CUSTOMIZATION AND SHARING
We want our students to tap into their desires and take action as part of their curricular and co-curricular programs. But as educators, we are also responsible for designing and evaluating performance. This is a growing library of meaningful, authentic tasks that capture student interest and align with curricular expectations. This collection can be used in several ways:
- To demonstrate to your colleagues that you can “teach the content” AND create meaningful, authentic tasks that are driven by student desire.
- To use these tasks as a model for students to inspire independent projects as part of their course study.
- To use these tasks as an option for students if it awakens a desire in them.
- Two multidisciplinary performance tasks centered around CCSS Math Standards.
- Link to performance tasks featured on “What Kids Can Do” — remarkable collection to share with students as inspiration for pursuing their own idea.
- Video link on creating autonomous learners, a clear emphasis in the Common Core.
- Sample 1st grade multidisciplinary performance task that has students explore key skills and concepts in four subject areas.
- Sample set of K-12 communication performance tasks in ELA that can be a platform for multidisciplinary connections.
- Sample set of K-12 multidisciplinary performance tasks that is aligned with 21st century skills.
- Sample model of 21st century continuum that describes how student learning in key skills should become more sophisticated over their K-12 education.
- Sample set of multidisciplinary performance tasks in high school aligned with key skills.
Feedback should be consistent and action-oriented to facilitate student accomplishments. This growing collection of tools demonstrates both the value of feedback as well as concrete samples to inspire your work.
Click here to view a short clip from Dylan William on the difference between “ego-driven feedback” and “task-driven feedback.” What feedback do you give to your students verbally and in writing? How can you make it more task-driven?
Click here to see sample rubrics written in student-friendly language so that students can refer to it as a meaningful guide to self-assess during and after the task at hand.