The Self-Regulating Learner: How to Help Students Take Control of Their Learning and Make Progress Toward Their Goals


Speakers: Sandra Herbst, Brenda Augusta


SKU: 120814

Webinar Description

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We all want this for our students:. To see them take control of their own learning and their progress toward learning goals.

Unrealistic?  Not if you know how to engage the basic human instinct to succeed.

Self-regulated learning requires that students develop their powers of metacognition, that they deploy learning strategies and tap into their motivation to learn. Self-regulated learning requires goal-setting and self-assessment (planning, monitoring and evaluating their progress against a standard).

How do you help your students do this?  How do you help them become the independent, self-regulating and engaged learners they will need to be in order to thrive in the 21st century world?

Join Sandra Herbst and Brenda Augusta for a 2-hour webinar that will provide you with many practical ideas and strategies for involving students in goal setting and in assessing how well they are meeting curricular standards. Whether the goal is improving reading comprehension or learning to work within a small group, Sandra and Brenda will show you how you can help students self-monitor their progress and reflect on how they can meet learning goals.  Find out how to help them set both short-term and long-term goals and provide evidence of their learning.

Webinar Topics:

  • How self-regulating applies to both learning and behaving
  • How to help students understand the how and the why of self-assessment
  • Cross-curricular examples of self-assessment
  • Setting clear learning targets and helping students set goals
  • Tools your students can use to collect evidence of their learning
  • Strategies for helping students recognize what quality work looks like
  • Tips for increasing the amount of specific and descriptive feedback your students receive


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About the Speakers

Sandra Herbst

Sandra Herbst, CEO of connect2learning, an educational publisher in British Columbia, is a prominent system leader, author, speaker, coach consultant and educator with extensive experience in assessment, leadership and adult learning. She has worked in both elementary and secondary schools and is a former classroom and specialty teacher, school administrator, program consultant and assistant superintendent. Sandra has facilitated professional learning in schools, districts and organizations in leadership, instruction, assessment and evaluation.

Sandra is co-author and  co-editor of several books. Here most recent book (with Anne Davies) is A Fresh Look and Grading and Reporting in High Schools (2014).  The elementary version, Grading, Reporting and Professional Judgement: Taking Action in Elementary Classrooms, will be published in 2016.


Brenda Augusta

Brenda Augusta has more than 30 years of experience supporting literacy and numeracy during a child’s early and middle years. A consultant with connect2learning, Brenda is the co-author of Lesson Study; Powerful Assessment and Professional Practice and Valuing the Whole Child: A Professional Inquiry.

For the past 11 years, Brenda has served as Early Years Consultant for the River East Transcona School Division, Winnipeg, Manitoba. In that role, she plans and delivers professional learning, collaborates on strategic and long-term planning, advises on curriculum and models teaching strategies.


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