Student Goal Setting for Student Agency

Focus Area: Competency-Based Learning
Audience:

Teachers

Pathway: Understanding

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Overview

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 coaching or a Virtual Workshop, participants will:

  • 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

Audience

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

Specifications

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

Outcome

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

Learning Experience

Define

  • Understand the benefits of shifting from a deficit mindset to empowering students through goal setting by collaboratively investigating real life case studies
  • Define how student autonomy in a competency based learning model leads to accountability, confidence, growth in students

Explore

  • Explore sustainable and manageable systems for goal setting and reflection such as self-assessment, student choice, and conferencing
  • Brainstorm ways to create systems of goal setting and reflection in different classroom settings using collaborative breakout rooms

Build

  • Build out a plan for developing a system of goal setting and reflection in their own classroom
  • Get peer feedback on their plan in thought partnerships