Summit Learning Shares Lessons Learned: An Interview with Andrew Goldin

Edsurge

This month marks the four-year anniversary of Summit Learning , a program that aims to personalize learning for students with an emphasis on projects, mentorship and technologies that help them build skills and self-initiative. Summit Learning is also not for everyone.

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

The Hechinger Report

Toppan, a junior at the high school, was angry that the administration hadn’t sought student input about the change, and worried that a switch to a 1-4 grading system, with a 3 the highest possible grade on some assignments, would hurt her chances of getting into a good college.

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.

In this New Hampshire high school, internships shape the future of learning

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. In the nearby town of Swanzey, Brad Hinkel, 17, does a lot of sweeping up for a shop called Full Throttle, but he also gets to work on engines and learn how the motorcycle and ATV business works. Read more about Blended Learning.

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. The reason for this is that when a technology is immature, in order to make the products reliable or powerful enough so that they will gain traction, an entity has to wrap its hands around the whole system architecture so that it can wring out every ounce of performance.

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.

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.

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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 #3: Don’t chase trends.

Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

In order to prepare students for the future, the practices of teaching and learning – indeed the whole notion of “school” – must embrace tech-centered courseware and curriculum. Google and Facebook are paradigmatic here, and Zuboff argues that the former was instrumental in discovering the value of behavioral surplus when it began, circa 2003, using user data to fine-tune ad targeting and to make predictions about which ads users would click on.

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 then capturing that data and being able to give feedback to teachers, to parents, to the system as a whole about how reading progress is happening. And that’s the thing we started doing back in 2003, which has grown and evolved. I like the learning process, the back and forth.

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

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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.

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

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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.

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“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. I use Twitter, YouTube, Blackboard, and other tools to create collaboration in engaging learning environments. Young professionals in most fields, not just the technology area, must adopt online tools to create personal learning networks and pursue learning throughout their careers.

More on the Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

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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.

Live Thursday Sept. 15 with Sam Chaltain on "Faces of Learning"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Thursday, September 15th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Sam Chaltain, DC-based writer and education activist, on his new book Faces of Learning: 50 Powerful Stories of Defining Moments in Education.

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

This narrative – robots are coming for your jobs (and your kids’ jobs) – involves tasking schools with retooling so they can better train students for “ the jobs of the future ,” although to a certain extent, workforce preparation has always been what (part of) the education system has been expected to do. ” And it sure isn’t “everyone should learn nursing.” ” Everyone Should Learn to Code. ” Work as learning.

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.”

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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.