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.”

Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Are you really personalizing learning?

The Christensen Institute

Though the definition of personalized learning could encompass many modalities, there are innovative classroom design and support components outside of standard pedagogical approaches that are often missed. Are you personalizing supports?

Personalized Learning at Its Best

Wisewire

To be effective, my lessons needed to be personalized for each student. Back in 2003, personalizing meant curating a library of individual lessons, developing a diagnostic assessment, and handwriting personalized pathways for each of my students.

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

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.

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. And at Brooklyn Lab, the historical expertise from the special education field finds a logical home in the more recent trend to customize 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. Image credit: [link] Infusing online learning opportunities should be a given in a digital world.

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.

The role of the LMS in designing personalized learning paths for students

Neo LMS

Designing personalized paths for students is no easy feat. There are certain challenges that teachers encounter along the way, including finding the right technology to support personalized paths. First, personalized paths are part of a larger strategy for personalized learning (PL). Learning paths have been identified as a key component of PL , along with competency-based progression and flexible learning environments.

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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?

New resource: Personalized Learning Playbook

The Christensen Institute

Education Elements, an education consulting company, is one of the pioneers in blended learning. Through its experience working with K–12 schools to create blended-learning programs, it has been at the forefront of developing some of the tools, models, and expertise for making blended learning work. Given the company’s vast experience and impressive results , it was exciting to read CEO and Founder Anthony Kim’s new book, Personalized Learning Playbook.

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.

Advancing personalized learning with purpose

The Christensen Institute

At last week’s iNACOL Symposium, the conference halls were abuzz about the promise of personalized learning. In the same week, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released a report in partnership with RAND profiling promising academic results across schools pursuing a range of personalized approaches over the past two to three years. The term personalized learning, however, seems to be taking on a life of its own.

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.

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity

EdTech Magazine

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity. As personalized learning continues to gain momentum across the U.S., Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives that empower students.

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.

Privacy push must not prevent personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

Using online learning, assessment and data analysis, we can more precisely pinpoint what students know and where they are still struggling at the moment they are struggling. We can then use that information to drive better learning. Central to the Teach to One model is an online program that helps create an individualized learning experience for each student. Vitter student-centered learning Teach to One teachers

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.

What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us?

The Hechinger Report

The project typifies the mix of personalized and social learning that’s been a mainstay for 25 years at King, a founding member of a school network called EL Education. But there’s no common definition yet for what personalized learning actually is.”.

Education innovation in 2017: 4 personalized learning trends to watch

The Christensen Institute

Here are four trends in personalized learning we’ll be watching unfold in the coming year: 1. Over the past few years, we have witnessed homegrown learning platforms crop up inside of schools trying to push the boundaries of personalization.

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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.

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.

How School Libraries Can Help Personalize Learning

edWeb.net

With personalization becoming a growing initiative in schools, the library is a valuable asset for personalizing instruction around student needs. Michelle and Jackie discussed how the library can personalize instruction through assessing, reading, learning, and making.

The Histories of Personalized Learning

Hack Education

I recognize that the theme of this conference is “shaping the future of learning” but I want to talk a little bit about the past. They do so in order to make a particular point about their vision for what learning should be like. “The personal computer” and such.

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. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Where Can Districts Turn for Personalized Learning Resources?

EdTech Magazine

Where Can Districts Turn for Personalized Learning Resources? A new push for personalized learning has put competency-based education back on the map , however, with this new model of teaching to the individual, cost is becoming a major issue for school districts. For example, one of the most common technology proposals for personalized learning initiatives is one-to-one device programs. How to Use ESSA for Personalized Learning Integration.

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.

After Early Results, Personalized Learning Is 'Quickly Becoming District-Wide' in Dallas

Edsurge

Personalized learning is core to the model at Rogers Elementary, and Kristen Watkins, director of the personalized learning program at Dallas Independent School District, says that exposing students to multiple devices is an intentional part of the school’s approach. The school also incorporates projects, flexible environments and student-led learning into its model. But “personalized learning is something you could do with no devices.”

Personalized learning…is it all a matter of time?

The Christensen Institute

Sometimes I worry that the call to personalize learning is actually code for asking leaders and teachers to do more than they’ve ever been asked to do—but without additional resources to do it. This is especially true for traditional systems that may be aiming to adopt new approaches to teaching and learning but less willing to do away with legacy structures. In it, the fund’s leaders share actionable insights about the promise and pitfalls of personalized approaches.

A “handmade forerunner” of personalized learning, forged by teachers

The Hechinger Report

Jenn Zweber and a group of students in grades K through 3 discuss the impact of a Service Learning project on their community, during the first year that Impact Academy at Orchard Lake opened in Lakeville, Minnesota. K-12 News Personalized Learning teachers

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

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

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.

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

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.

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?

4 Tech-free Ways to Personalize Learning in Your Classroom

Edsurge

This is personalized learning at its best—and it’s not nearly as chaotic or difficult to pull off as it may sound. So here are four tried-and-true techniques to get you started, wherever you are in your own personalized learning journey. I begin every year with a personal reminder of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Without students’ basic needs being met, learning will be difficult, if not impossible. . Formative assessments are an essential starting point.

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.

AI, Personalized Learning Are a Dynamic Duo for K–12 Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

AI, Personalized Learning Are a Dynamic Duo for K–12 Classrooms. New learning. For the last decade, some of the most common initiatives have been about increasing personalization and using technology. . The Issue of One-to-one Learning in Large Classes.