Reflections on our Epic Personalized Learning Summit

Education Elements

on Thursday night of Education Elements' 3rd Annual Personalized Learning Summit. But then I’d miss out on all of the other amazing moments, like Anthony Kim interviewing Kaya Henderson while wearing a sparkly gold jacket, or Ray Owens leading the entire conference in singing Row Row Row Your Boat as a wave, or Brad Montague making many people (not just me, although I was among those wiping my eyes) both cry and laugh. Epic Lip Sync Battle.

The Histories of Personalized Learning

Hack Education

I delivered this talk today at the OEB MidSummit conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. 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. “The personal computer” and such.

Community for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary for teachers to nurture the development of a Community within their classrooms in order to facilitate personalized learning.

Community for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary for teachers to nurture the development of a Community within their classrooms in order to facilitate personalized learning.

Personalized learning won’t work without personalized supports

The Christensen Institute

The approach marks a departure from run-of-the-mill family engagement strategies like infrequent parent-teacher conferences or once yearly back-to-school nights. 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. Where might schools hoping to tackle personalized supports start?

Citizenship for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post, written in collaboration with Diana Ryan , is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary to construct the building block of Citizenship within a classroom to better facilitate personalized learning.

Citizenship for Personalized Learning

BYOT Network

This post, written in collaboration with Diana Ryan , is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. It is necessary to construct the building block of Citizenship within a classroom to better facilitate personalized learning.

Where Personalized Learning Meets Social Emotional Learning

Edsurge

The second annual EdSurge Fusion conference is designed to be your entryway. This year’s theme— Personalized Learning for the Whole Learner —aims to help school leaders from around the U.S. see how their peers are shaping learning environments for students and educators. Virgel Hammonds, now chief learning officer of KnowledgeWorks, will take us deeply into the detailed work of driving change as he helped do in Maine and in California's Lindsay Unified.

What’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?

The Christensen Institute

Earlier this month, after two exhilarating and exhausting days at the Blended and Personalized Learning Conference in Providence, R.I., which we cohosted with our partners at Highlander Institute and The Learning Accelerator), I boarded an evening flight back to D.C. Just after takeoff, a school principal from Virginia seated in the row just ahead of me poked his head through the seat to ask: “So, what’s the difference between blended and personalized learning?”.

At Public Education Conference, Educators Share Fall-Outs on Personalized Learning, Privatization and Edtech

Edsurge

gathered in Oakland this past weekend for the Network for Public Education ’s (NPE) national conference, where several sessions centered around a common theme: protecting public education amid an era of federal budget cuts and concerns over the increased presence of technology in classrooms. The speakers all pressed that digital learning, and in particular online charter schools, are falling short for students and teachers. Educators from around the U.S.

Individualized and Personalized Learning

The Principal of Change

Listening to Dr. Yong Zhao recently at a conference, he talked about the idea of “”individualized” and “personalizedlearning. “Personalizedlearning is having students go through their own paths to whatever endpoint they desire.

Defining personalized learning

Bryan Alexander

What does “personalized learning” mean ? The EDUCAUSE media team asked a bunch of us for our answers at last month’s ELI conference. “Us” = Randy Bass , Tahnja Wilson, Michael Crow , me, David Wiley , Shannon McCarty, and Tristan Denley.

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.

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.

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority. One approach that may offer that reasonable next step in embedding personalized learning into practice is blended learning.

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority. One approach that may offer that reasonable next step in embedding personalized learning into practice is blended learning.

What Role Should Students Play in Your Personalized Learning Implementation?

Edsurge

Perhaps the most important consideration to be factored into a personalized learning plan is the amplification of student voice. Through the stories we’ve gathered from educators and school leaders around the country working to implement effective personalized learning models in their schools and districts, we get a firsthand glimpse into what it takes to cultivate true student agency in the learning process.

Making Personalized Learning Real

Edsurge

Goals anchor learning, providing direction for teachers and students. These days, many educators are fueling their hope with visions of personalizing learning—of finding ways to help students articulate their goals, find pathways, take action and keep at it, no matter the obstacles. Even so, there is plenty of debate about “personalized learning,” starting with the core question: Is it a “thing”? Can “personalized learning” be the same in different schools?

ISTE 2018: Educators Work to Develop a Personalized Learning Framework

EdTech Magazine

ISTE 2018: Educators Work to Develop a Personalized Learning Framework. Educators in K–12 and higher education partner on a personalized learning pilot, with the aim of identifying a framework that can help to guide other districts. . Conference. Professor of Learning Design, University of Maryland University College

Using Google Tools to Personalize Learning #GoogleEduOnAir

Learning With Lucie

Yesterday I had the absolute privilege to join thousands of amazing educators learning and sharing their learning as part of the Google for Education on Air Event - If Takes A Teacher. I also learned preparing for my own session - Personalized Learning With Google Tools.

T&L Leadership Summit Workgroup: Blended and Personalized Learning

techlearning

The need to create more authentic personalized learning opportunities for all learners was one of the top issues addressed at the March Tech & Learning Leadership Summit in Rosewood, California. edtech Conference Blended Learning Leadership TL Advisor Blog

Personalized learning: How kids are getting into college by mastering their skills

The Hechinger Report

Students work on individual projects in the blended-learning classroom of Jessica Anderson, in Deer Lodge, Montana. When they are ready, the students demonstrate their understanding by performing thoughtfully developed tasks that determine how much learning has taken place.

Social, mobile, and personal learning futures

Learning with 'e's

Many of my public presentations have the prefix: Digital Learning Futures, because for me, the future of education and learning will be greatly influenced by digital technologies. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

Personalized Learning Is the Answer. (I Forgot the Question.)

Edsurge

public education these days is personalized learning. Personalized learning is something teachers do, something students do, something teachers do with students, or something students do with one another. Personalized learning is a noun, a verb, and an adjective. For anyone seeking to label an ideal education experience or garner support for a new initiative, personalized learning provides the answer. Personalized learning has laudable aims.

How Do You Factor Social-emotional Wellbeing Into Your Personalized Learning Plans?

Edsurge

As we’ve already mentioned , personalized learning should not and cannot be purely centered on technology. This means not simply examining technology’s role in education, but exploring what learning sciences, community development and social-emotional research can teach us about the holistic picture of personalized learning. How are you factoring social-emotional wellbeing into the personalized learning plan for your school or district?

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Today we talk about the conference, what people can expect from the conference and how to sign up.

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. Today, energy surrounding personalized learning is at an all time high. “Racism and inequity are products of design. They can be redesigned.”.

My Personal Learning Network

Learning with 'e's

I was asked by Grainne Conole to record a short video on my views about Personal Learning Networks, VLEs vs PLEs and other related topics, as a contribution toward her unkeynote with Ricardo Torres Kompen for the PLE conference in Aviero, Portugal this week.

These educators are using personalized learning to think differently about teaching

Edsurge

Ahead of the 2018 EdSurge Fusion conference in October, we talked with three attendees about how their focus on personalizing learning has enabled them to think differently about how they serve their students. From a compliance culture to a culture of learning Ellen Dorr, Chief Technology Officer at the Renton School District in Washington state, is working to shift learning in her district from a traditional school culture of compliance to a culture of learning.

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.

Why Is It so Hard to Teach K-12 Educators How to Personalize Learning?

Edsurge

Why is it so hard to teach K-12 educators how to promote student agency and to provide choices around content and pacing—why is it so hard to teach educators how to personalize learning? I want students to use their passions to shape projects, control the pace of their content and set their own deadlines, but building this kind of learning environment is challenging. There is more self-guided learning and less direct instruction.

Do Personalized Learning Programs Offer Authentic Choices?

MindShift

Make Personalization Authentic. There is a lot of talk in ed-tech and ed-reform about personalization right now. We should be careful about how we use that term, and we should be very skeptical of how well computerized programs can really personalize learning for kids.

Fusion: Bringing Personalized Learning Together

Edsurge

At its core, personalized learning means giving every student opportunities to learn in ways that connect and support them to the fullest extent possible. EdSurge is teaming up with Digital Promise to deliver a conference aimed at taking school leaders on the full arc of the personalized learning journey. The keystone ideas: learning, for all, supported through appropriate and powerful technologies. Our Fusion Conference, slated for Nov.

3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network

Edsurge

Imagine a network of leaders from every sector of education: public schools and early learning centers, colleges and universities, museums and libraries, nonprofits and corporations. It’s the Remake Learning Network , a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of learning. It can also consist of individuals who’ve never met face-to-face but who find each other online, united by a common goal to collaborate and learn.

Three Principles of Writing Instruction in a Personalized Learning Classroom

Edsurge

Writing is a deeply personal act. Shifting towards a personalized approach to writing instruction begins long before anyone actually picks up a pencil or taps a keyboard. Better understanding of that complexity can help schools and districts envision and implement their personalized learning approach. Shifting towards a personalized approach to writing instruction begins long before anyone actually picks up a pencil or taps a keyboard. Personalize goals.

Here’s what you missed at BPLC18, the Blended & Personalized Learning Conference

eSchool News

Earlier this month, the Highlander Institute, the Christensen Institute, and the Learning Accelerator held a three-day event called the 2018 Blended & Personalized Learning Conference. Defining blended and personalized learning. Learning games.

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! If you are still waiting for your personal invitation to join Twitter, consider this it!

How Do You Include Your Community in Creating Your Vision for Personalized Learning?

Edsurge

Over the past year, we’ve collected dozens of stories from educators and school leaders around the country, each at varying stages of personalized learning implementation in their schools and districts. Some of these educators will be joining us at the EdSurge Fusion Conference in October, working to help attendees find their own answer to this same question. At Fusion 2018 , we’ll be examining personalized learning for the whole learner through three distinct lenses: Vision.

Driving Change to Personalized Learning? Here’s How Three Leaders Have Done It

Edsurge

Moving towards personalized learning can be fraught with tension. Ahead of our 2018 EdSurge Fusion conference in October, we sat down with three attendees to discuss the secret sauce of what is working in their communities. Putting vision into practice Any school district knows, creating a vision for personalized learning is useless if you do not provide staff the steps to actually get there. Vendors can also easily find the learning standards.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. They decided to “personalizelearning for every child, which means that they tailored lessons to each student’s needs, interests and learning pace. Last year, the founder of Facebook pledged to donate $45 billion to social causes, one of them personalized learning. What is personalized learning?