Surrey Schools: Making Learning Visible: A 360° Transformation
Surrey Schools’ Making Learning Visible (MLV) initiative actualizes formative assessment theory through pragmatic practice, utilizing technology, to transform learning and teaching systemically. The affects of the practice are profound and immediate for stakeholders invested in learning: students, teachers, parents and the organization.
As a student’s learning presents itself a teacher captures it through photos, video and notation toward populating a student’s e-portfolio. Concurrently, this learning evidence is shared with parents and reviewed with the student with goals of engaging and empowering both while extending learning and support beyond the classroom.
This innovative assessment methodology connects students, parents and teachers to student learning in authentic, meaningful and productive ways, on a daily basis. No longer do parents and students wait for a report card to become informed of progress, identify areas of success or those requiring support. Individual learning needs can be responded to faster, and parents and students can more readily become part of the solution and learning plan in collaboration with the teacher.
Surrey Schools’ MLV is a door opener for rich dialogue leading to a plethora of transformative experiences for stakeholders - a 360° transformation!