Student-Led Conference Day is a Day of School. If you have not scheduled your conference time with your child(ren)’s teacher, please do so right away. Your student(s) will be counted present or absent. Once the Student-Led Conference is complete, the students need to go home with the parents,unless you’ve arranged care through A+. Voyager Staff will not be able to watch your child on this day.
What is my role during the SLC?
Encourage your student. Be specific in your praise, comments, and compliments. Listen to what your student is saying and ask follow up questions like What part of this assignment was challenging for you? Why? What did you learn from this assignment? How can I help you with your goal? Respect your student’s ability to lead and share. Allow them to guide you through the Student-Led Conference. Be proud! Your student’s ability to take ownership of their progress and present their goals to you is impressive.
What is my child’s role during the SLC?
Your student will be leading the conference. They will be presenting you with a collection of their work, through a portfolio. As they show your specific assignments and assessments, they will be reflecting on their progress, and identifying strengths and weaknesses. Your student will share the goals that they have developed based on the reflection process.
What is the teacher’s role during the SLC?
The teacher will be circulating among the conferences, providing encouragement and affirmation to the students. While there may be several conferences going on simultaneously, the
teacher may join your conference briefly to help facilitate the process with your student, or to provide additional information about your student’s progress. In order to meet the needs of all students, the teachers will not be able to meet with parents privately during Student Led Conferences.