Setting it Up:
Wandering around without a purpose is ineffective. We began each plan hour with chocolate and a purpose.
It all started with a simple question:
What makes a post compelling?
Each group was given 10 social media posts and were asked to put them in order of least compelling to most compelling. They were then asked to share why they sorted the posts in this order. Participants talked while we recorded their ideas on what makes a post compelling.
We then looked at the list and combined any repeaters and added clarifiers. We discussed that if we did what was on the list, our posts would be more compelling. We then set out to take pictures and video throughout the halls and classrooms of LHS to share our story.
Photo Walk Results:
JayWalk - Social Media
View our entire collection of tweets associated with this Jay Walk!
Wrapping it Up:
When we returned after our walk, it was clear there was a lot of laughter and smiles. We discussed how powerful it can be for students to define what success (and failure) looks like in the projects they are developing. This conversation quickly led to how this criteria could become the measurement tool for student success.
As the next groups started our Jay Walk learning lab, we looked back at what other teams said created a compelling post and refined the list. Take a look HERE.
If you have tried or would like to try using Success Criteria with your students, please let us know! We are here to help and would love to get some action shots of students as they are engaging with sorting and defining work.
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