Communicating Student Learning Pilot Project

Communicating Student Learning (CSL) Pilot Project

New way of Communicating Student Learning:  Over 300 Students at McRoberts will develop an electronic portfolio in one or more class in 2021-2022.  Student e-Portfolios will generate new learning opportunities for both teacher and students because they provide an opportunity and virtual space for students to critically assess their academic work, to reflect on that work, and make connections among different courses, assignments, and other activities, such as work experience, extracurricular pursuits, and volunteering. 

 

Student Centred and Authentic learning

At McRoberts, e-Portfolios are a student-centered process.  Students are free to choose what artifacts are included and is free to reflect on the process of their learning. This platform foster engagement and motivation, that can be easily shared. At McRoberts students perceive that they have choices in how to learn they are more engaged and motivated to move beyond simple information acquisition to try to gain an understanding of the subject when using the e-Portfolios. At McRoberts, e-Portfolios offer students the opportunity for manage their learner and promote deep learning. Over time, students can make connections between the learning that occurs in different contexts. This new pedagogical approach at McRoberts recognizes that learning occurs beyond the classroom.

Background

The BC curriculum has been redesigned to enable our students to meet the needs of our rapidly changing world. Along with the changes in curriculum come changes in ways to communicate student learning (reporting). 

The Ministry of education has provided districts two ways in which to communicate student learning.  

1) Most teachers at McRoberts are continuing with our Status Quo Reporting structure (2 formal report cards & 1 informal interim reports in each semester)

2) 5 McRoberts teachers will be following different procedures to communicate student learning.

About 300 students at McRoberts will receive develop a personal e-portfolio to demonstrate their learning.  

This is what it will look like at McRoberts in 2021-2022:

• more than 300 students at McRoberts will build an electronic portfolio that is timely and flexible and provides information about their learning during Semester 2

• Two Summaries of Learning 

•  Semester 2 Term 1 and Semester 2 Final Reporting summaries with proficiency scales

• Opportunity for Parent-Teacher Conferences (Semester 2)

• Learning Check-Ins at various times during the year (Interims) posted on the student’s e-portfolio 

We recognize that the method of reporting will be different than traditional approaches but the value of having students reflect on their work over a period has endless possibilities.  

Both methods of reporting are being supported by the BC Ministry of Education and the Richmond School District. 

The students using e-portfolio will not receive a letter grade, percentage, or work habit on their report card, but instead, will receive a detailed summary of the student’s learning in relation to the learning standards and big ideas of the course, and progress will be defined by a four-level proficiency scale.  

This is to supplement ongoing evidence of student learning that is posted in your child’s e-portfolio throughout the term.