Student-led conferences involve the student and the parents. Here the students are responsible for leading the conference. They also take responsibility for their learning by sharing the process with their parents.
Our PYP 5 students have come up with their first Student Led Conference based on their unit on Energy. They have been exploring various forms of energy and have been researching on them. As a part of their summative assessment the students decided to create a working model on one of the forms of energy they chose to work on.
This conference involved the student discussing the various energy centers with their parents. It further included reflecting upon samples of work that they have previously chosen to share with their parents.
These student-led conferences (SLCs) are an important medium to enable the school community to address a number of different objectives within the wider aspect of the school’s. It helps in the following ways:
Learning to know: Understanding student’s self as a learner and leading to a better understanding of their personal strengths and weaknesses;
Learning to be: Taking responsibility for reporting on their learning and being able to justify and explain themselves to others; and,
Learning to do: Students take the initiative and lead the feedback process.
NLIS is proud of each of it’s students and teachers for all their efforts and achievements.