Sunday, June 26, 2011

Student-Led Conferences

I have been doing some research on conferences for next year, and I keep reading literature about student-led conferences; although I have done a version of student-led conferences, I have never done it completely. Since I have had a lot of free time on my hands, I decided to make a form for students to complete before they begin their conference. What I really like about this form is that after students rate how they think they are doing, they then choose a statement from each section to be added to their goals for the semester. I love this because it helps students to be reflective and self-directed. If you would like a editable copy of the form please leave a comment with your email and I will send it over. I would put it on Google Docs but my computer does not want to work with me today :) I hope you find this form useful. Also, if you have done student-led conferences I would love to know what you did, how it went and what advice you may have.


*update- I have attached a copy of this form for all those who have asked. It is a tiny bit different due to losing the original :)

45 comments:

  1. I love this. Could you please send it to me at theparkers04@hotmail.com? Thank you so much

    ~Jennifer
    http://mrsparkerssecondgrade.blogspot.com

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  2. I love this idea. I have included my students when they attend with their parents. It's great to have kids share with their parents. Could you send your template to pnewman51@gmail.com? Thank you very much!

    Pat
    http://simplyfirstgradefun.blogspot.com

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  3. Would you please send me a copy at davis.ashleyb@gmail.com? Thanks! I've never done student-led conferences, but am interested in learning more.

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  4. This is a really great idea. I've just finished my parent/teacher conferences and many of the kids came along with a Reflection Sheet. It would be great to have some extra pointers and have them take more of an active role. Can you please send the template to downunderteacherblog@gmail.com? Thank you!

    http://downunderteacher.blogspot.com/

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  5. I did student led conferences one year (with 5th graders). They got a rubric with an area for them to rate themselves and an area for me to rate them. We went over the rubric whole group one step at a time and discussed how to talk about it with their parents. On conference night I had 4 conferences going on at a time (in the 4 corners of the room) and I floated around to each parent and child. It worked very well but took plenty of prep so the kids would know what to do.
    I love your form!
    F is For First Grade

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  6. This is wonderful! I am heading to second grade this year so I am hoping to develop literacy circles with my kiddos.

    lmorgart@lcisd.org
    Curls and a Smile

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  7. I have not done this before,but it sounds like a great idea! I would love a copy :)

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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  8. I'd love to give this a try. Would love a copy.
    Thanks,

    mpenn1010@gmail.com

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  9. This is a great idea! The sixth grade team in my building did student led conferences this year and they worked great! I will try to find out more info for you on what they did before. I know they met with each student before the conference so there was no surprises. Can I get a copy? Thanks!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I love this! What a great form for student-led conferences! I would love an editable copy! vmgreenlaw@gmail.com

    Thanks a bunch!!!

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  11. This is great...I would love to include this in my student led conferences. Like everyone else, can I please get a copy? carlapatch@yahoo.com

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  12. I'd also like a copy! =) jnase1@gmail.com Thanks!

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  13. I would also LOVE a copy! This is great! tboltpride05@yahoo.com
    Thanks for your willingness to share!! :)

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  14. I've never done them, but my daughter does them twice a year at her school...it's great because her advisor (homeroom teacher) works with her to help make sure that the goals she's set for herself are clear and quantifiable. She also holds her accountable both before and during the conferences when it's time to face the hard truths about her performance. What is really great is that the teacher only "guides" the conversation using the Socratic method of questioning..."what do you think you could do differently to get a better grade?" "Why do you think your grade in this subject is lower/higher?" It's very empowering for the students and it helps the teachers and parents transition out of the "bad guy" role. Two thumbs up!

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  15. Wow! I just found you and this. Could I get a copy? Melly423@aol.com
    Thanks,
    Melly <><
    Second Grade Strategies

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  16. Is this still available? If so, could you please email it to kbeckett@wcpss.net? Thank you!

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  17. I would love a copy if still available. Please email to alexis.andrews@risd41.org

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  18. Could I also have a copy? Thank you! Also, could you update how this worked for you last year?
    stancilk@gmail.com

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  19. I love this conference form! Can you please email it to me at colbem@collierschools.com. We have done SLC's for years now if you need anything let me know in the email and I'd be happy to share with you!!

    Thank you!!

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  20. This is awesome! Would you please email it to me?

    swaters@coppellisd.com

    Thank you!

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  21. Could you email this to me as well? ccollins@wabasha-kellogg.k12.mn.us :) THANKS A MILLION

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  22. I would love a copy of this. Our school is implementing student led conferences this year and this is a great way to start.

    THANKS!!!

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  23. This is great! I've done student led conferences in the past but it's been a while and my forms were dated. I'd love a copy. swhitehouse@wcpss.net

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  24. I would love to have a copy of your form for my student led conferences coming up.

    Thank you

    wendi411a@aol.com

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  25. Saw this on Pinterest and would love a copy if you are still sharing. Thank you! carol0977@gmail.com

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  26. Please, I would like a copy of your student led conference sheet - my email is michelle.koenig@sd76.ab.ca

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  27. Please email me a copy of your student led conference sheet. Thank you.

    loriheinz@gmail.com

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  28. I would like to have a copy to use for conferences in March. Thanks! Jandsall4him@yahoo.com

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  29. I would LOVE a copy. We are beginning Student Led Conferences in two weeks. I have made student portfolios on Evernote...great site! The kids are having fun selecting work. They can't stop taking snapshots of their best work. With evernote, you can also record voices. Some of students want to showcase their fluent reading skills. Too cute! I made a quick form, that's not nearly as cute as the one above, for each student to complete for their artifacts. They had to choose one artifact from each subject area. The students then had to write the title of the artifact, subject area, topic, and CCSS. Then, they had to write the steps for demonstration purposes (the goal is the teach the parents). I think now all I need is a cute form like the one above. Could you send that to my personal email? THANKS A MILLION! swanson.cath@gmail.com

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  30. I would love a copy. Looks great for intermediate kiddos.
    Thanks!

    lockandkey2@yahoo.com

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  31. If you are still sharing, I would love to have a copy of this! I'm doing student-led conferences for the first time, and this looks like a great way to approach them. Thank you!

    afarley@d49.org

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  32. This student led conference sheet is just what I have been looking for! If you are sharing I would love a copy!
    Thanks You!
    jotto@usd259.org

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    1. Correcting email typo from comment above! Please send to jotto@usd259.net

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  33. I love the ides of using this form to help create goals with the kids! Can I please get a copy? Thank you so much! Email: kzygmunt@fsd79.org

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  34. I am always looking for great student led conference forms! Please send me a copy: jmons1@mac.com. Thank you!

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  35. Thank you for sharing this form for student led conferences. Would you please send me a copy to jschwab@sd27j.org Thank you!

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  36. Could you send me a copy of this? kansasstategrad02@yahoo.com Thanks so much!!

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  37. Hello. Looks awesome....Could you send me a copy? skneebon@hazelwoodschools.org Thanks!

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  38. I would love a copy! RachelLT@leeschools.net Thank you!!

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  39. This looks wonderful, and I'd love a copy if you're still sending them. Thank you so much! :)
    scrambledhenfruit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I would love a copy! this looks great! kthomson@pesd92.org

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  41. I would love a copy of your form! krussell@musd20.org

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  42. May I please have a copy of your student-led conference form? My email is Bailekrk@comcast.net. Thanks so much! So creative!

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  43. This form can be found on the professional development link on the side bar :)

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  44. I have tried to access this form through the professional development link, but when the google doc opens, it is blank. I would love to be able to access it. Thanks.

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