Implementing Student-led Conferences (Experts in Assessment Series)

Implementing Student-led Conferences (Experts in Assessment Series)

By: Jane M. Bailey (author), Thomas R. Guskey (author)Paperback

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The term 'student-led conference' is almost self-explanatory. A student-led conference is a conference with parents led by the student. The classroom teacher's role becomes that of a facilitator. In a student-led conference, students lead parents through a discussion of their work which is usually organized in a portfolio collection. Typically, several conferences are conducted simultaneously in a classroom with family groups seated far enough apart to allow privacy. The teacher circulates among family groups, stopping long enough to make pertinent comments and answer questions. Students primarily direct the conversation which is focused on their work and classroom behavior. The real power in this innovation is that student-led conferences require students to take most of the responsibility for reporting what they have learned. The authors' goal in writing this book is to help readers understand: * Why it is effective for students to lead a conference * What an effective model for student-led conferences looks like * How to prepare and organize for student-led conferences * How to evaluate the effectiveness of student-led conferences

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About Author

Jane Bailey grew up in Chelsea, Michigan, earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at Michigan State University, and embarked on her career in public education teaching English and reading at Petoskey High School in Petoskey, Michigan. She went on to serve as high school principal in Alanson and Harbor Springs, Michigan; as staff development coordinator at the Char-Em Intermediate School District in Charlevoix, Michigan; and as director for curriculum and staff development for the Petoskey Public Schools, from which she retired in 2008. She was a nationally known education consultant, a gifted presenter, and co-author of three books on education. Bailey was admired by many as a role model and served as a mentor to numerous young educators. She was a dedicated wife, a proud mother, and the very best of friends. Her kindness, charm, keen sense of humor, and irrepressible spirit inspired everyone who knew her. She left the world a better place because of her passion for life, her dedication to public education, and her commitment to excellence in teaching. Thomas R. Guskey, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he began his career in education as a middle school teacher, served as an administrator in Chicago Public Schools, and was the first Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national educational research center. He is the author/editor of 18 books and over 200 articles published in prominent research journals as well as Educational Leadership, Kappan, and School Administrator. Dr. Guskey served on the Policy Research Team of the National Commission on Teaching & America's Future, on the Task Force to develop the National Standards for Staff Development, and recently was named a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association, which also honored him in 2006 for his outstanding contribution relating research to practice. His most recent books include Developing Standards-Based Report Cards (2010), Practical Solutions for Serious Problems in Standards-Based Grading (Ed.) (2009), The Principal as Assessment Leader (Ed.) (2009), The Teacher as Assessment Leader (Ed.) (2009), and Benjamin S. Bloom: Portraits of an Educator (Ed.) (2006).

Contents

Philosophy and Purpose of Student-Led Conferences Roles and Responsibilities of Participants Designing Formats for Student-Led Conferences Preparing Students to Lead Conferences Preparing Parents and Colleagues for Student-Led Conferences Organizing for Student-Led Conferences It's All in the Details Anticipating and Handling Unique Situations Evaluating Student-Led Conferences The Role of Student-Led Conferences in Authentic Assessment and Reporting

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/09/2000
  • ISBN13: 9780803968561
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 136
  • ID: 9780803968561
  • weight: 295
  • ISBN10: 0803968566

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