Student-Led Conferences (formerly Parent-Teacher Conferences)

When: Monday, October 23, 12:00 noon to 17:00.

Conferences are coming, and we are excited to announce a different format! Student-Led Conferences empower students to take an active, engaged role in their learning by reflecting on what and how they have learned and sharing their reflections and artifacts with their parents. Students are building their portfolios in preparation for conferences--we hope to see you there!

Student-Led Conference Format: Students will sit down with their advisory or homeroom teacher and their parent(s). The students will then talk about each of their classes - presenting artifacts and discussing their personal reflection about their learning. While the students are sharing their work, parents and teacher should hold their questions. At the end, parents and teachers may ask questions to dig into the student’s reflection and further push their thinking.

The students select the artifacts and the reflection questions, but some reflection questions may include:

Ÿ   What went well for you in this class?

Ÿ   Why is this artifact meaningful to you?

Ÿ   What did you learn from the lessons that resulted in this artifact?

Ÿ   What are you still struggling with in this class?

Ÿ   How would you like to improve as a student in this class?

Ÿ   How has this class changed your thinking?

Parents and Teachers might follow up with questions like these:

Ÿ   What was the most important thing that you took away from the unit that this artifact was a part of?

Ÿ   What changes do you need to make in your study habits to continue to improve in this class?

Ÿ   What is the thing that you’d most like to learn more about related to this class or artifact?

Ÿ   How do you think this might apply to your life, now or in the future?

We ask that all parents take the necessary 30 minutes to sit down with their child and their advisory / homeroom teacher. This is an important part of the learning process. To schedule your appointment time, please contact Ms. Ching Wang.

Student-Led Conferences/ 學生主導會議 (前Parent-Teacher Conferences/ 親師懇談會)

時間:10月23日星期一,中午12點到下午5點

親師懇談會不久就要舉行了,我們很興奮地宣布這學期我們將開始以不同的方式來進行! 初、高中部學生的Student-Led Conferences/學生主導會議將取代以往的親師懇談會,學生被授權扮演積極參與的角色,將他們在這段期間是如何學習,以及學習的成果呈現出來給自己的家長和班導師。同學們目前都正在準備在這即將到來的會議,反思自己各科學習成果並自我檢討–我們衷心盼望,屆時您能前來學校與您孩子以及他的導師一起參加這個會議!

Student-Led Conferences /學生主導會議模式是由學生、班導或輔導小組老師一起與家長會談。學生須將自己在這段時間中,各科的學習狀況與學習成果向自己的家長和班導師呈現出來,而家長與老師則須從孩子的分享中發現問題或意見。最後,家長與老師可採取發問的方式再深入孩子所呈現的學習核心,促進孩子更深切的思考。

學生們自己選擇要呈現給家長看的作品或學習成果並反映學習上的問題,我們希望學生所反映的問題需包含:

Ÿ   在課堂上你較拿手的是甚麼?

Ÿ   為什麼提出的作品會對你具有意義?

Ÿ   從你提出的作品中,能反映出你在課業上學習到了甚麼?

Ÿ   你在課堂上遭遇到甚麼無法解決的困難?

Ÿ   以自己身為學生的立場,你認為如何可以改進自己的課業?

Ÿ   有哪些科目改變了你的思想? 且是如何改變的?

家長與老師依據學生的表現,也可以對他提出問題如下:

Ÿ   你所提出的作品是從哪個學習單元中學到的? 那些單元又有哪些重點?

Ÿ   你的學習習慣中有哪些需要調整改變,好讓自己在特定科目上能更夠進步?

Ÿ   關於你所提出的作品或表現中,有甚麼是你希望能再學習得更多更好的?

Ÿ   你覺得你所提出的學習成果,可能適用於你現在或未來生活的哪部分?

我們希望所有家長在當天都到學校來,好好的花上30分鐘與孩子的班導師/小組老師一起聽聽孩子自己對於學習成果的陳述。這是孩子學習過程中非常重要的一部分。如您要預約10/23這天與孩子及班導見面的時間,請發電郵給Ms. Ching Wang 到 secretary@ast.tc.edu.tw