Student Goal Setting for Student Agency

Focus Area: Competency-Based Learning


Phase: Targeted Support

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Student autonomy is key in a competency-based learning model, as students are asked to manage their own learning progress. Transferring ownership to students empowers them to set goals and reflect on their progress in a meaningful way. In this 2-hour virtual workshop, participants will build an understanding of how to transfer ownership of learning to students through goal setting and reflection.


This topic is designed for teachers, coaches, and leaders to increase student autonomy through the process of goal setting and reflection. 


  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with a camera, microphone and Internet access


I implement student goal setting and reflection strategies to build student autonomy.

Learning Experience

  • Define how student autonomy leads to accountability, confidence, and academic and personal growth
  • Explore systems for goal setting and reflection, such as self-assessment, student choice, and conferencing
  • Build and get peer feedback on a sustainable, manageable plan to develop student autonomy