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. Below you will see some of the changes that we made to personalize learning a mere 48 hours after the workshop.

How does an intelligent learning platform help teachers create a truly personalized learning environment?

Neo LMS

Some students follow you with interest, engage in discussions, and are eager to learn more. What if there is a way to give each one of these students something tailored to their needs to boost their learning engagement ? What is personalized learning?

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Using adaptive learning to personalize learning experiences

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on August 13, 2020, in Open Access Government. When this happens, the student has the highest chances of understanding the concepts being taught and later remember what they learned. How adaptive learning works. E-learning

4 Steps for Humanizing Personalized Learning

Edsurge

Most educators can probably agree that more personalization in learning is needed for the fall—perhaps more than ever before. Now, however, it’s being framed as learning loss, with parents, administrators and educators advocating for learning recovery or acceleration.

5 Key elements of personalized learning

Neo LMS

Along with concepts like blended learning, adaptive learning and virtual learning, the need to focus on the main character in the learning process came about. This is how personalized learning became the key to every new approach to learning and teaching. Check out the key elements of personalized learning: 5 Key elements of personalized learning. Flexible learning environments. Personal learning paths.

OPINION: Some warning flags for those embracing personalized learning powered by education technology

The Hechinger Report

Personalized education was already big pre-pandemic, but home schooling and digital instruction made more parents and teachers embrace the idea. Personalized education proponents rightly argue that teaching to the average is an outdated and impossible target given the complexity of learning.

Highlight, our personalized learning platform

Education Elements

Personalized Learning is coming to life in innovative classrooms across the country and Highlight is here to help. Whether you need easy access to digital content, a more efficient way to analyze student data or a district wide perspective on content usage, Highlight can help. Personalized Learning Highlight PLP EdTech

Join Me in the Personalized Learning EdWeek Summit with Texthelp

The CoolCatTeacher

We'll be in Room 8: Texthelp: Enabling Students to Personalize Their Own Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can enable students to personalize their own learning. With apps, tools, and knowledge about how they learn, students who have learning differences can empower themselves to learn better and faster. Because they learn differently, they need different tools.

Educators Personalize Learning Plans for K–12 Students

EdTech Magazine

Educators have always had access to student data because student data is simply information about students. Data in today’s education environment is curated by learning management systems and other software tools that allow educators to analyze students’ progress at a glance.

Using Data to Support Personalized Learning Pathways

edWeb.net

During an edLeader Panel , sponsored by CatchOn, An ENA Affiliate , Eric Butash, Director of Education Technology and Data Integration for the district, discussed how they used data analytics to build their personalized student learning pathways. By Stacey Pusey.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Danusis and her teaching staff practice personalized learning, an individual-comes-first approach, usually aided by laptops, that has become a reformist calling card in education. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. If every child had a computer or iPad, she could log into a customized cyberclassroom and learn at her own pace.

Connection for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. By engaging in opportunities to make connections beyond the classroom to real-world learning activities and situations, students are better able to experience personalized learning. When students make these connections, the learning is more authentic, relevant, and in turn becomes more personalized to their individual perspectives and goals.

Are Personal Learning Networks the Key to Keeping Teachers?

ED Surge

Putting the ‘Person’ in Personal Learning Networks While educators building communities to learn and share ideas isn’t new, today’s personal learning networks (PLNs) offer educators the chance to hone their focus and build their practice in specific areas of professional development.

Creativity for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. When teachers nurture the building block of Creativity for every student, they provide greater opportunities for personalized learning. Teachers should welcome the variety of innovations and ideas that are fostered when creativity is purposefully encouraged within the personalized learning environment. There are endless possibilities for learning with videos and photos.

Creativity for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. When teachers nurture the building block of Creativity for every student, they provide greater opportunities for personalized learning. Teachers should welcome the variety of innovations and ideas that are fostered when creativity is purposefully encouraged within the personalized learning environment. There are endless possibilities for learning with videos and photos.

McGraw Hill Acquires Kidaptive, an Adaptive and Personalized Learning Company

eSchool News

an adaptive learning platform company with industry-leading expertise in learning science, early learning, and data analytics worldwide. The team is focused on developing smarter and lighter student-centered solutions that will power even more personalized learning experiences.

Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Possibly one of the most important shifts needed in schools is to provide individualized and personalized learning experiences to students. Learning has fundamentally changed with the evolution of the Internet and other technologies that allow for ubiquitous access to information and knowledge. Image credit: [link] Infusing online learning opportunities should be a given in a digital world.

Connection for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. By engaging in opportunities to make connections beyond the classroom to real-world learning activities and situations, students are better able to experience personalized learning. When students make these connections, the learning is more authentic, relevant, and in turn becomes more personalized to their individual perspectives and goals.

What Personalized Learning Is Not

Edsurge

“I really want to personalize learning for my students, but I just don’t see how it’s possible—there’s no way I can create individual lesson plans for all of my students everyday!”. “I I really like what you’ve shared with us today, but I can’t personalize my students’ learning because I don’t have enough devices for all of my students.”. These are just two of the statements I hear from teachers about the challenges of facilitating 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.

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.

Understanding Learner Variability to Personalize Learning

Edsurge

Personalized learning is being heralded as an antidote for much that ails the education system. Many schools nationwide are exploring ways to personalize the learning experience. But a fundamental question to ask early in the journey to personalize education for students is: What are we actually personalizing for? Some may be underachieving, experiencing boredom or frustration, or masking their difficulties with learning. Want to learn more?

7 Tips for Rural Schools Jumpstarting Personalized Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Future Ready Schools offers up a guide to ensure all students have access to the latest in learning. Access Points Classroom Leadership Management Networking Personalized Learning

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. For the last three years in a row, it has been 97 percent, and the superintendent attributes the whole of that increase to the district’s efforts to personalize learning. Twelve percent of students do not have access to high-speed internet at home.

Some kids have returned to in-person learning only to be kicked right back out

The Hechinger Report

Over the years, the girl, who is now 15, was suspended at least five times, by Hatten’s count — until the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to in-school learning. But in October, less than two months after returning to in-person learning in Sacramento, California, she was suspended again.

Personalized Learning Is a Problem of Privilege

Edsurge

When I moved to the Silicon Valley in 2014, I, like many, joined the gold rush to pursue this idea called “personalized learning.” I truly believed that tech-powered personalized learning could be the answer education was waiting for. Perhaps the idea of personalized learning as a panacea is all of those things—or none of them. But I’ve come to learn that the label “personalized learning,” or whatever the next big thing is called, doesn’t matter.

Personalized Learning Pathway

EdSense

Student centered learning is the crux of modern education. It doesn’t just tailor learning, keeping the differences among learners in mind, it also shifts the weight of students’ progress from the teacher, and divides it between the students and teachers alike. Students now get to choose what they learn, how they learn, leading to the emergence of learning pathways. What is Personalized Learning Pathway? How is Learning Pathway Personalized?

Community for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary for teachers to nurture the development of a Community within their classrooms in order to facilitate personalized learning. Each student needs to feel empowered within the learning environment to explore individual interests and passions. Designing this type of learning environment within each classroom is equally important.

Community for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary for teachers to nurture the development of a Community within their classrooms in order to facilitate personalized learning. Each student needs to feel empowered within the learning environment to explore individual interests and passions. Designing this type of learning environment within each classroom is equally important.

Creating an Entrepreneur’s Mindset through a Personalized Learning Approach

Education Elements

It seems like everyone’s priority in education is to become a 1:1 district with ubiquitous access to technology and internet connectivity both at school and home. Personalized Learning Students EntrepreneurshipThe new E-Rate program will certainly move us in that direction, and the new Every Student Success Act (ESSA) should provide guidance and accountability.

Can Personalized Learning Be Scaled to Ease Teacher Burdens and Close Achievement Gaps?

ED Surge

Some say it’s time to finally commit to scalable personalized learning. Focusing first on math and then expanding to ELA and science, its objective is to make personalized learning scalable. We spoke with Smith to learn more about his vision.

Personalized Learning Isn’t Enough. How Do We Create Learners?

Digital Promise

We hear a lot about 'personalized learning' – the importance of reaching every student at their level, including their interests and passions, and giving them choices. When we started working with the Digital Promise Schools , I thought “personalizing learning” was our end goal. After all, now that each student has access, teachers have the ability to personalize in ways they couldn’t before.

Citizenship for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post, written in collaboration with Diana Ryan , is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary to construct the building block of Citizenship within a classroom to better facilitate personalized learning. Detailed below are some additional qualities of citizenship that teachers can look for in their personalized learning environments. Personalized learning requires the participation of every student.

Citizenship for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post, written in collaboration with Diana Ryan , is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary to construct the building block of Citizenship within a classroom to better facilitate personalized learning. Detailed below are some additional qualities of citizenship that teachers can look for in their personalized learning environments. Personalized learning requires the participation of every student.

Personalizing Learning with Branching Google Forms

EdTechTeacher

The following article was published in the most recent edition of Digital Learning Magazine in my column, “The Tech Savvy Classroom with Shawn McCusker.”. Click here for a link to the complete article published in Digital Learning Magazine. Personalized learning creates a variety of challenges for teachers. Understanding the tools that can support the creation of a personalized path for each student is a key part of making it work.

Choosing personalized learning as a strategy for educational equity

The Hechinger Report

Personalized learning” is among the most discussed initiatives in education today. Most schools nationwide say they’ve implemented personalized learning, to some degree. Some use online programs or software to give students access to content at their individual level , allowing them to move through lessons at their own pace. A few have begun giving students more control over what they learn, believing that this will get them more engaged in their studies.

Building Blocks for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

” At the time, I was the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Forsyth County Schools in Georgia, and the advantages that I listed were the qualities that I had observed in classrooms that effectively utilized Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) to transform teaching and learning opportunities with students’ personal technology tools. Almost two years ago, I wrote an article for eSchool News entitled, “ The Advantages of the BYOT Classroom.”

Building Blocks for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

” At the time, I was the Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Forsyth County Schools in Georgia, and the advantages that I listed were the qualities that I had observed in classrooms that effectively utilized Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) to transform teaching and learning opportunities with students’ personal technology tools. Almost two years ago, I wrote an article for eSchool News entitled, “ The Advantages of the BYOT Classroom.”

Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning?

Edsurge

Offering three tiers of worksheets, four centers with varied ways to access content, or five levels of text was what defined a master teacher. 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.

Playlists Alone Don’t Equal Personalized Learning

Edsurge

In my most recent school role, I was tasked with leading our school’s transition to personalized learning. We focused a lot on helping students work at their own pace and access content at the appropriate level. On reflection, I wonder if we spent our time and energy personalizing the wrong things. We focused on pacing and content, but not on each student’s individual learning skills (and all the differences among them).