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Student Led Conferences

Student Led Conferences

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a student led conference?

In preparation for the conferences, your child will select an assignment and complete a reflection from each subject, taking the time to rehearse what they are going to say. On the day of the conference, you'll join your child in their classroom for a 25-minute conversation summarizing their findings. You'll hear things like "I'm proud of this because…" or "this made me realize…". This shift from traditional conferences provides a direct, focused opportunity for students to practice self-advocacy skills, as well as to reflect on their learning. It's not about results, it's about the learning process.

Why the switch?

  1. Provides a direct, focused opportunity to teach and practice self-advocacy skills.
  2. Focuses on learning processes, not results.
  3. Includes students and parents in the conversation about learning.
  4. Individualizes the conversation: students talk directly about their own performance.
  5. Equips students to take responsibility for their learning. By actively taking part in the conversation, students develop deeper understanding of expectations, performance, and real examples.
  6. Develops ATL skills and Learner Profile attributes. Students learn how to learn.

How do I book my student led conference?

All parents will receive an email containing access information to our new online booking system. The email will include both your username and password; you will need this information when the system goes live on Thursday, February 2 at 8:00am. The system will close on Tuesday, February 7 at 5:00pm. If you do not receive this email by January 31, please contact Mrs. Stacey Celentano at 604.467.4444.

How should I prepare? What do I need to know?

Prior to sitting down with your child at your Student Led Conference, we encourage parents to read through our Parent Conference Guide. You'll learn about how your child has prepared for the session, what types of questions to ask, and how to keep the conversation going after the Conferences are over.

Download the Parent Guide to Student Conferences