We have developed a variety of forms to use in planning and documenting progress with your student who is using an Active Learning Approach.
Active Learning Materials and Activities Planning Sheet might be used to gather information for program planning for a student utilizing an Active Learning approach. Gathering information takes a little time, many conversations with caregivers, some trial and error, and a lot of observation. This form is meant to help a team get started planning together for their student. As the team continues to learn more about the child, information continues to be added. This document can be shared with a variety of people who interact with the child or who will interact with the child in the future. It also can be included (in parts) into a portfolio or other records.
Adapted from personal notes from a seminar by van Dijk, J. 1985 and information from Dr. Lilli Nielsen in Functional Scheme and some of her other books.
You may download blank forms to use with your student:
- It is very important to document the progress your student makes using an Active Learning approach for several reasons:
- so that materials and activities can be modified to make adjustments when no progress is being made or when the child is ready for new learning;
- so that required progress reporting and grading can be provided;
- so that any regression which might indicate changes in the child’s health or emotional state can be detected as early as possible.
Educators often develop forms to help them document the learner’s progress toward IEP or other skill acquisition. Some help you to evaluate a particular learning environment or perceptualizing aid used during an Active Learning activity.
Below are downloads we have collected that you may want to use. Some of these are specific to a piece of Active Learning equipment while others focus on skills and IEP goals/objectives. You may want to use multiple forms for different purposes.
- Active Learning Skills Checklist
- Documenting Progress on Goals-Objectives Form
- Essef Board Observation Form
- HOPSA Dress Observation Form
- Little Room Observation Form
- Multi-Functional Activity Table Observation Form
- Support Bench Observation Form
- Other Perceptualizing Aids Observation Form