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. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

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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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These include, “engagement; entertainment; ease of access to information and data; group work; humanity; social relevance, and so on. Learning and life become more seamless” (Fullan, May 2011). Personalized Learning School Districts PL Summit yuma school district one yuma one core fourMichael Fullan describes the necessity of harnessing the power of “new pedagogical innovations with technology,” in his article, “Choosing the Wrong Drivers for Whole System Reform.”

Communication for Personalized Learning

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This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. When teachers facilitate the building block of Communication, not only are they nurturing a learning environment that supports personalized learning, they are also helping students to develop skills that are essential for personal and professional success. Remember Nonverbal Communication – Listening is an important skill for communication for personalized learning.

Communication for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. When teachers facilitate the building block of Communication, not only are they nurturing a learning environment that supports personalized learning, they are also helping students to develop skills that are essential for personal and professional success. Remember Nonverbal Communication – Listening is an important skill for communication for personalized learning.

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.

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

Edsurge

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?

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 ? Designed specifically to meet the Common Core and other rigorous state standards, Lexia Reading Core5 provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning in the six areas of reading instruction, and delivers norm and criteria-referenced performance data and analysis without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test.

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

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.

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

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

Edsurge

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. Core to the charter network’s vision is a belief that students can be empowered to make choices that direct their learning, with guidance from teachers and access to real-time data.

A Key Ingredient for Personalized Learning

Education Superhighway

One of the biggest trends in education today is personalized learning where students have some control over how they learn. Wilder embraces a type of personalized learning that allows even its elementary school students the power to decide when to study which subject.

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.

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.

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. More student control over learning. We’re literally learning as we go along,” Worthington said.

How Small School Districts Are Making Personalized Learning A Reality

MindShift

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.

OPINION: How can teachers help students grapple with the chaos surrounding us?

The Hechinger Report

No matter whether elementary teachers return to physical or virtual classrooms, this will be a year for the history books. What’s less clear is how prepared elementary school teachers are to put these seismic events into context.

Students Step up to Lead Tech Implementation at Their Elementary School

Edsurge

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

MindShift

We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. They decided to “personalizelearning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. What is personalized learning? By NICHOLE DOBO, The Hechinger Report.

OPINION: How technology can help parents communicate with preschoolers

The Hechinger Report

Parents and teachers alike know that learning slows more dramatically in the summer months for low-income children than for those from high-income households. Behaviorally informed communication holds promise for supporting children’s learning, even in times as disruptive as these.

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

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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! Teachers Pay Teachers Items : tons of teachers have donated some of their best selling and most creative lessons, units, and activities from their personal stores! Thank you to each of my dear friends below that donated one of your personal products!

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. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. We not only want students engaged, but also want to see evidence of learning aligned to high standards as well as the development and application of essential skill sets. Within minutes I received new recommendations and I took a few minutes to learn how to use each new tool.

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.

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students

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I like this as a starting place for late elementary because there is so much I can do with it. Root's functionality for late elementary starts with the app. It allows me to start students who have never done anything off with an arrow based coding that is both functional and not overly childish where it turns off older elementary students. Code.org This seems like a no-brainer, but Code.org is a great place to start with late elementary coding because it's free.

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. Cuomo, who appeared to question this week whether students have to be in classrooms at all , drew immediate fire from many educators and parents, and his secretary later wrote on Twitter that “nothing could ever replace in-person learning.” Children need to apply what they learn, not just regurgitate.”.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Highlight Key Elements for Success in Personalized Learning

The PL2C Blog

Charlotte, NC – Today The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University’s College of Education and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) released an in-depth case study on CMS’ Personalized Learning (PL) efforts. Personalizing the Paths to Personalized Learning: Meeting Students and Teachers Where They Are focuses on three schools with diverse backgrounds and journeys. Whole child and social and emotional learning (SEL).

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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. teachers in mid-March to collect and share best practices, ideas, and common approaches to remote learning. More than half of those surveyed teach in public schools (66 percent) and more than half are elementary school teachers (60 percent).

Khan Academy plunged into classrooms, then classrooms went online

The Hechinger Report

Although Khan Academy was one of the first online learning organizations to promote the idea that kids could learn at home at their own pace, Khan denied the suggestion that working with traditional schools was a significant change in direction, instead calling it “a natural evolution of our work.”. If it went well, Khan Academy would prove, on a large scale, that teachers are critical to the successful use of technology in learning.

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

She has learned to use technology-enabled woodcutting tools and is at work creating a virtual tour of her school, Laing Middle School in Charleston County, using another drone she built in the school’s Fab Lab. Good career exploration today is working to develop things in young people — the ability to work as part of a team, the ability to communicate effectively, personal responsibility — that help them have agency in making decisions about careers.”.

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

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Learning solutions right now will, of course, be less than perfect. With my elementary-aged kids, there have been some nice silver linings amidst this epidemic storm: creative writing assignments, fun drawing activities through Art for Kids Hub , daily piano lessons over video chat with grandam, video calls with friends while playing the Prodigy math game, and basketball in the driveway together for “PE.” Instead, we can use this time as an opportunity to learn and innovate.

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. As the struggle continues, a few overarching lessons learned — about equity, expectations and communication — are now helping schools navigate this crisis on the fly. Blaney Elementary School in Elgin, S.C., Related: Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well.

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. I can honestly say that I have learned so much from them over the years as to what pedagogically-sound blended learning really is, and, in my mind, they are a global exemplar for others to emulate.

150+ Digital Activities for the K-2 Classroom Inside One Simple App

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Digital Learning Collection has over 150 apps for kindergarten to second-grade classrooms. Unboxing Demo: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. Digital Learning Collection. Well, the Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection makes all of this simple for you.

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