A Principal’s Reflections: Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning


Here are some questions that will assist in determining if engagement is leading to actual learning:

  • Is the technology being integrated in a purposeful way grounded in sound pedagogy?

  • What are the learning objectives/outcomes?
  • Are students demonstrating the construction of new knowledge? Are they creating a learning product/artifact?
  • How are students applying essential skills they have acquired to demonstrate conceptual mastery?
  • What assessments (formative, summative) are being used to determine standard attainment?
  • How are students being provided feedback as to their progress towards the specific learning objectives/outcomes?
  • Is there alignment to current observation/evaluation tools?

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