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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.

The messy reality of personalized learning

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In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School. In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Future of Learning. Higher Education.

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[PL Summit Series] Go Big or Go Home! Personalized Learning Summit Workshop, Yuma Elementary School District One

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He continues by stating that the advances in digital content for educational purposes involve key elements needed for increased student achievement. These include, “engagement; entertainment; ease of access to information and data; group work; humanity; social relevance, and so on. In a word they make education easier and more absorbing. Learning and life become more seamless” (Fullan, May 2011).

The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

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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. As part of the Learner Variability Project, which “seek[s] to uncover strategies to meet learners where they are across varied contexts and needs,” Digital Promise’s team is examining the key factors for different grades and subject levels that impact student learning.

CoSN2020: Embracing a New Look for Personalized Learning

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Several years ago, some students in San Francisco Unified School District had the wrong idea about educational technology. That’s just one part of the district’s pilot program that combines personalized, technology-enhanced instruction with learning environment design.

How Do You Factor Social-emotional Wellbeing Into Your Personalized Learning Plans?

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As we’ve already mentioned , personalized learning should not and cannot be purely centered on technology. This means not simply examining technology’s role in education, but exploring what learning sciences, community development and social-emotional research can teach us about the holistic picture of personalized learning. How are you factoring social-emotional wellbeing into the personalized learning plan for your school or district?

CoSN2020: Embracing a New Look for Personalized Learning

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Several years ago, some students in San Francisco Unified School District had the wrong idea about educational technology. 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 That’s just one part of the district’s pilot program that combines personalized, technology-enhanced instruction with learning environment design.

Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

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Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? The program was developed and refined based on educator feedback and rigorous, ongoing research, and has been recognized by independent review organizations. The program provides explicit, systematic, adaptive learning, scaffolding students as they struggle and advancing them to higher levels as they demonstrate proficiency.

Personalized Learning, Teachers Unleashed, and a Learning Analytics Partnership: The Story of Fresno Unified

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At last February’s Board meeting, 10-year old Ryan inspired the adults in the room to see how tech can be leveraged for learning in a whole new light. Ryan had this chance to shine because of Fresno’s Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI), which has been fostering student voice, choice and collaboration over the last two years. Seventy-eight percent of its students are low income and 22 percent are learning English.

Inside DC Schools: The Struggle to Develop Personalized Learning’s Independent Learners

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Sitting in front of a laptop, Chris Pozo, a sixth-grade student at Truesdell Education Campus in Washington D.C., Like every other student using the Summit Learning platform, Pozo must start each class by setting his goals before doing activities. This goal-setting feature is part of the Summit Learning Platform, an online tool used in a personalized learning program created by Summit Public Schools. What Is Summit Learning?

A year of personalized learning: Mistakes, moving furniture and making it work

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SAN DIEGO — Vista High School principal Anthony Barela had a vivid image of what school here could look like after a $10 million grant to reimagine learning: Rolling desks and chairs, with students moving freely and talking about their work. Vista’s trials and errors started when the school became an XQ Super School Project, with a five-year grant by the national nonprofit to bring a personalized-learning approach to this suburban district. Future of Learning.

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

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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. It became the way by which BCPS told stories about what had and hadn’t worked, so that other educators, schools and districts could potentially garner tips and insights. Katherine Cox, Instructional Coach at Mays Chapel Elementary.

A Key Ingredient for Personalized Learning

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One of the biggest trends in education today is personalized learning where students have some control over how they learn. While there are many types of personalized learning, one factor needed for all models is the ability for students to connect to a high-speed Internet connection from virtually anywhere while at school. “Wherever a student could be learning, that’s where we have access points,” said Superintendent Jeff Dillon.

OPINION: Creating better post-pandemic education for English learners

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As the winter turns to spring and pandemic learning reaches its one-year mark, something like a return to normal, in-person schooling is becoming a reality in communities across the country. By and large, English learners aren’t thriving under distance learning.

The pandemic’s remote learning legacy: A lot worth keeping

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As districts across the United States consider how to get student learning back on track and fortify parent interest in public schools, they’re asking the same question as Steve Joel: What should we keep after the pandemic? We are in that moment now in education.”.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Superintendent Scott Rocco provided me with a great opportunity to not only work with teachers in his district, but to also push me outside my comfort zone, which has always been secondary education. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. What web-based tools that can be accessed through a browser would you add to this list?

Why decades of trying to end racial segregation in gifted education haven’t worked

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On a crisp day in early March, two elementary school gifted and talented classes worked on activities in two schools, three miles and a world apart. Black students, in contrast, made up 9 percent of students in gifted education, although they were 15 percent of the overall student population.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network. Some passionately believe that it can and must, while skeptics fear that personalized-learning hype has outpaced research into if and, importantly, how it helps students.

How Small School Districts Are Making Personalized Learning A Reality

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WILDER, Idaho — Eight years ago, the principal of Idaho’s Wilder Elementary School, Jeff Dillon, made a tough decision: He pulled his children out of the district high school to send them to private school. “I Dillon, now the district’s superintendent (and still its elementary school principal) just wrapped up the first year of a personalized learning program that gives students in all grades an iPad and the ability to master work at their own pace.

Students Step up to Lead Tech Implementation at Their Elementary School

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Finally, she made it to the charging station and her shift at the learning resource center (LRC) officially started. Maggie is a fifth grader at Roosevelt Elementary School in Park Ridge, Illinois and in Fall 2017, she was trained to become a “TechXpert” at her school so she could coach fellow students daily during the tech lab at the LRC. Our teachers had full schedules with loaded curriculum and they lacked the time to learn to use the tools or to figure out when to visit the lab.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

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We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. About a decade ago, leaders in this public school district nearly 70 miles northwest of New York City decided to radically change the way they provide education to its diverse and academically challenged student body. They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons.

Personalized Learning: Mistakes, Moving Furniture and Making it Work

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This story about personalized learning was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. SAN DIEGO — Vista High School principal Anthony Barela had a vivid image of what school here could look like after a $10 million grant to reimagine learning: Rolling desks and chairs, with students moving freely and talking about their work. More student control over learning.

Schooling has changed forever. Here’s what will stay when things go back to normal

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That is the consensus emerging from education leaders across the country as the nation enters a second year of schooling in a pandemic. In Oklahoma, students are having a say in where and when they learn. Related: Coronavirus opens doors to rethinking education.

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

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Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. I''ve organized the gifts into three categories : Autographed Books : a few of my friends who are authors have generously donated a signed copy of their book - I personally have a copy of these and simply love each book! Thank you to each of my dear friends below that donated one of your personal products!

Lessons from a virtual school exemplar

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Kaye Rogers’ phone began to ring and her inbox filled with questions about virtual learning before Texas schools shut down because of the coronavirus. When campuses suddenly began shutting down last March, school administrators scrambled to figure out how they could educate Texas’ 5.4

When students research the inequality in their own schools

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Drawing on their own experiences, the students developed a set of research questions that were both sophisticated and original: “What advantages and disadvantages do female students of color face in schools, and how does it affect their learning journeys?” “How

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Building virtual monuments to Black historical figures

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. He learned about them through an app on his phone.

Blending with Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

In an effort to personalize learning more and more educators are turning to blended learning strategies. When it comes to personalized learning , the “personal” should be emphasized. Putting all kids in front of a device and having them engaged in an adaptive learning tool all at the same time is not personalized. In many cases, but not all, technology is a catalyst to facilitate the personalization of the learning environment.

OPINION: Fires, storms and Covid: How some school districts focused on equity during decision time

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How could they access learning opportunities like everyone else if school remained remote? That’s why, when Monterey reopened with remote learning in August, students without homes gained access to supplies and laundry machines as well as a safe physical space to learn.

What kids stand to lose if 2020 steals kindergarten

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In Greenbrier County, West Virginia, Jennifer Holley began the year teaching nine 5-year-olds in person and 14 online. Kindergarten is designed for young children, who learn best by doing. I still do not know how they are going to learn to read over Zoom.”.

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Student seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

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I remember thinking that the school systems must have a great list of recommended online learning,” she said. Everyone’s a different learner,” said Joffe, “and that’s often overlooked in online learning.”. Could students, then, be the unwitting experts in remote learning?

Newark Public Schools Expands Use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp to All of its Elementary Schools

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Newark Public Schools (NPS) has approved expanding implementation of Lexia Learning’s Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) and Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® (PowerUp) throughout its K-5 and K-8 schools. Teachers also really like how user-friendly the educator platform is. About Lexia Learning.

Remote learning has been a disaster for many students. But some kids have thrived

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Despite extra support he received through his Individualized Education Plan for students with disabilities, John often felt overwhelmed by the chaos of his middle school classroom. “He Dalton McKittrick is among a small number of students who have thrived in remote learning.

Stem Education in 2020

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Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. ” The world’s workforce lacked a lot of science specialists, that is why STEM education became more popular. So, what is STEM education?

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Opening the doors to elite public schools

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Emily, who loves math and wants to be a pharmacist, said that she’s nervous about how hard the classes may be but that she’s eager for a “better education.” Related: Why decades of trying to end racial segregation in gifted education haven’t worked.