Whether you are a teacher or a school, district, or state leader, once you commit, you will receive a handy toolkit with everything you need to help students share their learning. You’ll also be connected with thousands of educators across the country who are working – like you – to make student learning visible in their schools and communities.
Whichever practice you choose, good sharing involves these core elements:
- Quality Work: Are students proud of the work, and is the work worthy of pride? Let’s create opportunities for students to reflect on their learning, grounded in evidence/artifacts that demonstrate deeper learning and engagement.
- Authentic Audience: Are students presenting their work and learning to an audience beyond the classroom (i.e. not just the teacher)? If they are, they will want it to be good.
- Equity: Are all students being provided the opportunity to showcase their work and critically reflect on their learning, both the successes and areas for growth? Every student deserves the chance to celebrate, reflect, plot a course forward, and ask for the support they need.
- Dialogue: Are students engaged in a reciprocal exchange of ideas with adults and peers? Sure, we want students to learn presentation skills, but we also want to provide them with opportunities to think on their feet and respond to questions and ideas in the moment.