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Key Findings and Tips for Adaptive Learning

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The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

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How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? FRS) , is helping thousands of schools create these types of learning experiences for kids.

North Carolina School Districts Adopt IM Certified Professional Learning

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The implementation of North Carolina’s new K–8 Mathematics Standards and the move to a problem-based approach in the classroom require a significant change in practice for many educators. Click here to learn more about the Illustrative Mathematics 6–8 Math curriculum.

Adaptive literacy? 3 must-knows for teachers and admin about adaptive learning

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The use of differentiated instruction to individualize each student’s learning experience is becoming more common in today’s elementary classrooms, but creating meaningful differentiation for a typical class of 25 students or more can still be a challenge.

Amazon Taps Stanford Professor, Candace Thille to Lead Internal Professional Learning

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One of the most prominent researchers and critics of how learning technologies are built and used in higher education is joining, temporarily, one of the biggest tech companies in the world. As first reported by Inside Higher Ed, Candace Thille, an assistant professor of education at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, will be working for Amazon as the company’s Director of Learning Science and Engineering.

Data-driven learning, not instruction, is the future of education

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Data-driven instruction may be the popular catchphrase in education, but in a recent edWebinar, the speakers advocated for data-driven learning. The student, they said, should be at the center of all educational efforts, especially when the goal is to improve outcomes.

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Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

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As personalized learning becomes a more mainstream pedagogy in K–12 classrooms, teachers have started to adapt assessment processes to get a deeper look at student growth. . MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out opportunities for schools to apply for personalized learning funding!

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What to Identify Before Personalizing Learning

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iNACOL defines personalized learning as “tailoring learning for each student’s strength, needs, and interests—including enabling student’s voice and choice in what, how, when and where they learn—to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible.”

It’s Not Just Teachers: Tech Coaches Must Become Facilitators, Too

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The theme was personalized learning and heading into the conference I anticipated gaining a broader view of technology products promising to provide adaptive learning experiences for all students. Instead, the deep conversations around professional learning for teachers left me wondering how I could redefine my role to better support teachers in making learning personal for students. Now we see peer-to-peer learning in action.

Living, Breathing and Eating Math: An Interview with Carnegie Learning's Barry Malkin

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He spent a decade working in finance on Wall Street, followed by a move to education advising and eventually education investing. “I I love doing and learning new things. Our goal is to shift the teacher from the head of the classroom to moving around the classroom working with students on a more individualized basis. EdSurge: What’s changing at Carnegie Learning? Interaction between students is a regular occurrence in our classrooms and that is unique.

Evaluating Digital Curricula for the 21st Century District

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However, with the right tools, technology can improve student achievement and empower educators. Assess whether the digital curricula will address students’ learning needs, rather than just being centered around the use of new technology.

Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

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elementary and middle school classrooms, learning and understanding the language of mathematics can be a challenge. At Compton Unified, ELL students receive differentiated instruction with a teacher and language development through blended learning activities, Michele explained.

Personalized Learning and the Tech to Make It Happen #SXSWedu

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Personalized Learning and the Tech to Make It Happen SXSWedu 2017 Panel One of the most promising ideas in education right now is personalized learning—providing instruction that is meaningful and contextualized for every student. What does personalized learning mean?

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

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In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority. America’s system of education was built for an economy and a society that no longer exists” (National Education Association, n.d.). National Education Policy Center.

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

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In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority. America’s system of education was built for an economy and a society that no longer exists” (National Education Association, n.d.). National Education Policy Center.

The Assessment Range: Using Data To Meaningfully Affect Learning

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The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom To Meaningfully Affect Learning. Among the challenges of assessment, this concept–as it applies to formal academic classrooms designed to promote mastery of Common Core or similar standards–is near the top.

K-12 Dealmaking: Knewton Raises $52M; Imagine K12 Merges with Y Combinator

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In addition, the sector saw several new partnerships spring up, such as Edmentum’s new partnership with WebbAlign and Learning Forward joining forces with Amplify, the former digital education division of News Corp. YC/Imagine K12 will launch its first combined batch of startups this summer; new companies will have access to YC’s startup network and resources coupled with Imagine K12’s Educator Network and specialized understanding of the education market, according to the blog.

What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency?

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Many teachers have long been frustrated with static, canned curriculum that doesn’t seem connected to kids’ lives, and testing requirements that drive the learning experience. ’ Competency education refers to a break from the traditional time-based school model.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. The program includes in-classroom professional development sessions. Videos provide stopping points to facilitate classroom discussion and encourage critical thinking.

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What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

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For many of us in the chat we felt that new teachers are not necessarily entering the workforce equipped for a tech-rich classroom. There were a few higher education professors in the discussion that gave a bit of insight into how slowly changes in curriculum often happen in higher Ed courses.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.