How do we coordinate if two teachers share the same learner(s)?
Two considerations when answering this question are:
A separate Progress Report or Learner Conference Summary is issued for each course a learner attends.
A learner can only be assigned one benchmark per skill.
If you share students with another teacher, the two of you will need to collaborate to determine the student’s benchmark for the skill. It is best for the student to maintain a single portfolio of work done in both classes. Artefacts should be identified in some way as being from one class or the other (e.g., with a coloured marker). Artefacts could be listed jointly on the inventories, but again, could be colour-coded with a highlighter. When it comes time to evaluate the portfolio you will need to arrange a process that works best for you and your fellow teacher to review the portfolio and determine a final benchmark. Each teacher will complete a Progress Report – assigning the same benchmark level for the skill(s). Perhaps consider a way of sharing the responsibility of the written comments. You could each do your own. Or you may want to divide up the shared students, with each of you writing comments for half of the shared group. If you share only one student, one of you should give all the info to the other to use in writing the comments. It will be important that both of you are in agreement about the students’ progress. If this situation is common in your program, consider talking to your Program Administrator to set up a time and process to facilitate this sharing.- R. Hiebert