SELF-DIRECTED SCHOOLING

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ELEMENTS OF SELF-DIRECTED SCHOOLING

Each listing below is its own module.

ENVIRONMENT

& MANAGEMENT

The

Inquiry-Based Learning    

Using past learning to scaffold instruction for future learning.


 

Re-Assessment and Feedback    

Communicating objective progress of learning progressions.


 

Student-Led Learning    

Show what you know based on specific Depths of Proficiency.


 

Class Design and Time Management    

Providing relevance for the purpose of promoting interest.


 

Active Learning    

Promoting self-awareness of cognitive strategies for learning.

(META)COGNITIVE

DEVELOPMENT

Feedback Loops/Routines    

Developing habits for self- and peer-reflection.
 

Communication Skills (SEL)    

Overcoming personal and social obstacles in any environment.
 

Formative Self-Assessment    

Learning to track your own progress of learning over time.
 

Cognitive Strategies    

Using specific strategies that increase cognitive capacity.
 

Metacognitive Knowledge    

Creating an environment that supports student ownership.

COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING

Curricula, Materials, and Resources    

Shifting role of monitoring progress from teacher to student.
 

Standards-Based Grading and Reporting    

Emphasiizng student questions, ideas, and observations.
 

Competency-Based Assessments    

Exploring student interests to help guide learning opportunities.
 

Standards & Instruction (Learning Progressions)    

Involving students in the learning process (active vs passive)“If this . . . then that.” 

Learning Strategies    

Applying strategies to complete tasks.

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