Leaders of Their Own Learning: Transforming Schools Through Student-Engaged Assessment

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This PD Pack is based on the book Leaders of Their Own Learning: Transforming Schools through Student-Engaged Assessment. You don’t technically need the book to use the PD Pack, but it will deepen your learning to use it in tandem with the book.

Before you begin, watch this short introductory video from author Ron Berger

What’s Leaders of Their Own Learning about?

  • Putting the powerful tools of measuring progress back in the hands of students
  • Igniting the capacity of students to take responsibility for their own learning and build independence, critical thinking skills, and perseverance

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Leaders of Their Own Learning: Chapter 1: Learning Targets

Leaders of Their Own Learning: Chapter 1: Learning Targets

What are learning targets and how will they help my students be leaders of their own learning?

Leaders of Their Own Learning: Chapter 2:  Checking for Understanding during Daily Lessons

Leaders of Their Own Learning: Chapter 2: Checking for Understanding during Daily Lessons

How do you know what your students know? Why “Got it?” isn’t good enough.

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  • Professional Development
Leaders of Their Own Learning: Chapter 3: Using Data with Students

Leaders of Their Own Learning: Chapter 3: Using Data with Students

How does using data give students ownership of their learning?

Leaders of Their Own Learning: Chapter 4: Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback

Leaders of Their Own Learning: Chapter 4: Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback

How can I use models, critique, and descriptive feedback in my classroom to inspire, engage, and motivate my students?

Leaders of Their Own Learning:  Chapter 5: Student-Led Conferences

Leaders of Their Own Learning: Chapter 5: Student-Led Conferences

How do student-led conferences inspire students to own their own their learning?

Leaders of Their Own Learning: Chapter 6: Celebrations of Learning

Leaders of Their Own Learning: Chapter 6: Celebrations of Learning

How can celebrating student work publicly build students’ sense of pride about academic work and contribution to the community?

Leaders of Their Own Learning: Chapter 7: Passage Presentations with Portfolios

Leaders of Their Own Learning: Chapter 7: Passage Presentations with Portfolios

How can students provide evidence of growth and learning through meaningful rites of passage?

Leaders of Their Own Learning: Chapter 8: Standards-Based Grading

Leaders of Their Own Learning: Chapter 8: Standards-Based Grading

How can grades communicate what students really know and can do?