The messy reality of personalized learning

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Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report. In another room, children rotate through learning stations, sometimes at screens, sometimes putting pencils to paper. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Tammy Kim, for The Hechinger Report.

In Utah, personalizing learning by focusing on relationships

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Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Personalized learning in Juab is still a work in progress.

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

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Photo: Mike Elsen-Rooney for The Hechinger Report. 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.

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.

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

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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).

New routes to success in learning are popping up around the country

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The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. Many teachers today try to give students more say in what and how they learn.

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. The Hechinger Report/Mike Elsen-Rooney). More student control over learning.

All ninth graders study at the local 4-H center in this Maine district

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At the Telstar Freshman Academy in Maine, service learning is included as part of the curriculum. Bailey Fraser, 15 (left), and her stepsister Leah Kimball, 15, volunteer with Edible Bethel during their service learning block. Emily Kaplan for The Hechinger Report.

The big jobs of small-town principals

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Photo: Caroline Preston/The Hechinger Report. 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.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

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Photo: Laura Pappano for The Hechinger Report. 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.

New programs find ways to foster student resilience

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The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. Learning through hospital stays. But PedsAcademy adds personalized learning to the personalized medicine at Nemours.

Five-Way Merger Creates New Illuminate Education: Bringing K-12 Educators the Broadest Choice of Student Achievement and Personalized Learning Offerings

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With nearly 15 million students and almost 300K formative assessment items on our combined platform, the opportunity to personalize learning is groundbreaking,” said Adam Berger, managing director at Insight Venture Partners and chairman of the new Illuminate Education.

The new movie Night School passes my test

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Among students receiving special education services, 34 percent had specific learning disabilities.”. percent of persons with a disability were employed compared to 65.7 Bureau of Labor Statistics report.

In rural Maine, a university eliminates most Fs in an effort to increase graduation rates

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Photo: Robbie Feinberg for The Hechinger Report. Related: Tipping point: Can summit put personalized learning over the top? But the University of Maine at Presque Isle (or UMPI) is one of the first public universities in the nation to use proficiency-based learning.

Can kids get passionate about learning — and develop the persistence to follow where it leads? One school has a plan

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Photo: Brenda Iasevoli for The Hechinger Report. The Greenfield model uses some rather commonplace strategies, such as integrating online learning, small-group instruction and greater parental and community involvement. Photo: Brenda Iasevoli for The Hechinger Report. “We

Reimagining failure: ‘Last-chance’ schools are the future of American high schools

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It is features like these that have helped former high school dropouts like Rocheli Burgos — and other students who have struggled in school — get a second chance at earning a diploma. The Barr Foundation is one of the many funders of The Hechinger Report.).

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

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The next school day and a just a few floors below, Miller is in the school’s biotechnology lab where students are learning the skills they would need for a job testing specimens for the presence of amalyse, the protein enzyme that breaks down starch into sugar. HATHORNE, Mass. —

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Can a school save a neighborhood?

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Photo: Kia Gregory for The Hechinger Report. The housing authority and the district, which manages the school, hired Big Picture Learning, a nationally recognized education nonprofit, to operate it. Photo: Kia Gregory for The Hechinger Report.

High school seniors reveal choices in joyous ‘signing day’ ceremony

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No more personal statements or constantly nagging Ms. He had experienced plenty of rejection while applying to colleges, but managed to learn from his experiences and move on. “If

Movie magic could be used to translate for the deaf

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About three quarters of deaf and hard-of-hearing students in America are mainstreamed, learning alongside hearing students in schools and classes where sign-language interpreters are often in short supply. That reading deficit slows their learning in every other subject.

With no silver bullet, innovation abounds at this bilingual high school

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Photo: Tara García Mathewson/The Hechinger Report. Related: A Spanish-English high school proves learning in two languages can boost graduation rates. Public displays of student learning are also natural in arts classrooms. Related: “Deeper Learning” improves student outcomes.

This program is helping fast-diversifying suburban schools promote success for all students

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Photo: Nick Chiles for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Nick Chiles for The Hechinger Report. Photo: Nick Chiles for The Hechinger Report. Students who sign up for AVID quickly learn that the most important utensil in the AVID kitchen is the big white binder.

How young is too young to start introducing students to future careers?

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Five-year-olds learn about police officers, doctors, artists, teachers, bakers and farmers. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. appeared first on The Hechinger Report. K-12 News Personalized Learning

Blended learning proof points showcase district schools

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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.

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

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Photo: Kate Flock for The Hechinger Report. 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.

States will soon be free to transform standardized testing, but most won’t

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Photo: Jackie Mader/The Hechinger Report. Related: How a “dropout factory” turned into a model for success. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. K-12 News Law and policy Personalized Learning Testing

TEACHER VOICE: Raising the bar on high school diplomas slams the doors on the weakest students

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The recent three-part series on proficiency-based learning in Maine by The Hechinger Report’s Lillian Mongeau (which appeared in both The Report and the Portland Press Herald ) is very informative on this topic. K-12 Opinion Personalized Learning

Edtech, Equity, and Innovation: A Critical Look in the Mirror

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When schools persistently graduate less than half of their students of color and students with disabilities, we call those schools dropout factories. We are often reluctant to label anything facilitated through technology as a failure.

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When math lessons at a goat farm beat sitting behind a desk

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Wess Wheeler (L), an independent learning opportunity student at Randolph Union High School, and Miles Hooper, manager and co-owner of Ayers Brook Goat Dairy farm, among the goats. Photo: Kelly Field for the Hechinger Report. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the 'Learning Revolution'

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Well, it’s been ten years, and with the recent proliferation of terms like “personalized,” “mastery-based,” and “blended” in the education world, some of Robinson’s viewers may wonder if or how his take on schools has changed. So, why then is personalized learning a non-negotiable? A huge misconception amongst adults, according to Robinson, is that kids don’t like to learn. On the contrary, “my conviction is that kids love to learn.

Twenty-one and in high school

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This story is part of a Hechinger reporting series about how “last chance” high schools are pioneering some of the latest trends in high school reform. He realized that some students don’t succeed on the conventional academic path, and ran a school for dropouts on Arena Boulevard.

Learning Analytics 2018 – An updated perspective

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Learning analytics has been a hot topic for a while in the education industry. Not by chance, learning analytics and all its related technologies (measuring learning, artificial intelligence, adaptive learning, personalized learning, etc.)

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. Instead, teachers, aided by learning software, determine students’ strengths and weaknesses and tailor activities toward them.

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. Using what it learned from the strings program, the district decided to offer courses for free — with the help of its Race to the Top grant.

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Via Vox : “Brazilian media report that police are entering university classrooms to interrogate professors.” “Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps,” says The New York Times. ” Then, “A Day Later, Football Coach Out at Maryland,” Inside Higher Ed reported. “ Board Chairman Resigns in Fallout Over a Maryland Football Player’s Death,” The New York Times reported on Thursday. ” Social emotional learning !