#10: Why personalized learning should start in school libraries

eSchool News

With personalization a growing initiative in schools, the library may not be the first thing educators think of as a resource. However, according to Michelle Luhtala, library department chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Jackie Whiting, librarian at New Canaan High School, the library is often the best place to look for personalizing instruction through assessing, reading and making. How Libraries are Personalized Learning Hotspots.

How School Libraries Can Help Personalize Learning

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With personalization becoming a growing initiative in schools, the library is a valuable asset for personalizing instruction around student needs. Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, with guest Jackie Whiting, Librarian at New Canaan High School, CT, presented in the webinar, “ Personalizing Instruction Through the Library ,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources.

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Why personalized learning should start in school libraries

eSchool News

With personalization a growing initiative in schools, the library may not be the first thing educators think of as a resource. However, according to Michelle Luhtala, library department chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Jackie Whiting, librarian at New Canaan High School, the library is often the best place to look for personalizing instruction through assessing, reading and making. How Libraries are Personalized Learning Hotspots.

Using Data to Support Personalized Learning Pathways

edWeb.net

That’s the question leaders in the Foster-Glocester Regional School District (RI) asked as they reimagined education for the 21st century. Next, they surveyed the educators. Allowing students to track their own progress can make them more invested in their education.

Can Personalized Learning Be Scaled to Ease Teacher Burdens and Close Achievement Gaps?

ED Surge

Some say it’s time to finally commit to scalable personalized learning. So many bright educators love teaching and love kids, but they're physically and emotionally exhausted. We spoke with Smith to learn more about his vision.

Personalized Learning Requires Flexibility: An Update to Education Elements’ Core 4

Education Elements

I got to choose the topic and knew that I’d have to develop a thesis, and I knew the defense of that thesis would have to be sourced from far more than textbooks - it had me scouring local libraries and whatever I could find on Webcrawler at the time (my friend told me about a site called Google that was pretty good but I thought the name was weird so I didn’t use it for a while). Personalized Learning core four ClassroomsWhen I was in high school I had a fantastic U.S.

‘Hamilton,’ cultural relevance and the quest to personalize learning

The Hechinger Report

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. schools, as teachers attempt to make a traditional, Eurocentric curriculum personally interesting to a diverse student body. Tapping into students’ cultures in the curriculum fits, logically, into efforts to personalize learning.

Rethinking grade levels and school design for personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Kelly Pollack works with a student in CICS West Belden, a Chicago charter school that uses multiage classrooms as part of its personalized learning model. Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Nontraditional classroom arrangements like this are one way that CICS West Belden does personalized learning.

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

The Hechinger Report

PORTLAND, Maine — On a recent fall morning in the library of King Middle School here, four seventh-grade girls interviewed an immigrant from Peru named Luis Millones, now a Spanish professor at Colby College. 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. But there’s no common definition yet for what personalized learning actually is.”.

OPINION: Personalized learning wasn’t invented by Silicon Valley

The Hechinger Report

Educators have figured out that technology can help to free their time from administrative tasks like grading assessments, allowing them to shift energy toward individual student relationships. It provides access to vast libraries of content, which can be curated to reflect the interests and cultures of diverse classrooms. Related: How to unlock students’ internal drive for learning. . In 1907, a teacher from Italy proposed a new vision for the modern classroom.

3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network

Edsurge

Imagine a network of leaders from every sector of education: public schools and early learning centers, colleges and universities, museums and libraries, nonprofits and corporations. It’s the Remake Learning Network , a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of learning. As an educator, working with others is one of the best ways to ensure the success of your students. Attend an Educational Conference.

What does an OER lesson plan look like?

Hapara

K-12 schools and districts turn to open educational resources (OER) for their flexibility. They are a cost-effective choice and make differentiating instruction and personalizing learning easier. Was it an educational organization, subject matter expert or an educator? .

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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

Students at Revere High School in Revere, Massachusetts, worked in groups in the school library in 2015. 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 paths that schools take to personalize children’s learning vary widely.

New myON version looks to boost personalized learning

eSchool News

myON has announced a redesign of its personalized literacy environment for PreK-12. myON spoke with administrators, teachers, library-media specialists, and students throughout the development process to ensure their feedback was incorporated within the new design and features. Digital Learning and Tools News Top NewsmyON introduces new user interfaces and experiences for students and faculty, new writing tools and updated reporting features.

Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

eSchool News

A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation’s capital. Public School District (DCPS) has earned a sort of celebrity status with lawmakers, superintendents, and think tank heads filing in to see what, and especially how, students are learning. Part of their success has hinged on the way teachers are using blended learning in the classroom. of Educational Technology and Library Programs.

Editor’s Picks 2015, No. six: Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

eSchool News

A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation’s capital. Blended and personalized learning were two topics on the rise this year. The goal is to produce deeper learning. Public School District (DCPS) has earned a sort of celebrity status with lawmakers, superintendents, and think tank heads filing in to see what, and especially how, students are learning.

AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort

Edsurge

Participants in the venture’s fourth cohort did come together in person on Thursday, though, to present their work at a theater in Oakland. Meanwhile, the schools that shared their ideas focused on student-centered learning and models that honor the differences in students and “think about personalized learning beyond just technology.” Employers on the platform, meanwhile, get to learn about the potential of their current employees.

What the Newest Fitness Craze Can Teach Us About Personalized Learning

Edsurge

During the intense one-hour workouts, performance data is projected onto screens that members can watch, getting real-time feedback from personalized tiles that change colors based on heart rate. Here are some tips on how Orangetheory’s model might translate to the classroom, strengthening how you personalize student learning. In the classroom, try a similar model, allowing students to learn at the appropriate level rather than giving everyone the same lesson and assignment.

Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

Ask a Tech Teacher

Kiddom is designed to help teachers curate individual learning experiences with pages that are visual and easy-to-understand, and enable teachers to quickly determine student progress and where remediation is needed. While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. IXL Learning. Learn Zillion. PBS Learning Media. How to use the library.

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

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Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. 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! Thank you to each of my dear friends below that donated one of your personal products!

The Most Epic Digital Library For Kids and Educators

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Technology has a profound impact on education as well. But most importantly we need to encourage them to use high quality educational apps that are both fun and useful. As parents and educators we are responsible for what our children are exposed to when browsing their smart devices. One of my favorite educational apps that I personally use and recommend is Epic! They are all in your personal library that you can take anywhere. Digital Library?

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education. Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education. These are great for educational institutions and learners that can afford them. An Agile and Nimble Learning Environment. An Agile and Nimble Learning Environment.

How the local public library helped one school district cope with Covid

The Hechinger Report

In Port Orford, Oregon, it’s a quick walk from the elementary and middle school building to the town library—the two buildings are right down the street from each other. Library partnership and community. 2 S ource: National Center for Education Statistics.

How the Country’s Largest District is Personalizing Learning for Every Teacher

Edsurge

Over the past five years—as the district has invested more and more in helping teachers identify their own needs—some equally large questions have been raised, namely: How do the city’s thousands of teachers find resources aligned to their unique professional goals—and how does the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) personalize learning for all of them? Every teacher needs access to high-quality resources and learning experiences that meet their personal needs.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

“We couldn’t afford to have an individual teacher for every student, so we developed a way of teaching large groups,” as John Pane, an education researcher at the RAND Corporation, puts it. Pane is among a wave of education watchers getting excited by the idea that technology may finally offer a solution to the historic constraints of one-to-many teaching. Personalized learning is the No. Competency-based education. Learn what you want.

Using Data To Deliver Real Personalized Learning with Kiddom

Fractus Learning

And in a small number of schools, equipped with the right tools, it is being used to deliver real personalized learning. This is the kind of real personalized learning that free online learning platform Kiddom is on a mission to put into every classroom. With a clean and thoughtful design, Kiddom defines itself as a data-informed instructional platform for teachers to curate personalized learning experiences for students.

Personalized Learning: Mistakes, Moving Furniture and Making it Work

MindShift

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.

A day in the life with Student Dashboard Digital Backpack

Hapara

and Mrs. Perkins, a fifth-grade teacher, browses the district’s library of content in H?para This solution works on any device using a web browser, and each student can log in using their existing Google Workspace for Education account username and password. Streamlining learning.

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The future of work starts early in this California school district — just ask a fifth grader?

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. From the beginning of time, students have said, ‘Why do I have to learn this?’

How the Country’s Largest District is Personalizing Learning for Every Teacher

Edsurge

Over the past five years—as the district has invested more and more in helping teachers identify their own needs—some equally large questions have been raised, namely: How do the city’s thousands of teachers find resources aligned to their unique professional goals—and how does the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) personalize learning for all of them? Every teacher needs access to high-quality resources and learning experiences that meet their personal needs.

Find free online learning material in the new GoConqr Library

GoConqr

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library”. ~ Albert Einstein. The new GoConqr Library. Since we launched GoConqr, users have been busy creating engaging online learning material – so much that we have over 8 million resources and courses in our online learning library! To help you navigate this wealth of riches, we have organised the content into a personal learning library.

Codecademy Expands Online Coding Education

eSchool News

Codecademy, the online education platform empowering millions of people to learn code, announced two new initiatives for students and teachers, including its first-ever student membership and a new partnership with Clever, the most widely used single sign-on (SSO) portal in K-12 schools nationwide.

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

The Hechinger Report

After schools went remote in 2020, Jessica Ramos spent hours that spring and summer sitting on a bench in front of her local Oakland Public Library branch in the vibrant and diverse Dimond District. RELATED: Hot spots no silver bullet for rural remote learning. OAKLAND, Calif.

T&L Live PD Library Table of Contents

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LIBRARY Table of Contents CURRICULUM Blended/Flipped/Personalized Learning Coding, Makerspaces, and STEM Digital Content/Open Resources Google in Education Student Engagement, Empowerment and Leaders. Techlearning Resources T&L Live PD Library

?Tool: A How-to Video Library From the U.S. Office of Educational Technology

Edsurge

How about a video plan to help incorporate digital learning into your schools? This series of 50 short videos help schools and districts see how it looks to implement various parts of a personalized learning strategy into their systems. In support of the Future Ready Schools Initiative, where superintendents across the country pledge to actively work toward widespread, equitable digital learning, the U.S. Personalized student learning.

OPINION: Too many students just aren’t interested in what is being taught

The Hechinger Report

I was so excited to teach this class, I spent the summer collecting articles and artifacts from the local library and historical society. They knew the locations, buildings and the people we were learning about. Related: OPINION: What’s missing in music education?

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Digital divide: Gap is narrowing, but how will schools maintain progress?

The Hechinger Report

School officials in the seaside town scrambled to purchase enough devices for all their students to learn online last year after the pandemic hurtled kids out of buildings. For some educators heading back to school, though, the change is already clear. “We

OPINION: Beyond masks and Zoom: A middle school principal finds no shortage of learning options

The Hechinger Report

We’ve locked ourselves in battle, one side clamoring to close schools to prevent disease spread, the other demanding we keep them open to prevent learning loss, and no solution in sight. Visit Education Reimagined for more.

Is the new education reform hiding in plain sight?

The Hechinger Report

Rogers Elementary School here set a three-alarm fire in the library. When it comes to their children’s education, parents are like drug-sniffing dogs. 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. Philanthropists, state education officials, reform advocates — even charter school leaders — are examining personalized learning. Dan D.