Personalized Learning in Action

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past year, I have been blessed to support the Davis School District in Utah with their personalized learning initiative across the district. Snow Horse Elementary was not one of them. We saw personalization in every classroom. to further their learning.

Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. The essential component in 2020 is a T-part of STEM – Technology. Personalized Learning. Learning Resources.

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2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Since it’s now 2020, I thought it would be fun to revisit Karl Fisch’s video from 2006, titled 2020 Vision. In that video, Karl imagines he is the commencement speaker for the Arapahoe High School (AHS) Class of 2020, reflecting back on the past 13 years of schooling for that cohort.

CoSN2020: Embracing a New Look for Personalized Learning

EdTech Magazine

They viewed technology as a “toy” or “free time,” Ben Klaus, principal of Jose Ortega Elementary, said during a virtual presentation at CoSN2020, the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking. “It The personalized learning program helps with that

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. In the end, there is no one right way to go about implementing any type of remote learning.

Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples

EdTechTeacher

I recently had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. The teachers generously agreed, and below are their examples of inspiring yet practical examples of project based learning at the K-5 level! Learn more here!

CoSN2020: Embracing a New Look for Personalized Learning

EdTech Magazine

They viewed technology as a “toy” or “free time,” Ben Klaus, principal of Jose Ortega Elementary, said during a virtual presentation at CoSN2020, the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking. “It We wanted to unpack that and disrupt that, and make a plan for how we can achieve a goal of tech being viewed and used by students as a tool and resource for their learning.”. The personalized learning program helps with that

CoSN2020: Embracing a New Look for Personalized Learning

EdTech Magazine

They viewed technology as a “toy” or “free time,” Ben Klaus, principal of Jose Ortega Elementary, said during a virtual presentation at CoSN2020, the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking. “It We wanted to unpack that and disrupt that, and make a plan for how we can achieve a goal of tech being viewed and used by students as a tool and resource for their learning.”. The personalized learning program helps with that

How A Simple Student Feedback Tool Helps Personalize Learning and Safeguard Student Well-Being

Edsurge

Now, as a teacher myself, math is my favorite thing to teach,” explains Ward, a third-grade teacher at Bryan County Elementary School in rural Georgia. Below Ward and Thomas share some specific examples of how they use student feedback to personalize learning and support students’ well-being.

Choice Boards 101: Strategies to Ensure Classroom, Professional, and Virtual Learning Success

A Principal's Reflections

As of late, I have been working with quite a few districts on personalization through a variety of blended learning strategies. My experience in this area began over three years ago, thanks to having the opportunity to coach teachers and administrators at Wells Elementary School.

Universal Skills for Learners: Increasing School Relevancy

User Generated Education

Kids are learning – but for way too many it occurs outside of the school environment rather than during school. Engagement is strong at the end of elementary school, with nearly three-quarters of fifth-graders (74%) reporting high levels of engagement.

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Keep calm and carry on: Reasonable approaches to home-based learning

The Christensen Institute

Learning solutions right now will, of course, be less than perfect. Because of the sudden and unexpected shift to online learning that left many schools without a backup plan, expectations of student learning have to change.

The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

According to Learning in the 21st Century: the 2019 Digital Promise LVP Survey , 83% of teachers think students are capable of high achievement, but just 26% think students are reaching those levels today. Context: The context of a student’s home and learning environment matter too.

Navigating Your Journey to Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Prior to the virus turning into a pandemic, school districts began to prepare, and others are now following suit with ways to provide instruction and learning for who knows how long. However, it is essential to focus on remote versus distance or virtual learning.

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

One of the best parts about job-embedded, on-going work with school districts is facilitating a variety of professional learning opportunities. Over the past two years, I have been blessed to partner with District 205 in Elmhurst, IL.

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Schools on a screen: One tech-savvy school district has lessons for others going online

The Hechinger Report

Are you ready to learn the basics?”. Children and teachers were familiar with a variety of learning apps and other educational software. But library media specialist Jeffrey Appelbaum thought podcasts provide a personal presence and lets students send their work out to the world.

Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

The Hechinger Report

Along with Rose, I contacted a middle and an elementary school teacher to see how they are faring. Of course, teachers want their students to master content, develop a love of learning and move on to the next grade. Related: Teachers need lots of training to do online learning.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

The Hechinger Report

Summit Learning’s personalized learning program is a key part of the school’s improvement efforts. But Logan’s feelings about online learning are common. Personalized learning is one of the most popular goals in schools today.

What are the benefits of investing in online education?

Neo LMS

Back in the day, traditional learning in a classroom with face to face interaction with the teacher was seen as the best choice for educating children. Here are a number of benefits online education brings to the table: Students will learn at their own pace. E-learning

Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs

Edsurge

It’s an opportunity for the future teachers who are enrolled at the college to apply what they learn in class in a practical setting, testing out lesson plans with real elementary students. McGhee, assistant clinical professor of elementary education at Auburn University.

Bookend Pedagogy

A Principal's Reflections

Now, before I go any further, it goes without saying that I see fantastic examples of sound pedagogical practice and innovative strategies that are leading to improved learning outcomes. Check out this article from TeachThought, which outlines 27 strategies to review prior learning.

Why a high-performing district is changing everything with competency-based learning

The Hechinger Report

Avery Bencal is a fourth grader at Winthrop Elementary School in Melrose, Massachusetts. Her teacher has embraced competency-based learning, which asks students to take more control in the classroom. Related: Inside Maine’s disastrous rollout of proficiency-based learning.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Almost no district was truly ready to plunge into remote learning full time and with no end in sight. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. Blaney Elementary School in Elgin, S.C., on March 18, 2020. on April 10, 2020.

Balance with Blended Learning is Available Now!

Catlin Tucker

I want students to know that their teachers are there to support them as they work because learning is a process and everyone needs feedback and help to improve. Learning assessment balance blendedlearning feedback metacognition

How Data and Automation Are Personalizing This School’s Reading Program

Edsurge

Christine Prescott Principal, Vista Grande Elementary When Vista Grande Elementary in Rio Rancho, New Mexico wanted a reading tool that could serve a student body with diverse needs, the K-5 school turned to Istation, a program that they were already using for assessment.

This District Helps Young Kids Identify Their Interests — and Ideal Careers

Edsurge

The students just rose to the occasion of learning about themselves.” But it also puts value on deep personal introspection, encouraging kids to consider how school can support their future selves. Students start the program simply by learning about the codes.

Toilet Paper, Bread and Eggs.

There is no box

Distance, online, flexible, at-home (my personal favorite) learning is the new reality and after a decade of talking about the importance of EdTech, we’re now living it. Focus on the good parts of learning and not the bad parts of school”. How do we engage every student in LEARNING. It’s not about doing school online, it’s about CONTINUING TO SUPPORT STUDENT LEARNING AT HOME. Every student is on their own personal learning journey.

Educational Crises and Ed-Tech: A History

Hack Education

Bush famously said in 2000, "Rarely is the question asked, is our children learning?" So no, Khan Academy did not invent "personalized learning." In elementary schools, between 7 to 13% of instructional time was spent watching television.

A Few Schools Reopen, But Remote Learning Could Go On For Years In U.S.

MindShift

When it came to elementary school students, “The parents felt they were more able to handle them and/or more able to help them.” Here are four tough problems that are on experts’ minds: Running remote and in-person learning in parallel. Learning loss.

Why K–12 Schools Should Establish a Data-Driven Culture

EdTech Magazine

In California, the Saugus Union School District is in the third year of a professional learning community initiative focused on data-driven instruction. The conversations are completely different,” says Mary Mann, principal of SUSD’s Cedarcreek Elementary School.

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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. 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. Finally, the heart of authentic rigor is learning, not punishment. Provide a Personalized Learning Environment.

4 Amazing Google Tools to Help You Engage Your Students

EdTechTeam

Or at the very least, engaged and invested in what they’re learning? Incorporating the right tools, along with a strategic approach, can help you engage students so they’re invested in what they’re learning. Click here to learn more.

Why K–12 Schools Should Establish a Data-Driven Culture

EdTech Magazine

In California, the Saugus Union School District is in the third year of a professional learning community initiative focused on data-driven instruction. The conversations are completely different,” says Mary Mann, principal of SUSD’s Cedarcreek Elementary School.

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Why K–12 Schools Should Establish a Data-Driven Culture

EdTech Magazine

In California, the Saugus Union School District is in the third year of a professional learning community initiative focused on data-driven instruction. The conversations are completely different,” says Mary Mann, principal of SUSD’s Cedarcreek Elementary School.

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Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools

edWeb.net

They can sit with people who are equal to or maybe a bit better at gaming to learn from them, putting ego aside. Dennis also was a classroom teacher for 13 years, with experience in elementary, alternative education, and special education. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.