10/9/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University alumna Lauren Reichenbach gave a presentation on Student Learning Objectives (SLO) to Ashland University students on Oct. 8 in the Ronk Lecture Hall in the Dwight Schar College of Education.
Reichenbach, a 2011 graduate with an intervention specialist moderate/intensive degree, explained the goals of SLOs and provided concrete examples of how to write appropriate student learning objectives.
A student learning objective is a measurable, long-term academic growth target that a teacher sets at the beginning of the year for all students or for subgroups of students. Student learning objectives demonstrate a teacher’s impact on student learning.
During her senior year, Reichenbach completed her student teaching at Stingel Elementary school in Ontario. Upon graduation, she chose to remain a member of the Ontario team, where she now teaches in the middle school. She is currently teaching her third year in the middle school multiple disabilities class.
Reichenbach was invited to present on Student Learning Objectives by Dr. Carla Abreu-Ellis, associate professor of education, and the Council for Exceptional Children student organization.
Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###