Recording Learning Activities

Recording Learning Activities on the Work Record

The “Learning Activities” portion of the work record is probably the most important part of the document. In addition to providing important communication about what each student is learning, this section enables VOC staff to demonstrate your child’s progress toward mastery of the CA State Content Standards. By following these guidelines, you will provide us with the information we need to document learning while keeping your own record-keeping as simple as possible.

  • Resources- Please include a brief description of the resources used for each learning activity. When filling out the work records, include enough information to answer the question, “What people, places or things were used in this activity?” Specifying what type of resource you are using--videos, play equipment, chapter books, CDs, Internet, textbooks, etc. is also very helpful to your VOC teacher.

  • Method of Evaluation- Please list all of the means by which you evaluated learning for a particular activity. Examples include observation, discussion, completion of a worksheet or project and performance of particular skills. Include enough detail to answer the question, “How were you able to observe your child thinking and learning in this activity?"

  • Learning Objective/Skill- In the world of education, basic skills are often referred to as objectives. We use these terms interchangeably to refer to a wide range of knowledge.

Because the range of objectives is very broad, you may wish to refer to Bloom’s Taxonomy to assist you in describing your child’s learning. This can be found under the "Helpful Hints" tab under the "Independent Study" header above.