Monday, August 5, 2013

Learning Goals and Scales

I’d planned to go into school today, but we had a new AC unit installed. I watched them use a crane to move the old unit down and the new unit up on top of our two story townhouse. Watching the $4,000 unit lifted past our new car was more than a little nerve wrecking. It has been an expensive two weeks!

Once the unit was on the roof I went back inside and started working on school work. I managed to type up the learning goals and scales for the year.

My plan is to focus on the three Common Core standards related to technology/accessing and organizing information/research. I used this book for the scales.

Using Common Core Standards to Enhance Classroom Instruction & Assessment

I love this book. You can really see how the expectations change at each grade level. Teaching K-5, this was perfect for me.

I used the sample scales for those three standards to type up a double sided sheet for each grade for each standard.

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The front of the page has the learning goal and space for students to write the goal in his or her own words. I also included the Common Core Standards related to the goal.

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On the back of the page is the learning goal. I have students track progress here. in the left column I have students write the date to show where they think they are at that time. We do this periodically throughout the unit. Each student has a copy of this double sided page kept in his/her folder.

I did one of these for each grade level (K-5) for each of the three technology standards. I am going to add some clip art, but I’m happy to have this much finished.

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I thought I was going to school tomorrow for Edmodocon. Then I checked my e-mail and noticed I had the date wrong. Edmodocon is Wednesday.

I am planning on using the digital citizenship curriculum from Common Sense with my classes this year. There is a session about this planned for Wednesday. I watched the sessions last year in my classroom while working on my classroom. It was a great free resource.

I used Edmodo in my classroom last year for reading logs, spelling packets through Spelling City, and more. If you haven’t explored this yet, I would highly recommend it!

7 comments:

  1. I have to do learning goals and scales too. I find that is so much work for each subject and often times confuses the kids instead of making the goal more clear. I think it's too much for the majority of K/1 kids even with breaking down into their language. Too much time/energy is being wasted on this in my opinion. Do you have a sample of your primary grade scales? I would love to compare them with my own.
    Thanks and sorry for the rant!

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  2. Love your front to back learning goals sheet! I do agree with Jess above...it can be overwhelming to do this when you teach all the subjects. I try to do a WALT WILF TIB for each lesson, which is a bit easier. But I know the day is coming when will have to do a sheet like yours! Good luck in your new role this year!!

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