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What lessons does special education hold for personalized learning?

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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. A student at Belmont-Cragin Elementary School.

The Open Classroom: A Perspective on Differentiated Instruction

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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. Math rods and other visuals replaced rote learning seemingly overnight. As a former social studies teacher in the 1970s, I too saw attempts to teach differently.


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What Lessons Does Special Education Hold for Improving Personalized Learning?


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. Chicago has embraced personalized learning in a big way.

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


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. Core to the charter network’s vision is a belief that students can be empowered to make choices that direct their learning, with guidance from teachers and access to real-time data.

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? Hints of a remote learning legacy are emerging.

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


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! Teachers Pay Teachers Items : tons of teachers have donated some of their best selling and most creative lessons, units, and activities from their personal stores! Thank you to each of my dear friends below that donated one of your personal products!

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. 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. But personalized learning raises big questions about educational equity. Future of Learning.

How to make time for innovation

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A t this particular meeting, the PACE partner districts discussed implementing and assessing work-study competencies—New Hampshire’s name for a broad set of non-cognitive and social emotional skills that the state is hoping to instill in its graduates. First, school systems might consider leveraging blended learning. For example, when KIPP Empower , an elementary school in Los Angeles, Calif., Second, systems might bring in more non-teacher adults to support learning.

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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.

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.

Giving Voice to the End Users in Districts’ Technology Decisions

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This blog post is part of a series that highlight different stakeholders' perspectives on purchasing practices for K-12 personalized learning tools. Also be sure to check out our procurement study: Improving Ed-Tech Purchasing. We’re providing flexible, learner-centered, blended learning environments, including access to inter­active curriculum for teachers, students, and parents. Richard L.

Transforming Schools and Outcomes by Using a Culturally Responsive Curriculum

This type of curriculum teaches the basics in an authentic context of culturally relevant tasks and avoids excessive test prep and “multiple-choice learning.”. He also directed the development of the Instructional Framework, a multimedia database on teaching. By Robert Low.

5 technologies that support differentiated learning

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It’s no secret that 21st century teachers and school administrators are under enormous pressure to differentiate instruction to enhance learning for all students, regardless of ability or their innate interest in the material. Enter classroom learning centers. Technology: The Key Ingredient in Successful Learning Centers. Classroom technology also makes it easier than ever to differentiate lessons appropriately.

These 5 Teachers Showcase the Future of Blended Learning’s ‘Station Rotation’ Model


Milton Bryant is the first to admit that implementing blended learning successfully didn’t come overnight. For the past four years, Bryant has been tirelessly adapting his approach to personalized learning to ensure that each student is thriving, even when that means scrapping ideas that don’t quite pan out. Bryant, who teaches fourth and fifth grade Math at Ketcham Elementary Schoolin Washington, D.C., 7 models of blended learning that were cropping up in schools.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students


Students learn in different ways and have varying needs. The Fuel Education ® Transformation Awards program celebrates schools, districts, or organizations that are successfully transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. The 2018 Fuel Education (FuelEd®) Transformation Award winners are: Boulder Valley School District (Colo.) – for improving graduation rates and meeting student needs by providing online options for credit recovery and supplemental learning.

No Student Is Unreachable

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and a person at school whom he wanted to be with. The contact wouldn’t have to be earned, because kids shouldn’t have to earn something that they really need; Garrett needed time with Mr. B and robotics as much as a typical student needed to be in social studies. For struggling and hesitant learners, differentiation and personalization can make all the difference. Visual—does the child dress with any personal style? No Student Is Unreachable. by Jeffrey Benson.

Mentoring Minds Unveils Total Motivation – North Carolina


K-12 Supplemental Curriculum Aligns 100 Percent to North Carolina Standard Course of Study, Helps Students Build Critical Thinking Skills Raleigh, North Carolina – October 16, 2018 – North Carolina educators now have a powerful and accessible tool for incorporating standards-based instruction into learning with the launch of Total Motivation Math and ELA – North Carolina. It equips teachers to increase rigor and fill gaps in learning.

Virginia district launches summer kindergarten readiness initiative

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Achieve3000 is the leading literacy solution in blended learning programs today, specializing in cloud-based, differentiated learning solutions for school-aged youth as well as adult learners. We share their commitment to providing engaging, student-centered programs that reach kids at their precise learning levels and accelerate their literacy gains. Digital Learning and Tools News