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

The Hechinger Report

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.

Summit Schools to Spin Out Learning Program

Edsurge

Summit Public Schools, which over the past four years has led the creation of the “Summit Learning Program” currently used by more than 380 schools around the U.S., Diane Tavenner, who opened the first Summit school in 2003 in Redwood City, Calif., But she will step out of the day-to-day management of the learning program once the separation takes place. And the schools that Tavenner will run will be just another group that uses the Summit learning materials.

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. Future of Learning.

?Report: Summit Schools Shares Results of 15 Years

Edsurge

As of fall 2017, charter management organization Summit Public Schools (SPS), founded in 2003, serves 3,000 students across 100 schools in 30 states. The report shares Summit’s beliefs about youth, public education, and principles for school design rooted in the science of learning. Summit aims to answer the question everyone in education is asking: What is the evidence that personalized learning works? How is Summit Learning evolving? What are lessons learned?

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

The Hechinger Report

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.

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. In Evolving How We Plan , I pointed contentiously at the “unit” and “lesson” as impediments to personalized learning. Teachers As Learning Designers.

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. Till August 2012 I worked as a researcher at the National Research council of Canada on their Personal Learning environment Project.

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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.

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.

'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

” 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.” It’s good to shake up your “everyone should learn to code” messaging sometimes, I guess. Here’s Coursera arguing “Why Everyone Should Learn Sales.”