Student-Led Conferences Are Upon Us!

April 9, 2018

Engaging Families through Student-Led Conferences

Hughes STEM High School began doing Student Led Conferences (SLC’s) in 2014, moving beyond a traditional model of parent-teacher conferences. SLC’s provide opportunities for students to take on an active role in these meetings. Students are positioned as the expert in their own learning. It is their voice driving a deep conversation about their growth, their strengths and their challenges.

Student-led conferences do take more time to prepare than traditional conferences. However, SLC’s are more meaningful because of all the extra time students spend preparing. Teachers spend time in Advisory preparing guided lessons and scripts to assist students in having informative conversations with parents about their work. Parents now have the opportunity to hear their student reflect on their learning and set goals to improve throughout the year.

Family engagement is critical for students to have an authentic and meaningful conversation. Parents please review the dates and times in the table below for each grade/team. Contact your team leader if you have any questions.

Team Leader Grade/Team Dates location
Susan Grasso 11th/12th Grade
IT (Prog & Software Development)

Tues, April 10th
Weds, April 11th
Thurs, April 12th

Time: 3:30 - 7:00 pm

Room 3135 (3rd floor)

Ronnda Cargile 11th/12th Grade
Engineering Futures

Tues, April 10th
Weds, April 11th

Time 3:30–6:30 pm

Rooms 3128 & 3134 (3rd floor)

Sharon Bachman

11th/12th Grade
Health & Bioscience

Tues, April 10th
Weds, April 11th

Time 3:30 – 6:30 pm

Room 3138 (3rd floor)
Glen Schulte 11th/12th Grade
Zoo Academy

Tues, April 17th (3:00 – 6:00 pm)
Weds, April 18th (4:00 – 8:00 pm)
Thurs, April 19th (3:00 – 6:00 pm)

Education Building Classrooms
Zoo Academy at the Cincinnati Zoo
Allen Frecker 10th Grade STEM

Weds, April 11th
Thurs, April 12th

Time: 3:30 - 7:00 pm

Room: 1151 (1st Floor)

Chris Sorrentino 9th Grade STEM

Tues, April 10th
Weds, April 11th
Thurs, April 12th

Time 3:30 - 6:30 pm

Room: 2136 (2nd Floor)

Cierra Burns 8th Grade STEM

Weds, April 11th
Thurs, April 12th

Time: 3:30 - 7:30 pm

Room 0113 (basement)

Laura Wilder 7th Grade STEM

Tues, April 10th
Weds, April 11th
Thurs, April 12th

Time: 3:30 - 7:00 pm

Room 0159 (basement)

 

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