A choice board is a visual display of optional products the students can complete in order for you to assess their learning. The products that are displayed on the choice board represent a variety of multiple intelligences.
There are two ways to design the board. (1) All products assess the same standard / content, and students choose one to complete. (2) Product options assess different standards / content, and students choose more than one to complete (i.e., one from each standard).
I chose the first option because it was the easiest.
Here were our instructions:
- Create a Choice Board relating to content you teach in your class.
- Choice Boards must be visually appealing – easy to read, neat, larger than a piece of paper (poster board or display board would work well.
- If assessment relates to one standard / content, you must have at least five product options; If multiple product options are displayed related to multiple standards / content, you must have at least three product options per standard.
- Each product option relating to the same standard must address a different multiple intelligence.
- Any information students need to complete the products needs to be though through and included either on the Choice Board, or as a supplemental handout (which could be laid by the board).
- You will bring the finished Choice Board to class and explain the standard(s) and choices with your classmates.
The high school teachers decided actual poster/display board was a little elementary for us so I decided to make a clickable PowerPoint.
Here are the seven slides in case you just want to see. Ok, because I want you to look.
Here is the link if you want to use it.
If you do use it, please come back and share what happened!