April 5, 2017
Hi Folks –
I know Monday was a busy afternoon for all of us. If you had conflict and you were not able to attend the Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) Graduation Exemplar Gallery Walk and still would like to either look at what proficiency looks like for the SLO and /or give feedback to the teachers, you are in luck. You can view the exemplars on-line and give feedback through a survey form. If you go to the Zoo News section of the U-32 home page at www.u32.org/domain8, you can see the teacher and student work. This site will be up until Friday April 7th.
Superintendent Bill Kimball
Hello, WCSU Community—
Are you wondering what exactly PBGRs are? PBGR stands for Proficiency-Based Graduation Requirements. Beginning with this year’s ninth grade class, all students must graduate under a proficiency-based system. In Washington Central Supervisory Union, our PBGRs are aligned to the Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) that our full school board adopted in May 2016. What exactly will the SLO look like and sound like at the graduation level? Come and find out!
U-32 invites you to attend the Student Learning Outcomes Draft 1 Exemplar Gallery Walk on Monday, April 3rd from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the U-32 Atrium. Each department will have examples of student work that exhibit what the SLO look like and sound like at the graduation level.
Please note: The gallery walk is designed to showcase early prototypes. The public will be invited to provide feedback during the gallery walk itself, and our teachers will consider the feedback as they create the final version of the exemplars.
We warmly invite and encourage students, parents, teachers, and community members to attend. Your feedback will be an integral part of our process as we finalize these graduation exemplars.
If you are interested in this work and are unable to attend the gallery walk on April 3, you may access the draft exemplars and the feedback survey through the U-32 web site between April 3-7.
Please mark your calendar for Monday, June 5 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. for an exhibit of student work that demonstrates the Student Learning Outcomes at the graduation level.
This invitation has been sent to our WCSU full school board and will be sent to families via elementary school newsletters and U-32 email. It will also be posted on each town’s Front Porch Forum.
If you have questions, please contact your principal, Lisa LaPlante, U-32 Director of Student Services, at email@example.com or me.
Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Washington Central Supervisory Union
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