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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. Education Blog

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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. Kids work alone and in small groups; they sit at tiny desks and on beanbags and sofas scattered around the classroom. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter.

Personalized learning: A 50-year-old “trend” worth exploring

eSchool News

Any teacher who has spent more than a few years in the profession will be exposed to a variety of educational trends. Innovative interventions, burgeoning buzzwords, and ambiguous acronyms are often touted as the next best thing, only to be replaced a short time later with a new trend.

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. That’s the way special education was designed to work. They believe in his ability to learn and his ability to grow.”.

One Step at a Time: A Traditional School’s Journey Into Personalized Learning

Edsurge

As a novice teacher educated in the digital age, I entered education, and specifically Saint Cornelius Catholic School, at a time of whirlwind change. Much of the changes center on shifting our culture and mindset from teacher-focused to student-centered learning.

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. Personalized learning in Juab is still a work in progress.

Personalized Learning Is a Problem of Privilege

Edsurge

Education is a dynamic space, with new trends constantly ebbing and flowing, the pendulum swinging back and forth between truly new innovations and recycled ideas. Experienced educators will recognize these patterns. When I moved to the Silicon Valley in 2014, I, like many, joined the gold rush to pursue this idea called “personalized learning.” I truly believed that tech-powered personalized learning could be the answer education was waiting for.

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. Related: Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

Personalized learning won’t work without personalized supports

The Christensen Institute

The model strikes a chord with a reality that I frequently find personalized learning enthusiasts fail to mention: to yield more equitable outcomes, personalized learning will also require personalized supports and connections. This bucks a seemingly tidy vision of personalized learning as an overhaul of academics alone. Moreover, a vision of personalized learning as merely a diligent reworking of academic models is woefully narrow.

Tool: The Personalized Learning Codebook

Edsurge

But after a year-long, data-driven, deep dive into how people understand and apply the learning approaches variously called personalized learning, individualized instruction and differentiation, we’re intimately familiar with Shakespeare’s conundrum. Educators have long worked to tailor learning experiences to students’ unique goals, needs and abilities. Which instructional and structural strategies do schools and districts use to support personalized learning?

6 E-learning trends currently shaping up the industry

Neo LMS

The e-learning industry is constantly evolving. With new learning technologies and techniques always emerging and evolving, it can be hard for anyone involved in creating and delivering learning materials to keep up. E-learning trends come and go. Micro-learning.

7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

Neo LMS

Educators around the world either discovered or got better at using technology in their instruction, for both K-12 and higher ed students. Education technology won’t cease to evolve, that’s for sure, but how exactly will it evolve? Personalized learning.

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Taking stock of 2017: What we learned about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

One of the areas that has received the most attention in K-12 education, dominating headlines, conversations, and research, was personalized learning. Personalized learning remains a broad topic. But it often refers to innovative approaches to tailoring instruction to fit students’ individual needs and increase their autonomy over how, when, where, or what they learn. Competency-based education. Online and blended learning. Education Blog

Rethinking grade levels and school design for personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Kelly Pollack works with a student in CICS West Belden, a Chicago charter school that uses multiage classrooms as part of its personalized learning model. One of the two classroom teachers worked with a small group, going over the biography of Martin Luther King Jr.,

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.

Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair

EdTech Magazine

Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair. A 10th-grader enters her classroom, flips open her Chromebook and then settles into a quiet corner to work. . This is an example of a modern ­learning environment , and in an ideal world, students here receive ­personalized instruction that results in better classroom performance. . We have more group-based learning going on, but we also accommodate individual instruction.

Competency-Based vs Personalized Learning: Dawn of Justice

CUE

Competency-based and personalized learning strategies are both best incorporated when they leverage technology tools which allow teachers to customize their standard curriculum. A competency-based learning system focuses on the demonstration of a student’s academic performance.

Making equity a first principle of personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

These words echoed from the keynote speakers at the annual Blended and Personalized Learning Conference (BPLC) in Providence, R.I., On April 1st, in partnership with Highlander Institute and The Learning Accelerator, the Christensen Institute co-hosted the BPLC for the second year in a row. To build the agenda we used our Blended Learning Universe to recruit innovative school leaders and educators to share their tactics and practices at the cutting edge of school innovation.

Personalized learning and Common Core: Mortal enemies?

The Hechinger Report

Can students learn about what they like, at their own pace, and still pass standardized tests at the end of each year? It’s a dilemma facing a growing number of schools and districts that have jumped onto a new tech-fueled trend in education known as “personalized learning.”. The goal of personalized learning is to tailor lessons for individual students to help them master content on their own schedule, whether it’s faster or slower than their same-age peers.

A Word of Caution Before Hiring a Director of Personalized Learning

Edsurge

It’s also the fact that when a school hires a singular position to own a large change, it sends a message that one person owns the responsibility to change practices across an entire staff. After five years of teaching, most recently as a technology teacher at an elementary school, I was recruited for a role outside of the classroom. In 2017, I began a new position as the director of personalized learning at a public charter school serving students in grades 7-12 in Phoenix.

Educator Perspectives: 6 Ingredients for Personalized Learning Success

MIND Research Institute

Designing and implementing a personalized learning model requires more than technology—it requires a cultural shift. Brian has spearheaded amazing work at Pickerington, and has conducted workshops and trainings on technology, blended learning and personalized learning throughout the country. Seeing how technology and personalized learning are embedded in Pickerington, I asked Brian how that transformation started. Educator-Driven Vision.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network.

Must a classroom be high-tech to make personalized learning work?

The Hechinger Report

The Innovation Academy workspace at Dysart Unified School District looked more like a tech startup’s headquarters than a classroom. It was only the fifth day of school, but he was already getting used to this unconventional classroom setup. Subscribe to our Blended Learning newsletter.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Candidatein Higher Education at The University of Virginia, Curry School of Education. Further, research validates the use of mobile technology in education. Social learning networks, e?portfolios,

Personalized learning gives students a sense of control over chaotic lives

The Hechinger Report

Colorado’s Prairie Heights Middle School joins more than 330 partner schools on the Summit Learning Platform nationwide. And this school year, with a new focus on personalized learning, students have a new way to take control of their lives. Future of Learning.

AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort

Edsurge

Participants in the venture’s fourth cohort did come together in person on Thursday, though, to present their work at a theater in Oakland. Artificial intelligence was a trend among the for-profits that presented. Meanwhile, the schools that shared their ideas focused on student-centered learning and models that honor the differences in students and “think about personalized learning beyond just technology.” Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech Busines

Personalized Learning: A New Take on an Old Concept

Leadership Lounge

Personalized learning has become a thing in K-12 education. Personalized learning is certainly not a new concept, but its current headliner status is partially due to financial support from some influential foundations. The pace of learning is adjusted.

#2: 10 education trends for 2018

eSchool News

From shifts in school choice to student assessments to online learning, the educational landscape is constantly evolving. Below, experts from various areas of the education industry share trends that will help shape K-12 education in 2018.

How Small School Districts Are Making Personalized Learning A Reality

MindShift

Dillon, now the district’s superintendent (and still its elementary school principal) just wrapped up the first year of a personalized learning program that gives students in all grades an iPad and the ability to master work at their own pace. It’s a very strong trend,” said Daniel A.

Want to talk personalized learning? We’ve got a place for that.

The Christensen Institute

In a field aiming to shift educational practices from the Industrial Age to the Knowledge Age, educators on the ground today work in a distinctly brave new world. The field needs stories of blended and personalized learning to understand challenges, successes, and failures.

Education’s Latest Secret Trend: Networking

Edsurge

It's kind of an irony that schools are in the business of delivering education, but as an entity, schools themselves don't know how to get better. Lydia Dobyns, CEO, New Tech Network How good are schools at learning? As a culture, we worry a lot about student learning. But students don’t learn in a vacuum: Most are part of organizations (namely schools) that involve adults who also are engaged in learning, both individually and collectively.

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How Education Elements Guides Districts in Creating Environments that Personalize Learning

Edsurge

There are organizations that support different kinds of transformation in schools and after researching and interviewing some of these organizations, we've learned a great deal about what these changes can look like, how schools go about redesigning aspects of their model, and what types of support they need along the way. In October, we will share a guide highlighting the trends, insights and challenges we've learned about while profiling five key players in the world of school redesign.

Five Things You Don’t Know About Cloud Computing and Education

Edsurge

Over the last decade, we’ve seen educational institutions—from K-12 schools to colleges and universities—make tremendous strides in seizing the opportunities that modern technologies provide. Here are the top five ways that the cloud is changing education today; many of them may surprise you.

A Key Ingredient for Personalized Learning

Education Superhighway

One of the biggest trends in education today is personalized learning where students have some control over how they learn. “Wherever a student could be learning, that’s where we have access points,” said Superintendent Jeff Dillon.

DEN Trend Report: 8/16/17

Discovery Education

Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education?!? Leaving the classroom with homework you don’t understand sometimes needs additional assistance, and that’s where virtual tutoring and resources come into play. Education DIVE) By Amelia Harper.