Professional Goal GDPI 800 – Self Regulated Learning

I would like to learn and evaluate some new concrete teaching strategies to educate young students to be self-regulated learners. Using this new information, and ideas gathered from this course, I will create a Prezi slide show that can be used in a short Professional Development session to educate teachers at the primary school level about Self-Regulated learning and how they might best introduce and use it in their classrooms across literacy, inquiry and maths classes.

  • Why you have this goal?

From personal experience, I know that there are few resources that give concrete, easy-to-understand, teachable suggestions for introducing and supporting self-regulated learning in the classroom.  I know it will be useful to me in my future primary classrooms, and to share among colleagues who are eager to learn and understand SRL more fully.

  • How you plan to undertake this goal?

Internet based research searches, predominantly.  I plan to find scholarly articles on the Queen’s University Library Portal and synthesise my understanding in the form of either a Prezi, PowerPoint presentation, or brochure.

Starting with websites like this one will assist me in my journey:

  • Why this goal is important to you? How the goal fits into your professional role?

It will help me in my future role as an elementary school educator, and help me to have a stronger understanding of inquiry-based learning.

  • What do you already know and are building on?

I have taken some classes to introduce the Primary Years Program in elementary school classrooms, and the GDPI 810 course on the theory of the development of Curriculum Connections.  I still have a lot to learn.

This video about a self-regulating Cookie Monster may be a good lighthearted place to start…

3 thoughts on “Professional Goal GDPI 800 – Self Regulated Learning

  1. This is a great blog – I LOVED your PREZI and using it to learn a bit more about you. Thank you for sharing!

    This sounds like a good learning focused goal. See if you can tell us a bit more about why you have this goal? How you plan to undertake this goal, why this goal is importnat to you, how the goal fits into your professional role, what you already know and are building on…


    • Hi Michelle,
      Thanks for the positive feedback about the Prezi. It really takes a lot of effort to go back and build on a Prezi, once the framework has already been set in place – so that one, being quite cumbersome, took a significant amount of re-arranging.
      I have updated the post to reflect some answers to your questions.


  2. It sounds like you have done a great job refining your goal and explaining why it is important to you! Love the cookie monster video to kick things off… I used to have a stuffed cookie monster and was so disappointed that he could not actually eat cookies! Now I see the make one for kids that you can actually put the cookie in and it comes out their back pack. You are off and running with this!


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