Learning Styles: Fact or Fiction? What This Decades-Old Theory Can Teach Us


2] Whether the evidence points for or against learning styles, however, this theory can remind us that some students may need individualized instruction or resources to best help them learn. How to Shift from Learning Styles to Differentiated Instruction.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!


Autographed Books : (per Amazon): In The Book Whisperer , Miller takes us inside her sixth grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but unusual instructional approach. per Heinemann website): Troy Hicks holds sight on good writing workshop instruction.

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iPads in Students' Hands


Using the iPads to help facilitate differentiated spelling tests Bonnie Barrett , 1st and 2nd grade teacher, used the iPad to deliver the spelling tests to her two grade levels of students. 21st Century Learning differentiated instruction iPad Professional Development

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Vivid Vocabulary, Common Core, & Tech Integration Tools


21st Century Learning Common Core differentiated instruction Research shows that vocabulary acquisition plays a huge role in student learning, therefore requires attention in the classroom.

STEM, PBL, Common Core, and 21st Century Learning


Water quality in Mrs. Goucher''s and Mrs. Martinez'' 4th grade classes This was a collaborative project between two classrooms, capitalizing on each teacher''s strengths while differentiating for the learners. 21st Century Learning collaboration Common Core differentiated instruction PBL STE

Managing the 21st century differentiated classroom


Classrooms must be differentiated. Created on iPad using Doodle Buddy What does a 21st century, differentiated classroom look like? A 21st century , differentiated classroom should look and sound different from the classroom of my childhood. One size does not fit all.

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Design Your Digital Classroom

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Differentiated instruction and flexible learning paths work for everyone! Digital Differentiation Webinar Series in June.

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Formative Assessment and Differentiation


Teachers must know how to use that information to shape their instruction. We use formative assessments to drive instructional decisions such as changing the approach or changing the target content. How do you gather information/feedback to structure/guide instruction?

327 Common Core Aligned Playlists from MentorMob & LearnZillion

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The newly added LearnZillion Common Core aligned lessons focus on the use of narrated video for instruction. The pause button allows students to tackle the learning at their own pace, while built in learning supports make this an instructional tool that addresses a variety of learning needs. Uses for Teaching & Learning: Differentiate instruction by assessing student needs and assigning specific learning playlists to individual students for reteaching and challenge.

Effective Learning: Rigor, Engagement, Student-Centered Task, & Tech


21st Century Learning differentiated instruction Innovation Peer Coaching Collaboration Coaching Professional Development What is effective learning? Having a common understanding of effective learning is key. The research done by the Peer-Ed Team shows that “school-wide improvement in student achievement occurs only in schools where teachers and administrators have explicitly created a shared norm about effective learning."

Common Core: Addressing Text Complexity through Digital Resources


21st Century Learning Common Core differentiated instruction The Internet is a key resource for text complexity. We are in a day and age where information and resources are at our fingertips.

Tuesday Show - Teachers Becoming Their Own Khan Academy

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

Collaboration Coaching


It''s a great example of the culture change and increased rigor with digital age instructional strategy in their reflection.

Live Tuesday April 9th - Jenifer Fox on a Strengths-Based School

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

NAIS, 2008) and the Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists (Jossey-Bass, 2011). Date : Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8 pm Eastern ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Join me Tuesday, April 10th, for live and interactive FutureofEducation.com conversation with Jenifer Fox, author of Your Child''s Strengths , and now Head of School at The Clariden School of Southlake.

Which Device Can Support Different Learning Styles?

The Web20Classroom

So, which device makes differentiated instruction easiest on teachers and schools? These capabilities make differentiating instruction easier than ever, so teachers can focus on educating and inspiring their students.

Natural Differentiation and Personalization Through Open Ended Learning Activities

User Generated Education

This actually is a definition of differentiation. Many classrooms consist of students from different knowledge backgrounds, multiple cultures, both genders, and students with a range of disabilities or exceptionalities (Alavinia & Fardy, 2012). 2012, p.

Why Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results

The CoolCatTeacher

Report results are based on an assessment in 2012 that tracked students in more than 40 countries and surveyed them on computer habits and conducted both written and digital tests. I went to a recent professional development about differentiated instruction.

How to Differentiate Teaching for the advancement of student Thinking Skills: Simplifying Approaches to Teaching & Learning Series (Part 5)


In the previous installments of our series, we have shared ideas on instructional strategies that allow the simultaneous implementation of Approaches to Teaching and Learning (ATLs). This fifth post addresses h ow differentiated teaching can advance students’ thinking skills. 2012).

Spirals of Innovation in Schools – From Pockets of Excellence to Sustained Change from Beth Holland


Even if teachers and students have access to technology, they may lack the knowledge and experience to use it for creation, analysis, and synthesis (Reich, Willett, & Murnane, 2012). This post originally appeared on EdTechResearcher.

Flip It! The Flipped Classroom Model is for Everyone. Here’s Why.

Fractus Learning

That was not the correct answer; the correct answer was hands-on activities, inquiry- and project-based learning, and all those things that we have known that research has borne out to be effective and meaningful and important,” said Bergmann in a 2012 interview with The Journal.

Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Instruction Aligns to WIDA PRIME V2 Correlation Criteria for English Language Learners


June 13, 2018—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Instruction for Grades K–8 recently met all correlation criteria for the WIDA PRIME V2 Protocol for Review of Instructional Materials for ELLs (PRIME V2). NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

STEAM Learning in Action

EdNews Daily

Educators support the use of STEAM in the classroom, according to Voices from the field: Teachers’ views on the relevance of arts integration , a 2012 study from Lesley University.

Achieve3000 Acquires Literacy Startup Actively Learn


Achieve3000 , a provider of online reading and literacy tools, announced it has acquired Seattle-based Actively Learn , which also provides a suite of online reading materials and instructional supports aimed at helping students build literacy and critical-thinking skills. We have lots of teachers who want to pair fiction with nonfiction texts, and users who want to use the platform at home offer differentiated instruction.”

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students


It is therefore essential to personalize instruction based upon learner differences if we are going to ensure that all students thrive in our schools. The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback.

New Hampshire testing pilot breaks the federal accountability mold

The Christensen Institute

New Hampshire’s PACE project began in 2012 as an opt-in effort for districts to coordinate local approaches to performance assessment. Despite a bold 2005 state policy mandating that high schools measure credit in terms of mastery rather than instructional time, the wide variation in implementation that persists today is largely due to the state’s strong tradition of local control. This week the U.S.

Why I Had to Develop a Unique Learner Profile to Meet the Needs of My Students


I’ve learned that I need to know my students academically and personally so I can modify instruction to be as effective, engaging and rigorous as possible, so every year I craft personal learner profiles for my students that go beyond their IEP goals and basic personality surveys. Carol Ann Tomlinson's work on differentiated instruction and Benjamin Bloom's work with mastery learning have shaped my understanding of how to meet the needs of each learner.

These 5 Teachers Showcase the Future of Blended Learning’s ‘Station Rotation’ Model


Bryant is one of many teachers across the country who are continuously refining, adapting, and modifying instructional approaches to better meet their students’ needs. In a new case study, “Blended (r)evolution,” we take a close look at how five educators, including Bryant, have adapted their original approach to blended learning to find ever better ways to differentiate instruction, promote student agency, and create a more flexible learning environment.

Documenting Maine’s failure to implement proficiency-based education

The Hechinger Report

. Back in 2012, Maine was a trailblazer in something called proficiency-based education, in which students would be required to master specific skills and educational topics to progress and graduate from school. In other classes where teachers were attempting to differentiate instruction, the report described how it was difficult for teachers to manage everyone’s pace at once. “What policy lever would have been better to affect instructional practice?”

Part 2: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … More Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the second post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Part 2: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … More Reading.

School district in Georgia creates significant learning gains for Title 1 students

eSchool News

Participating schools will receive Achieve3000’s 24/7 differentiated, blended instruction for students, teaching resources and blended professional development for educators, real-time data dashboard for administrators, and robust home support for parents and guardians.

#SmartSeries Refresh | Data Backpacks: Portable Records & Learner Profiles


A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. Originally published October 2012, updated and re-released Summer 2015.

Personalization and Teacher Engagement Play Vital Roles in College and Career Readiness


But being college and career ready takes more than just career counseling or use of software in the classroom, it takes personalized, differentiated instruction that starts at an early age.

Million-Dollar Advice: The High Cost and Limited Return on Personalized Learning Consulting


Ron Ashkenas, partner emeritus of Schaffer Consulting School districts around the country are adopting personalized learning—a pedagogy often described as a way to encourage learning that is individualized, differentiated and student-driven through technology. But for others, the teacher is still central to the picture, using technology as a means to support differentiated instruction. Probably not because we're not there every day providing the instruction.”

Beyond Technology: Blended Learning Conference Debates Equity, Cultural Inclusion


Michele Williams-George, an education consultant and researcher, claimed there were 25 words people inaccurately used interchangeably with the term, such as differentiated instruction and flipped classroom. Cameron Berube, director of curriculum and instruction for the Providence Public School District, shared stories about five schools that adopted an Ethnic Studies course using digital resources to supplement existing texts.

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

Enhancing Instruction with Digital Games by Andrew Miller Uncover how and why games engage us in specific and meaningful ways. Pick and play games for intentional moments in the classroom, such formative assessment, differentiated instruction, and reflection to name a few.