Not So Typical Personalized Learning Predictions for 2019

Education Elements

It started with scuba diving in 2003, snowboarding in 2008, swimming in 2013, and this year was surfing. While the instruction was 1:1 and technically couldn’t be more personalized for me, I was surprised by how much each instructor met or didn’t meet my needs. Personalized Learning School Districts Classrooms LeadersEvery 4-5 years, I try to pick up a new activity and focus on it until I get to a level of intermediate competency.

OPINION: How can teachers help students grapple with the chaos surrounding us?

The Hechinger Report

No matter whether elementary teachers return to physical or virtual classrooms, this will be a year for the history books. The problem of insufficient subject matter knowledge may not be acknowledged by teacher educators, but it is by classroom teachers.

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Educational choice, not school choice, making moves in Florida

The Christensen Institute

In the case of Florida, that movement started with the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) in 2003, which only receives money when students successfully complete a course. As online learning has grown, the vision of modularizing parts of the school and classroom experience to customize a student’s education has grown in popularity.

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Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

The amount of time they’ve spent in the classroom (“seat time”) doesn’t matter, nor does the number of credits they’ve accumulated. In theory, proficiency-based models let students learn at their own pace, speeding up if they grasp a concept quickly, and getting extra help if they struggle. In practice, though, it can take many different forms, including independent study, learning communities and online programs. I had never seen kids so in charge of their learning.”.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

His school and his state are trailblazers in personalized learning, a method that tailors instruction to students’ individual interests and learning speeds. Personalized learning advocates had big hopes for ESSA, enacted in 2015. In a personalized classroom, students are taught how to take control of their own learning, so that they can take different pathways to gain understanding of concepts. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

Reimagining failure: ‘Last-chance’ schools are the future of American high schools

The Hechinger Report

Sixteen-year-olds share classrooms with 20-somethings, students earn diplomas at their own pace and if anyone has a problem with a peer, they’re encouraged to talk about it like adults. All students need to be deeply known by the adults that are working with them to support their learning,” she said. Alternative schools are generally smaller and more personalized and have always operated by putting students’ needs first, she said.

Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

EdNews Daily

Every single child who enters our buildings deserves the right to learn and have the opportunity to succeed. In Closing the Achievement Gap: A Vision for Changing Beliefs and Practices (2003), Belinda Williams identified four needs of students. We’ve added one more: creating a personalized environment. Provide a Rigorous Learning Environment. Those needs are best met when you and your faculty provide students with a rigorous learning environment.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase. More lessons learned.

How School Districts Are Shaping the Edtech They Use

eSpark

At eSpark Learning, we want to reimagine classrooms so that they’re student-centered, allowing students to succeed in school and in life. The trajectory of eSpark Learning has been marked by what I like to call “magic moments,” instances in which fearless educators and administrators have aligned with our team to work towards a vision in which every student, regardless of circumstance or background, has the opportunity to set and realize an ambitious dream.

A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

It all began around 2003 when the smartphone wars started with Blackberry, but was quickly taken over by the Apple iPhone in 2007. Thus a paradigm shift constitutes a change from one way of thinking to another to spur a revolution that transforms learning and professional practice. Paradigm shifts need to be driven by change agents in classrooms, schools, districts, and other educational organizations across the globe.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. FY 2003 $700,500,000. Districts seeking funds to integrate technology into teaching and learning can use other Federal program funds such as Improving Teacher Quality State Grants and Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies.”

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model. One of my very memorable failures was in 2003, when I went to Austin ISD to present to the technology team as the final step of a large purchase. More lessons learned.

Seeing the Pandemic as an Opportunity for Change

edWeb.net

Disconnection between teaching and learning: Teachers often confuse covering the material with teaching to the kids—if they teach to understanding, then the classroom becomes a different environment. How will we address gaps in learning, unmotivated students, and frightened adults?

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. Among the challenges of assessment, this concept–as it applies to formal academic classrooms designed to promote mastery of Common Core or similar standards–is near the top. In Evolving How We Plan , I pointed contentiously at the “unit” and “lesson” as impediments to personalized learning. Teachers As Learning Designers.

Amplify’s Been Quiet. Here’s Where CEO Larry Berger Says It’s Going in 2018

Edsurge

He also talked about the challenges facing edtech companies today, including his skepticism towards what he calls an “engineering” model of personalized learning. And that’s the thing we started doing back in 2003, which has grown and evolved. As you removed some of that and condensed your focus, what do you think was the biggest lesson that you’ve learned? I like the learning process, the back and forth.

“If everything in life is a game, then we need to choose the games we play carefully.” – Szymon Machajewski, USA

Daily Edventures

By combining them both, he and his students are innovating together every day, both in person, and online. “Teaching and learning today involve tools, which are online,” says Machajewski. This is true for online and classroom courses. I use Twitter, YouTube, Blackboard, and other tools to create collaboration in engaging learning environments. Szymon Machajewski has two passions: education and technology.

The Emergency Home Learning Summit Final Week - 24 Amazing Interviews Start Tomorrow

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit is in its final week. For the next eight days we'll be publishing three special 30-minute video interviews each day with an amazing set of learning experts (see below), for a total of 24 interviews (and maybe a surprise bonus interview or two).

Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He has published on open education, Rhizomatic Learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), Digital Identity, and practical classroom uses of virtual worlds. The pivotal moment of his career happened when he was teaching at Hannam University in South Korea in 2003 surrounded by the papers of 275 writing students and wondering if he had them all. I developed their MA in Lifelong Learning programme.

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Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Edsurge

The first online class we launched in 1998 was little more than flat text on webpages, and we closely followed the birth of learning management systems, meeting with both Blackboard and WebCT before they achieved their first $1 million in revenue. As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003. Internet ubiquity in the classroom led teachers to adopt email and experiment with other technologies.

More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

Iterating Toward Openness

Personally, my goal is not to provide less expensive access to the same teaching and learning experience to more people – access and affordability have never been my end game. After defending his record of commitment to OER-enabled pedagogy Stephen addresses me personally (and sometimes aggressively) in his post, even going so far as to claim an intimate understanding of my thoughts and motives. We learn by the things we do.

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Thursday Interview: The Personalized High School

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, October 7th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com interview with Joseph DiMartino and Denise Wolk on their book, The Personalized High School: Making Learning Count for Adolescents. While at Brown she also contributed to Changing Systems to Personalize Learning: Discover the Power of Advisories (LAB, 2003).

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. Don Buckley Co-founder Tools At Schools Design and Maker Thinking - how can they be part of our Everyday in Education The focus of this presentation is to investigate the teaching and learning of design and maker thinking in schools. Teaching and learning globally will create the need for new competencies.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , the occupations that will add the most new jobs in the next decade are personal care aides (754,000 new jobs), food service workers (579,900 new jobs), registered nurses (437,000 new jobs), home health aides (425,600 new jobs), software developers (253,400 new jobs), and janitors and cleaners (233,000). ” And it sure isn’t “everyone should learn nursing.” ” Everyone Should Learn to Code.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

More on the Republicans’ tax plans – Via Education Week : “New Senate Tax Plan Doubles Teachers’ Deduction for Buying Classroom Supplies.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ Trump personally asked Xi Jinping to help resolve case of UCLA basketball players arrested in China.” This group of older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in student debt, an amount that has roughly tripled since 2003.”

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