Coach Metacognition via Assignment Submission Comments

Created by Stephen Simpson on Mar 31, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpS-jsEYxh8

Starts at 12:30 PM · Ends at 1:00 PM, MDT (America/Denver)




There's loads of research out there that concludes that one of the most important components of the learning process is metacognition. Whether with children, young adults, or adults, 'thinking about one's thinking' is critical to growth!


The problem is that few people are naturally reflective about their own thinking processes and it takes a specific intention by a teacher, coach, or mentor to teach learners how to be meta-cognitive.


The good news is that there's a great way to include metacognition as an ongoing requirement via Assignments and this 30 minute CanvasLIVE presentation will highlight and model those options for participants. The session is recommended for teacher/instructor users of Canvas and instructional support staff, including campus administrators, instructional coaches, district-level instructional specialists.


A picture of a relaxed panda with paws kicked up, using a Chromebook, and a picture caption that says, "Metacognition".



Participants who attend the session will learn about...

  • The research basis for coaching metacognition in learning environments
  • A few (easy to overlook) tools in Canvas that provide the teacher with the ability to gather and respond to students' reflections on their learning
  • Coaching prompts that can be standardized and used again and again in the digital classroom



Presentation Info

The session will be presented by Stephen Simpson, Digital Learning Specialist in Arlington ISD. 

The session will be recorded.