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.

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.

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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. Last year, the founder of Facebook pledged to donate $45 billion to social causes, one of them personalized learning. What is personalized learning?

OPINION: With many schools choosing online learning, how can we keep the music alive?

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Our district decided to start grades K-2 in person and grades 3-12 virtually. But the use of breakout rooms for rehearsals and the inherently autonomous learning process have actually been exciting to witness. Music teachers need your advocacy and your help. FRANKLIN, Tenn.

The overlooked power of Zuckerberg-backed learning program lies offline

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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. Surveys and interviews routinely find that many students prefer learning directly from teachers and get tired of looking at screens. The school uses a platform called Summit Learning as an element of a schoolwide initiative to offer students academic and social-emotional support that is tailored to their needs.

Twice exceptional, doubly disadvantaged? How schools struggle to serve gifted students with disabilities

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Before elementary school, the boy was diagnosed with autism, ADHD and anxiety, and in kindergarten he was placed in a small, self-contained class for kids with disabilities. There, at least, his teachers could manage his behavioral challenges — even if it meant he breezed through his school work and learned little. Under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act , all students are entitled to the special services and accommodations necessary to enable them to learn.

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

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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.”.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

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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.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

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His school and his state are trailblazers in personalized learning, a method that tailors instruction to students’ individual interests and learning speeds. Personalized learning advocates had big hopes for ESSA, enacted in 2015. In a personalized classroom, students are taught how to take control of their own learning, so that they can take different pathways to gain understanding of concepts. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

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Dressed in pastel pink and green for an early spring day, second-grader Katherine Cribbs was learning about energy on a virtual field trip – to her own school. Katherine Cribbs, a second-grader at Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia, explores the online “energy dashboard” that tracks her school’s energy consumption and production. With a flurry of touch-screen taps, she explored the “energy dashboard” of Discovery Elementary in Arlington, Virginia.

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

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A fifth grader works on a digital lesson as part of a blended learning program. 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. Related: Must a classroom be high-tech to make personalized learning work?

Why Don’t Schools Focus on Literacy?

Reading By Example

As an elementary principal the last seven years, the schools I have had the honor to lead have hosted site visits. What could be the reason for not focusing on literacy on a consistent basis for their professional learning efforts? – Trauma-based learning. – Personalized learning. – Blended learning or a 1:1 technology initiative. To be fair, many of these professional learning initiatives are promising.

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OPINION: Despite opposition, homeschooling is thriving

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During the past 50 years, no segment of elementary education has prospered against the odds more than homeschooling. In Massachu­setts, for example, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education lists and links to all private and parochial schools in the commonwealth. In public schools, all students are learning the same things at the same grade level. K-12 Opinion Personalized Learning

Dramatic DeVos nomination begs question: Can she be an effective Ed Secretary?

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Nevertheless, many choice advocates support DeVos, including the Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz , former Florida Governor Jeb Bush , a national charter advocacy organization and the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal , Chicago Tribune and Detroit News , among others. For them, she needs a more balanced message around resources, technology, distance learning, personalized learning and teacher quality.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

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As the importance and benefits of social-emotional learning (SEL) have become more widely recognized, many teachers have struggled to combine this type of learning with their required curriculum. A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, Director of Customer Advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts.

Two Lexia Learning Products Honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards

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Lexia Learning today announced that its personalized literacy programs Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) and Lexia PowerUp Literacy™ (PowerUp) were both honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate awards.

Close the Achievement Gap: 5 Specific Strategies

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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.

Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

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Now, the presenters have encountered heretofore unthought-of costs like extended loaner devices, increased repair costs from home use, and distance learning options. With schools planning for potential shutdowns at later dates and with potential changes to learning overall, these costs must be considered immediately. Distance learning requires skill sets teachers might not have focused on before, and schools need to prepare them. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. Budgets.

How Schools Struggle to Serve Gifted Students with Disabilities

MindShift

Before elementary school, the boy was diagnosed with autism, ADHD and anxiety, and in kindergarten he was placed in a small, self-contained class for kids with disabilities. There, at least, his teachers could manage his behavioral challenges — even if it meant he breezed through his school work and learned little. Under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act , all students are entitled to the special services and accommodations necessary to enable them to learn.

For ed-tech success, why schools use technology is just as important as how

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Jaime Aquino, left, Deputy Superintendent of Instruction with Los Angeles Unified School District gives a”high five” to Hillcrest Elementary School teacher Rhonda Marie Smith on her new iPad as teachers attend a training class after being issued an Apple iPad as The Los Angeles Unified School District began to hand out the iPad’s to teachers from various schools in the district at Theodore Roosevelt High School in 2013. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

Strategies for Culturally Responsive Teaching

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We not only have to understand that we can have personal biases, but that there are biases ingrained in the system. A decorated educator of 21 years, Monica has received honors and awards from a wide variety of organizations for her leadership, advocacy, and classroom instruction. Medha Tare has more than ten years of experience conducting applied research in the learning sciences.

The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

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Linnette Attai, Project Director, CoSN Privacy Initiative and Trusted Learning Environment Program, suggested that administrators ask the same questions of parents that they did of their employees: what do the parents know, and what do they need to know? In 2017 the district opened MOSAIC, a personalized learning elementary school, and created the MyPath program, which allows high school students to create their own class.

Empowering Superintendents to Connect Technology and Learning

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In fact, many school technology plans fluctuated depending upon the latest fads and what someone learned at a conference and had little connection to curriculum or learning goals. Imperative 2: Raise the Bar with Rigorous, Transformative & Innovative Learning and Skills.

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. BLACKBOARD ALLY ( www.blackboard.com ) Blackboard announced that Blackboard Ally is now available for multiple learning management systems used by K-12 school districts. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Why one school district tried something new — even though people were happy with the status quo

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Education Reimagined, a reform advocacy program that emerged from an unusual coalition of union leaders and reformers, recently highlighted the Cedar Rapids district’s work, and The Hechinger Report spoke with Pickering to learn more about it. A: Our focus has really been on transforming educational models, really a focus on personalized learning. Subscribe to our Blended Learning newsletter. Q: Is the entire district a blended and personalized environment?

GlobalEdCon 2013 - Day Three Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Swift, International Baccalaureate Coordinator ED4ALL - Learning English Grammar by Writing - Mr. Paul Hartman From the USA to Africa: A Unique Primary STEM Global Partnership Emerges - Your Name and Title: Maria D. Gadsden, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Improve learning and teaching – Finnish it? Today is day three of the 2013 Global Education Conference. A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5).

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement. There is much to learn from the Meeker report. There may be no better example of this in 2017 than “personalized learning.” “Personalized learning,” we must imagine if we believe DeVos’s lyricism here, will be shinier. Liulishuo (language learning) – $100 million.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Politico : “Partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement led to the displacement of more than 300,000 Hispanic students between 2000 and 2011, with most of those students disappearing from elementary schools.” “ Learning Engineers Inch Toward the Spotlight,” Inside Higher Ed claims. “Learning Designers will have to adapt or die. million from Naspers and Learn Capital.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The New York Post : “Charter-school advocacy group to close up shop.” ” Via The Indiana Gazette : “Parents and other school district residents reminded the Indiana Area school board on Monday that their dissent of the Summit Learning program hasn’t waned, even though the administration scaled back the program and put it on ‘opt-in’ status for the 2018–19 school year.”