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Use student work to improve teaching and learning

Checking For Understanding
The Who, What, and Why of Checking for Understanding

This table, excerpted from Leaders of Their Own Learning, shows key teacher and student actions, and the results of those actions. related to checking for understanding.

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Using Learning Targets
Using Learning Targets

This excerpt from Leaders of Their Own Learning goes into greater detail about how to use learning targets over the long term, not just in daily lessons.

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The Concord Review
The Concord Review

The Concord Review, founded in March 1987, is a unique quarterly academic journal at the secondary level that has published over 100 issues with more than 1,000 exemplary high school history research papers by students from 44 states and 40 other countries. 

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Master Standards While Writing for an Authentic Audience

Authentic Products Aligned to Common Core Writing Standards

A list intended to inspire options for products that reach an audience beyond the classroom and teacher.

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From Advertisements to Websites - Format Ideas

Examples of Product Formats

An incomplete list of format ideas - let it spark your creativity!

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Knowledge and Skills, Character, High-Quality Work

Dimensions of Student Achievement

El Education pursues an expanded, three-dimensional view of student achievement including mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high-quality work.

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

Guidance for teachers for using exemplary student work and critique protocols to create a vision of excellence for students.

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How is this video striking or inspiring?

Protocol for Watching Illuminating Standards Videos

Use this protocol with the Illuminating Standards videos to promote thoughtful conversation.

 

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What is striking and inspiring about this piece of work?

Protocol for Using Student Work to Improve Teaching and Learning

Use this protocol with projects or writing collections to promote observation and conversation. 

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