The following is an email I sent my team of directors today...
I thought I would share this photo today that I took at one of our CCLC schools (@WindwardCDC). It shows a toddler, pointing and speaking about a recent project he worked on. While this particular one is a bit high off the ground for him, he also spoke about other projects he completed in the classroom.
Why is this important?
It reaffirms the BIGGEST reason
we focus so heavily on EVIDENCE OF LEARNING. The best outcome of having
rich, meaningful evidence of learning displays is the connections that the
students can make to their prior learning. This connection reinforces
their learning and helps them connect to their new learning. In the early 20th
century, Tyler and Bruner discussed “spiraling curriculum” and the importance
of using old learning to connect with new learning.
It warms my heart to see what I saw today and makes me feel proud to see how far we have come with our commitment to evidence of learning. It is more than some silly requirement or checklist item, it is actual a VITAL piece to our students’ education.
Thank you for your continued efforts to make our evidence rock!