Dear EMS Families,
EMS students are in the midst of starting their Personalized Learning Plans (PLP) for the 2018-2019 school year. The purpose of PLPs in middle school is to support students in beginning the practice of reflecting on their learning and understanding themselves as learners.
As described on the Agency of Education’s website “personalization is a learning process in which schools help students assess their own talents and aspirations, plan a pathway toward their own purposes, work cooperatively with others in challenging tasks, maintain a record of explorations, and demonstrate their learning against clear standards in a wide variety of media, all with the close support of adult mentors and guides.” (National Association of Secondary School Principals)
I encourage you to ask your child to share their work with you. For sixth grade parents this will look familiar, since it will be the same content shared with you at the student-led conferences last month but in a different format. See below.
For seventh and eighth grade families this is a great opportunity to see some of the work your child is doing in all of their classes that you haven’t seen yet and dig into why that particular work was chosen to highlight. See below for a screenshot of what the google site looks like.
Megan R. McDonough