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A common language to discuss how to make progress and add detail …

I have been looking at this for a while, especially as the UK moves towards a period without a standard national scheme to identify progress. In my geography lessons, in between levelled assessment pieces I use solo stages to explain how to add more depth in extended writing pieces especially.

Pupils quote mantras from English lessons which I have no issue with until I find myself talking with classes where 4 different English teachers use 4 separate naming strategies and my role in a cross curricular literacy policy becomes much harder.

Why not a common language across all subjects where extended writing is used? My proposal would be to use solo stages, not surprisingly but I thought I’d ask the globalsolo network their views.

In 24 hours the following have favourited,  RT’d or answered – a great example of teacher collaboration across subject and international boundaries. The discussion continues:

@globalsolo          Essex, UK.                       Geography

@MartynReah.    Petersfield, UK.           Geography

@carljphillips.      Notts., UK.                      Geography

@rosmaceachern. Auckland, NZ.           ?

@Claire_Gillgogs.  Liverpool, UK.           English and Drama

@BgsDt.                     Bucks., UK.                   Design Technology

@mrjcassidy.           UK.                                     English

@AKeenReader.     Wellington, NZ.        .English

@historychappy.    South Asia.                    History

@DTcyoung.             Hants., UK.                   Design Technology

@DnTTaL.                  Yorks., UK.                   Design Technology

 

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2014 in the UK… 6 days in …

Thanks for your enthusiasm. This project starts a new year on a positive note. we now have almost 50 on the mailing list. The twitter account has exceeded 270 followers.

So initial ideas:

– Twitter #globalsolo list – this is now done and each new follower is added to the globalsolo  members list.

– A spreadsheet / database so you can filter by age group / subject / country … To look at others work (under consideration)

-more regular chats following initial #sologlobalchat led by @aknill and @aliceleung in April 2013. Possibly use the #edchat model with different time zones to be more convenient.

– #teachtweet video based events like those used by #ukedchat in 2013.

– record of Teachmeet presentations given globally

– share ideas how #solotaxonomy fits into new national models For curriculum – this is relevant with discussions about levels going in England. There has been work on this from  members in New Zealand and Australia.

…. Your ideas – an about section with contact details has been added to the blog and essentially to share enthusiasm and make friends across the planet who love this idea and how our classes respond to it – thank you to our contributors in the first week.

2014 in the UK, 12 hours in …

Thanks for your enthusiasm. This project starts a new year on a positive note. Over 35 on the mailing list and 50+ followers on Twitter.

So initial ideas:

– Twitter #globalsolo list

– A spreadsheet / database so you can filter by age group /
subject / country … To look at others work

– more regular chats following initial #sologlobalchat led by
@aknill and @aliceleung in April 2013. Possibly use the
#edchat model with different time zones to be more
convenient.

– #teachtweet video based events like those used by #ukedchat
in 2013.

– record of Teachmeet presentations given globally

– share ideas how #solotaxonomy fits into new national models
For curriculum

– …. Your ideas

and essentially to share enthusiasm and make friends across the planet who love this idea and how our classes respond to it.