I am inspired from my summer learnings about visible learning and the science of learning. Shout outs to Pooja K. Argarwal, Patrice M. Bain, John Hattie, and Jennifer Gonzales/Cult of Pedagogy.
I want to do two things this year with my kiddos.
1. Give my students a vehicle for reflecting on their learning.
2. Measure my impact on student learning.
And here's how I am going to do it. (Obviously, this is a work in progress! ✍️
1. Every evening my students will complete a Google Form called Tomorrow's Goal Self-Assessment and take a pretest in our LMS, Powerschool. The questions on the form are mostly taken from John Hattie's book, Visible Learning for Teachers.
2. After each day's lesson, my students will fill in another Google Form and take a post-test that is the same as the pre-test.
3. THEN, (here comes the fun part), I will measure the pre-test against the post test and find out the impact the learning activities and instruction had on my students. I have some brushing up to do on my math and need to figure out the best way to calculate (I'm thinking Google Sheets, not in my LMS...) this in a doable way.
Big thanks to Craig Parkinson for sending me this video to help me figure things out.
This is a HUGIGANTIC leap for me. I am not data-calculation inclined. I am probably biting off more than I can chew, but Girl's gotta dream big. If you read this and are trying something similar or have some advice, please leave a comment or find me on Twitter @messy_tech Thanks!
Jill A. Hostetler