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What lessons does special education hold for personalized learning?

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On a shelf in her Chicago classroom, third grader Arianna has a thick binder that details her achievements, strengths and goals as a student, along with some revealing information about her personality. Chicago has embraced personalized learning in a big way.

What Lessons Does Special Education Hold for Improving Personalized Learning?

MindShift

On a shelf in her Chicago classroom, third grader Arianna has a thick binder that details her achievements, strengths and goals as a student, along with some revealing information about her personality. Chicago has embraced personalized learning in a big way.

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.

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.” How students show what they have learned and celebrate their learning journey is as important to the personalized learning process as engagement, interest, voice, and choice.

Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

I was honored to have been interviewed for Educational Leadership, ASCD's flagship magazine, on the power of Twitter as part of a Personal Learning Network (PLN). You can read the article HERE. As you will see, the true power of connected learning is what you glean from the people you engage with. My “ah ha” moment came in March of 2009 after having read a newspaper article about Twitter in the Staten Island Advance.

Top Resources for Instructional Coaches and Teachers – October 2020

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It’s October, and just because we may be in some spooky times call doesn’t mean we need spooky articles. Here are four design elements for facilitators who are hoping to plan successful virtual professional learning activities.

So We Flipped Our Staff Meetings and…

Turning Learning On Its Head

Do you think you could integrate the concepts of the flipped classroom to optimize student learning time?”. How much input do you give you students in choosing what, where, and how they learn?” . And if that is true, let me ask you why then do you, as a school leader, not practice what you preach when it comes to your own staff meetings and professional learning? These ‘sit and get’ meetings were information, one-sided presentation meetings.

Making Time vs Finding Time

A Principal's Reflections

At one point or another, we have all used the time excuse when it comes to our professional work. Whether it be in the form of endless piles of paperwork, never ending observations, meetings with parents, attending events, developing a master schedule, or constructing a school budget – there never seemed like enough time in my day to even get those responsibilities done. First and foremost, make the time to learn, grown, and get better as opposed to finding the time.

So We Flipped Our Staff Meetings and…

Turning Learning On Its Head

Do you think you could integrate the concepts of the flipped classroom to optimize student learning time?”. How much input do you give you students in choosing what, where, and how they learn?” . And if that is true, let me ask you why then do you, as a school leader, not practice what you preach when it comes to your own staff meetings and professional learning? These ‘sit and get’ meetings were information, one-sided presentation meetings.

Tips for Designing a Future-Focused EdTech Mindset

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While educators and support staff are trying to ensure a continuity of learning for their students during school closures, school and district leaders have an opportunity to design a positive future. Aglio recommends that districts align every action and decision regarding remote and virtual learning to their mission, vision, and core values. This article was modified and published by eSchool News. Learn more at www.net-ref.com. edWeb Blog edtech Personalized Learnin

Implementing an Effective Learner-Centered Approach

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Shifting from an industrial-age education model to a post-industrial learner-centered model is an essential part of preparing students for college and 21 st century careers, and the process works best when the learner-centered approach is applied to the professional learning of teachers and administrators, as well as the education of their students. Application to Professional Learning. This edWeb webinar was sponsored by Altitude Learning.

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. Educational Specialist, Veteran Teacher, and Author discussed their research into the benefits of retrieval practice and emphasizing the third step of the learning equation. Instead of cramming information in, students learn how to access and pull it out. Students take out their notebook and write down everything they’ve learned on a topic.

How Choice Boards Energize Teachers for Professional Development and Video Reflection

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It’s possible to create this type of experience within the professional development realm, too. Choice boards, a strategy sometimes used for students in classrooms, can be reimagined to create a menu of options within teacher professional development.

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3 Months, 3 Micro-credentials, 1 Teacher: Building Performance Assessment Capacity in Georgia

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Kimberly Sheppard is a personalized learning coach for Henry County Schools in Georgia. In that capacity, she is participating—along with eighty or so of her Henry County colleagues—in the Assessment for Learning micro-credential project , led by the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE). As a Personalized Learning Coach, I primarily focus on professional development for teachers.

An Open Letter to Teachers About Online Classes

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This means learning online has become one of the most popular approaches to education. Whether you like it or not, this is the future of education, where people pursue learning without the need for a car, expensive gas, parking fees, campus-based meals, housing (if you live on campus), traffic delays, absent teachers, wait lists for full classes, inflexible time schedules, conflicts with personal schedules, and all those details that make attending college a juggling act.

Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

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The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 10-July 30) digs into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network. Develop the solid core of a Professional Learning Network.

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8 Approaches That Are Making a Difference in Public Education

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News articles often highlight the challenges educators face and the ways in which students are not achieving. In late April, League educators joined researchers and other leaders in the education industry at the spring 2018 League meeting in Charlotte, NC, to talk about the challenges they face and develop ideas for solutions. Learn more: ISTE Feature. Challenge: Personalized Learning | Solution: Personalized Learning Case Studies in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Subscriber Special: July

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Digs deeper into digital tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 10-July 30) digs into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network.

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Last Chance to Join Tech-infused Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21 st Century classroom blends technology with traditional teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. This three-week course (July 11-July 31) is a follow-on to the introductory class, Tech-infused Teacher , digging into the digital ideas and tools used by innovative teachers to extend and enrich student learning. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network. Your Personal Learning Network.

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Tech ed Resources–Online Classes

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The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Class is student-paced with no direct instructor involvement or meetings.

Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of COVID Slide

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Lexia Learning’s Chief Learning Officer Dr. Liz Brooke’s steadfast determination to ensure students of all abilities can become successful readers and confident learners continues to be the driving force behind all of her work. Learning Gaps. By Eileen Belastock.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning.

What Makes Professional Development Work?

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“Don’t call it professional development—call it professional learning.” Vice President and Managing Director at SIIA, made this statement in a recent edWebinar , with Jeff Mao, CEO, Edmoxie LLC, Bruce Umpstead, Director of State Programs at IMS Global Learning Consortium, and Ilya Zeldin, Founder and CEO of 2gnoMe. It is not easy for teachers to thrive and to grow when teacher professional development is irrelevant, generic, and unsustainable.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. The 21 st Century teacher blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Exhibit a positive attitude toward technology that supports learning.

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

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Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. This also requires reliable broadband access that is scalable and available to meet the needs of changing technologies and student populations. Links to Local Learning. This article was modified and published by EdScoop and eSchool News.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. Tech coaching/mentoring is available from experts who work with you via email or virtual meetings to prepare lesson plans, teach to standards, integrate tech into core classroom time.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. The 21 st Century teacher blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Transforming and Personalize PD in Your Own District

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With traditional one-size-fits-all professional development, many teachers get overlooked and fall through the cracks, just like our students, resulting in poor implementation in the classroom. Differentiation and personalized learning opportunities are just as important for teachers--creating empowering learning communities is key. Here are few of the unique ways educators are given opportunities to expand their learning environment through creative measures.

Leading a District Effectively During an Unprecedented School Year

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Also needed are trauma-informed and trauma-skilled schools so that teachers are prepared to work with students who may have experienced severe hardships as well as learning loss. CoSN’s mission is empowering educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments.

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. June 20, 2018) – Tennessee’s Hamilton County Schools (HCS) today announced it has selected Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms to support its inquiry-based teaching and learning initiative. Classroom Student-centered Learning The Wire k12 education Teacher Education

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Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

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professional development). 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.

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Assessing Students Over Time and Also Saving Teachers’ Time

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During a recent edWebinar , Kelli Etheredge, a Director of Teaching and Learning Resources in Mobile, AL, identified key benefits of formative assessment technologies presented by members of the Microsoft Education team. These benefits include being able to accommodate the needs of diverse learners by developing more personalized learning pathways, so that every student can reach a level of success. Creating Quick Quizzes Linked to Personalize Practice.

#ICE18: Illinois Conference Will Prepare Educators for Modern Learning Environments

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#ICE18: Illinois Conference Will Prepare Educators for Modern Learning Environments. In 1986, approximately 30 educators came together to form Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) , as a statewide initiative to offer professional development opportunities for teachers, technology coordinators, library media specialists, administrators, higher education representatives, school support staff and other stakeholders in Illinois education. Learning strands include: Leadership.

Closing the Gap for ELs and Students of Color

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Based on these results, Dr. LaCour outlined a series of classroom strategies that can be used to meet the needs of high-ability ELs and students of color, as well as other students. And to ensure that students’ learning and work remains challenging, Dr. LaCour emphasized the need for educators to go beyond standard lesson plans when necessary, in order to encourage creative and critical thinking. This article was modified and published by eSchool News.