Students as Digital Agents in Their Own Learning
Listen and learn : Lecture
In this era of remote learning, students need to be more independent and self-directed. Join this session for tips and techniques to ensure your students are more attentive and focused, as they independently manage and take responsibility for their own learning — digital agents in their own learning.
|Audience:||Teachers, Coaches, Professional developers|
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||None. All are accessible without apps.|
|Topic:||Student agency, choice & voice|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
With the advent of remote learning, students cannot succeed in learning unless they are active agents in their own learning. Self-directed learners take charge of their learning before they begin the studies, manage and adjust during the study, and then actively take ownership of results after learning. Educators will learn what agency and self-directed learning are, why they are critical to today's remote learners, and how a suite of digital tools can be employed to build and support the development of students' skills. Those tools include digital calendaring, reminders, collaborative tools, evaluative tools, visualization tools, spreadsheets, as well as goal setting, metrics, and digital tools for tracking and monitoring successes.
5 Minutes - Introduction through student story
5 minutes - self assessment by audience as to how self-directed they are
20 minutes - elements of student agency and self-direction will be presented and demonstrated, with 3 polls of audience introducing each segment
12 minutes - Audience will interact with student profiles and share ideas for how a teacher might react in ways that facilitate student agency, build self-direction in students, and create space for students to enact in self-direction
8 minutes Q&A
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Cheryl Lemke leads the Metiri Group, a consulting firm that specializes in research, program evaluation, professional development, and systems thinking in digital learning and 21st Century skills. Lemke is considered a thought leader in the U.S. and internationally. Her firm partners with ISTE to offer virtual PD to introduce teachers to 3 ISTE student standards and currently works with and evaluates large digital learning projects in New Jersey, Utah, and CA. She brings over 25 years of experience in the public sector—as a teacher, state technology director, policy expert, director at a foundation, and associate superintendent for Illinois SBE.