Deeper Learning Conference: The Power of Presenting One’s Learning

March 7, 2017

Gaylen Brannon

Anna Kinsella

March 31, 2017

9:00-10:30 am

Presentations of Learning (or POLs) are a powerful practice in the world of Deeper Learning, providing a formal and public structure for student reflections on their work, learning, and growth.  New Tech Network, a national network of public schools centered around project-based learning, teaches POLs as a standard practice at the conclusion of each project where students present their learning to peers, teachers, and panels of community members.  Learn how students, teachers, and schools across the country practice Presentations of Learning and use their ideas to jumpstart or deepen your own practice.

See the powerpoint here.

Read more about the role of presentations in Deeper Learning:

Stand And Deliver: The Role of Presentations In Project Based Learning

Driving Question: How do PBL presentations build students’ communication skills and college-and-career readiness?

In traditional schools, teachers are the main academic voices. In schools that value project-based learning (PBL), students’ voices are heard and honed throughout their academic careers and in all subjects. Written and oral communication get their full due even in science and math projects. Presentations are the essential tool inside PBL for getting our students ready for their futures.

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Curious about assessment and oral communication?

Check out the NTN rubrics for Oral Communications