The messy reality of personalized learning

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In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School. In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Some kids have returned to in-person learning only to be kicked right back out

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Over the years, the girl, who is now 15, was suspended at least five times, by Hatten’s count — until the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to in-school learning. But in October, less than two months after returning to in-person learning in Sacramento, California, she was suspended again.

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How one city closed the digital divide for nearly all its students

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You don’t have a computer, you don’t have internet, you can’t even access distance learning,” Silver said. Not just so students could keep learning during the shutdown, but so that the whole family had access to information and resources.”. “We No one got much learning done, she said.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

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(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network. Some passionately believe that it can and must, while skeptics fear that personalized-learning hype has outpaced research into if and, importantly, how it helps students.

A year of personalized learning: Mistakes, moving furniture and making it work

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SAN DIEGO — Vista High School principal Anthony Barela had a vivid image of what school here could look like after a $10 million grant to reimagine learning: Rolling desks and chairs, with students moving freely and talking about their work. Vista’s trials and errors started when the school became an XQ Super School Project, with a five-year grant by the national nonprofit to bring a personalized-learning approach to this suburban district. Future of Learning.

How one district went all-in on a tutoring program to catch kids up

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And Shayla Savage, a middle school principal, said that when her students returned to in-person learning this spring, she noticed differences beyond just their math and reading progress compared to previous years. “We And so we always talk about it as ‘unfinished learning.’ ”.

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Coronavirus becomes unprecedented test for teacher-student relationships

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Along with Rose, I contacted a middle and an elementary school teacher to see how they are faring. Of course, teachers want their students to master content, develop a love of learning and move on to the next grade. Related: Teachers need lots of training to do online learning.

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Personalized Learning: Mistakes, Moving Furniture and Making it Work

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This story about personalized learning was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. SAN DIEGO — Vista High School principal Anthony Barela had a vivid image of what school here could look like after a $10 million grant to reimagine learning: Rolling desks and chairs, with students moving freely and talking about their work. More student control over learning.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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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.

Will the students who didn’t show up for online class this spring go missing forever?

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Monica Williams remembers the late May day she and first grade teacher Lizette Gutierrez reconnected with the four young siblings from Cable Elementary. No teachers from the San Antonio elementary had heard from the children since schools closed abruptly in March due to the pandemic.

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If more students become pregnant post-Roe, are we prepared to support them?

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She was a high school junior when she learned she was pregnant, and didn’t receive the support she needed from school officials to continue. The teens learn how to apply for their birth certificates and get a driver’s license or social security card.

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Why decades of trying to end racial segregation in gifted education haven’t worked

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On a crisp day in early March, two elementary school gifted and talented classes worked on activities in two schools, three miles and a world apart. There are gifted dropouts. Then there’s the question of personality, of what a gifted person is like.

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A school year like no other: The class of 2021 played ‘the hand we were dealt’

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The next morning, he woke to an email announcing that in-person classes would be canceled for the foreseeable future. But learning from home was hard and her slipping grades threatened her plans. “I But despite her own challenges with remote learning, Jaden was not ready to give up.

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‘State-sanctioned violence:’ Inside one of the thousands of schools that still paddles students

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Collins Elementary School, in southeastern Mississippi, paddled students more times than almost any school in the country in 2017-18, the last year for which there is national data. Yet students at Collins Elementary join the increasingly isolated ranks of those legally paddled at school.

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Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

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His school and his state are trailblazers in personalized learning, a method that tailors instruction to students’ individual interests and learning speeds. Personalized learning advocates had big hopes for ESSA, enacted in 2015. In a personalized classroom, students are taught how to take control of their own learning, so that they can take different pathways to gain understanding of concepts. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

The big jobs of small-town principals

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Snyder is the principal of the elementary, middle and high schools in this tiny town in southeastern Colorado. He’s also the superintendent of the district of 225 students, as well as the maintenance director (until the school board can replace the person who quit the month prior), a substitute teacher and, once he gets his license, a fill-in bus driver. The district is working to improve results at its elementary school, which has been underperforming.

Addressing the needs of all learners at Wolf Creek Public Schools

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“One of the tools that supported Wolf Creek staff and students during the 2020-21 school year while they participated in hybrid learning both online and face to face was H?para Workspace has served as their digital platform for the Enhanced Learning Model.

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Implementing Innovation Strategies to Make School Districts More Equitable

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The longer-term vision, which is starting to become a reality in Dr. Conner’s district, is schools will become hubs, teachers will become learning accelerators, and students will become co-authors of their own education. By Robert Low. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST.

Districts Pivot Their Strategies to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism During Distance Learning

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Distance learning began March 23. In elementary school, frequent absences are linked to a higher likelihood of dropout—even if attendance improves over time. In addition to causing learning gaps, absenteeism also has budget implications.

Fuel Education Honors Seven Programs for Transforming Education for Students

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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.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

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As the importance and benefits of social-emotional learning (SEL) have become more widely recognized, many teachers have struggled to combine this type of learning with their required curriculum. SEL also decreases behavioral issues, dropout rates, drug use, and teen pregnancy, so the advantages of including it in elementary and secondary classes are clear. Additionally, Bobbi served as a learning facilitator, encouraging students to take ownership of their learning.

Adapting to the New Classroom

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Adaptive learning technology is the new go-to for personalized learning. Diagnostic products and software systems that target specific areas of learning for improvement can help students find success, freeing educators to help every learner reach their personal best within one classroom. These out-of-the-box blended learning solutions can also help nontraditional students find their own paths. Learning Ally ? Imagine Learning ?

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

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Hundley describes him as a positive person, obsessed with food and something of a jokester, though more reserved around people he doesn’t know well. “Most of what our staff does is show up committed and dedicated — they really take care of these kids and make sure that they’re safe, that they’re healthy, that they’re happy, they’re eating, they have clothes,” says Amy Creeden, an elementary school principal.

Erasing the Look and Feel of Poverty

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Hundley describes him as a positive person, obsessed with food and something of a jokester, though more reserved around people he doesn’t know well. Most of what our staff does is show up committed and dedicated — they really take care of these kids and make sure that they’re safe, that they’re healthy, that they’re happy, they’re eating, they have clothes,” says Amy Creeden, an elementary school principal. The initiative is in place at elementary and middle schools in Middletown.

Twenty-one and in high school

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While other schools adopt different strategies to keep students in class, Bronx Arena, in the Bronx borough of New York City, is betting on close relationships and a personalized academic program to get the job done. This model demands more resources than those available to a traditional high school, but given that the typical high school dropout costs the state an estimated $300,000 over their lifetime , Cesene argues that the math is elementary.