How Differentiating Instruction Helps Students Connect to Learning

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As we got near each other, the young man literally grabbed and hugged me,” my colleague reported. Making the Connection to Learning Through Differentiation Connecting this way requires teachers to differentiate instruction—recognizing their students’ individuality and then planning learning experiences with the range of student needs, interests, styles, and preferences in mind. Webinar: Accelerating Literacy with Precision Differentiation. “Stay out of jail!”

Research roundup: 4 new reports on what’s working for blended learning practitioners

The Christensen Institute

Even though we aren’t even half-way through 2018, there are already several insightful reports on blended and personalized learning from this year that are worth highlighting. These reports examined various tools and approaches to implement blended and personalized learning models, as well as the potential impact these models could have on students and teachers. The first point of interest that the DOE observed was student outcomes.

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LEAP Innovations, Leader in Personalized Learning, Reports Impressive Double-Digit Student Gains in Schools Using Lexia Reading Core5 as their Literacy Solution

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BOSTON (May 7, 2018)– Educational technology that adapts to meet the personal needs of individual students is in big demand in the pre-K-12 learning environment, with reading being a discipline where one technology-based adaptive literacy tool is driving better outcomes and learning experiences.

Stories from the Road to Data Interoperability

Digital Promise

DIFFERENTIATING. INSTRUCTION. OUTCOMES. ” “I need one tool that will help me assess strengths/needs of students when I am differentiating instruction or writing report cards.” Schools are drowning in data.

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Personalized learning won’t work without personalized supports

The Christensen Institute

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. Technology certainly holds phenomenal potential to differentiate instruction with levels of precision and scale that a single teacher with many students may struggle to manage.

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

The Christensen Institute

Second, the charter schools using blended learning and attracting attention over the years—from Rocketship to Carpe Diem and from KIPP LA to Summit Public Schools—have produced impressive student outcomes that are concrete and objective. There are plenty of district schools though that have adopted blended learning and boosted student outcomes. The Virtual Instruction to Accentuate Learning program in Putnam County Schools in Cookeville, Tenn.,

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. Differentiated instruction was conceived in the 1950s. Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. appeared first on The Hechinger Report. Dan D.

Full-time online school launches in Georgia using FuelEd (Aventa)

eSchool News

PEAK provides intelligent reporting and analytics to help districts reduce system complexity and simplify administration as they adopt more digital and online learning solutions. Material from a press release was used in this report.

What to Avoid - and Embrace - in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

I am glad to report I’ve never seen a district make all these mistakes, but most districts make at least a few. Risk #2: Curricular and Instructional Misalignment: Personalized learning is about shifting pedagogy and thinking about curriculum and instruction differently.

School district in Georgia creates significant learning gains for Title 1 students

eSchool News

Participating schools will receive Achieve3000’s 24/7 differentiated, blended instruction for students, teaching resources and blended professional development for educators, real-time data dashboard for administrators, and robust home support for parents and guardians.

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

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Follow education technology-reform projects, and you’ll find mixed academic outcomes and expensive consultants. Ron Ashkenas, partner emeritus of Schaffer Consulting School districts around the country are adopting personalized learning—a pedagogy often described as a way to encourage learning that is individualized, differentiated and student-driven through technology. Probably not because we're not there every day providing the instruction.”

What to Avoid – and Embrace – in Personalized Learning

Digital Promise

I am glad to report I’ve never seen a district make all these mistakes, but most districts make at least a few. Risk #2: Curricular and Instructional Misalignment: Personalized learning is about shifting pedagogy and thinking about curriculum and instruction differently. The “Core 4” elements of a personalized learning environment are necessary for an implementation that is about shifting pedagogy and changing outcomes, rather than simply introducing technology.

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

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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.

Part 4: 20 Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Part 4: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

You will also see a summary overview, tips for success; some will have differentiated instruction strategies for English Language Learners and special accommodations. I love that it includes some tips and differentiated strategies.

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

techlearning

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.

Projects are not Project-Based Learning

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Is there variety in project outcome due to student choice and critical reasoning? Instead, teach it through direct instruction, look it up online or in a book, and then move on. That might be good differentiated instruction, but that does not make it PBL.

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Rationalizing Those 'Irrational' Fears of inBloom

Hack Education

Those who worked on the initiative seemed to ignore the legacy of the expensive and largely underutilized ARIS (Achievement Reporting and Innovation System) system that had been built for New York City schools, for example, hiring many of ARIS’s staff and soliciting the company in charge of building it, Wireless Generation, to engineer the inBloom product. This article first appeared on Points, a Data & Society publication in February 2017.

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Achieve3000 will apply its online differentiated instruction to the content, helping students to digest critical material so they can read, discuss, and debate core U.S. KAHOOT EDTRENDS REPORT FOR EDUCATORS ( kahoot.com/files/2018/05/EdTrendsreport-May-2018-educators.pdf

200 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration. Have students create word clouds of a lab report and compare results. Were there any unexpected outcomes in the word cloud?

Five Ethical Considerations For Using Virtual Reality with Children and Adolescents

MindShift

Addressing a persistent anxiety, Suter used Samsung Gear’s Public Speaking Simulator to successfully prepare a few nervous students for class presentations, reporting they felt “much more calm” during the live delivery. The tragic events of Sept.

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Learning Revolution Free Events - Future of Museums Conference Announcement - #EdTechMonth Events Today and Thursday - The Fallacy of Linearity

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tuesday, May 20th at 1pm CoSN Webinar Series - Over the Horizon: Results from the2014 Horizon K-12 Report , Join us for a sneak preview of the much-anticipated “2014 Horizon Report K-12 Edition,” being released this summer. Learn how to use the Horizon Report Toolkit for your own strategic planning and professional development. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update May 13th Nine tenths of education is encouragement.

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