Although student-led conferences have been practiced in schools across the nation for several decades, the Middle School implemented them beginning in 2015-2016. The benefits of involving students in conversations about their learning, include:
increased student motivation and ownership of learning
greater alignment and meeting of standards/learning outcomes
more involved parents
celebrating each student’s unique strengths and interests
Each Middle School student is paired with an advisor who interacts regularly with your child. With guidance from their advisor, students will set goals, share eportfolios, and focus on demonstrations of learning outcomes. In the weeks prior to Conference Day, advisors will be working diligently with students, preparing them to discuss his or her own progress in all classes. The purpose of these Conference Days is to display the student’s leadership in facilitating the meeting and five eportfolio demonstrations.
We value the partnership we have with Mount Vernon families and look forward to these opportunities to come together to support student learning.