Today was our third meeting of the Elk Grove Lead Learners Team. First, here is a brief overview of the EGLLT:
At Elk Grove High School, our Lead Learners Team is an interdisciplinary team of staff that comes together monthly to collaborate and learn, with our ultimate goal to improve learning for our students. We are a team of staff that in many schools, and formerly at Elk Grove High School, would be called the "staff development team." Our EGLLT is a group of 30 staff members and it includes our principals, division chairs, counselors, teachers from all departments, and teachers from the feeder schools; it is truly a collaborative venture.
Our objectives for today's meeting were:
-Participants will be able to recognize and explain the difference between Clear Purpose and Clear Targets
-Participants will be able to recognize and explain the difference between Formative and Summative Assessment-Participants will be able to use Formative Assessment every day to check for understanding and maximize student learning
The hope for the first two objectives was to get the entire school to use the words the same.
Establishing Clear Purpose & Clear Targets
The EGLLT discussed the difference between a purpose and a target. The purpose in the teacher actions, approach, logistics, etc. while the target is the content, skills, etc.
Formative & Summative Assessment
One of the activities used to differentiate between formative and summative assessment was this Google Form. After completing this form, we discussed the results in our groups. We also talked about the best uses of each type of assessment as well as how all of these can be used to inform students of their learning. In small groups, we created six-word statements to define formative assessment.
Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning
In a jigsaw activity, we learned the background of the Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning. Then, teachers presented examples of each strategies. Thank you to Kirsten Fletcher, Leslie Guimon, Rachel Barry, Tom Boczar, Matt Bohnenkamp, Kristen Guth, Paul Kelly, Quinn Loch, and Kerry Frazier for sharing your practices!