Student-led conferences are preplanned meetings that are run by students and are ideally held periodically throughout a term. During this meeting students use their portfolio of student work to discuss their academic progress and areas of need with their teacher. The purpose of student-led conferences is to establish highly interactive communications systems that foster dialogue about their learning. Students are empowered through the implementation of student-led conferences. They are made to feel like partners in their learning and they are held accountable for their learning goals.
Student-led conferences also serve as an opportunity to get parents actively involved in their child’s learning.
Learn more about how you can implement student-led conferences in your classroom. This resource includes an informative article on how to implement student-led conferences in your classroom. You will also includes a kit for implementing student-led parent conferences with:
o Parent brochure to send home to parents (editable in Pages and noneditable
o Parent invitation letter and reminder (editable document)
o Template for a student letter to parents
o Parent survey
o Student survey
o Teacher survey
o Student script and checklist for leading their conference
o Student goal sheet for student and parent
o Parent follow-up assignment and survey (editable)