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Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

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New students, new parents, new rules at school–but there’s one more piece that shakes up my education ecosystem: new webtools. I recently previewed one I think you’ll like called Education Galaxy. Stipulating that I haven’t yet used this one, here’s what teachers say about Education Galaxy that kept me reading: “…95% of my students passed the state test and I feel I owe it to Education Galaxy.”

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. But Arianna and Alanni aren’t special education students.

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3 Core aspects of a personalized learning platform

Neo LMS

The availability of AI technologies, machine learning, robotics and so on is happening much faster than people might expect. We are not talking about some science fiction dream that is going to take 20 years to accomplish; almost all of these technologies are already available to various degrees in various industries, and they’ll go to the next level sometime in the next year, or in the next few years. Educational institutions need to keep up.

A Back-to-School, Personalized Learning Toolkit

Edsurge

Growing up, I received what was largely a one-size-fits-all education; as a result, I struggled to connect academically to this model. Today, I’m amazed at the impact technology can have on the learning process—especially when it enables teachers to personalize learning. And I never tire of hearing stories from educators who are successfully implementing personalized approaches to provide their students a truly unique learning experience.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

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. Sign up for our Higher Education newsletter. Future of Learning. Higher Education.

[PL Summit Series] Go Big or Go Home! Personalized Learning Summit Workshop, Yuma Elementary School District One

Education Elements

Michael Fullan describes the necessity of harnessing the power of “new pedagogical innovations with technology,” in his article, “Choosing the Wrong Drivers for Whole System Reform.” He continues by stating that the advances in digital content for educational purposes involve key elements needed for increased student achievement. In a word they make education easier and more absorbing. Learning and life become more seamless” (Fullan, May 2011).

The Importance of Jaggedness in Personalized Learning

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According to Learning in the 21st Century: the 2019 Digital Promise LVP Survey , 83% of teachers think students are capable of high achievement, but just 26% think students are reaching those levels today. As part of the Learner Variability Project, which “seek[s] to uncover strategies to meet learners where they are across varied contexts and needs,” Digital Promise’s team is examining the key factors for different grades and subject levels that impact student learning.

CoSN2020: Embracing a New Look for Personalized Learning

EdTech Magazine

Several years ago, some students in San Francisco Unified School District had the wrong idea about educational technology. That’s just one part of the district’s pilot program that combines personalized, technology-enhanced instruction with learning environment design.

What Lessons Does Special Education Hold for Improving Personalized Learning?

MindShift

This story about IEPs was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. But Arianna and Alanni aren’t special education students. Chicago has embraced personalized learning in a big way.

One Step at a Time: A Traditional School’s Journey Into Personalized Learning

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As a novice teacher educated in the digital age, I entered education, and specifically Saint Cornelius Catholic School, at a time of whirlwind change. It is a part of the Lumen Christi Academies , a group of Catholic schools in the San Francisco Bay Area whose mission is to “nurture ethical scholars who will change the world” through active, personalized and student-led learning. Education Technology Instructional Trends Personalized Learning Blended Learning

After Early Results, Personalized Learning Is 'Quickly Becoming District-Wide' in Dallas

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Rogers Elementary School in Texas get an unusual introduction to technology. Personalized learning is core to the model at Rogers Elementary, and Kristen Watkins, director of the personalized learning program at Dallas Independent School District, says that exposing students to multiple devices is an intentional part of the school’s approach. But technology is only one part of it. The elementary schoolers didn’t miss a beat.

Where Personalized Learning Meets Social Emotional Learning

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This year’s theme— Personalized Learning for the Whole Learner —aims to help school leaders from around the U.S. see how their peers are shaping learning environments for students and educators. At Fusion, you will meet leading education thinkers and doers from organizations that include the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Digital Promise, FutureReady, LEAP Innovations, KnowledgeWorks, ISTE, Ed-Fi, IMS Global and many others.

Without the Right Curriculum, Personalized Learning Is Just Another Fad

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More school leaders than ever before are seeking to harness digital tools to personalize learning and to prepare students for life after school, when creating and thinking with technology will be at the heart of being engaged and productive members of society. The curriculum—what students are learning—matters. For example, as students learn to read, it is critical that they build a strong and wide foundation of knowledge.

CoSN2020: Embracing a New Look for Personalized Learning

EdTech Magazine

Several years ago, some students in San Francisco Unified School District had the wrong idea about educational technology. They viewed technology as a “toy” or “free time,” Ben Klaus, principal of Jose Ortega Elementary, said during a virtual presentation at CoSN2020, the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking. “It The personalized learning program helps with that

CoSN2020: Embracing a New Look for Personalized Learning

EdTech Magazine

Several years ago, some students in San Francisco Unified School District had the wrong idea about educational technology. They viewed technology as a “toy” or “free time,” Ben Klaus, principal of Jose Ortega Elementary, said during a virtual presentation at CoSN2020, the annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking. “It The personalized learning program helps with that

A “handmade forerunner” of personalized learning, forged by teachers

The Hechinger Report

Jenn Zweber and a group of students in grades K through 3 discuss the impact of a Service Learning project on their community, during the first year that Impact Academy at Orchard Lake opened in Lakeville, Minnesota. 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. Related: Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

How Do You Factor Social-emotional Wellbeing Into Your Personalized Learning Plans?

Edsurge

As we’ve already mentioned , personalized learning should not and cannot be purely centered on technology. This means not simply examining technology’s role in education, but exploring what learning sciences, community development and social-emotional research can teach us about the holistic picture of personalized learning. How are you factoring social-emotional wellbeing into the personalized learning plan for your school or district?

What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us?

The Hechinger Report

The project typifies the mix of personalized and social learning that’s been a mainstay for 25 years at King, a founding member of a school network called EL Education. It sets these schools apart from a more recent wave of personalized learning, which is often dominated by technology and dogged by criticism that it isolates students from each other and from learning’s larger purpose. “We’re Ron Berger, chief academic officer, EL Education.

How Do You Include Your Community in Creating Your Vision for Personalized Learning?

Edsurge

Over the past year, we’ve collected dozens of stories from educators and school leaders around the country, each at varying stages of personalized learning implementation in their schools and districts. Some of these educators will be joining us at the EdSurge Fusion Conference in October, working to help attendees find their own answer to this same question. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

Next Generation Learning: Elementary School

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This series has told the stories of some of the grant recipients of the Next Generation Learning Challenges program, describing schools that have taken seriously the need to adapt, modify and in some cases entirely reinvent learning modes, and teaching models using technology as a basis. In our third and final blog in our series on the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) we’ll explore successes in the elementary school context. Personalized learning.

10 Popular Educational Trends and What You Need to Know

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The COVID-19 crisis is changing the educational landscape, often in unpredictable ways. We’ve rounded up 10 educational trends and issues you should keep an eye on and consider researching for your classroom. Blended Learning. Personalized Learning.

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Why the Best Personalized Learning Programs Start Way Before High School

Edsurge

At my district’s high schools, personalized learning is fairly easy to see. Sometimes elementary and middle school teachers come across as apologetic about how “little” they are doing in relation to personalized learning. Sometimes our elementary and middle school teachers come across as almost apologetic about how “little” they are doing in relation to personalized learning compared to their high school counterparts.

Personalized Learning, Teachers Unleashed, and a Learning Analytics Partnership: The Story of Fresno Unified

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At last February’s Board meeting, 10-year old Ryan inspired the adults in the room to see how tech can be leveraged for learning in a whole new light. Ryan had this chance to shine because of Fresno’s Personalized Learning Initiative (PLI), which has been fostering student voice, choice and collaboration over the last two years. Seventy-eight percent of its students are low income and 22 percent are learning English.

Project Based Learning at the Elementary Level: Nine Inspiring Examples

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I recently had the opportunity to work with an incredible group of elementary educators from Nauset Schools on Cape Cod. The teachers generously agreed, and below are their examples of inspiring yet practical examples of project based learning at the K-5 level! Learn more here!

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

Edsurge

Follow education technology-reform projects, and you’ll find mixed academic outcomes and expensive consultants. 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.

If You Do Any of These 4 Activities in Your Classroom, You're Already Personalizing Learning

Edsurge

As educators, we are tasked with the weighty responsibility of helping prepare students to be successful in life. Despite many state standardized tests following the cookie-cutter approach of one-size-fits-all testing, educators every day are personalizing learning to meet the needs of individual students, meeting them at the intersection of their learning styles and the resources available to them. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategie

Personalized Learning Needed in Increasingly Diverse Classrooms, Report Says

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Educators’ ability to personalize instruction using technology is imperative as the student population becomes increasingly varied by race, achievement level and socioeconomic status. But a lack of high-quality curricula designed to support that personalized learning is stalling the effort, according to a new report. New technology is key to allowing educators to provide this personalized support, the report says.

The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. About a decade ago, leaders in this public school district nearly 70 miles northwest of New York City decided to radically change the way they provide education to its diverse and academically challenged student body. They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons.

Where Are You on Your Personalized Learning Journey?

Edsurge

This past week, we traveled to the Golden, Colorado to attend the Conference of Online and Blended Learning (COBL), put on by the iLearn Collaborative. There we got the chance to learn what was on the hearts and minds of educators—some who are just beginning their personalized learning journey and others grappling with new challenges that have emerged from years of implementation. Roots Elementary School in Denver, Colo. EdSurge is on the road.

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

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Sitting in front of a laptop, Chris Pozo, a sixth-grade student at Truesdell Education Campus in Washington D.C., 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. What Is Summit Learning?

How A Simple Student Feedback Tool Helps Personalize Learning and Safeguard Student Well-Being

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Now, as a teacher myself, math is my favorite thing to teach,” explains Ward, a third-grade teacher at Bryan County Elementary School in rural Georgia. Below Ward and Thomas share some specific examples of how they use student feedback to personalize learning and support students’ well-being.

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Superintendent Scott Rocco provided me with a great opportunity to not only work with teachers in his district, but to also push me outside my comfort zone, which has always been secondary education. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning.

Personalized learning: How kids are getting into college by mastering their skills

The Hechinger Report

Students work on individual projects in the blended-learning classroom of Jessica Anderson, in Deer Lodge, Montana. A student-centered personalized-learning model known as competency education has gained traction over the past five years as states have developed policies to promote its adoption in both elementary and secondary schools. Third, students are assessed at deeper levels, making it more meaningful and a positive learning experience for students.

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

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. 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.

Massachusetts districts now trade notes on best paths to personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Revere hosted a learning tour for other schools last year, to share its experiences with personalizing learning. Blended learning was the gateway to personalized learning in the Natick Public Schools, about 20 miles west of Boston. The district made sure each child had a laptop to use in class almost a decade ago, according to the current director of digital learning, Grace Magley. Meaning people learning from each other.