- Please check our Calendar page for dates.
The purpose of student-led conferences is for students to communicate their current learning. The precise format of conferences will vary slightly from grade to grade and from class to class. However, all parents can expect to see actual work samples showing evidence of their child’s learning in relation to curricular outcomes from the Alberta Program of Studies. Students will be prepared to share their learning goals and strategies, present their accomplishments and explain their next steps in learning. Students may present written work, demonstrate skills and concepts learned and also present digital artifacts in Iris.
Student-led conferences help build students’ self-confidence and meta-cognitive skills as they think about themselves as learners. Parents play a key role during the conferences. During student-led conferences, you are encouraged to let your child take the lead, listen attentively and ask questions to promote thinking. As you have conversations with your child about their learning, consider asking:
- What did you learn?
- Why does it matter?
- How did you learn it?
- What questions do you still have?
- What is your next step?
* See Questions to Prompt Student Thinking for more ideas.
Students and teachers have all worked very hard to prepare for this sharing event and hope you will enjoy the experience! This is a special time for you and your child which will require your full attention. Please note that the school will not be
able to provide babysitting for young children. If possible, it would be preferable that siblings do not attend.
Also see Communicating Student Learning, for more information about the role of students, teachers and parents in communicating student learning.