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BEST Self-Direction Toolkit (v1.0)


Self-direction is a competency that includes both the intrapersonal skills of self-awareness and reflection and the interpersonal skills of collaborating with others to elicit feedback and support during the learning process.


Toolkit

Self-Direction Toolkit – Full Document
Self-Direction Toolkit – Dimensions

Rubrics

Self-Direction Rubric Overview
Self-Direction Rubrics (Grades K-2; Grades 3-5; Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12)

Tools

Tool 1: Student Assessment of Self-Direction Growth (Grades 6-12)
Tool 2: Self-Direction Road Map Grades 6-8 (Teacher, Student)
Tool 2: Self-Direction Road Map Grades 9-12 (Teacher, Student)

Sample Tasks

Middle School Self-Direction Task
High School Self-Direction Task

Instructional Supports

Hess Modified Tool #17: Cognitive Lab for Introducing a New Rubric to Students
Example of Grade 9 Students in at Think Aloud about the Self-Direction Rubric (audio recording)

Webinars

Episode 1: Rethinking Self-Direction Work-Study Practices [Slide Deck | Transcript]
Episode 2: Exploring Self-Direction Evidence Collection Tools [Slide Deck | Transcript]

Professional Learning

Quality Performance Assessment
Task Development Framework

Other Rubrics

We will be sharing rubrics for the remaining essential skills in 2021:

Collaboration Rubrics (Grades K-2; Grades 3-5; Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12)
Creativity Rubrics – (Grades K-2; Grades 3-5; Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12)
Communication Rubrics – (Grades K-2; Grades 3-5; Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12)

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