My plan is to focus on the PBL process this year by targeting critique and developing a critique protocol with students. Here's the full plan:
Steve Chase’s Professional Learning Plan 2013/2014
My Learning Intention:
Will a class-created peer critique protocol improve students ownership of their learning, use of one another as learning resources, and understanding of course content?
- Students will agree that peer critique was comfortable 80% of the time
- Students will agree that peer critique was beneficial 80% of the time
- Students will agree that peer critique furthered their understanding of course content 80% of the time
- Develop peer critique language and structure with students (protocol)
- Use peer critique at set points in projects to allow students to present their work to peers and receive feedback
- Survey students each project to see if peer critique protocol is meeting the criteria
- How can we structure critique sessions so students feel comfortable sharing their work?
- How can we structure critique sessions so students feel the time is beneficial?
- How can we structure critique sessions so it is rigorous in terms of content?
I plan on using Beth Wilcox as a resource in building the critique protocol, but this inquiry is largely based on my students response to this as a practice, so their feedback is essential.
Self and Peer Support:
I’ve met and discussed feedback and critique in broader terms with a small group of teachers on staff and would appreciate the opportunity to meet with them in the future if possible.
I would also love the opportunity to explore more Project Based Learning resources on my own or with others. A few that seem particularly relevant are from www.bie.org: “PBL for 21st Century Success”, and “PBL Handbook”.
Ownership and Where:
I will be posting updates on my blog (http://chaselearning.blogspot.ca/), but would also be happy to share my learning with peers.