March 25, 2017

Collaboration / Self-Direction

Differentiation & Independent Learning (Colorado Springs School District 11)

PhilHutcherson

A middle school Math teacher describes principles and strategies for conducting a mixed-age and mixed-level class. Emphasis on student collaboration, self-assessment, reflection, progress monitoring, and self-direction.

Scientific Inquiry 1 (Colorado Springs School District 11)

JessicaEnglish

A first-year middle school Science teacher discusses the principles and strategies she applies in creating experiential, inquiry-based learning opportunities. Emphasis on guiding questions and metacognition.

Learning Collaboration (Denver Public Schools)

MegenGilman

A middle school Language Arts teacher and the school librarian discuss how they collaborate in developing strategies to support students’ collaboration. Focus on learning relationships, learner roles, and the learning process.

Assessment for Learning (Aurora School District)

JoyceHuggard

A K-8 teacher explains and shows how she assesses for skills, as well as helps learners assess themselves and peers, and reflect on their learning.

Assessment for Learning (Aurora School District)

DonitaTorres

Sampling of practitioners’ comments on 21st century learning: Assessment of learning, owning learning, inquiry process, essential skills, and metacognition

Learning FOR the 21st Century (Denver Public Schools)

EssentialSkills

Sampling of practitioners’ comments on 21st century learning: Assessment of learning, owning learning, inquiry process, essential skills, and metacognition

Promoting Student Independence (Littleton Public Schools)

student independence

Fifth grade students lead math lessons in collaboration with peers and 2nd graders. Students post recorded explanations. Use of multiple technologies. Focus on reflection, collaboration, self-direction, and achievement badges.

Digital Discourse (Littleton Public Schools)

Student Communication

Fifth grade teachers collaborate to individualize learning. One teacher leads the class; the other monitors the backchannel. Use of multiple technologies. Focus on reflection, information literacy, collaboration, and self-direction.

Student Collaboration 2 (Littleton Public Schools)

Student Collaboration

Sixth grade students use threaded discussion to interpret reading and broaden the audience for writing. Individualized use of netbooks. Focus on reflection, critical thinking, information literacy, collaboration, and self-direction. Promising Practices June 2011 • Littleton Public Schools • Goddard Middle School from C21L on Vimeo.

21st Century Writing & Publishing (Littleton Public Schools)

21C Writing

High school teachers and students discuss writing and publishing in the 21st century. Students seek divergent opinions, link ideas to evidence, and create visual reports. Use of multiple collaboration and research technologies. Promising Practices June 2011 • Littleton Public Schools • Arapahoe High from C21L on Vimeo.