Evidence of the Value of Evidence of Learning

by Dr. Scott Andersen in ,

 The toddler remembers and speaks about his project.

The toddler remembers and speaks about his project.

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!