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First Steps to Personalize Learning

Education Elements

If you wait until you’re ready for personalized learning, you’ll never get started! Personalized Learning Education Educators Leaders innovationOur antiquated, factory-style education system is failing our students. It’s also failing our teachers. We have more and more students each year struggling to find relevance and connections between what they do in school each day and their future hopes and dreams. Sadly, the current structures of most educational systems will not allow for these students to see that day come about.

Taking personalized learning to scale

The Christensen Institute

As the call for personalized learning gains steam, we’re hearing more about how best to invest in systems that support schools that break the traditional mold. For an ecosystem to nurture “next-gen” or personalized learning models, we need a value network that is organized around accountability to individual student outcomes and growth. Without that keystone in place, investments will just fund “innovative” or personalized inputs without necessarily seeding any of the outcomes we hope such approaches would yield.

The Core 4 of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

In some ways, creating a successful personalized learning classroom is similar to winning a basketball game. To give us direction, my high school basketball coach consistently focused on three key areas, which he called the Big Three: Personalized Learning Teachers Blended Learning EdTech

Five Predictions for Personalized Learning in 2016

Education Elements

It has been demonstrated that any classroom can implement blended learning and, when done well, get superior results. Personalized learning is now part of an increasing number of district and school strategic plans. Organizations like XQ Super School Project and the newly formed Chan Zuckerberg Initiative are continuing to push everyone’s interest in personalized learning.

Advancing personalized learning with purpose

The Christensen Institute

At last week’s iNACOL Symposium, the conference halls were abuzz about the promise of personalized learning. In the same week, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released a report in partnership with RAND profiling promising academic results across schools pursuing a range of personalized approaches over the past two to three years. Champions of personalized learning are rejecting the century old premise that students ought to experience school on the basis of standardized curriculum, age cohorts, grade levels ,and seat time.

Discipline Through A Personalized Learning Lens

Education Elements

When we work with school districts to embark on a personalized learning journey, we empower students to be self-directed, independent, motivated, and well-versed in articulating and sharing ideas. Personalized Learning Education Educators LeadersWe encourage students to reflect on their own performance data and collaboratively plan an academic path forward that meets their needs. Yet we don’t build that sort of student agency when it comes to behavior and discipline.

Personalized learning in the context of a person, not a school

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning is the current big buzz in education. Everyone is trying to figure out how best to personalize the learning experience for each and every child. In particular, the disruptive rise of online and blended learning has made the concept of anytime, anywhere customized learning plausible. applaud this effort. What are her strengths and gaps?

How Technology Unlocks Personalized Learning

Where Learning Clicks

In the same classroom, Calvin has deeply ingrained misconceptions about the definitions of shapes and measurements that impede his learning geometry. The post How Technology Unlocks Personalized Learning appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Is it possible for teachers to have the tools to address students with such divergent needs?

5 examples of personalized learning in action

eSchool News

As technology becomes more and more ubiquitous in classrooms across the nation, it is easier than ever for students with different learning styles and needs to create personalized learning environments. A new report from iNACOL gives educators, parents, and policymakers a platform to learn about and advocate for personalized learning in their schools.

Flexibility Is Key in Personalized Learning Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

By Amy Brown Physical environments are being adapted with students and mobility in mind. Classroom

Our 10 Most Popular Personalized Learning Blogs of 2016

Education Elements

We are amazed and inspired by all the passion, leadership and innovation in the personalized learning space reflected in the Bring Your Own Thoughts (BYOT) blog. While we can’t say enough good things about every blog that’s been shared, here are the top 10 most popular posts from the past year: Personalized Learning Blog Education LeadersOver the course of 2016 we published more than 70 blog posts on our weekly blog, sharing ideas from our team, our districts, and thought leaders from across the country.

Why personalized learning should start in school libraries

eSchool News

With personalization a growing initiative in schools, the library may not be the first thing educators think of as a resource. However, according to Michelle Luhtala, library department chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Jackie Whiting, librarian at New Canaan High School, the library is often the best place to look for personalizing instruction through assessing, reading and making.

Finding ‘personalized learning’ and other edtech buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

The Christensen Institute

As Clayton Christensen recently said to me, just as people have taken the phrase “disruptive innovation” to justify whatever they already wanted to do, people are using the phrase personalized learning—and a whole host of other terms—in a similar manner. Peak of inflated expectations: personalized learning. What is personalized learning? Deeper learning.

6 tips from personalized learning innovators leading change

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. The goal of the event was to focus on the practical elements of blended and personalized learning by surfacing the tactics that practitioners were deploying in the trenches.

Personalized learning and sound curriculum—two sides of the same coin

The Christensen Institute

Two weeks ago, Education Next published a blog post I wrote about the need to focus demand and funding for open educational resources (OER) on facilitating personalized learning. While I cannot speak for the entire body of OER and personalized learning advocates, I think Hansel’s emphasis on the importance of consistent, cohesive curriculum is of paramount importance.

Personalized Learning Spaces with the Brain in Mind [Register NOW] #PLS15

Kleinspiration

Personalized Learning Spaces with the Brain in Mind #PLS15 November 14-15, 2015 This two-day high-energy conference will empower school leadership teams to explore how personalized learning experiences directly correlates with a student’s and a teacher’s growth mindset. Registration is NOW Open!

What to Avoid - and Embrace - in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

But if there is another thing I have learned, it is that despite the differences, there are things that hold true. This list may change as districts evolve, but for the foreseeable future, using these tips can help make personalized learning a success. We have also developed a strong sense of what every personalized learning environment designer should do.

Personalizing Learning with Adaptive Technology

techlearning

Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) uses a variety of learning approaches to offer customized and personalized learning. Techlearning Resources

Privacy push must not prevent personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

Using online learning, assessment and data analysis, we can more precisely pinpoint what students know and where they are still struggling at the moment they are struggling. We can then use that information to drive better learning. Central to the Teach to One model is an online  program that helps create an individualized learning experience for each student. introduced recently, would dramatically constrain teachers’ and administrators’ ability to use technology to personalize  learning. Vitter student-centered learning Teach to One teachers

Personalized Learning Isn’t Enough. How Do We Create Learners?

Digital Promise

We hear a lot about 'personalized learning' – the importance of reaching every student at their level, including their interests and passions, and giving them choices. When we started working with the Digital Promise Schools , I thought “personalizing learning” was our end goal. Yes, I want to personalize how we support our teachers.

6 risks to avoid when implementing personalized learning: Part 1

Education Elements

The Education Elements team has the great privilege of working with districts across the country to plan, design, and implement personalized learning. Personalized Learning School Districts Districts District LEaders EdTechWithout fail, one of the first questions district leadership teams ask us is, “What have other districts done that we should avoid?”.

The tried-and-trued model of personalized learning that’s been around for 100 years

The Hechinger Report

Personalized learning is all the rage. Personalized learning environments can help unleash the power and potential of students to do just that. Fortunately, a tried-and-trued model of personalized learning has been around for more than 100 years. So when I went to college, I really didn’t reach out for help. I’d never learned to do that before.”.

Personalized learning and Common Core: Mortal enemies?

The Hechinger Report

Can students learn about what they like, at their own pace, and still pass standardized tests at the end of each year? It’s a dilemma facing a growing number of schools and districts that have jumped onto a new tech-fueled trend in education known as “personalized learning.”. The goal of personalized learning is to tailor lessons for individual students to help them master content on their own schedule, whether it’s faster or slower than their same-age peers. Most personalized learning advocates wouldn’t disagree. Fordham Institute.

Collaboration for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

It is part of a series about the  Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. Although it may seem unusual to connect collaboration to the practice of personalized learning, it is important to remember that students don’t learn within a vacuum. His passion for collaboration and lifelong learning is woven into the fabric of each of these roles.

Choice for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the  Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. The building block of  Choice  helps students to feel more personally connected to their learning. Making meaningful choices engages students in determining the processes and products involved in their learning. Qualities of Choice.

Choice for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the  Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. The building block of  Choice  helps students to feel more personally connected to their learning. Making meaningful choices engages students in determining the processes and products involved in their learning. Qualities of Choice.

Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Possibly one of the most important shifts needed in schools is to provide individualized and personalized learning experiences to students. Learning has fundamentally changed with the evolution of the Internet and other technologies that allow for ubiquitous access to information and knowledge. They can also insert them into their existing class schedules in lieu of electives.

Personalized Learning Hinges on Strong Tech Backbone

EdTech Magazine

By Heather B. Hayes Districts share tips for setting up the IT framework necessary to support individualized instruction. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content STEM

When Personalized Learning Is a Logical Fallacy

Edsurge

Personalized learning is not a product you can buy — it’s a set of strategies that teachers can implement, sometimes with the help of products that are designed to support those strategies. Personalized learning, adaptive learning, potato, potahto. Koedinger is a noted researcher of advanced adaptive learning systems. Learning interventions can, though.

Social, mobile, and personal learning futures

Learning with 'e's

Many of my public presentations have the prefix: Digital Learning Futures, because for me, the future of education and learning will be greatly influenced by digital technologies. My argument in my presentation was that social learning, the use of mobile devices, and personal learning environments will all be vitally important components of any future learning ecology.

5 Tools And Strategies That Support Personalized Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post 5 Tools And Strategies That Support Personalized Learning appeared first on TeachThought. Personalized Learning General New Teacher

Personalized Learning: The Pause That Refreshes

Education Elements

The philosophies and strategies of the Coca-Cola Company played a large role in our upbringing and now shape our work as leaders of personalized learning. We've crafted 5 lessons inspired by Coca-Cola which we hope you will find useful, no matter where you are on your personalized learning journey. Personalized LearningWhen you mention being from Atlanta, the first thing most people ask you -- after the prerequisite “But you don’t have an accent!” -- is “Oh, I bet someone in your family worked for Coca-Cola!”

Cognitive Science and a Personalized Learning Schema

Education Elements

Personalized Learning CognitionIt must be hard to be a cognitive scientist. You spend considerable time meticulously conducting research, designing experiments, summarizing findings, and publishing your work, all in the noble pursuit of furthering human understanding of how the mind works. But that's not enough. In fact, that’s the easy part. The hard part: getting millions of teachers (there are 3.4 million in the U.S. alone) to.

New buzzphrase for IT has massive implications for personalized learning

eSchool News

Research has shown repeatedly that humans learn more rapidly and deeply from experiences, rather than from a lecture or a book. However, many institutions struggle with the resources needed to meet this new mandate for personalized instruction, thanks to lack of funding and widespread teacher shortages. Digital Learning and Tools Featured on eSchool News IT Management IT Newsletter

Personalized learning: How kids are getting into college by mastering their skills

The Hechinger Report

Students work on individual projects in the blended-learning classroom of Jessica Anderson, in Deer Lodge, Montana. student-centered personalized-learning model known as competency education has gained traction over the past five years as states have developed policies to promote its adoption in both elementary and secondary schools. K-12 Opinion Personalized Learning

Highlight, our personalized learning platform

Education Elements

Personalized Learning is coming to life in innovative classrooms across the country and Highlight is here to help. Personalized Learning Highlight PLP EdTechWhether you need easy access to digital content, a more efficient way to analyze student data or a district wide perspective on content usage, Highlight can help.

4 Things I Learned in Spin Class About Personalized Learning (that’s right, spin class)

Education Elements

I recently went to a spin class. I am normally a fairly small person who likes to lift fairly big weights so this was a departure from my routine but I got talked into it and I went. And all the time that I was pumping my legs, going faster, and climbing higher I was also, incredibly, thinking about how many things many K-12 teachers could learn from my spin instructor.