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.” If you think it sounds like differentiated instruction, it does with this caveat: Personalized learning is student-directed, student-paced, and designed for each learner.

How does an intelligent learning platform help teachers create a truly personalized learning environment?

Neo LMS

Some students follow you with interest, engage in discussions, and are eager to learn more. What if there is a way to give each one of these students something tailored to their needs to boost their learning engagement ? What is personalized learning?

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Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

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It’s online assessment, practice, and instruction for K-6 students with a tagline: Curiously fun, amazingly effective, refreshingly affordable. Education Galaxy provides online assessment, practice, and instruction in a highly engaging environment for students. What makes this program stand out from the crowd is the fun and engaging way it builds student’s assessment proficiency. More on personalized learning. Learning Strategies for your Classroom.

Can we measure personalized learning’s impact?

eSchool News

Personalized learning offers myriad possibilities for teachers and students. And in the wake of the pandemic, as educators try to manage learning gaps, individualized learning is more critical than ever.

Personalized Learning Journey Begins with a Vision

Education Elements

In year one of being a personalized learning school, I have had many reflective moments like this at Trailside Middle School. Students engage in selecting their pathway for learning, collaborating, questioning, and self-assessing all day long. Teachers have assumed the role of facilitator and students are owners of their learning. Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education Education Elements School Districts communications

Our Journey to Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Why Pursue Personalized Learning? At the conclusion of the review process, we received a couple of recommendations that were spot on and aligned with our district comprehensive needs assessment’s (CNA) overarching needs. First, we needed to strengthen and monitor our professional learning communities in an effort to evaluate, interpret and utilize data for personalized learning and differentiated instruction to increase learning and growth.

4 Steps for Humanizing Personalized Learning

Edsurge

Most educators can probably agree that more personalization in learning is needed for the fall—perhaps more than ever before. Now, however, it’s being framed as learning loss, with parents, administrators and educators advocating for learning recovery or acceleration.

How do we measure personalized learning’s impact?

eSchool News

Personalized learning is more critical than ever–it can help students recover lost learning and boost social-emotional growth. What’s more, it helps educators in dire need of learning solutions.

5 Key elements of personalized learning

Neo LMS

Along with concepts like blended learning, adaptive learning and virtual learning, the need to focus on the main character in the learning process came about. This is how personalized learning became the key to every new approach to learning and teaching. Check out the key elements of personalized learning: 5 Key elements of personalized learning. Flexible learning environments. Personal learning paths.

What lessons does special education hold for personalized learning?

The Hechinger Report

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.

3 Core aspects of a personalized learning platform

Neo LMS

The availability of AI technologies, machine learning, robotics and so on is happening much faster than people might expect. No matter if we’re talking about kindergartens, elementary schools, high schools or colleges and universities, the need for a learning platform that offers personalized learning experiences for each student is all too real. 3 Core aspects of a personalized learning platform. Let’s explore each of these aspects: Learning goals.

The Difference Between Personalized Learning And Individualized Learning

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The Difference Between Personalized Learning And Individualized Learning. What is the difference between personalized learning and individualized learning? While both concepts support meeting students’ learning needs, they serve different purposes.

Using Your ST Math Console for Personalized Learning

MIND Research Institute

Personalized math learning is driven by data. Take ST Math to the next level by using these insights to personalize instruction. Watch this short tutorial to learn more. Why it's important: Think of this report as a roadmap to learning.

How to Assess Your District's Personalized Learning Implementation

Education Elements

The board wants proof that personalized learning is having a positive impact in your district. The Education Elements team hears these questions a lot, so we shared our thoughts in the blog post, “ Charting Your Personalized Learning Course.” Parents are asking for evidence that these new strategies are improving their child’s education. How do you respond?

Using Data to Support Personalized Learning Pathways

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During an edLeader Panel , sponsored by CatchOn, An ENA Affiliate , Eric Butash, Director of Education Technology and Data Integration for the district, discussed how they used data analytics to build their personalized student learning pathways. By Stacey Pusey.

The importance of jaggedness in personalized learning

eSchool News

According to Learning in the 21st Century: the 2019 Digital Promise LVP Survey , 83 percent of teachers think students are capable of high achievement, but just 26 percent 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.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Danusis and her teaching staff practice personalized learning, an individual-comes-first approach, usually aided by laptops, that has become a reformist calling card in education. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. If every child had a computer or iPad, she could log into a customized cyberclassroom and learn at her own pace.

IXL Learning Acquires Emmersion, Developer of AI-Powered Language Assessments

eSchool News

and LEHI, Utah — IXL Learning , developer of personalized learning products used by millions of people worldwide, announced it has acquired Emmersion , the Utah-based leader in certifying language ability through artificial intelligence. Guide student learning with confidence.

For Back to School, Savvas Supports Educators and Students With Innovative Solutions to Maximize Personalized Learning

eSchool News

A one-size-fits-all instructional approach doesn’t work in a classroom where every student brings their own unique learning style. Teachers know best how to personalize learning for their students. Personalized Learning in Action. ABOUT SAVVAS LEARNING COMPANY.

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. And I never tire of hearing stories from educators who are successfully implementing personalized approaches to provide their students a truly unique learning experience. Today, I'm amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning.

Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Possibly one of the most important shifts needed in schools is to provide individualized and personalized learning experiences to students. Learning has fundamentally changed with the evolution of the Internet and other technologies that allow for ubiquitous access to information and knowledge. Image credit: [link] Infusing online learning opportunities should be a given in a digital world. This is taken into account when they are assessed for their work.

When personalized learning also boosts special education students

The Hechinger Report

Students at Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School benefit from personalized learning and two hours per day of small group instruction. Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. They believe in his ability to learn and his ability to grow.”. Of course, personalized instruction is key to making that possible.

PROOF POINTS: Combining remote and in-person learning led to chaos, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Teachers described their challenges in combining in-person and remote teaching in a University of California, Santa Cruz, study published in January 2022. It’s a professional assessment of a flawed model. Teachers’ first preference, Bartlett said, was to teach in person.

Personalizing Learning with Branching Google Forms

EdTechTeacher

The following article was published in the most recent edition of Digital Learning Magazine in my column, “The Tech Savvy Classroom with Shawn McCusker.”. Click here for a link to the complete article published in Digital Learning Magazine. Personalized learning creates a variety of challenges for teachers. Understanding the tools that can support the creation of a personalized path for each student is a key part of making it work.

In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. For the last three years in a row, it has been 97 percent, and the superintendent attributes the whole of that increase to the district’s efforts to personalize learning. The bell schedule and academic calendar were seen as nonnegotiable; student learning is what varied.

Can Personalized Learning Be Scaled to Ease Teacher Burdens and Close Achievement Gaps?

ED Surge

Some say it’s time to finally commit to scalable personalized learning. Focusing first on math and then expanding to ELA and science, its objective is to make personalized learning scalable. We spoke with Smith to learn more about his vision.

5 ways to use makerspaces to support personalized learning

eSchool News

In the edWebinar “Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning ,” Grace Borst, innovation specialist at St. Albans City School, and several of her students explained how they’re using technology for assessment, service work, and more. Students use this time for school and personal projects where tech might not be required but could add value. Developing digital portfolios and personalized learning plans: Every student at St.

Personalized Learning Pathway

EdSense

Student centered learning is the crux of modern education. It doesn’t just tailor learning, keeping the differences among learners in mind, it also shifts the weight of students’ progress from the teacher, and divides it between the students and teachers alike. Students now get to choose what they learn, how they learn, leading to the emergence of learning pathways. What is Personalized Learning Pathway? How is Learning Pathway Personalized?

Inside Our MIND Podcast: Assessment and Adaptation in Personalized Learning

MIND Research Institute

In our latest episode, host Brian LeTendre is joined by MIND Curriculum Specialist Dan Tracy for a discussion on assessment and adaptation. Dan delves into why leveling is not the answer when it comes to personalized learning, and why adapting at the point of learning is so crucial. A dditional Resources: 6 Ingredients for Personalized Learning Success. Inside Our MIND: Personalized Learning Misconceptions. Deeper Learning

In the News: What Should (and Shouldn’t) Personalized Learning Look Like?

Doug Levin

Surveying the Field: What Should (and Shouldn’t) Personalized Learning Look Like? Personalized learning should: “Be transparent and subject to public inspection. Products must be independently audited and assessed for alignment to standards and to guard against bias and discrimination. For greatest impact, all personalized learning solutions should also be openly licensed and open sourced.” As quoted in: Education Week.

[Guest Post] Giving Up Control: A Teacher’s Perspective on the Personalized Learning Journey

Education Elements

When I gave up control of my classroom, true learning started taking place. They took responsibility for themselves and began collaborating with me to create lessons, and design assessments that would demonstrate mastery of a standard. Students started asking me what they could do either advance their learning or help in the classroom. Personalized Learning Blended Learning Student Achievement Creative teachers Student Agency

Personalized Learning: The Why, How, and What

A Principal's Reflections

As a result, many educational entities have embraced a shift to a more personalized approach to learning. While this is admirable, what I have experienced firsthand is a lack of a uniform vision and plan or collective understanding as to what it means to personalize learning.

Innovative Ed-Tech Tools Should Bring Real Personalized Learning to Students

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Instead, creating effective personalized learning solutions is just the first step. That’s what we’re working on with SmartyReader , and we’re interested in how other ed-tech companies are making scalable solutions whose personalization is as much about teachers as it is about students. Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning. Five Formative Assessment Tools Recommended by Teacher Experts.

In the News: What Should (and Shouldn’t) Personalized Learning Look Like?

Doug Levin

Surveying the Field: What Should (and Shouldn’t) Personalized Learning Look Like? Personalized learning should: “Be transparent and subject to public inspection. Products must be independently audited and assessed for alignment to standards and to guard against bias and discrimination. For greatest impact, all personalized learning solutions should also be openly licensed and open sourced.” As quoted in: Education Week.

How Corcoran High School Used Their Graduation Ceremony to Personalize Learning

Education Elements

In 2017, Corcoran High School implemented a new district alternate assessment, also known as a competency test. This test was required for any student who did not score Standards Met or Standards Exceeded on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress. Students who could not pass this assessment would be prohibited from participating in the graduation ceremony. Personalized Learning Leaders School Districts

Personalizing Learning for All Students With OpenCourseWare

A Principal's Reflections

It was at this point that the internship became an opportunity to do something that could truly transform the learning culture here at NMHS. As we floated around some project ideas, I became fixated on ways to personalize and individualize the learning experience for my students. Julie’s challenge was to develop a framework by which students could engage in the OCW of their choosing over a set time period and then apply what they had learned.

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. SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp! Get ready to talk about Personalized Learning.

Choosing personalized learning as a strategy for educational equity

The Hechinger Report

Personalized learning” is among the most discussed initiatives in education today. Most schools nationwide say they’ve implemented personalized learning, to some degree. A few have begun giving students more control over what they learn, believing that this will get them more engaged in their studies. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. K-12 News Personalized Learning poverty teachers

Playlists Alone Don’t Equal Personalized Learning

Edsurge

In my most recent school role, I was tasked with leading our school’s transition to personalized learning. On reflection, I wonder if we spent our time and energy personalizing the wrong things. We focused on pacing and content, but not on each student’s individual learning skills (and all the differences among them). I now see that personalized learning environments require personalized learning strategies.

Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning?

Edsurge

But just as continual development of the iPhone eventually renders older prototypes obsolete; so too are new educational technologies pushing us past differentiation towards personalized learning. Transitioning to a personalized learning environment doesn’t happen overnight—it’s a process. I had to set aside the pride I felt for my personal knowledge—and my love of talking—so that I could start listening to my students and discover what was meaningful for them.