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.

What to Identify Before Personalizing Learning

edWeb.net

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.”

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Cultivating and Growing Your Personal Learning Network

edWeb.net

Steven Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist, and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Literacy Consultant, joined Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net for conversation with Larry Jacobs on Education Talk Radio on this topic.

A school leader’s guide to personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

I recently caught up with Mary Ann Wolf, PhD, Elizabeth Bobst and Nancy Mangum to discuss some of the key takeaways of their new book, Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change. The authors offer guidance for principals and other school leaders who are aiming to leverage the power of technology to help make student-centered learning a reality.

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. It’s no secret Book Creator is one of my favorite apps. Below are screen shots from the book I created to share with teachers.

3 ways to harness digital for personalized learning success

The Christensen Institute

If you’re leading your school through the transition to a digital learning environment, you know that creating the right vision for teaching and learning can be a juggling act. I recently caught up with the authors, who offered guidance for principals and other school leaders aiming to support teachers as they leverage the power of technology to make student-centered, digital learning a reality. Let students guide their own learning.

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. It’s no secret Book Creator is one of my favorite apps. Below are screen shots from the book I created to share with teachers.

8 New Books to Jump-Start Your Summer Learning

Tom Murray

School leaders begin to make their plans for the summer months; from professional learning days to administrative PLCs. Both groups also look forward to some needed downtime and finally the opportunity to relax with a good book. Recommended for School Leaders: Book: Start.

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When professional learning isn’t your choice…

Reading By Example

As teachers, we have all had times when we have been asked to participate in mandated professional learning. For me, this type of learning reminds me of what our students must feel each day. What did I learn? individualizing the learning.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 2)

The Principal of Change

(This is the second of two parts on professional learning. Connected Learning. Rationale: The opportunities for learning in our world today are immense and we need to take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to us. EDCAMP professional learning day.

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). As you will see, the true power of connected learning is what you glean from the people you engage with.

Build Your Personal Learning Network #WTI15

Reading By Example

My topic was how to get started in building one’s personal learning network. We started our time together by describing the current professional development activities taking place in our respective schools. School-based Professional Development.

Learning Never Stops

A Principal's Reflections

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams How do you make, not find, the time to learn and get better? The same can be said about drive-by professional development.

OPINION: May we please forget about tests for a minute and go read some books?

The Hechinger Report

How can we help them learn to live a good life? This method has come to be known today as inquiry-based learning. Since 1985, I’ve been a part of the Great Books Foundation team supporting teachers as they learn to use the Shared Inquiry method of discussing complex texts with students.

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

TeachThought - Learn better.

16 Books About Modern Learning Every Teacher Should Read. In the age of blogging and social media, is there still room for books? Or book. 16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read. A New Culture Of Learning by Douglas Thomas, John Seely Brown.

5 Baby-Steps for Using Twitter to Begin a Personal Learning Network

The 21st Century Principal

“Social media has offered us a platform where we can learn from and with the smartest people we ‘meet’ from around the world, whenever we need to or are ready to go.” Scott McLeod & Chris Lehman The School Leader’s Guide to Social Media Personal Learning Networks existed long before there was an Internet. I am perhaps showing my age, but my first “Personal Learning Network” used very little of the technologies we use now.

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. First and foremost, make the time to learn, grown, and get better as opposed to finding the time. You can now learn anywhere, with anyone, at anytime you want for free.

Solution to combatting lonely, isolated educators: #PLN

The Innovative Educator

In this show, listeners are invited to j oin BAM radio''s Rae Pica for a discussion about overcoming isolation by builidng a personal learning network. They are: Rob Mancabelli is co-author of Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education.

Implementing an Effective Learner-Centered Approach

edWeb.net

and Symon Hayes of Altitude Learning explained how using a learner-centered process prepares administrators and teachers to implement the same approach with their students. Application to Professional Learning. This edWeb webinar was sponsored by Altitude Learning.

Personalizing the Journey for Our Students

The Principal of Change

The learning experience is not personalized and thus will not meet the needs of all students. In another corner, two students take turns softly reading the book aloud to a group of peers. You can read more about “Individualized and Personalizedlearning here.

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A Concise Guide to Effective PD in Schools

MiddleWeb

The breadth and depth of the topics covered by John Murray offer school administrators an excellent overview of what works when putting professional learning into practice, says reviewer Matt Renwick. "As

8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today

Edsurge

Those experiences have sharpened our desire to prepare this generation of students to become successful citizens in a global society by putting to rest the weary industrial model of education and shifting to a more personal approach. Learning Transformed. Our new book, Learning Transformed , published by ASCD, outlines eight keys to intentionally designing tomorrow’s schools to prepare today’s learners for success far beyond earning a high school diploma.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Professional Growth

A Principal's Reflections

This post is the fourth in a series that will outline the foundational elements of my new book, Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. My book will focus on each of these elements as part of a change process.

Reshaping Space, Roles and Routines to Support Children With Trauma

Edsurge

Before that I had worked at the Charter School Growth Fund with several of the early visionaries who supported the movement toward personalized learning. When designing our school, we decided to literally knock down the walls between classrooms, specialize our staff into academic and non-academic teachers, and use technology to create personalized learning experiences for our students. There is a natural tension between personalized learning and community building.

Data-Informed Instruction for Literacy

edWeb.net

but the new focus is “What did the students learn?” Although the majority of teachers now use some form of data-driven learning, Haggen and Lucas reminded attendees that both formal and informal data are essential to informing instruction.

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Enhance Long-Term Student Learning

edWeb.net

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.

The Scarlet Rating: How One ‘Improvement Required’ School Seeks a Turnaround

Edsurge

However, school leaders Sarah Pedrotti and Jessica Torres are on a mission to flip the failure narrative and rebrand their school by motivating their teachers through personalized professional development. Kindergarteners in Mrs. Shuler's classroom learning how to implement their learning stations! Torres also participates in Twitter book studies and leads and participates in chats such as #EdHyper and the #BeMoreEdChat.

When Adaptive Tools Can’t Adapt to Students’ Native Language

Edsurge

sixth-grade level book.” Other companies, however, including the popular online platforms IXL Learning and i-Ready , have forgone translating their content into Spanish altogether. Eryn Barker, professional learning specialist for IXL Learning, recommends that teachers assign ELLs material at their current English reading level rather than translating materials into their native language. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

Partnership with LINCspring: Balance with Blended Learning

Catlin Tucker

Now, you and your PLC can learn together online at a time, place, and pace that works for you! Explore how blended learning can help you partner with students to reimagine learning and find a realistic work-life balance! Learning

?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

Edsurge

After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. Personalized Learning Through Gaming.

Creating Bridges

The Principal of Change

Good professional learning will give you lots of ideas on what you can do with your students on “Monday” Great professional learning will make you think about how you teach every day. But to do this, I have to be open to challenge my own learning.

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

Digital Promise

Kimberly Sheppard is a personalized learning coach for Henry County Schools in Georgia. As a Personalized Learning Coach, I primarily focus on professional development for teachers. What do you see as the value of micro-credentials for your professional learning?

Edtech Tools for SPED, Math, and Reading

A Principal's Reflections

One of the best parts about job-embedded, on-going work with school districts is facilitating a variety of professional learning opportunities. Over the past two years, I have been blessed to partner with District 205 in Elmhurst, IL.

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20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Learn How 2.

Shifting My Teacher Mindset with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

One of the biggest reasons for my growth as an educator has been competency-based learning. When my district started to explore this approach five years ago, we knew that before we could even begin to understand how to implement competency-based learning, we had to understand why it was important.This meant we had to understand our predispositions and biases we associate with learning, otherwise referred to as our teaching “mindset.”.