example #3: Mark Wise and Global Challenge for 8th Grade
Example #7: 7th Grade Humanities Unit Transformation
Example #8: Scoring tool to grow Inquiry and students role in Evaluation of their own learning in an English Classroom
Example #9: Math Teacher Describes Feedback to Students in a PreCalculus Classroom
Example #10: Community Partnership at Kellam High School