Student learning objectives (SLOs) are a set of goals that measure educators’ progress in achieving student growth targets.

Pre-Workshop Reading
  1. Targeting Growth
  2. SLOs as Measures of Teacher Effectiveness: The Basics
  3. SLOs: Benefits, Challenges, and Solutions
  4. Implementing SLOs



Workshop Agenda
9:00–9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:15–10:15 a.m. Introduction to the SLO Cycle
10:15–10:30 a.m. Activity: Approaches to SLO Guidance
10:30–11:30 a.m. Activity: Purposes of SLOs
Discussion: SLO Approaches
11:30–12:15 p.m. Activity: Reviewing SLOs
12:15–1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15–2:00 p.m. Activity: Writing an SLO
2:00–2:45 p.m.
2:45–3:00 p.m. Next Steps Activity and Wrap-Up



Monica Mean handouts
Technical Assistance Consultant, Education Program, AIR

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