Differentiating with Personalized Learning

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Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.” If you think it sounds like differentiated instruction, it does with this caveat: Personalized learning is student-directed, student-paced, and designed for each learner.

4 Steps for Humanizing Personalized Learning

Edsurge

Most educators can probably agree that more personalization in learning is needed for the fall—perhaps more than ever before. Now, however, it’s being framed as learning loss, with parents, administrators and educators advocating for learning recovery or acceleration.

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Personalized Learning Spaces

CUE

Over the next several weeks, OnCUE will be introducing readers to some of the presenters who will be showcased up in Sacramento at this year’s Fall CUE Conference. The post Personalized Learning Spaces appeared first on OnCUE. Learn conference edtech Fall CUE flexible seating intentional design learning design learning space presentations presenters technology integration

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.

Advancing personalized learning with purpose

The Christensen Institute

At last week’s iNACOL Symposium, the conference halls were abuzz about the promise of personalized learning. In the same week, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released a report in partnership with RAND profiling promising academic results across schools pursuing a range of personalized approaches over the past two to three years. The term personalized learning, however, seems to be taking on a life of its own.

Your vibe attracts your tribe: 3 steps for building a Personal Learning Network

Ditch That Textbook

I am at one of the biggest tech conferences in the United States, all by myself, and I have no one to eat lunch with, recap a great session, or explore the exhibition hall with. “I I am here to learn and I will just […]. Ed Tech Teaching personal learning network pln professional learning network social media teachers on twitter teaching twitterI can do this.

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?

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. For the last three years in a row, it has been 97 percent, and the superintendent attributes the whole of that increase to the district’s efforts to personalize learning. The bell schedule and academic calendar were seen as nonnegotiable; student learning is what varied.

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. The goal of the event was to focus on the practical elements of blended and personalized learning by surfacing the tactics that practitioners were deploying in the trenches. Join us for next year’s conference in Providence! Click here to learn more.

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.

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?

Personalizing Learning for All Students With OpenCourseWare

A Principal's Reflections

My tune quickly changed when Julie explained that she requested me specifically because she was so inspired by the Edscape Conference as well as the transformation currently taking place at New Milford High School (NMHS). It was at this point that the internship became an opportunity to do something that could truly transform the learning culture here at NMHS. To learn more check out this free webinar on IOCS over at at edWeb.net. Cross-posted at SmartBlog on Education.

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?”.

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.

State Support, Community Effort: Personalized Learning in South Carolina

Edsurge

Marianne Beja had been in education for more than 30 years when she discovered personalized learning. I want to build a community of lifelong learners, and I think personalized learning is the way to do it. It’s about empowering students to communicate, to collaborate, to learn critical thinking skills. I want to build a community of lifelong learners, and I think personalized learning is the way to do it.”

The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

According to Learning in the 21st Century: the 2019 Digital Promise LVP Survey , 83% of teachers think students are capable of high achievement, but just 26% think students are reaching those levels today. As part of the Learner Variability Project, which “seek[s] to uncover strategies to meet learners where they are across varied contexts and needs,” Digital Promise’s team is examining the key factors for different grades and subject levels that impact student learning.

Personalized Learning Spaces with the Brain in Mind [Register NOW] #PLS15

Kleinspiration

Personalized Learning Spaces with the Brain in Mind #PLS15 November 14-15, 2015 This two-day high-energy conference will empower school leadership teams to explore how personalized learning experiences directly correlates with a student’s and a teacher’s growth mindset. We will examine how personalized learning and its spaces can support a variety of pedagogical and brain-based instructional approaches.

If Personalized Learning Is Going to Work, Teacher Onboarding Must Improve. Here’s How.

Edsurge

In 2017, at the end of our third year of implementing personalized learning at Dallas ISD, our central personalized learning team conducted a series of stepback meetings with school leaders. We wanted to learn their biggest concerns around implementation, along with what was and wasn’t working for them. Personalized learning is a one-size-fits-one approach to instruction that taps into each student’s strengths, needs and interests to customize learning.

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.

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. Each student needs to feel empowered within the learning environment to explore individual interests and passions. Designing this type of learning environment within each classroom is equally important.

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. Each student needs to feel empowered within the learning environment to explore individual interests and passions. Designing this type of learning environment within each classroom is equally important.

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.

CoSN2020: Embracing a New Look for Personalized Learning

EdTech Magazine

They viewed technology as a “toy” or “free time,” Ben Klaus, principal of Jose Ortega Elementary, said during a virtual presentation at CoSN2020, the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking. “It The personalized learning program helps with that

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. Detailed below are some additional qualities of citizenship that teachers can look for in their personalized learning environments. Personalized learning requires the participation of every student.

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. Detailed below are some additional qualities of citizenship that teachers can look for in their personalized learning environments. Personalized learning requires the participation of every student.

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. This is how I understood the differences between the two: “individualized” learning is having students go through different paths to get to the same end point. “Personalizedlearning is having students go through their own paths to whatever endpoint they desire.

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.

K–12 Educators Emphasize Personalized Learning for Class of 2030

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Educators Emphasize Personalized Learning for Class of 2030. It's nearly impossible to predict exactly what that will look like, but experts do believe that these new tools have huge potential for personalized learning, tailored to the needs of each individual student. Conference. Members of the Class of 2030 are just starting their educational careers, and they'll graduate into a world that may look very different from the one we know today.

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.” How students show what they have learned and celebrate their learning journey is as important to the personalized learning process as engagement, interest, voice, and choice.

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.

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

eSchool News

Related content: 3 ways to find time for personalized learning. At first glance, personalized learning is one of these trends. It’s become a focus of professional development in districts across the country, and keynote speakers at conferences are touting its worth.

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?

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.”.

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.

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