The Final Meeting of the Professional Learning Committee (PLC) for the Spring, 2018 Semester was held on May 11th, 2018 at 2 pm. There were over 15 teachers in attendance. The purpose of the meeting was to complete the ESL Writing Rubrics for the Beginning Low/High, Intermediate Low and Intermediate High levels. The rubrics will be presented at the ESL Department’s Assessment Committee meeting at the end of May. At the start of the meeting, there was useful and practical evaluation of the PLC’s new writing rubrics and how they might be implemented with the new ESL Curriculum. The ESL Pre and Post Test traditionally given each semester may soon be eliminated in favor of using the Writing Rubrics. Teachers talked about how they’ve used the writing rubrics with the writing assignments they’ve completed during Spring Semester 2018 with their classes and what revisions they might need to make to the rubrics. After the discussion period, teachers met in their groups to complete the changes to the writing rubrics.
The teacher groups will type up their final rubrics in preparation for the Assessment Committee meeting. Rob Jenkins will compile all the rubrics into a packet for presentation to the committee. PLC Members will also attend the Assessment Committee meeting at the end of May and be prepared to answer the questions of committee members regarding the writing rubrics. The next meeting of the PLC will be during the Fall Semester, 2018.