How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide

Wisewire

Personalized learning has been an education buzzword for several years. A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities. But what does personalized learning actually mean, and how can school leaders do it? He designed the Highlander Institute’s “Fuse” program, which trains educators to lead personalized learning in schools and districts.

How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide.

Edsurge

Personalized learning has been an education buzzword for several years. A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities. But what does personalized learning actually mean, and how can school leaders do it? He designed the Highlander Institute’s “Fuse” program, which trains educators to lead personalized learning in schools and districts.

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How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics. Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation. Cracking the K–12 connection code requires a new approach, one that combines active-learning pedagogy with robotics in the classroom to deliver an interactive, immersive learning experience. . MORE FROM EDTECH: See how education robotics companies are invigorating K–12 learning.

Lessons from a school without walls

The Hechinger Report

No classroom walls divide them. “It There are no classrooms but rather a series of contiguous, multipurpose spaces arrayed around the central stairs, which themselves double as social meeting areas or lecture seats. The school’s aim is to foster an environment in which student and teacher together are jointly responsible for learning. The 10 grades are each split into groups with a designated base (analogous to a homeroom) and teacher.

Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook

Edsurge

I knew she was a good teacher, but in all that time, I never had the opportunity to watch her in her own classroom. Whether from formative and summative assessments or online instructional programs, data is both a powerful indicator of teaching and a driver for personalizing professional development. You also note that one teacher’s classroom is outperforming the others by a large margin. So, how can you start using data to provide personalized, teacher-centric PD?

Good, Bad, & Ugly: Blended Learning Effectiveness #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Good, Bad, & Ugly: Blended Learning Effectiveness SXSWedu 2017 Debate Julia Freeland Fisher, Director of Education Research, Christensen Institute Lisa Hansel, Advisor, Knowledge Matters Saro Mohammed (Moderator), Partner, The Learning Accelerator Personalized learning is one of true transformational opportunities in education. Q1: Is personalized learning a measurable framework? Critical thinking is grounded in knowledge bases.

Why site visits are vital to tech rollouts

eSchool News

Without these crucial in-person learning experiences, too often educators looking to implement technology in their local environments feel like fish out of water—perhaps literally. Consider author Leo Lionni’s Fish is Fish , which serves as a lesson about how individuals construct new knowledge based on their current set of experiences, and why it is so important to understand the critical elements to experience success in another environment.

The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn #iste2015

There is no box

The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn. Silent classrooms. This is not how we learn in the real world. The extent of networking to learn, if we were lucky, was putting four desks together and working in groups. In college, some of my best learning experiences were working on group projects. Both those group learning experiences were constrained by proximity and time. Kids sitting in rows of desk. Individual worksheets.

Technology’s Role in Putting Learning Science Research To Work

Digital Promise

Since the days of writing on wooden shingles with charcoal in one-room school houses, an increasing array of objects – pencils, paper, scissors, paste, books, and microscopes, to name a few – have been routinely used in classrooms to help students deepen understanding and record and communicate what they learned. Today’s technology allows teachers to generate and monitor personalized learning plans for their students.

What Makes Professional Development Work?

edWeb.net

“Don’t call it professional development—call it professional learning.” Vice President and Managing Director at SIIA, made this statement in a recent edWebinar , with Jeff Mao, CEO, Edmoxie LLC, Bruce Umpstead, Director of State Programs at IMS Global Learning Consortium, and Ilya Zeldin, Founder and CEO of 2gnoMe. Professional learning opportunities need to be designed with agency, fidelity, contextual learning, relevancy, sustainability, and iterant.

Apple’s Longtime Education VP Shares Frustrations With Slow Pace of Change

Edsurge

In fact, in the book, Steve is quoted saying, "If I could put one computer in a school and one person would find that computer, it would change their life." And that we would be able to build a learning environment based on technology that would eventually be all digital, that would meet the needs of all students. And that assessment should not be something where you take the kids out of a learning environment, throw them into a lab and test them separately.

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Week of January 24, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. link] JANUARY MOODLE FORUM: THE LANDSCAPE OF K-12 ONLINE LEARNING ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Wed 26 Jan 03:30PM New York / Wed 26 Jan 08:30PM GMT / Thu 27 Jan 07:30AM Sydney Laura Mikowychok. Join Laura and special guest Allison Powell, Vice President of iNACOL, for "The Landscape of K-12 Online Learning".

The Divided Stories of Education Reform, Personal Cognitive Revolutions, and New Superheroes

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Finding a new story (or stories) for education becomes imperative because so many other aspects of our lives are dependent on our vision of how teaching and learning take place. It''s telling that while the Internet has become an unparalleled platform for learning, intitiative, participation, productivity, and creativity, almost all of this happens outside of formal educational institutions.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Why Competency-Based Education Stalled (But Isn’t Finished)” – according to Edsurge and SNHU’s Paul LeBlanc , that is. Via Techcrunch : “Thousands of academics spurn Nature ’s new paid-access Machine Learning journal.” “ AI will soon beat pupils taught knowledge-based curriculum,” Schools Week claims. “Personalized learning instructional models” is just chef finger kiss perfect.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm). Boundless’s materials have been archived by David Wiley’s company Lumen Learning. The Flipped Classroom". The greatest trick the ed-tech devil ever played was convincing people that clicking was “active learning.”)