Deep, Meaningful Learning

"Every student, without exception, should be able to succeed well at something consequential." -Ted Sizer, Educational Reform Leader
  • Develop a profile of a Weston graduate consisting of clearly defined attributes in the areas of critical and creative thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, citizenship, metacognition, and financial literacy. 
  • Continue emphasis on performance-based learning and develop an internal peer review process for providing feedback to teachers on their performance-based learning tasks.  Identify strategies for receiving feedback from students on their levels of engagement, motivation, and investment in the task. 
  • Reduce emphasis on standardized testing and return valuable learning time to the teacher by establishing clear purposes for administering standardized assessments. 
  • Create a plan to vertically articulate rubrics for 21st century skills and ensure they contain teacher and student friendly language.  
  • Identify and share instructional strategies and resources that teachers can use to scaffold the 21st century learning process.  
  • Provide the Board and the community with a presentation on what deep, meaningful learning looks like in the classroom, along with a detailed plan for how we will continuously improve in this area.

Continuous Improvement:  Deep, Meaningful Learning

 5 years ago Present Future

AIM Video:
Teachers and students in action
Assessments "for" and "of" learning:
Learning experiences that produce deep learning 
 What is 21st Century Education?