Metacognition, sometimes referred to as “learning to learn,” is a powerful tool for building an equitable learning environment whether online or in-person. Examining key research in cognitive development theory, participants will learn how to intentionally use metacognitive strategies that help build students’ awareness of themselves as learners. Session facilitators will highlight strategies that include developing students’ abilities to assess their own work and clarify instructor expectations. Participants will consider ways to incorporate these metacognitive strategies, and others, into their teaching practice to equip students with the skills they need to maximize their learning. By the end of this session, participants should be able to: - Define metacognition and explain its role in student learning. - Explain how building students' metacognitive awareness contributes to an equitable learning environment. - Develop a plan to use assessments and reflection to promote students’ metacognitive growth.