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Fostering Self-Regulation Skills and Personalized Learning in an Elementary Setting

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Alberto Herraez Velazquez  
Mario Herraez Velazquez  

Learn how to design and apply a blended-learning environment based on personalized students' playlists to foster self-regulation skills.

Audience: Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Personalized learning
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Science
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Designer
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
Facilitator
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Attendees will learn how to design and implement a blended learning approach designed to foster the self-regulation and decision-making skills of their students.

Attendees will learn how to individualize the learning of their students by using personalized playlists that meet students' needs.

Attendees will learn how to design different blended learning activities that will fill their students' playlists using tools such as:
Flipgrid, Stream, Forms, Minecraft, Teams, OneNote, Sway, PowerPoint recorder, Wakelet, Nearpod and more.

Attendees will learn how to spark self-regulation in their classes using different strategies such as weekly goals, self-evaluation, and peer-evaluation.

Attendees will also learn how to transform their classroom into a 21st-century classroom space by creating working spaces (flexible seating)

Outline

5 mins: Opening and introduction. Presenters background and why this is important for the session and the topic.

15 mins: Background and importance of personalized learning. Lack of self-regulation skills in the 21st century, student centered approach.

15 mins: Explanation of our model . How and why we designed it in that way.

15 mins: Tools that we use to design the activities that are in the students' playlist. Share examples and tutorials.

5 mins: Resources will be shared with the attendees for them to start their own self-regulation program that fits their students and community needs.

5 mins: Questions and concerns.

Supporting research

https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED323898

https://www.jstor.org/stable/jeductechsoci.4.1.26?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095741740800777X

https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/jeductechsoci.16.2.188.pdf?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

https://blog.thinkcerca.com/the-importance-of-personalized-learning

https://www.wabisabilearning.com/blog/the-most-important-reasons-why-students-need-personalized-learning

https://www.leapinnovations.org/why-personalized-learning/

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Presenters

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Alberto Herraez Velazquez, Davis School District

Alberto was born and raised in Salamanca, Spain and came to Utah several years ago on a scholarship to teach. He graduated from the University of Valladolid with a Bachelors in Education and attended the University of Utah where he graduated with a Masters in Education. Currently, Alberto is teaching 6th grade at Canyon Creek Elementary School in Farmington where his students are part of the Spanish/English Immersion program. Mr. Herraez is a Microsoft Master Trainer and trains teachers within his district and around the world. He has presented in many conferences such as TCEA, NCCE, UCET and many local and national events.

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Mario Herraez Velazquez, Davis School District

Mario was born and raised in Salamanca, Spain and came to Utah several years ago on a scholarship to teach. He graduated from the University of Valladolid with a Bachelors in Education. After coming to Utah and starting his teaching career, Mario attended the University of Utah where he graduated with a Masters in Education. Currently, Mario is teaching 6th grade at Canyon Creek Elementary School in Farmington where his students are part of the Spanish/English Immersion program. Mario is a heavy user of technology, and he enjoys sharing his passion with the students at Canyon Creek Elementary.

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