Description of Student-Led Conferences
Student-Led Conferences replace the traditional parent/teacher conference. SLCs are attended by the student and parent/guardian, and other adults that the student would like to be present. The student is in charge of the meeting and facilitates discussion.
During the conference, students explain their progress toward and mastery of both academic (content/skill) and character (habits of work and learning) learning targets. Students justify their progress by leading their families through a portfolio of assignments culled from academic classes.
At Davis Drive Middle School, we base our habits and character traits around PRIDE: Be Prepared, Respectful, Involved, Determined, and Excellent. Students will set SMART goals related to academic progress with PRIDE in mind.
Students justify quarter grades in each class by referencing specific assignments that show their mastery of learning targets. Students also complete self-evaluations of their performance in each class and share them with their families. Students are held accountable for their progress when they explain areas of strength and areas in need of improvement. The tone of the conference is positive with a focus on what can be done to ensure success as opposed to what has been done poorly.
SLC Student Presentation
- Dec. 12-21st – students have claimed portfolios and begin submitting artifacts
- Jan 3rd – Students are paired with advisors – posted outside of Student Services
- Jan-Feb. Cohort and advisor meetings ensure SLC success - during SMART Block. Check announcements, Remind, and email.
- Feb. 21st-23rd - CONFERENCE WEEK!