Character Analysis with Book Creator

iTeach with iPads

Part of my work includes providing embedded professional learning for teachers integrating the iPad into instruction in meaningful ways. A favorite activity was creating a character analysis book featuring a character in a recent story.

Character Analysis with Book Creator

iTeach with iPads

Part of my work includes providing embedded professional learning for teachers integrating the iPad into instruction in meaningful ways. A favorite activity was creating a character analysis book featuring a character in a recent story.

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State Support, Community Effort: Personalized Learning in South Carolina

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Marianne Beja had been in education for more than 30 years when she discovered personalized learning. I want to build a community of lifelong learners, and I think personalized learning is the way to do it. Source: KnowledgeWorks Personalized Learning Resources.

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. Context: The context of a student’s home and learning environment matter too.

Professional Learning: The Gift of Time

Reading By Example

Faculty Viewed Professional Development Positively. Being intentional about what we were learning together cannot be minimized. Idea : If we feel like we have too many tasks planned for a professional learning experience, then we probably do. It saves time in analysis.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

In Massachusetts, an emerging partnership between private funders and the state department of education aims to help teachers across the Commonwealth learn, share and spread best practices when it comes to leveraging new instructional models and technologies. LearnLaunch Institute , the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Edtech Consortium (MAPLE) functions as a professional learning community for 32 district members that aim to implement personalized learning.

How Education Elements Guides Districts in Creating Environments that Personalize Learning

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There are organizations that support different kinds of transformation in schools and after researching and interviewing some of these organizations, we've learned a great deal about what these changes can look like, how schools go about redesigning aspects of their model, and what types of support they need along the way. In October, we will share a guide highlighting the trends, insights and challenges we've learned about while profiling five key players in the world of school redesign.

Wisconsin’s School District of Brown Deer Launches New Professional Development Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

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- Latest Phase of Four Year Partnership to Focus on Implementing New Professional Learning Model Driving Continuous Improvement and Transforming Education- Silver Spring, Md. These strategies and approaches are then practiced in educator created, student-centered Learning Labs.

Putting UDL to Practice for Increased Engagement in a Standards-Based Learning Environment

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

With abundant access to data, schools can personalize learning to help each student demonstrate success in a standards-based. learning environment. Universal Design for Learning is an approach aimed at supporting the diverse needs of ALL learners in a classroom. .

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Math Teachers Need Better Professional Development. Here’s a Personalized Approach.

Edsurge

Louis, I wore many hats—arguably too many for any one person. One of the most difficult challenges I faced was supporting our 400 K-8 math teachers with substantive professional learning. Just as teachers struggle to find time and resources that support differentiation and personalization for every student in math class, administrators nationwide struggle to differentiate for these students’ teachers with relevant, timely professional learning.

Exploring Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States

Digital Promise

In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. Micro-credentials will become a more attractive form of professional development.

Enhance Long-Term Student Learning

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Learning seems like a simple process. During the edWebinar, “Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning,” Pooja K. Instead of cramming information in, students learn how to access and pull it out. And actually, any retrieval practice even without feedback boosts learning.

Wrapping Up 2019 With New Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As part of our robust, on-demand micro-credential ecosystem, we are proud to partner with organizations to provide pathways for personalized learning. To learn more about this private stack of micro-credentials, please contact us.

Using Micro-credentials for Personalized Professional Development

Digital Promise

Using available micro-credentials from Digital Promise, each educator can create a personalized professional development plan that builds on the expertise they feel they most need in the classroom and in our schools. Personalized PD strengthens both individual and group skills.

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

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I love doing and learning new things. His fluidity perfectly suits his new role as CEO of Carnegie Learning —a company he believes is on the cusp of transforming itself and math instruction. Founded 20 years ago in the research labs of Carnegie Mellon University , Carnegie Learning provides software and services for 1:1 and blended math learning environments. EdSurge: What’s changing at Carnegie Learning? More About Carnegie Learning.

Fueling the Educator Micro-credentials Ecosystem through Powerful Partnerships: Stories of Impact from the Field

Digital Promise

Collaboration and community are critical foundations of powerful learning environments. The educator micro-credentials ecosystem connects leading professional learning content experts, convenes thought leaders, and works with a wide range of stakeholders toward a shared vision and goals.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

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It has become increasingly possible to personalize learning–adapt resources and assessments to student skills and needs and differentiate lessons that are pushed out to individual students or small groups ( read: Shifting my Teacher Mindset with Micro-credentials ). personalized.

The League of Innovative Schools’ 12 Days of Innovation

Digital Promise

We are always excited to invite new districts that are implementing new teaching and learning practices into the League. Principles for Building a Learning Ecosystem—Lessons Learned from Tucson, Arizona. Planning a Social Network Analysis.

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Qualities of Effective Educator Professional Development

User Generated Education

Most administrators and teachers believe in the importance and value of professional development. Sadly, though, too many teachers believe that those mandatory, one-size-fits-all professional development sessions offered by their schools are a waste of time and money.

2018 Education Innovation Clusters Convening: Looking to the Future

Digital Promise

EdClusters18 brought together nearly 100 leaders from more than 20 regions and 48 organizations across the country working to advance future-facing teaching and learning. Remake Learning Network (Pittsburgh). Learn more about the conversation in this EdWeek article.

The Pride and Journey of a CUE Award Winner

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The mission of CUE is to inspire innovative learners by fostering community, personalizing learning, infusing technology, developing leadership, and advocating educational opportunities for all. Author Christine Olmstead with CUE CEO Mike Lawrence receiving a Gold Disc in 2013.

Data Driven Instruction: How Student Data Guides Formative Assessments

EdTech Magazine

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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A Paradigm Shift

A Principal's Reflections

Maybe evolution is not the right approach for education, but rather a concerted focus on paradigm shifts to professional practice. Thus a paradigm shift constitutes a change from one way of thinking to another to spur a revolution that transforms learning and professional practice.

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Finally, a guide to parent engagement that works every time

eSchool News

Personalize Meetings: During parent-teacher conferences, parents should feel that the meeting is personalized for them, and that you know their child. Sarah coaches teachers and works with administration internationally, making blended personalized learning available to schools.

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

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The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) launched its Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative in October 2014 with the aim of leveraging technology and connectivity to personalize and transform learning. Districts realize the devices alone don’t personalize learning.

Tennessee?s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools

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- Award-Winning Digital Services and Professional Learning to Support the Development of Life-Long Learners- Silver Spring, Md. This unique combination of rich digital content and professional learning will drive HCS’s efforts to help all students become life-long learners.

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Planning the Safe Reopening of Our Schools

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High-stakes decisions and a lot of work still remain, but the progress made so far can help other educators and stakeholders proceed while also continuing to learn from each other. Ucelli-Kashyap currently serves as board chair of the Learning First Alliance.

Improving Schoolwide Behavior Through Gamification

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To make the implementation of gamified PBIS systematic and rigorous, there needs to be data-collection processes, analysis and decision-making procedures, and schoolwide practices in place.

How the LMS Market Can Transform Teaching and Learning to Benefit All Stakeholders

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

According to a report submitted to the 2025 Global Analysis and Forecasts at the start of this year, the Learning Management System (LMS) Market is expected to grow in the US from $5.05

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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. Medha Tare has more than ten years of experience conducting applied research in the learning sciences.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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The participants: Large district: Dr. Daryl Diamond, Director of Innovative Learning, Broward County Public Schools, FL. Diamond: When her district identifies a need, her team does an exhaustive competitive analysis, using an RFI and not an RFP, to see what products will work. They not only look at how the product would fit with their learning standards and curriculum, but the product must also work within their LMS. Then, learning goals drive the decision.

Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

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- Unique Digital Content Combined with Sustained Professional Development to Help Create Vibrant Culture of STEM in Participating Schools - Silver Spring, Md. The Discovery Education Community will continue assisting RISD’s educators’ efforts to create more personalized learning experiences.

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Improving Parent Engagement for Student Success

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During parent-teacher conferences, parents should feel that the meeting is personalized for them, and that you know their child well. Sarah coaches teachers and works with administration internationally, making blended personalized learning available to schools.

Belonging and Its Role in Math Achievement

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Hobbies: feature examples with personal activities, something the kids do at least once a week, like work or sports. Hopes: focusing on personal aspirations, interest, or goals. Basically, he develops a survey asking about their personal interests that students take home.

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

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16 Books About Modern Learning Every Teacher Should Read. The big idea of this list was a well-rounded look at learning and education, rather than strictly pedagogy, or strictly ed-reformy content. 16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read. We must learn to be creative.”