Trigg County Shares Their Learning, What About Your County? By Michelle Sadrena Pledger At Share Your Learning we see value in elevating the work of regions that are often ignored, misunderstood, and rarely celebrated by the rest of the country. Today, we want to celebrate some of our Share Your Learning members from the small town of Cadiz in Trigg County Kentucky, where the superintendent, school principals, and a handful of teachers are shifting the narrative around student success and assessment. Trigg County educators in collaboration with their supportive superintendent, Travis Hamby have embraced all three Share [...]
Benjamin Owens July 1 at 2:20 PM I love the #ShareYourLearning movement! And while Tri-County Early College is new to Share Your Learning, it has a strong history of public presentations of student work...here's a sample from this past March: The PBL Exhibition Night for the school-wide "Hometown Heritage" project!
Solving Real World Problems at Foothill Knolls Stem Academy of Innovation Jennifer Morris We believe that children can save our world by solving “wicked” problems through design thinking. At Foothill Knolls Stem Academy of Innovation, our Project Based Learning opportunities provide teachers and students with authentic learning that organically promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and empowers kids to be a part of solving today’s problems. Our fourth grade students are highly concerned with animal rights. They are true animal lovers. Our conversations on classism, racism, gender bias, age bias, and homelessness often lead to ideas about animal [...]
Transforming Renaissance Public School Academy with Learning Celebrations Lisa Bergman I am the Leader of a K-8 charter school academy in the middle of the lower peninsula of Michigan. Six years ago we began a journey of multi-age, project based exploration that is not common in our part of our state. We began to explore programs that seemed to be "breaking the mold". Within a year we moved to a multi-age, individual focused approach where students began to loop with their teacher for two years. We wrote units and held our first "Learning Celebration" in December of 2014. Each [...]
Empowering Students Through Sharing Janice Walton This is part 1 of a 4 part series about how student engagement increases when students share their learning. When students are provided an opportunity to publicly share their knowledge about something they have learned, they are given more opportunity to take ownership of their work, which demonstrates that it has value, and many also see their self-esteem increase as they take pride in their work and their sharing. Authentic public presentations of learning may also lead to increased student engagement, which is why a campaign called Share Your Learning was formed. [...]
How a Community Organization is Helping Students Find and Share Their Voice Janice Walton This is part 2 of a 4 part series about how student engagement increases when students share their learning. We have been exploring how authentic public presentations of learning may lead to increased student engagement and why a campaign called Share Your Learning has been advocating for more teachers, schools, districts, and organizations to commit to sharing student learning. In our last feature, we learned how an elementary school teacher is using student-led conferences to empower her students. We encourage all [...]