Our definition(s) of CHOICE are:
◉Children making decisions about the activities or opportunities to enhance and meet their learning goals. (4k - 3)
◉Choice - Students will be provided with the opportunity to pursue the method of learning that fits their learning style(s) and interest(s) to help them engage, empower, achieve, and grow. (MS)◉Being able to decide between multiple options/experiences for the learning of knowledge and skills. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in various ways determined by a teacher. (Specialists)◉ Students will need to reflect on their learning process as it is individual. (Specialists)
Choice represents students' freedom to pursue what they find fascinating. The task is much more robust because it is not a teacher-controlled decision around content, product, and process.
How Can You Provide Learner Choice
Students can choose:
9. to set goals to drive what they work on. For example,
in writing, students could identify the writing skills
that they need to work on and want feedback on.
10. which rubric or goals they want to their work
or learning to be assessed on. For example, different
rubrics could assess different elements of an
11. how the view and record assignments for time
12. how they organize their learning notes or which
graphic organizer would work best for them
13. from a list of project deadlines.
14. the format of their creative work
15. the audience of their end product.
16. the process they use to complete a task