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.

Our Journey to Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Why Pursue Personalized Learning? First, we needed to strengthen and monitor our professional learning communities in an effort to evaluate, interpret and utilize data for personalized learning and differentiated instruction to increase learning and growth. Secondly, we had to identify and implement professional development strategies that focus on the utilization of digital resources as an integral component of content delivery.

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Using adaptive learning to personalize learning experiences

Neo LMS

The ideal learning process for a student is one that adapts to that student’s every need: the surrounding environment, the actual content of the lesson, the method of delivery, the types of assessment — and everything in between. How adaptive learning works. E-learning

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. Chicago has embraced personalized learning in a big way.

The Difference Between Personalized Learning And Individualized Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Difference Between Personalized Learning And Individualized Learning. What is the difference between personalized learning and individualized learning? While both concepts support meeting students’ learning needs, they serve different purposes.

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|.

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. This bucks a seemingly tidy vision of personalized learning as an overhaul of academics alone. Moreover, a vision of personalized learning as merely a diligent reworking of academic models is woefully narrow.

Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

Through our research over the past few years, we’ve seen schools around the world adopt technology to amplify the impact of teachers and make learning more student-centered. And, while technology is a powerful learning resource, it’s not the only lever for helping students succeed. Increasingly, we also see schools experimenting with staffing arrangements—essentially, how adults are being utilized in the classroom—in an effort to further magnify personalized learning.

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. Math rods and other visuals replaced rote learning seemingly overnight. New curricula were developed, including "Physics Computer Support Center" Physics and "Chemical Bond Approach" Chemistry, both of which offered a different way to learn these subjects.

Personalized learning and sound curriculum—two sides of the same coin

The Christensen Institute

Two weeks ago, Education Next published a blog post I wrote about the need to focus demand and funding for open educational resources (OER) on facilitating personalized learning. Fordham Institute’s Flypaper blog (which Education Next then reposted on its blog) arguing that “[a]dvocates of OER and personalized learning … tend to underestimate the breadth of knowledge necessary for true comprehension,” thereby leaving students with “a narrow and haphazard base of knowledge.”

What Lessons Does Special Education Hold for Improving Personalized Learning?

MindShift

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.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. According to Project Tomorrow’s 2017 Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning , 56 percent of parents of school-aged children are concerned that their child isn’t learning the right skills in school to be successful in college or a future job. Personalized Learning Aids All Students. Collaboration and Blended Learning Fosters Critical Skills.

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

Edsurge

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. To help teachers implement the learning model, schools and districts are increasingly paying top-dollar for specialized consultants.

Learning Styles: Fact or Fiction? What This Decades-Old Theory Can Teach Us

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If you’ve been in the educational field long enough, you’ve probably come across Fleming’s learning styles theory. For over forty years, researchers have sought to classify how different students learn and what teachers can do to support them. While many teachers feel that taking a student’s learning style into account can help them succeed, others feel that this theory is about as scientific as a horoscope.[2] What Are the Four Learning Styles?

'Lost in the Cracks' Alabama District Brings Personalized Learning to Incarcerated Youth

Edsurge

However, one school district hopes a personalized virtual school program will offer incarcerated learners a second chance. The K-12 school is a part-virtual and part-blended learning space—meaning students from all over the state can attend the virtual school (which serves over 1000 students, according to the principal Nelson Brown) and students within a 70 mile radius can participate in the blended version of the school (which has approximately 300 to 400 students depending on the year).

Stepping Toward Personalized Learning and a Lesson on Walls… plus a Free Webinar

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I want to take a break from my Over 70 STEM Resource Series to have a conversation on Personalized Learning and its relationship to the Walls of education. Please take a moment to read and reflect on my ideas of what Personalized Learning might be and realize that there may be other translations. I also would like to invite you to a free ISTE OLN Webinar on Personalized Learning with Andrew Miller.

Finding Balance in Today's Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Since I was not very open to risks and convinced that the most critical aspect of my job was to get through the curriculum, my sole focus was on direct instruction. Now my time was spent creating PowerPoint presentations for direct instruction.

Differentiation Simplified with Study.com

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Study.com is an online distance learning portal that provides over 70,000 lessons in fifteen subjects (including algebra, calculus, chemistry, macro- and microeconomics, and physics) aligned with many popular textbooks. Resources include not only videos but study tools, guides, and more. Today, I want to talk about Study.com’s emphasis on differentiation. To me and many other educators: Differentiated instruction is at the core of effective teaching.

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

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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! Software and Web Memberships : some amazing companies have really been supportive and offered some fantastic resources - you won''t believe how cool they are! Thank you to each of my dear friends below that donated one of your personal products!

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.

10 blended learning resources for schools

eSchool News

With many schools now practicing blended learning, it can be helpful for educators interested in blended-learning programs to know which edtech tools are being used. Related content: Why my school switched from virtual to blended learning.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

Personalized Learning and SEL: Why Meeting Students Where They Are Matters

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Educators know the benefit of differentiating instruction to the specific needs of the learner in academic subjects: Students are more engaged in their learning, and test scores go up. Now study after study is showing that social-emotional-learning (SEL) skills, such as empathy, self-regulation, and cooperation, may be even more valuable for students' short- and long-term success than academic content knowledge.

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. LEAP Innovations is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization connecting innovation and education to reinvent and transform the way children learn today.

Why Personalize

A Principal's Reflections

How we best learn has been a hot topic for many years. As most would agree experiences that are relevant, practical to our needs, meaningful, and applicable drive learning. As a result of mostly the one-size fits all approach, students enter an environment where not only their needs are not met, but there is very little motivation to learn. With this stark reality in place, changes in schools and instruction are definitely needed to better meet the needs of all learners.

Reframing ed tech to save teachers time and reduce workloads

The Hechinger Report

For much of the previous decade, advocates of education technology imagined a classroom where computer algorithms would differentiate instruction for each student, delivering just the right lessons at the right time, like a personal tutor. Future of Learning.

Podcasting So Accessible, Even a ‘Technophobe’ Can Do It—and Teach It

Edsurge

Carter spoke with EdSurge about how her podcast project came together, the ease of using the Soundtrap platform, and some of the ways educators can use podcasting to differentiate instruction and help meet core curriculum requirements. It was really easy to follow the menus and learn how to stop something, bracket some words, and then just press delete—and it was gone. Stop by Booth 2153 to learn more about Soundtrap's cloud-based audio recording platform.

3 Ways to Differentiate Learning in the Classroom with HyperDocs

EdTechTeacher

HyperDocs or “HyperLearning” as I prefer to call it, involves a well-crafted digital lesson for student use which engages them in inquiry-based learning and can differentiate learning in the classroom. It typically involves the hyperlinking of material, resources, tasks, and information students can access from a single document or access point. With various roadmaps for each learner, differentiation in the classroom is necessary to meet student needs.

My #HackEd2014 Summary and Reflections

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Personalized Learning - facilitated by Barbara Bray Click here to view above image with thinglink 1:1 Deployment Click here to view above image with thinglink Smackdown Official HackEd Smackdown sharing. Community, Global Connections using tech to build relationships Click here to view above image with thinglink Agency & Self-Direction in Education - facilitated by Steve Hargadon Focus on the pedagogy -- it''s about the learning and not the shiny object. Learn.

Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

Little did I know this experience would eventually propel me to help develop a school operating system that tackles technology issues plaguing educators and supports them with more opportunities to offer individualized instruction. To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. They bought a learning management system (LMS) and asked us to start using it.

3 Ways to Differentiate Learning in the Classroom with Google Docs

EdTechTeacher

HyperDocs or “HyperLearning” as I prefer to call it, involves a well-crafted digital lesson for student use which engages them in inquiry-based learning and can differentiate learning in the classroom. It typically involves the hyperlinking of material, resources, tasks, and information students can access from a single document or access point. With various roadmaps for each learner, differentiation in the classroom is necessary to meet student needs.

Let Learners Get in Their Zone (of Proximal Development)

Edsurge

Personalized learning” is a term that people take quite personally—and that leads to a variety of interpretations about what it means. The lack of precision about what the term means—whether it’s about tailoring instruction for individual students or the technology that enables it—leads to confusion and inappropriate assumptions. “As He warns that differentiating expectations rather than supports maintains or exacerbates the opportunity gap.

Curriculum Design is Emotional Work—This Teacher Makes It Easier

Edsurge

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. As I gained more experience teaching, I realized the most effective curriculum for students should provide a variety of options for assessment and instruction.

Last Chance: The Tech-infused Teacher (MTI 562)

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 21st century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. You will actively collaborate, share knowledge, provide constructive feedback to classmates, publish digitally, and differentiate for unique needs.

How to Eteach in a Covid-19 Pandemic

Ask a Tech Teacher

If your teaching has been moved online in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, learn which webtools make online learning exciting for kids and easy for you in this class–starts March 23rd! Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

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