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Building Self-Paced Student Learning with Google Slides

Creating self-paced student lessons with Google Slides for remote learning


With the quick shift to remote learning, the Personalized Learning Department at Dallas ISD recognized a need for supporting teachers to help students work independently at home. One structure that was used to support students’ independent learning was self-paced lessons using Google Slides.


Applicable to any content area or grade level, the Personalized Learning Department provided teachers with a common structure to use in order to support self-paced learning in remote environments. Teachers were supported in the creation of self-paced lessons with the following:

  • Definition for self-paced, asynchronous learning with examples

  • Google Slides tutorial on how to create a slide deck

  • Instructions on how to embed templates to help with the ease of creating multiple lessons

  • Task cards for assignments

  • Tools to embed audio and video for directions, content, feedback, or background music

  • Weekly interactive agendas to share with students and families

  • Guides on how to upload slides to Google Classroom and assign work to students

This strategy is a part of TLA's Hop, Skip, Leapfrog release, which explores the concrete ways in which schools and systems pursued student-centered innovation during COVID-19. Explore the full guide to find additional strategies, insights, and resources.

Strategy Resources

Dallas ISD Webinar on Self-Paced Learning with Google Slides

Webinar from the Personalized Learning Department at Dallas ISD on how to create self-paced lessons... Learn More