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Writing for Transition: The Next Step (Work or College)

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High school juniors and seniors typically face high-stakes standardized tests and/or a capstone project in order to graduate. While such requirements may arguably confirm that students possess essential writing skills for their next steps in life--work or college-- they are often overwhelming for students. This presentation addresses efforts at one high school to employ co-teaching to alleviate the stigma associated with these projects and use these assignments as tools for building not only writing and project management skills, but student confidence and self-efficacy. The presenters will explore how twinning subjects, common summative assignments, data review, and co-worker observations build student confidence and improve performance.

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Apr 17th, 1:15 PM Apr 17th, 2:15 PM

Writing for Transition: The Next Step (Work or College)

Room 210

High school juniors and seniors typically face high-stakes standardized tests and/or a capstone project in order to graduate. While such requirements may arguably confirm that students possess essential writing skills for their next steps in life--work or college-- they are often overwhelming for students. This presentation addresses efforts at one high school to employ co-teaching to alleviate the stigma associated with these projects and use these assignments as tools for building not only writing and project management skills, but student confidence and self-efficacy. The presenters will explore how twinning subjects, common summative assignments, data review, and co-worker observations build student confidence and improve performance.