Why teachers should consider differentiated instruction

Neo LMS

They function the same from a physical point of view, they dress annoyingly the same (even when — or especially when — there’s no compulsory school uniform) they all have to learn almost the same things in school and they all use their brains to do that. 4 Classroom aspects to differentiate.

Differentiating with Personalized Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.”

A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit

Edsurge

Today, I’m amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning. Today, I'm amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning.

Formative Assessment in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

Becky Holden talks about formative assessment in kindergarten. From notetaking on how knowledge is forming as students are learning to the importance of understanding a child’s learning path, Becky relates this topic to all ages as we discuss the best practices in formative assessment.

Exploring 10 Strategies That Can Personalize Learning

EdTechTeacher

I recently had the incredible opportunity to help launch my school district’s new “Personalized Learning Fellowship.” We spent the day exploring the what, why and how of Personalized Learning, while also engaging in deep discussions about the current state of K-12 education.

Top Tips to Create an Organized, Blended Learning Space for Students!

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Click Above to Register Now I am honored to share some of my most useful tips for setting up a brain-friendly learning space that encourages student collaboration and hands-on learning.

Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

Through our research over the past few years, we’ve seen schools around the world adopt technology to amplify the impact of teachers and make learning more student-centered. And, while technology is a powerful learning resource, it’s not the only lever for helping students succeed. Increasingly, we also see schools experimenting with staffing arrangements—essentially, how adults are being utilized in the classroom—in an effort to further magnify personalized learning.

What to Avoid - and Embrace - in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

But if there is another thing I have learned, it is that despite the differences, there are things that hold true. This list may change as districts evolve, but for the foreseeable future, using these tips can help make personalized learning a success. Want to learn even more?

What to Avoid – and Embrace – in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

But if there is another thing I have learned, it is that despite the differences, there are things that hold true. Nearly 100 districts, 300 schools, 5,000 teachers and 300,000 students later, the team at Education Elements has used what we’ve learned to identify six things to avoid when designing and implementing personalized learning, as well as four elements every personalized learning environment should include. Want to learn even more?

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. According to Project Tomorrow’s 2017 Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning , 56 percent of parents of school-aged children are concerned that their child isn’t learning the right skills in school to be successful in college or a future job. Personalized Learning Aids All Students. Collaboration and Blended Learning Fosters Critical Skills.

Inside DC Schools: The Struggle to Develop Personalized Learning’s Independent Learners

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Like every other student using the Summit Learning platform, Pozo must start each class by setting his goals before doing activities. This goal-setting feature is part of the Summit Learning Platform, an online tool used in a personalized learning program created by Summit Public Schools. Core to the charter network’s vision is a belief that students can be empowered to make choices that direct their learning, with guidance from teachers and access to real-time data.

Finding Your Happy Place Along the Problematic ‘Personalized Learning’ Continuum

Edsurge

Recently I was asked, “What do you think about personalized learning?” Personalized learning seems to be one of the buzziest of the buzzwords in the edu-jargon grab bag and yet its exact definition is rather elusive. Here’s what I mean: At one end of this spectrum, we have “siloed differentiation,” a version of personalized learning where the focus is using digital platforms to facilitate an automated (ie: NOT teacher-driven) assessment to differentiated instruction.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

I''ve organized the gifts into three categories : Autographed Books : a few of my friends who are authors have generously donated a signed copy of their book - I personally have a copy of these and simply love each book! Day 5- What did I learn?

'Lost in the Cracks' Alabama District Brings Personalized Learning to Incarcerated Youth

Edsurge

However, one school district hopes a personalized virtual school program will offer incarcerated learners a second chance. The K-12 school is a part-virtual and part-blended learning space—meaning students from all over the state can attend the virtual school (which serves over 1000 students, according to the principal Nelson Brown) and students within a 70 mile radius can participate in the blended version of the school (which has approximately 300 to 400 students depending on the year).

Differentiation Simplified with Study.com

Ask a Tech Teacher

Study.com is an online distance learning portal that provides over 70,000 lessons in fifteen subjects (including algebra, calculus, chemistry, macro- and microeconomics, and physics) aligned with many popular textbooks. What is differentiation? Key principles of differentiation.

Why Personalize

A Principal's Reflections

How we best learn has been a hot topic for many years. As most would agree experiences that are relevant, practical to our needs, meaningful, and applicable drive learning. Is differentiation enough and why has it not been incorporated at scale?

LEAP Innovations, Leader in Personalized Learning, Reports Impressive Double-Digit Student Gains in Schools Using Lexia Reading Core5 as their Literacy Solution

techlearning

BOSTON (May 7, 2018)– Educational technology that adapts to meet the personal needs of individual students is in big demand in the pre-K-12 learning environment, with reading being a discipline where one technology-based adaptive literacy tool is driving better outcomes and learning experiences.

Personalized Learning and SEL: Why Meeting Students Where They Are Matters

Graphite Blog

Educators know the benefit of differentiating instruction to the specific needs of the learner in academic subjects: Students are more engaged in their learning, and test scores go up. Now study after study is showing that social-emotional-learning (SEL) skills, such as empathy, self-regulation, and cooperation, may be even more valuable for students' short- and long-term success than academic content knowledge.

Prodigy Math Game: Game-Based Learning for the Common Core

Kleinspiration

Game-based learning is a topic we have revisited numerous times on this blog. The implications it has on student engagement and learning cannot be overstated. If you have not already experimented with game-based learning with your class, make 2015 the year you do!

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction. To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. They bought a learning management system (LMS) and asked us to start using it.

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6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

EdTechTeacher

It is therefore essential to personalize instruction based upon learner differences if we are going to ensure that all students thrive in our schools. So what are some main characteristics of these assessment practices? You Need Data to Personalize Learning.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. Philanthropists, state education officials, reform advocates — even charter school leaders — are examining personalized learning.

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning—particularly the Station Rotation, Lab Rotation, and Flipped Classroom models—can be one sustaining innovation that we can layer on our existing classrooms to pave the way to higher outcomes, both by allowing us to differentiate instruction with far greater precision and by dolling out content and assessments that match each students’ needs and strengths. The booming online-learning market alone, however, will not accomplish this vision.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

standards-based) school for at-risk youth, pre-packaged curriculum and assessments offered very little flexibility for personalization or modification. Plus, the available content was designed around how much time I’d spend teaching it versus what I actually needed to get students adept at learning the topic at hand. This was at odds with my experience, because I relied extensively on edtech for assessments.

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Aspinall, author of Code Breaker : 15+ Ways to Get Started with Coding, shares how students from kindergarten to high school can start to learn coding. SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp! Get ready to talk about Personalized Learning.

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Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools. According to surveys that Brian Bridges has conducted in multiple states, including California where blended learning is growing rapidly, more school districts utilize blended learning than do charter schools. And the pace of innovation with blended learning is picking up within school districts nationwide.

When Students Drive Learning, They Can Do So Much More

Edsurge

Our communities are being deprived of engaged citizens equipped with the skills required to be productive and compassionate, and who have ownership of their learning journey. Another student, Warren, had a passion and needed substantial time to work on a project on integrated service learning aimed at educating peers and younger students on issues of diversity and inclusiveness, specifically aimed at LGBTQ+ anti-bullying. What Is Individualized Learning?

Let Learners Get in Their Zone (of Proximal Development)

Edsurge

Personalized learning” is a term that people take quite personally—and that leads to a variety of interpretations about what it means. The lack of precision about what the term means—whether it’s about tailoring instruction for individual students or the technology that enables it—leads to confusion and inappropriate assumptions. “As He warns that differentiating expectations rather than supports maintains or exacerbates the opportunity gap.

OPINION: Seven traits of Massachusetts’ most effective classrooms

The Hechinger Report

The first is differentiated instruction. The bottom line is that the more time each student’s mind is engaged (he is being taught or is practicing at his appropriate level), the more he’ll learn. Sign up for our Future of Learning newsletter.

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2

Neo LMS

Last time I focused on more purely tech phrases, such as “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning”, today I will zero in on a few education-based phrases that are often conflated or interchanged leading to a lack of clarity. Deep Learning vs. Deep Learning. E-learning

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Catholic schools turn to blended learning as a way to address students’ individual needs

The Hechinger Report

SEATTLE — After years of declining enrollment, a growing number of Catholic schools nationwide are placing their faith in blended learning, a teaching approach in which computers share the instructional load with teachers, and one that appeals to many parents disillusioned with traditional schools.

How to make time for innovation

The Christensen Institute

Last month, I had the privilege of observing a gathering of Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) districts in Concord, N.H. As such, performance assessments can take more time and expertise to grade than simple multiple-choice tests with one “right answer.”

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Starting This Week: MTI 562

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs.

Blended Learning Reflections and Notes from the #NAISToF Conference

Kleinspiration

This year''s conference is titled "Exploring Together: Blended and Online Learning" and focuses on four themes: blended and online learning, student health and well being, student assessment, and accreditation. My first group was direct instruction.

Why learner-centric education plays a crucial role in the development of children

Neo LMS

Student-centric learning is a hot topic among educators around the world. While there are many reasons to adopt student-centered learning, the bottom line is that it is better aligned with the 21st Century needs. Read more: 3 Teachers that are crushing assessments with ed-tech.

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Here’s how we made data usable for our teachers

eSchool News

With a few clicks, we can view detailed reports on student test scores, formative assessments, progress reports from self-paced software, attendance, and so much more. We knew that MVUSD’s math scores were low on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

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So you think you understand UDL?

eSchool News

I thought I had a pretty good handle on universal design for learning (UDL), but after chatting with Katie Novak , Ed.D., We began providing accommodations through differentiated instruction and teachers figured out what to change or modify to accommodate “disabled” learners.

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Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

The Christensen Institute

Even though we aren’t even half-way through 2018, there are already several insightful reports on blended and personalized learning from this year that are worth highlighting. These reports examined various tools and approaches to implement blended and personalized learning models, as well as the potential impact these models could have on students and teachers. Personalized learning can be implemented sustainably.

Lexia Releases White Paper on How Teachers Can Ensure Equity in Literacy Education

techlearning

Dr. Suzanne Carreker, the principal educational content lead at Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone® (NYSE: RST) company has authored a new white paper that provides insights into how literacy educators can build their capacity as well as their confidence in ensuring an equitable literacy education.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

In my own experience, I remember sitting through a class on differentiated instruction. To further make this point, let’s discuss what differentiation is. Think of it this way — Some students learn by seeing. Others learn by hearing. Others learn by doing.

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