Student-led conferences will be held on October 23rd but if that date does not work for students/parents you are able to schedule another time during this month. Those dates will be sent home with the conference sign up form.
Students will need to attend the conferences.
During the conferences your child is in charge of showing you what he/she has been doing and learning at school. When students have the opportunity to show, explain and demonstrate their learning, they are not only communicating their accomplishments and understanding, but also sharing with you what and how they are learning, and the criteria for success.
* Develops your child's self-assessment and communication skills,
* Builds the independence, confidence, self-esteem and pride of your child.
* Provides an opportunity for your child to receive supportive feedback to further their learning.
* Provides an opportunity to celebrate your child's learning.
While your child is leading you through the conference, a teacher will be available if needed.
We know that "when parents are involved in talking about learning with their children, children achieve more. The more parents are involved, the higher the student achievement levels." (Henderson and Berla)
Click here to see a video about student led conferences.