Checked into Ongoing Reporting Collective - 2018 Day Two
I attended a day recently looking into ongoing reporting. It included a presentation from Hilary Hollingsworth from ACER discussing her work with the Centre for Assessment Reform and Innovation. She discussed their focus on exploring new thinking relating to communicating growth, as well as possible alternatives to traditional reporting. ACER’s areas of interest are the existing policies, existing electronic systems, existing practices, the alignment with teaching and learning, what works and what stakeholders actually need. The method involves a desk review, collection of artefacts and scoping commerical tools. The intent is to design a map of possibilities, rather than a single ideal reporting solution.
Liked Mulling Time by Emily Fintelman (Mrs Fintelman Teaches)
The topic of what good professional learning looks like is always contentious. Some of us love to sit and listen and soak up some new knowledge from a great speaker. Others argue that the best professional learning happens in schools with colleagues through inquiry, observation and dialogue. I thin...
Bookmarked Professional Development Gets Personal : Stager-to-Go (stager.tv)
Gary Stager provides a series of tips for PD success in a recent article for the Hello World magazine:

Ask participants to take off their teacher hats
and put on their learner hats!
Expect the impossible, and your students will
surprise you.
Whimsy, beauty, playfulness, and mystery are
powerful contexts for learning.
Focus on powerful ideas, not step-by-step
mechanics.
Offer maximum choice in projects and processes.
Establish an absence of coercion. Operate under
the assumption that your students want to be
there. β€œNothing beautiful can ever be forced.”
– Xenophon
Supply sufficient materials and time, quality
work takes time and you don’t want people
waiting around for materials.
Papert teaches us that the best learning results
from hard fun.
Less us, more them. Provide a minute or two of
instruction, suggest a prompt or challenge, and
then shut up. The more agency one can bestow
upon learners, the more they will accomplish.