PLMG PLP & Conferences Implementation Checklist
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PurposePlanning StepsImplementation Steps
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Establish Purpose for PLPs
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Establish a personal purposeOn your own or with others, review the opportunities, limitations, and potential pitfalls regarding purposes for PLPsDeclare your personal purpose for implementing PLPs.
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Establish a collective purposeDetermine a strategy for reaching consensus with collaborators on a collective purpose for PLPsDeclare your collective purpose for PLPs
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Design PLP System
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Determine goals and objectives
for first round of student-led PLP conferences
Collaboratively determine affective proficiencies/expectations for this year's first round of PLP conferences (by team/school)Incorporate targeted affective proficiencies into introductory culture and identity activities and other curriculum
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Collaboratively determine academic proficiencies/expectations for this year's first round of PLP conferences (by team/school)Incorporate targeted academic proficiencies into introductory culture and identity activities and other curriculum
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Identify or develop inquiry frameworks for personalized project work (e.g., project-based learning, problem-based learning, or common language for the inquiry cycle)Integrate, wherever appropriate, agreed-upon inquiry framework into regular curriculum and coursework
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Identify or develop proposal process (aligned with inquiry framework) for personalized project work to scaffold proficiency-oriented project planning and monitoringIntegrate, wherever appropriate, agreed-upon project proposal process into regular curriculum and coursework
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Make time for planning
and implementation
Develop implementation calendar that culminates with agreed-upon PLP conference datesDistribute calendar for implementation across team/faculty
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Develop calendar, weekly and daily schedules that incorporates teacher and student time for PLP conference planning and implementationImplement weekly team/school schedule
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Develop format for PLPExplore platforms, reaching consensus in teams or as full facultyEnsure platform is functioning and accessible
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Design templates as needed to complement platformPilot test templates as adults and with familiar students
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Establish Family Support
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Determine forms of family involvement in PLP processShare family involvement plan with trusted families for feedback
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Test PLP formats/templates for family involvement (e.g., parent access to student PLP)
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Identify video example of conference for familiesPost video example for public access
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Prepare letter/postings explaining the PLP process and the plan for PLP conferences (e.g., research backing, timetable, plan for family involvement)Post letter to website and other family social media; send hard copies as needed
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Support Student Learning
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RoutinesSchedule time to prepare students for roles and responsibilities of PLP partners
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Prepare materials for roles and responsibilities of PLP partnersEstablish and train PLP partners
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Design strategies for prioritizing and normalizing PLP work
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ScaffoldingCreate posts and everyday reminders of expectations and purposes of PLPsDistribute resources to promote and support PLPs
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Design "Learning to Learn" curriculum to help students develop the skills and dispositions for self-directed learning (e.g., rubric and reflection tools)Post resources to promote and support self-directed learning
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Create rubrics, exemplars, and multi-modal strategies for evidence gathering and tagging Post resources with materials and screencasts to support evidence gathering
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Create rubrics and form(s) for self-reflection (e.g., written, templates, checklists)Post resources with links to all materials students need to support their reflection
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Create rubrics and form(s) for goal-setting (e.g., written, templates, checklists)Post resources with links to all materials students need to support their goal-setting
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Design lessons/activities to teach evidence gathering (e.g. intro to PLP platform)
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Develop activity introducing students to PLP concept (e.g., video example, speaking with experienced students)Teach students the overall PLP process
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Design lessons/activities to teach reflectionTeach students to evaluate and reflect on work to understand themselves as learners
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Ask students to begin posting and reflecting on evidence
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Design lessons/activities to teach goal-settingTeach goal-setting to students
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Create video example of students capturing and tagging evidence of learningAssign homework introducing families to first-trimester goal(s) and plan
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Conference Preparation
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Identify point person for general event planning (food, signs, etc.)
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Create schedule for staggered, overlapping conferences
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Create plan for virtual conference attendance as needed
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Prepare invitation to families to schedule conferencesAssign homework asking that families schedule conference
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Prepare reminder notifications to go out via social media and hard copy as neededSend/post reminders to families about their conference date
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Create student checklist/PLP partner checklist for conference preparationIntroduce students to checklist for conference preparation
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Create sample conference agenda and script for students to complete and followAssign homework or use class time for students to complete their conference agendas and scripts
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Prepare guidelines and set time for PLP partner practice sessionsAsk students to practice the presentation with PLP partners and/or others
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Prepare family involvement plan (e.g., getting them to the conference, understanding roles, providing feedback)
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Prepare guidelines for Student Letter to Family introducing PLPs
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Create instructions for reviewing PLP prior to conference
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Prepare letter (and web posting) explaining parent role (referencing video example of conference)Ask students to write letters to family introducing PLP, guidelines for reviewing PLP and explaining family role(s) at conference
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Create teacher checklist for conferencesHold team meeting to confirm checklists
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Create role sheet for student greeters for conference days; Select and train student greetersMeet with student greeters and explain role and process
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Identify teacher floaters to fill unexpected gaps in coverage during conferences
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Plan room arrangementsEstablish stations in each room with netbooks/laptops/tablets and digital feedback forms for family feedback on process
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Determine and design format(s) for family feedback to studentAssign homework to solicit family feedback to student
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Create form for family feedback on conference processEnsure student greeters/administrators/others encourage evaluations as families leave
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Create form for student feedback on conference experience and processAssign student reflection on their learning from conferences
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Create staff feedback toolComplete staff feedback on PLP process
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TimelinePlanning TasksImplementation Tasks
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Summer
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Collaboratively determine affective proficiencies/expectations for this year's first round of PLP conferences (by team/school)
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Collaboratively determine academic proficiencies/expectations for this year's first round of PLP conferences (by team/school)
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Develop implementation calendar that culminates with agreed-upon PLP conference dates
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Distribute calendar for implementation across team/faculty
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Develop calendar, weekly and daily schedules that incorporates teacher and student time for PLP conference planning and implementation
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Explore platforms, reaching consensus in teams or as full faculty
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Design templates as needed to complement platform
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Ensure platform is functioning and accessible
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Pilot test templates as adults and with familiar students
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Determine forms of family involvement in PLP processShare family involvement plan with trusted families for feedback
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Design "Learning to Learn" curriculum to help students develop the skills and dispositions for self-directed learning (e.g., rubric and reflection tools)Test PLP formats/templates for family involvement (e.g., parent access to student PLP)
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8/31 - 9/4
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Implement weekly team/school schedule incorporating teacher and student time for PLP conference planning and implementation
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Incorporate targeted affective proficiencies into introductory culture and identity activities and other curriculum
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Incorporate targeted academic proficiencies into introductory culture and identity activities and other curriculum
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Design strategies for prioritizing and normalizing PLP work
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Create rubrics, exemplars, and multi-modal strategies for evidence gathering and tagging
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Develop activity introducing students to PLP concept (e.g., video example, speaking with experienced students)
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Prepare materials for roles and responsibilities of PLP partners
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9/7 - 9/11
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Create posts and everyday reminders of expectations and purposes of PLPsPost resources with materials and screencasts to support evidence gathering
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Post resources to promote and support self-directed learning
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Establish and train PLP partners
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Teach students the overall PLP process
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Design lessons/activities to teach evidence gathering (Intro to PLP platform)
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9/14 - 9/18
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Teach students to gather and tag evidence of learning with the PLP format
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Ask students to begin posting and reflecting on evidence
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Create rubrics and form(s) for self-reflection (e.g., written, templates, checklists)
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Post resources with links to all materials students need to support their reflection
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Design lessons/activities to teach reflection
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Prepare letter/postings explaining the PLP process and the plan for PLP conferences (e.g., research backing, timetable, plan for family involvement)
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Identify video example of conference for families
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Post letter to website and other family social media; send hard copies as needede and other family social media
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Prepare invitation to families to schedule conferences
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Create plan for virtual conference attendance as needed
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Create schedule for staggered, overlapping conferences
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Prepare family involvement plan (e.g., getting them to the conference, understanding roles, providing feedback)
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9/21 - 9/25
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