Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Get Ready... SLC is in the House! Part 1

Grade 7 Advisory: The Essential Steps Needed to Ensure a Meaningful SLC Experience... 

Oi Grade 7,

SLC is fast approaching! I wonder, what actions are you taking to make this process efficient and meaningful for you? Be proactive and use the following steps to help guide you in the SLC process...



Step 1: Blogfolio

Review your blogfolio and choose a post (artifact) for each subject area. Revise and edit each post, making sure it includes the following items...


1) Title
  • The title should be the hook for your readers; treat it as an interesting headline describing the learning that took place


2) Reflection on the learning - this is very important!


  • This may be in the form of questions you were asked to answer, a summary of the learning that took place, an explanation of an activity you did and/or an example of a piece of writing (narrative, research paper, Google doc, concept map, etc.)
  • REVISE what you wrote and ADD additional details and/or information that will INCREASE the PRODUCTION VALUE of your written reflection
  • If one of your chosen artifacts is a research paper or story you wrote, be sure to focus on ONE SPECIFIC PART of your writing that shows growth in your writing skills - for example, "I am proud of how I organized my conclusion in my research paper because it shows the connections I made to the information I researched."
  • Include a PARAGRAPH describing SPECIFIC CORE VALUES that were practiced and applied during this learning experience; for each core value you choose, remember to describe its connection to your learning

3) Images and/or videos
  • Include images and/or videos that will ENHANCE your written reflection; be sure to CITE your sources in the following manner:
  • Creative Commons: Image licensed under Creative Commons by "name or username". Link to original source.
  • Public Domain (not found in Creative Commons or not copyrighted images/videos): Image from Public Domain by "name". Link to original source.


4) Labels
  • Keep your labels SIMPLE! Include your grade level, subject area and perhaps the name of the unit or activity - for example, "book club" or "literature circles"
  • Stick to ONE VERSION of a label - for example, either "SLC" or "student led conferences", but not both
  • Include the following NEW LABELS: SLC and the specific core values connected to each post


Take a look at the following post. Using the above mentioned steps, what else could you add to enhance the production value of this artifact?

Juan Pablo


Step 2: Core Values and Academic Progress

Create a new blog post that answers the following questions regarding the core values and your academic progress and link your SMART goals to this post. Label this post SLC.

Core Values
  • In which of the core values have you shown the most success? What makes you say that?
  • In which of the core values have you shown the most progress or growth? What makes you say that?
  • Which core value is most challenging for you? What makes you say that?

Link to Graded's Mission Statement and Core Values

Academic Progress
  • In which class or academic area have you shown the most success? What makes you say that?
  • In which class or academic area have you shown the most progress or growth? What makes you say that?
  • Which class or academic area is most challenging for you? What makes you say that?

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