Sunday, March 22, 2015

Learning Targets UPDATE: Where are you?

Last summer over 250 Learning Targets books were given out to our campus administrators and teacher leaders in NISD.  The purpose was to continue to enhance our teachers lesson planning while promoting the partnership between teachers and students.  The authors stress the fact that Learning Targets must share a common language, focus, and goal between learner and facilitator. Otherwise they are useless. 

The weekly twitter chat in our district, #nisdchat (Sunday’s at 8:30 pm) has spent a few different sessions with teachers talking about how they are using Learning Targets in their classrooms this year and more importantly, how students are responding to them.  If you missed the chat, here are the questions…leave a comment below or search the chat on twitter and join the discussion.  Pictures are welcome! 

1.     How have LTs helped you as a teacher this year?
2.     What success have you had with learning targets in your classroom?
3.     How do you work to make sure students “own their learning”?
4.     How have LTs helped you communicate expectations to parents?
5.     How might your targets change between now and the end of the year?

If you would like to see more about the Learning Targets discussion in NISD, please review the blog post below from the summer of 2014.