The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Kristen Danusis, a former school psychologist who became the principal in 2013, tells me that many of her students live “off the grid,” in households that earn little regular income. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

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.

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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.

In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Personalized learning in Juab is still a work in progress.

Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning?

Edsurge

But just as continual development of the iPhone eventually renders older prototypes obsolete; so too are new educational technologies pushing us past differentiation towards personalized learning. Transitioning to a personalized learning environment doesn’t happen overnight—it’s a process. I had to set aside the pride I felt for my personal knowledge—and my love of talking—so that I could start listening to my students and discover what was meaningful for them.

G+ The Next Frontier: Part 4 in Our Series on Personal Learning Networks

CUE

By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Karl Lindgren-Streicher So, now that you’ve read about how to establish Personal Learning Networks with David Theriault, you went out and interacted – shared what you knew, asked questions, and found and shared cool resources.

What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us?

The Hechinger Report

The project typifies the mix of personalized and social learning that’s been a mainstay for 25 years at King, a founding member of a school network called EL Education. But there’s no common definition yet for what personalized learning actually is.”.

After Early Results, Personalized Learning Is 'Quickly Becoming District-Wide' in Dallas

Edsurge

Rogers Elementary School in Texas get an unusual introduction to technology. Personalized learning is core to the model at Rogers Elementary, and Kristen Watkins, director of the personalized learning program at Dallas Independent School District, says that exposing students to multiple devices is an intentional part of the school’s approach. But technology is only one part of it. But “personalized learning is something you could do with no devices.”

If I Could Get 1 Piece of Technology for My Classroom, It Would Be.

Kleinspiration

An Elementary Teacher''s Opinion Staples recently contacted me to see if I''d be interested in reviewing a few pieces of technology. Keep in mind as you''re reading this review that I am not a technology specialist. A Chromebook of Course! -

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Professional Growth

A Principal's Reflections

However, the mounting pressure from ridiculous mandates as a result of the current education reform movement and massive budget cuts across the country, have made it a challenge to learn through traditional pathways. Now more than ever leaders need to take control of their learning.

Autonomy Breeds Change

A Principal's Reflections

They desperately sought time during the school day to engage in professional growth opportunities, learn how to integrate Web 2.0 tools, and develop their own Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). A great deal was learned after I reflected on year one of the PGP.

Here’s What Happens When Every Student Gets a Personalized Learning Plan

Edsurge

She has since altered her personalized learning plan (PLP) to include the courses and experiences she’ll need to pursue a career in architectural engineering. Legislation Leads Change All students can learn; however, not all students learn in the same way or at the same pace. Acknowledging this fact has driven the recent shift toward personalization in education. Central to the initiative is the idea that learning is not restricted to the classroom.

What Constitutes Good PD?

A Principal's Reflections

It is an opportunity to become better at what we do as well as gain knowledge on new pedagogical techniques, learning theories, leadership strategies, technologies, and federal/state mandates. Will this help my students learn and achieve?

Mind technology

Learning with 'e's

Can technology help us to think more clearly? Personally, I don''t find it that onerous. I am constantly learning new things, discovering new people, being challenged to think in new ways using this stream of information. Some might say that I am over-reliant upon technology.

Communicating a Concept With Instagram

A Principal's Reflections

As she explained the project to me I immediately asked her if she could email it to me so I could not only share it, but also gather some feedback for her from my Personal Learning Network (PLN). A person should be willing to do a job he/she hates to provide for their family.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

In Massachusetts, an emerging partnership between private funders and the state department of education aims to help teachers across the Commonwealth learn, share and spread best practices when it comes to leveraging new instructional models and technologies. LearnLaunch Institute , the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Edtech Consortium (MAPLE) functions as a professional learning community for 32 district members that aim to implement personalized learning.

5 Baby-Steps for Using Twitter to Begin a Personal Learning Network

The 21st Century Principal

“Social media has offered us a platform where we can learn from and with the smartest people we ‘meet’ from around the world, whenever we need to or are ready to go.” Scott McLeod & Chris Lehman The School Leader’s Guide to Social Media Personal Learning Networks existed long before there was an Internet. I am perhaps showing my age, but my first “Personal Learning Network” used very little of the technologies we use now.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. Further, research validates the use of mobile technology in education.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Rethinking Learning Spaces and Environments

A Principal's Reflections

Pillar #6 - Rethinking Learning Spaces and Environments Digital leadership looks at societal trends as inspirational elements and potential catalysts for change in the structure of the schools themselves as well as the designs of programs.

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A Quick Start Guide to Participating in Twitter Chats

Tom Murray

This past week, I had the privilege of introducing US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, as a guest moderator for #edtechchat, an educational Twitter chat that I founded with four members of my personal learning network (PLN). Secretary Duncan (@arneduncan) and his Office of Educational Technology

How Baltimore CPS Used Communications Strategies to Create Personalized Learning Buy-In

Edsurge

In the case of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) , when the district began a huge leap to personalized learning, its leaders consciously began designing a communications strategy to bring together students, teachers and families. And what BCPS itself learned along the way was that to be truly helpful to other educators, sharing out that both the triumphs and the failures must be continual, authentic and transparent. This isn’t your alma mater’s old note home.

GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is day three of the 2013 Global Education Conference. and Macedonian University Students - Carine Ullom, Director Office of Academic Technology Ottawa University Ottawa, Kansas 12:00pm KEYNOTE: Jaime Casap - The Transformation of Education 1:00pm A Semester of Service - Shayne A. Gadsden, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Improve learning and teaching – Finnish it? A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5).

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Tracking Your Digital Footprint

A Principal's Reflections

I was devastated to learn a few weeks back that Google Reader was getting the ax. My emotions were quickly put in check as my Personal Learning Network (PLN) came through as it always does. alerts digital footprint educational technology Mention Opinion

Our Doors Are Always Open

A Principal's Reflections

Steve visited New Milford High School on Thursday February 28, 2013. Today I had the opportunity to meet with Eric Sheninger before he headed off to the 2013 NASSP Conference. It is also interesting that at New Milford High School, there are no mandates for teachers to use technology.

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Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

Yesterday I had the absolute privilege to join thousands of amazing educators learning and sharing their learning as part of the Google for Education on Air Event - If Takes A Teacher. I also learned preparing for my own session - Personalized Learning With Google Tools.

The Administrators Toolkit Updated and Refreshed

The Web20Classroom

Most schools and districts spend lot of time and effort trying to get their teachers up to speed on technology and its use/place in the classroom. However, rarely, if ever, is much time spent with administrators, working with them on ways they use technology to enhance what they are doing.

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Using Technology to Humanize

The Principal of Change

I have been an advocate of technology in education for a long time. People > Technology. If we lose our connection with the people in our buildings, I want no part of technology. But technology can actually be used to build face-to-face relationships, not limit them.

Must a classroom be high-tech to make personalized learning work?

The Hechinger Report

In fact, it seems as if all eyes are on Higuera and his classmates as they pioneer what the superintendent of Dysart, Gail Pletnick, calls “the future of education” — a personalized learning environment that puts students in control of what, when and how they learn, with teachers as their guides.

GlobalEdCon 2013 Day Four + Helping the New Grassroots Projects

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is day four of the 2013 Global Education Conference. During the conference opening sessions we brainstormed as set of grassroots global education projects that we could bring to our personal learning networks to try to get started. Given that our combined network reach is probably in the millions, the idea is to turn our personal learning networks into a large personal action network to make a difference for students right now.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Karen Blumberg Technology Integrator The School at Columbia University BIO : Karen Blumberg is an educational technologist at The School at Columbia University working with faculty and students to integrate technology academically, respectfully, and responsibly.

The 4 Issues AltSchool Needs to Figure Out to Scale Its ‘Personalized Learning’ Platform

Edsurge

Nothing short of “creating the world’s best education and providing personalized learning for all,” he tells EdSurge. Vodicka’s new position is part of AltSchool’s mission to bring its personalized learning platform across the country. The long-term goal, Vodicka explains, is to make the technology accessible to all children “regardless of the school they attend.” Education Technology School Models Learning Strategies

How Mastery Design Collaborative Helps Schools Redesign their Models to Personalize Learning

Edsurge

There are organizations that support different kinds of transformation in schools and after researching and interviewing some of these organizations, we've learned a great deal about what these changes can look like, how schools go about redesigning aspects of their model, and what types of support they need along the way. In October, we will share a guide highlighting the trends, insights and challenges we've learned about while profiling five key players in the world of school redesign.

A Wrap Up Of Day 1 At #FETC

The Web20Classroom

I''ve had the pleasure of spending time at the Florida Educational Technology Conference, better known as FETC. Held in Orlando, educators from across Florida and the world really, are here talking educational technology and learning together. Seeing Tomorrow, Today-David Thornburg Notes- [link] In this session we examined the pitfalls of purchasing technology today and how schools and districts can make better purchasing decisions.

Solution to combatting lonely, isolated educators: #PLN

The Innovative Educator

However, technology is providing new ways for teachers to connect with peers both near and far. In this show, listeners are invited to j oin BAM radio''s Rae Pica for a discussion about overcoming isolation by builidng a personal learning network.

PLN or CoP?

Learning with 'e's

But it is about making connections for learning through the ''free'' tools we have at our disposal - social media. In the context of this post, PLN stands for Personal Learning Network , and CoP stands for Communities of Practice. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.