How to create effective personalized learning professional development

The Christensen Institute

According to a 2019 Education Week Research Center survey of nearly 600 teachers, 11% view personalized learning as a passing fad, 10% say it’s not on their radar screen, and 8% see it as a “threat to public education.” Education Blog

Social, mobile, and personal learning futures

Learning with 'e's

Many of my public presentations have the prefix: Digital Learning Futures, because for me, the future of education and learning will be greatly influenced by digital technologies. The presentation below was for the ELI 2015 (4th international conference on e-Learning and Distance Education) event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where education and learning professionals from the entire gulf region and beyond came together to discuss the possibilities of future education scenarios.

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Competency-Based vs Personalized Learning: Dawn of Justice

CUE

Competency-based and personalized learning strategies are both best incorporated when they leverage technology tools which allow teachers to customize their standard curriculum. Classrooms are now equipped with smart boards, Internet access, mobile devices, digital cameras, along with other devices that relate specifically to a particular field of study. A competency-based learning system focuses on the demonstration of a student’s academic performance.

It’s Time Teachers Reclaimed ‘Personalized Learning’ in the Name of Equity

Edsurge

Many believe that for learning to be personal, it must be individualized. What’s more, it strips students of their agency and autonomy and strips learning of curiosity and serendipity. At its extreme, this digitized brand of personalized learning is dehumanizing: It’s taking the humanity out of the human condition of learning, and it’s inadvertently taking the person out of personalization. Education Technology Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning: A 3-Step Plan

Gaggle Speaks

Many school leaders and education professionals tout personalized learning as the future of learning. While personalized learning, in which students engage with educational content based on their needs and preferences, can be integrated into any classroom, with or without technology, here’s a three-step plan for implementing personalized learning with technology by your side. Step 2: Prepare Your Learning Formats.

Why collaboration is a bad idea for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

There’s growing recognition today of a huge problem slowing innovation in personalized learning: we don’t have a clear pipeline for preparing and developing personalized learning teachers. Although many aspects of teaching translate across personalized and traditional settings, the schools driving personalized learning forward often find that their teachers need some additional skills and mindset shifts that they just don’t pick up in traditional teacher preparation.

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12

EdTech Magazine

Educators See Positive Impact of Mobile Devices in K–12. A new report from national education nonprofit Project Tomorrow says adding mobile devices to the classroom provides students with equity, empowerment and a better understanding of complex concepts. The efficacy of mobile devices for education has been hotly debated from classrooms to Congress. They also enhance the learning experience for those students.

4 Ways To Grow Your Personal Learning Network This Week

The Web20Classroom

Social media allows us to connect, to learn, to grow and to reflect not only within ourselves but with each other. She has them write 3 things they need to improve their learning and 3 things they can give to improve the learning of others. Many educators still believe they have little to offer to improve the learning of their colleagues. Being a connected educator is more than just taking ideas from a Twitter chat or even this blog post.

Why collective action is the wrong approach for developing personalized learning teachers

The Christensen Institute

There’s growing recognition today of a huge problem slowing innovation in personalized learning: we don’t have a clear pipeline for preparing and developing personalized learning teachers. Although many aspects of teaching translate across personalized and traditional settings, the schools driving personalized learning forward often find that their teachers need some additional skills and mindset shifts that they just don’t pick up in traditional teacher preparation.

IBM Watson Launches First Mobile App For Education

Edsurge

IBM Watson proved on Jeopardy it can process and “learn” information much faster than humans. But how well can it help teachers and students learn? Last week, IBM Watson released Element for Educators , an iOS app designed for the iPad to give teachers a better understanding of factors affecting student performance. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Candidatein Higher Education at The University of Virginia, Curry School of Education. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. Further, research validates the use of mobile technology in education. The use of technological innovations such as cloud computing, mobile learning, bring?your?own?device

New buzzphrase for IT has massive implications for personalized learning

eSchool News

Research has shown repeatedly that humans learn more rapidly and deeply from experiences, rather than from a lecture or a book. However, many institutions struggle with the resources needed to meet this new mandate for personalized instruction, thanks to lack of funding and widespread teacher shortages. The good news is, technologies like cloud, big data, mobility, and augmented and virtual reality are converging to enable unprecedented levels of personalization in education.

Advancing Mobile Phones as Learning Devices

A Principal's Reflections

This morning I read a great article on PBS Media Shift by Audrey Watters entitled " Why Schools Should Stop Banning Cell Phones, and Use Them For Learning." Fortunately for me I have already begun to work with my staff and students to transform the teaching and learning culture at New Milford HS as it pertains to cell phones as mobile learning devices. By the end of last school year many more teachers were incorporating mobile learning devices into their instruction.

Mobile Learning and Indian Education System

EdSense

Keeping up with this ideology, Indian education system has also spread its periphery, in order to accommodate widespread technology. Students often show more interest in learning from mobile phones, palmtops, tablets and personal digital assistants. Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor learning environment, mobile devices have become a prominent learning tool. What Makes Mobile Technology Stand Out? New Learning Paradigms.

Finding Balance in Today's Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

The science department invested in mobile carts outfitted with television sets. It took some self-reflection and honest feedback from my students to move away from being the sage on the stage and more of a facilitator of learning. Balance has always been a challenge for teachers.

In the marketplace: Measuring student progress, new digital solutions, personalized learning, and more

eSchool News

Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change. Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

Lesson Ideas for Mobile Learning

Educator Innovator

New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Shelly Terrell about her new book, which highlights the power of students’ mobile devices to drive learning in and out of the classroom. I knew that I had to talk with Shelly Sanchez Terrell again when I learned through the tweetvine that she had a new book out about mobile learning ( Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT ).

A ‘magic’ school bus brings science class to schools in need

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. Learning Undefeated instructors taught students how to?solve

4 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask About Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask About Mobile Learning. Untethered from desks, a tablet represents personalized learning potential for a student in ways we’re just catching up to. Truly; the promise of mobile is extraordinary. With every historical date ever needed for World History 101 suddenly contained in the back pocket of your average American eighth grader, we find ourselves in a new environment for learning.

These 8 schools have A+ mobile device programs—here’s why

eSchool News

Technology continues to raise the bar of what is possible in education. As more schools discover the power and benefits of education technology, mobile devices such as Chromebooks, Macs and iPads in the classroom are becoming commonplace. Here are eight innovative, real-world examples of schools that are using mobile devices along with a mobile device management (MDM) solution to unlock what’s possible in the classroom: 1.

Creating Personalized Learning Spaces and Activities with The Brain in Mind

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

I'm excited to be collaborating with my dear friend Naomi Harm and the talented team at Innovative Educator's Consulting f or a wonderful Professional Development experience in Lake Geneva, WI on July 26-27, 2016. This action packed event promises to be filled with innovative ideas and practical pedagogy, as well as opportunities to connect, collaborate and get inspired by educators trying to make a positive impact on teaching and learning.

Keep calm and carry on: Reasonable approaches to home-based learning

The Christensen Institute

The sudden closure of schools across the country has left policymakers, educators, and parents scrambling. Learning solutions right now will, of course, be less than perfect. Instead, we can use this time as an opportunity to learn and innovate.

Skills Are Great — But It’s Who You Know That Lands You a Job

Edsurge

The plan includes targeted investments in both existing and “next-generation” education and training programs, as well as career pathway programs in middle and high school. An estimated half of all jobs come through personal connections.

Blending with Playlists

A Principal's Reflections

In an effort to personalize learning more and more educators are turning to blended learning strategies. When it comes to personalized learning , the “personal” should be emphasized. Putting all kids in front of a device and having them engaged in an adaptive learning tool all at the same time is not personalized. In many cases, but not all, technology is a catalyst to facilitate the personalization of the learning environment.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16! What is the Global Education Conference ? What is the Global Education Conference? He has an organization that he’s looking to network with people about in terms of global education.

The Vital Role of Digital Leadership in Transforming Education

A Principal's Reflections

Education will not be the same. In the case of schools, there has been a dramatic shift to remote learning that has allowed all of us to reflect on where we are, but more importantly, where we want and need to be in the near future. Learning going forward should be anything but common.

Learning by Doing: The Power of Immersive Learning Experiences

EdTechTeacher

The following article will be published in the next edition of Creative Teaching and Learning Magazine. Close your eyes and envision a small child learning that walking is just a well-controlled process of falling forward without falling down. These are lessons that we learn by doing.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

Almost no district was truly ready to plunge into remote learning full time and with no end in sight. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. Related: Teachers need lots of training to do online learning well.

Tracking COVID Cases to Better Safeguard Students and Educators

A Principal's Reflections

Safety is at the top of the minds of all educational stakeholders, especially teachers and parents. Doing so provides an additional safeguard for students and staff to complement social distancing, hybrid learning models, hygiene stations, and facemasks.

How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

The use of technology in an educational environment is certainly nothing new – teachers have been relying on computers and similar devices for decades now. But over the last few years, in particular, a new trend has rapidly taken hold that stands poised to change the way we think about online education, for all-time and for the better. That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. The rise of social networking as a learning tool.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

A Principal's Reflections

Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). Now don't get me wrong, I still highly value face-to-face experiences, as there are some natural limits to learning exclusively in a social media vacuum. It is also extremely important for district and school teams to collaborate in person on specific goals. edWeb can be accessed on any mobile device.

The Limitations of Being a Disconnected Nomad

A Principal's Reflections

It seems like just yesterday that I was a disconnected nomad working hard to maintain the status quo and conform to a rigid system commonly known as education. You see, prior to 2009 I was adamantly opposed to even the thought of using social media for both personal and professional reasons. Image credit: [link] Being a disconnected nomad limited my ability to lead and learn. This is how I saw social media and mobile technology back in 2009.

How Academic Publishers Can Push the Boundaries of Digital Learning

Edsurge

From that day forward, the printed book became the foundation of the educational publishing industry. Digital learning platforms are not, however, simply a matter of reproducing a print-first approach via high fidelity ebooks. As the financial viability of printed textbooks declines little by little, the demand for alternatives like online learning content continues to grow. In order to succeed in a rapidly changing market, educators, students, and publishers need to evolve.

Differentiation Is Hard But Necessary. (Don’t Worry, There’s Help.)

Edsurge

Rachel Lynette , a curriculum developer and former K-8 gifted education teacher, captures the dichotomy perfectly. Educators review student data and discuss appropriate resources. If we don't differentiate, no one is going to learn anything, except the swath of kids that happen to hit the middle," says Lynette. These could be projects done using a computer, a worksheet or even by creating a hanging book report mobile.

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Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

It is titled Experiences in Self-Determined Learning and can be found at [link]. My Own Chapter: M oving From Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0. Self-determined learning or heutagogy is fast gaining interest from educators around the world interested in an evidence-based approach to learning. This edited book is the perfect primer on self-determined learning or heutagogy. Moving From Education 1.0 Education 1.0: