Kindergarten students in Lori Laliberte's class at the Odyssey School in Denver, CO, engage in “unpacking” learning targets that will guide their work writing thank you letters. Learning targets articulate a clear vision of the intended learning as a first step toward achieving success.

This video accompanies the book Leaders of Their Own Learning: Transforming Schools through Student-Engaged Assessment.

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Core Practices in Action: Learning Targets

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This collection of videos accompanies EL Education's 2015 book, Leaders of Their Own Learning: Transforming Schools through Student-Engaged Assessment. Student-Engaged Assessment ignites the capacity of students to take responsibility for their own learning,…


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This collection of videos accompanies EL Education's 2015 book, Leaders of Their Own Learning: Transforming Schools through Student-Engaged Assessment. Student-Engaged Assessment ignites the capacity of students to take responsibility for their own learning, building the independence, critical thinking skills, perseverance, and self-reflective understanding they need to meet the demands of the new standards, reach higher levels of achievement, and succeed in college, career and life. Click the links below to see videos associated with specific aspects of student-engaged assessment.

Learning Targets
Core Practices in Action: Learning Targets
Checking for Understanding
Core Practices in Action: Checking for Understanding
Using Data with Students
Core Practices in Action: Using Data with Students
Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback
Core Practices in Action: Models, Critique, and Descriptive Feedback
Student-Led Conferences
Core Practices in Action: Student-Led Conferences
Celebrations of Learning
Core Practices in Action: Celebrations of Learning
Passage Presentations with Portfolios
Core Practices in Action: Passage Presentations with Portfolios
Standards-Based Grading
Core Practices in Action: Standards-Based Grading

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Interested in more information about EL Education's publications and videos? Contact Libby Woodfin at lwoodfin@eleducation.org.

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