Models for Metacognition: Accelerating Learning


As the country reels from learning interruptions, a team of educators, researchers, curriculum developers, and professional learning organizations are testing if teaching computational thinking as part of core instruction can build metacognitive skills critical for students to be active and engaged learners able to recognize their own strengths and weaknesses and monitor their own learning accordingly, thus offering an innovative strategy to advance learning and equity in the field.

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  1. An understanding of computational thinking and metacognition within the context of elementary education
  2. A review of research on the connection between metacognition and computational thinking with improved learning outcomes and increased digital fluency
  3. Easy-to-adopt models for integrating metacognition and computational thinking across the K-5 curriculum, with a focus on students living in poverty



Amber Oliver, Managing Director, Robin Hood Learning + Technology Fund

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  • Tags: student voice, instruction
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Workshop
  • Track: Practice & Pedagogy
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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