- It is goal referenced
- It is actionable
- It is timely
- It is ongoing
When we think about the essential aspects of proficiency-based learning, or how people learn in general, one thing that comes to mind is feedback. We know that regular, meaningful feedback is important to learning. At it’s simplest, feedback is being able to see where you are in relation to a goal of some kind and seeing what comes next in order to get closer to that goal. We can’t get better at something if we don’t know how we are Meaningful feedback can take many forms, and it all has the same characteristics:.
Thanks for staying tuned! These two videos will take you through the basics of declarative knowledge, procedural knowledge, and the taxonomy.
What do all of these student products have in common?
- A children’s book page showing an animal cell, with labels and simple explanations of how the major organelles work.
- A Prezi showing an animal cell. The presentation zooms in on different parts of the cell with a narrator explaining their functions
- A pop song about the animal cell. Each verse focuses on a different organelle.
- A multi-paragraph essay describing the key parts of an animal cell
- A hand-sewn felt animal cell doll with all the major parts labeled and a display box with descriptions each major part.
Courtney is the Instructional Coach for KIDS RSU #2 in Maine. This blog is one way she works to support the teachers, schools, and district as they move towards a vision of learner-centered proficiency based education.
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