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.

Collaboration for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post was written in collaboration with Douglas Konopelko. It is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. Employers in the digital age are not looking at test scores; they want candidates with effective collaboration and teamwork skills.

Collaboration for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post was written in collaboration with Doug Konopelko. It is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. Employers in the digital age are not looking at test scores; they want candidates with effective collaboration and teamwork skills.

6 tips from personalized learning innovators leading change

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. Click here to learn more. For more, see: Blended learning up close—really close.

6 tips from personalized learning innovators leading change

eSchool News

Earlier this year, the Rhode Island-based Highlander Institute and the Clayton Christensen Institute teamed up to bring together a conference on blended and personalized learning in Providence, R.I. Learn more about next year’s conference in Providence.

10 Innovative Ideas To Provide Time for Professional Development and Collaborative Learning

The Innovative Educator

Finding time for teachers to meet and learn together is often very difficult, but a resourceful school team can utilize creative ideas that have worked well in other schools. Here are some ideas for providing time for educators to learn together.

Five Ways to Make Peer Feedback Effective In Your Classroom

Edsurge

There is no way to give personalized feedback when I have 600 pages to grade each week. There is no way to give personalized feedback when I have 600 pages to grade each week. It is also an effective pedagogical strategy to teach students the skills of critical thinking, giving and receiving feedback and taking responsibility for their own learning. Ask students to react to the feedback they receive One of the best ways to learn is to get feedback on your work.

Collaborative learning in a country without borders – Josane Batalha Sobreira da Silva, Brazil

Daily Edventures

Josane Batalha Sobreira da Silva is passionate about the benefits of collaborative learning. The school’s focus is divided into three areas: investment in software and hardware/equipment (such as electronic whiteboards and tablets); development of virtual learning environments; and, the most important, teacher training. Through collaborative learning,” she adds, “we sought to increase knowledge and expand social roles.

Isolation vs Collaboration

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

improve incrementally, while educators who collaborate. The #PLearnChat (the Personalize Learning Chat) topic was Summer Book Study – Ch 1 & 2 , for Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey’s book How to Personalize Learning: A Practical Guide for Getting Started and Going Deeper.

7 discoveries from an active learning classroom

eSchool News

There is a fair amount of research into the impact of classroom design on student learning. Active learning applies a similar principle, including minimizing institutional barriers like teacher lecterns, fixed and stagnant furniture, and limited student exposure to real-world experiences.

Stop pitting technology against quality, in-person time

The Christensen Institute

But even as she acknowledged toward the end that technology has a role to play, she missed spotlighting how technology can help us redesign schools to allow students to achieve what appears most important in her mind: the chance for students to have far more meaningful face-to-face interactions with teachers and peers—a counterintuitive yet important part of blended learning’s promise for many students.

Redesigning the Syllabus to Reflect the Learning Journey

Edsurge

Personalized learning is still in its infancy—as are the curricular tools and resources available to support teachers in implementing it. Currently, there is no shortage of articles offering a high-level look at how and why personalized learning will impact student growth, and conference sessions where teachers are encouraged to change the way they teach, but not given the tools to modify their instructional practices. How the Learning Journey Caught Fire.

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6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

Edsurge

And it lacks the enthusiasm—as well as the desire to help kids own and engage in their learning—that defines us as innovative educators. With transformative digital changes happening in classrooms today, basic learning management systems now deliver the answers to most of those well worn questions on parent portals. Give parents resources that will help them support the process of learning and motivation. Understanding the school’s learning management system (LMS).

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical. Creativity can flow from constraints; creating space for all to share what personalized learning means to them will bring new perspectives. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical. Creativity can flow from constraints; creating space for all to share what personalized learning means to them will bring new perspectives. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

Image Credit [link] Most educators I talk to have no idea where to begin when attempting to create a PLN that meets their teaching and learning needs. tools and how they can be utilized for teaching and learning. Wikis encourage information sharing and collaborative learning.

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How Writing Can Help Close the Achievement Gap: An Interview with Turnitin’s Elijah Mayfield

Edsurge

Mayfield spent his grad school years studying natural language processing, computational linguistics, and machine learning. He also spent time consulting for high profile companies like CTB McGraw-Hill and College Board, which wanted to learn more about student writing. To me this misses a crucial early stage where you need to learn to express yourself, to put together a series of thoughts into a coherent explanation of your ideas to others.

From Personalized Math to Micro-Schools, This NewSchools Cohort Is Reimagining Learning

Edsurge

Scott Benson NewSchools Venture Fund Twitter: @scottb_edu So their two organizations decided to work together, creating The Collaborative—a ten-month, intensive professional-development experience for ten school districts and charter school management organizations from across the country. The ten teams met once each in San Francisco, Austin, and New York City and also worked with Collaborative staff and consultants locally over the course of the 2016-17 school year.

False frontiers

Learning with 'e's

Collaboration is where two or more people work together to achieve a common objective. In education, the common objective is usually to learn specific content, skills or competencies within defined areas. We refer to this as personalised learning ( a video explains ).

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The Dual Channel Round Table

Inquire and Inspire

Ever noticed the connection between student engagement/achievement and the authenticity of the learning experience? Let’s agree for a moment that students are motivated to learn when they recognize the real-world significance of the content.

EdTech definitions every teacher should know: Part 2

Neo LMS

Last time I focused on more purely tech phrases, such as “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning”, today I will zero in on a few education-based phrases that are often conflated or interchanged leading to a lack of clarity. Deep Learning vs. Deep Learning. E-learning

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Installing Network Infrastructure for Mobile-First Learning

techlearning

Pre-K–12 schools and districts are shifting toward personalized learning through blended learning, project-based learning, design thinking, STEM/STEAM, and other inquiry-based learning models, whether or not they are 1:1.

4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

Technology can bring about new learning opportunities, support student engagement, help create a collaborative learning environment, and provide necessary and immediate feedback, among other digital age skills. Could this product provide a project-based learning experience?

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Vote for Digital Promise in the 2019 SXSW EDU PanelPicker!

Digital Promise

With that in mind, we invite you to help us tell our stories at SXSW EDU 2019 to spread the word on topics like learner variability, educator micro-credentials, immersive storytelling with 360° technology, maker learning, edtech pilots, data interoperability, and more.

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Why constructivist learning can’t always work in traditional classrooms

Neo LMS

Constructivist learning is an educational theory based on the psychological theories of Constructivist thinkers such as Jean Piaget. The progressive education movement has a number of hallmarks, these include: Learning by doing. Collaborative learning.

Working in a group might be the best way to help kids meet individual goals, study says

The Hechinger Report

I visited many elementary and middle schools where students, with bulging headphones wrapped over their heads, stared at separate computers, each learning something different at the same moment. It might seem that personalized or student-centered learning should be more individualized.

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ISTE Launches ISTE U to Help Teachers, Leaders Build Digital Competencies

techlearning

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is beginning enrollment today for ISTE U , an online professional learning hub for teachers and leaders to build critical skills for teaching and learning in a digital world. What’s New: New Tools for Schools ] ISTE partnered with D2L to use the BrightSpace learning management system (LMS) to power ISTE U. Taking Mobile Learning to the Next Level. ?

Personalizing the Curriculum with the Learning Journey Model

The CoolCatTeacher

Mark Engstrom shares a personalized model for learning that he calls the “Learning Journey Model.” After students accomplish a core competency, they personalize their learning journey much like the “game of LIFE” board game. The Learning Journey Model.

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5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking

EdTech Magazine

STEM courses are a central component to K–12 learning , but incorporating STEM into the classroom can be difficult. Learner: Teaching computational thinking is as much a learning exercise for educators as it is for their students.

Embrace Change This Summer with Professional Development

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

My Professional Development Goals Help educators Use free and user friendly digital tools to transform learning. Explore, connect with others, and learn together through constructive play as you build a personal learning network.

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. Supporting collaborative learning.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

How we improved our blended-learning program

eSchool News

Access to unlimited new information has created seemingly contradictory qualities in today’s students—more self-reliant and independent, but with a preference toward collaborative learning environments and comfortable learning with other students.

What Does A Relevant, Connected Educator Look Like-Part 1

The Web20Classroom

When Tom Whitby and I set out to write The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning we wanted to provide a manual for any educator who had a desire to improve their practice, as many have already done, by utilizing social media and other tools.

Edtech Company Learning.com Named Oregon Top Workplace for Third Consecutive Year

techlearning

We believe that a healthy, happy work culture promotes engaged, motivated employees and we strive to provide a culture that fosters collaboration, learning and excellence.