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MCL Summit 2014 Presentation

Outline of how we create and plan for learning endeavors

Kirby Reardon

on 23 January 2017

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Transcript of MCL Summit 2014 Presentation



Habits of


Content Guiding Questions
-What are the needs of our

-How can we cluster
measurement topics to make
meaningful connections?
Using Empower and
the Proficiency
Dashboard, we can
take a look
at what learning
targets our kids need
and choose to cluster
those targets
into Learning Endeavors,
or teach them through
LASER time.
Team Vision Statement Weekly Goals
Book Group Decision Making Matrix
* Formative Assessments
-Most efficient way possible
- Paper; Online using Quizstar; Verbal

* Summative Assessments
- Student Voice
- Endless Possibilities

Student Voice* = Student Empowerment
All four learning coaches on our team work together, grouping and regrouping students based on interest and/or learning readiness. Empowered by our administration, we frequently step out of our personal comfort zones in order to meet the needs of all our learners. First and foremost, we do our best to place learners in groups that optimize their chances of success.
Resources are Available

Team Atlantic Sample Website:


Kirby Reardon- kreardon@rsu18.org
Elizabeth Firnkes- efirnkes@rsu18.org
Once the learning goals are
identified, kids will work on
"unpacking them". Simply, they
will make sure they understand
what the LG is asking them to
do, show, or comprehend
Empowered learners are engaged learners. Although, with empowerment comes great responsibility! Young learners need coaches who will embrace student voice while establishing safe parameters.
A Little Info About
Team Atlantic...
Authentic Critical Input Experiences
Use of Technology
Learning Celebrations:
a Time to Celebrate
Show- off
a Little!
Endeavor =
Any situation we
provide students as an
opportunity to learn and see the connection among multiple learning goals within, among and across our content, complex reasoning and habits of mind circles.
Learner Planning Committee
Working this closely with coworkers means knowing that, as individuals, we do not have all the answers, but collectively we are much more able to meet the diverse needs of our learners.
Providing options within the realm
of reality to ensure success.
Kids need help
planning their ideas
Kids will need
help planning
their ideas.
Everyone is playing
baseball, just

Theodore Roosevelt once said,

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.”

We believe
voice and
choice is....
* with limits
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