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What lessons does special education hold for personalized learning?

The Hechinger Report

On a shelf in her Chicago classroom, third grader Arianna has a thick binder that details her achievements, strengths and goals as a student, along with some revealing information about her personality. But Arianna and Alanni aren’t special education students.

Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

iLearn Technology

One of the major benefits of using technology in the classroom is the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in every lesson. Just as every student grows and develops at different rates, they learn in different ways and at different speeds. Technology makes it possible to pace lessons appropriately for each student’s learning level and can be used to promote learning in the multiple intelligences. |Kelly Tenkely|.

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Differentiate and Personalize Literacy Instruction for Your Elementary Classroom!

Kleinspiration

Adaptive, Personalized Learning for Literacy Instruction in Blended Learning Environments What Is Lexia Core5 ? Lexia Reading Core5 is an online literacy program developed with an instructional model and scope and sequence based on research published in numerous peer reviewed journals. The program was developed and refined based on educator feedback and rigorous, ongoing research, and has been recognized by independent review organizations.

A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit

Edsurge

Growing up, I received what was largely a one-size-fits-all education; as a result, I struggled to connect academically to this model. Today, I’m amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning. And I never tire of hearing stories from educators who are successfully implementing personalized approaches to provide their students a truly unique learning experience.

The Open Classroom: A Perspective on Differentiated Instruction

Leadership Lounge

No other field of endeavor has taken such wild shifts in practice as the American public education system. In the 1960s, when America became frightened by the Soviets' rapid space advancements during the Cold War, educators pushed new approaches on how students should be taught and how they should learn. "New math" pedagogy was introduced in the elementary schools in the early '60s with very sketchy results. We can individualize and personalize learning.

What Lessons Does Special Education Hold for Improving Personalized Learning?

MindShift

This story about IEPs was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. But Arianna and Alanni aren’t special education students. Chicago has embraced personalized learning in a big way.

Million-Dollar Advice: The High Cost and Limited Return on Personalized Learning Consulting

Edsurge

Follow education technology-reform projects, and you’ll find mixed academic outcomes and expensive consultants. In July of 2015, the district paid more than $400,000 for alignment, strategy and professional services from Education Elements, a for-profit personalized learning consultant, according to receipts obtained by EdSurge from the district. million to the firm for personalized-learning consulting services.

Inside DC Schools: The Struggle to Develop Personalized Learning’s Independent Learners

Edsurge

Sitting in front of a laptop, Chris Pozo, a sixth-grade student at Truesdell Education Campus in Washington D.C., Like every other student using the Summit Learning platform, Pozo must start each class by setting his goals before doing activities. This goal-setting feature is part of the Summit Learning Platform, an online tool used in a personalized learning program created by Summit Public Schools. What Is Summit Learning?

TEACHER VOICE: As the pandemic rages, more students are struggling with trauma

The Hechinger Report

The topic of trauma — specifically, trauma-informed teaching — has become a focus in education. have experienced some form of trauma, so it’s critical that educators be equipped to support every student. As the visual arts teacher at an elementary school in Brooklyn, N.Y.,

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A Principal's Reflections

In an effort to personalize learning more and more educators are turning to blended learning strategies. When it comes to personalized learning , the “personal” should be emphasized. Putting all kids in front of a device and having them engaged in an adaptive learning tool all at the same time is not personalized. In many cases, but not all, technology is a catalyst to facilitate the personalization of the learning environment.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

Kleinspiration

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. I''ve organized the gifts into three categories : Autographed Books : a few of my friends who are authors have generously donated a signed copy of their book - I personally have a copy of these and simply love each book! Thank you to each of my dear friends below that donated one of your personal products!

The pandemic’s remote learning legacy: A lot worth keeping

The Hechinger Report

As districts across the United States consider how to get student learning back on track and fortify parent interest in public schools, they’re asking the same question as Steve Joel: What should we keep after the pandemic? We are in that moment now in education.”.

Newark Public Schools Expands Use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp to All of its Elementary Schools

eSchool News

Newark Public Schools (NPS) has approved expanding implementation of Lexia Learning’s Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) and Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® (PowerUp) throughout its K-5 and K-8 schools. Teachers also really like how user-friendly the educator platform is. About Lexia Learning.

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Aspinall, author of Code Breaker : 15+ Ways to Get Started with Coding, shares how students from kindergarten to high school can start to learn coding. SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp! This Thursday, December 6 from 1-3 pm Eastern Time, Edweek is hosting an event about personalized learning. Get ready to talk about Personalized Learning.

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Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Rogers Elementary fourth-grade teacher Sudhir Vasal created math lesson pathways so each child can progress at their own pace. Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. When it comes to their children’s education, parents are like drug-sniffing dogs. Their changed view — and that of others who shunned Rogers and now want in — is driven by what seems to be a magic educational elixir: personalized learning. Future of Learning.

California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

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- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. Beaumont USD’s Palm Elementary School is the focal point of this new collaboration, which seeks to create the area’s premier STEM school through a unique combination of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and robust STEM-focused professional development services.

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

From augmented reality to game-based learning and online portfolios, she has a variety of ideas to share about how she amps up her science teaching with technology. SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp! This Thursday, December 6 from 1-3 pm Eastern Time, Edweek is hosting an event about personalized learning. Get ready to talk about Personalized Learning. Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

EdTechTeacher

It is therefore essential to personalize instruction based upon learner differences if we are going to ensure that all students thrive in our schools. The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback. Although the specific approaches vary, strong practices typically include the following elements: Students have a clear understanding of their learning targets. Educator Strategy.

Florida Department of Education Approves Lexia Learning for ELA Intervention Courses

eSchool News

BOSTON (June 8, 2021) – Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, announced today that Florida’s Commissioner of Education has approved Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) as curriculum in elementary intervention courses. Michael Conley Elementary School, Tallahassee.

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

Public school districts began innovating with blended learning before most charter schools. According to surveys that Brian Bridges has conducted in multiple states, including California where blended learning is growing rapidly, more school districts utilize blended learning than do charter schools. And the pace of innovation with blended learning is picking up within school districts nationwide.

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

This summer, educators need to get some rest so that we can be our best. However, our professional accreditation requirements are still on track and need to be renewed, as we have to learn and up our abilities for the fall. Social-Emotional Learning. We have to relate to educate.

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Why educators are moving away from the Station Rotation model

The Christensen Institute

The Station Rotation has consistently reigned as the most popular blended-learning model implemented by elementary schools. Of the 235 active elementary schools currently profiled in the BLU school directory , 136, or 58 percent, of them have a Station Rotation program. Although still early, this data provides a trend line worth following as blended and personalized learning continue to evolve. Differentiated instruction. Education Blog

Consistent Use of Lexia Reading Core5 Leads to Surge in Charter Schools USA Elementary Students Literacy Gains

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BOSTON (March 12, 2018) – An analysis of more than 22,600 K–5 students within the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) network found that incorporating recommended use levels of the Lexia Reading Core5® program into instruction resulted in substantial growth in reading skills during the 2016/17 school year, over and above that achieved with non-Core5 instruction. NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education.

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

For years there’s been consensus that we need to hit refresh on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). In large part, federal education law has always set out to incentivize—with both carrots and sticks—sustaining innovations in our schools. We believe that seeding sustaining innovations in K–12 education will be vital to improve continuously against our target proficiency and graduation goals.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

Beginning that very first year in my Algebra classroom, I've strived to make it easier for educators to design their own curriculum. standards-based) school for at-risk youth, pre-packaged curriculum and assessments offered very little flexibility for personalization or modification. Plus, the available content was designed around how much time I’d spend teaching it versus what I actually needed to get students adept at learning the topic at hand.

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

Join me and 1,000’s of educators at SDE’s National PD Conferences. Come see me present and be sure use my personal VIP code of EK10 to receive my partner discount of 10% your registration at any of these 7 events. Learn more and register at www.SDE.com/nationals. I was able to travel to Mississippi, North Carolina, and several locations around Michigan for wonderful learning opportunities to connect and share. You can click here to see more about this day of learning.

Reimagining Student Supports in a Year of Distance Instruction

Digital Promise

Still, teachers are tirelessly putting in their best effort to make distance learning work for their students. Through a large-scale, multi-year, federal project focusing on early literacy, we were able to gather feedback from educators on how instruction has been going this school year.

OPINION: Seven traits of Massachusetts’ most effective classrooms

The Hechinger Report

What is particularly striking is that these schools, public elementary and middle schools across Massachusetts, are truly joyful places; you can see it in the enthusiasm of the students and the smiles of their teachers! The first is differentiated instruction. The bottom line is that the more time each student’s mind is engaged (he is being taught or is practicing at his appropriate level), the more he’ll learn. Sign up for our Future of Learning newsletter.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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Herndon, Virginia, July 2, 2018 —Education is not one size fits all. Students learn in different ways and have varying needs. That’s why innovative educators across the country are implementing creative programs to better meet those needs. The Fuel Education ® Transformation Awards program celebrates schools, districts, or organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. Ryan, General Manager of Fuel Education.

How to make time for innovation

The Christensen Institute

Last month, I had the privilege of observing a gathering of Performance Assessment of Competency Education (PACE) districts in Concord, N.H. Like many innovations, for all its promise to gather better evidence of authentic learning, performance assessment suffers from a chicken-and-egg conundrum: the traditional school system was never built with this paradigm of high-touch assessment in mind and few teachers have time in their busy schedules to grade performance tasks.

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Data Interoperability Provides a Path Toward Equity—4 Lessons Learned

Edsurge

With input from UCSD #1’s chief financial officer to the director of transportation to educators working on curriculum, they collectively wondered: What might it look like to map all of the district resources visually in one location? During this collaborative research and development (R&D) process, participants learned that achieving data interoperability is a multifaceted challenge.

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Data Interoperability Provides a Path Toward Equity—4 Lessons Learned

Edsurge

With input from UCSD #1’s chief financial officer to the director of transportation to educators working on curriculum, they collectively wondered: What might it look like to map all of the district resources visually in one location? During this collaborative research and development (R&D) process, participants learned that achieving data interoperability is a multifaceted challenge.

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The secret element in blended learning

The Christensen Institute

By definition , online learning is part of any blended learning classroom. It is the key innovation for enabling student-centered learning at scale. Given this fact, it’s easy to get caught up in thinking of technology—devices and software—as blended learnings’ core, defining feature. The most important element in blended learning is one that’s been in classrooms for centuries. Technology with learning needs students – 0.57. Web-based learning – 0.18.

Utah State Board of Education Approves Lexia Reading Core5 as K–3 Reading Improvement Program

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BOSTON (April 19, 2018) – Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone Inc. NYSE: RST) Company, today announced that Lexia Reading Core5® has been named by the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) as an approved provider of early interactive reading software for literacy instruction and assessment for grades K–3. Overall, students using Core 5 had the highest fidelity of use across all eight literacy products reviewed by the Utah State Board of Education.

Are computer labs a thing of the past? Not so fast.

The Christensen Institute

Recently, an education leader remarked to me that “the concept of a computer lab is obsolete”. In our blended learning research at the Christensen Institute, we see schools implement blending learning using technology along a wide spectrum, from a lab of desktops to 1:1 hand-held devices, 3D printers, VR headsets, and more. We also observe that at the end of the day, technology isn’t the most important component of a strong blended-learning program. Education Blog