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Practical Applications to Individualize and Personalize Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Possibly one of the most important shifts needed in schools is to provide individualized and personalized learning experiences to students. Image credit: [link] Infusing online learning opportunities should be a given in a digital world.

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. When they are ready, the students demonstrate their understanding by performing thoughtfully developed tasks that determine how much learning has taken place.

Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids?

The Hechinger Report

When the lecture ended, they had yet another to chance to learn: A physics video chat with their tutor, a sophomore physics major at Yale. based education company that is part of a nonprofit consortium in the state. million online courses in 2014-15. Department of Education.

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. Personalized learning is the No. Competency-based education.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

Financial Viability of Some ‘Personalized Learning’ Charter Schools Unclear, Report Says

Marketplace K-12

A group of charter schools that have tried to pioneer “personalized learning” in schools face big questions about the sustainability of their approaches after private sources of funding run dry, a new analysis suggests. The “personalization” strategies in play in those schools vary widely, and include “station-rotation” models that move students through different approaches to learning, with different experiences with technology.

The next-gen high school to watch

The Christensen Institute

Last month, the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) in New Hampshire launched a new set of pathways for students. These allow students to move through learning at a more flexible pace, on an as-needed basis.

Bullish on blended-learning clusters

The Christensen Institute

An increasing number of regions are trying to create concentrated groups of blended-learning schools alongside education technology companies, which may be key to advancing the blended-learning field and increasing its odds of personalizing learning at scale to allow every child to be successful. Department of Education have also collaborated to support emerging “education innovation” clusters throughout the country.

Does proposed federal policy leave room for disruptive innovation?

The Christensen Institute

For years there’s been consensus that we need to hit refresh on the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). In large part, federal education law has always set out to incentivize—with both carrots and sticks—sustaining innovations in our schools. We believe that seeding sustaining innovations in K–12 education will be vital to improve continuously against our target proficiency and graduation goals.

New, MIT-based program proposes transforming physicists, engineers into teachers

The Hechinger Report

The “Great Dome” on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which is hosting an experimental program to recruit physicists, engineers, chemists, linguists, biologists, neuroscientists and other experts and train them to be primary and secondary school teachers.

Looking to Engage Students? Give Them a Chance to Get Their Hands Dirty

Edsurge

At Hamilton County Schools, the answer is our Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, which we call the Mechatronics Akademie at Volkswagen. It combines hands-on training with online and classroom instruction to give students who may not be planning to attend a four-year college the opportunity to feel enthusiastic and connected to their work. Many trades expect some level of educational training upon entering the workforce.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the series I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. So enjoy all this educational doom while you can.). National) Education Politics. ” The Fordham Institute’s Michael Petrelli has declared “ The End of Educational Policy.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

(National) Education Politics. Senate ’s education committee on a party-line vote Wednesday advanced the nomination of Carlos Muñiz for general counsel at the Department of Education ,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” (State and Local) Education Politics. Via WBEZ : “CPS Secretly Overhauled Special Education At Students’ Expense.” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Bill Would Bar U.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. Via The New York Times : “ Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control.” ” “ What does Trump’s executive order on education do? ” Via The Washington Post : “ Education Department relaxes financial aid process in the absence of IRS tool.” ” Via Education Week : “ FCC Chairman Announces Plan to Roll Back Key Net Neutrality Rules.”

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.” Are any education technologies, for that matter?

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. education and technology future of education

Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

I was painfully bored during my K-12 education. During my freshman year, I thought that if I had one wish, it would be to change the educational system (which has stayed with me ever since). Much significant learning is acquired through doing.

What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

I do a lot of speaking about technology trends in education, and none of my talks seem to get larger audiences than those that address new or emerging technologies. Here you go: Key Trends Accelerating K-12 Educational Technology Adoption. Deeper Learning Approaches.

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When the Stars Align: A New Constellation of Innovation

Edsurge

Innovation is happening all over higher education today—but it is happening in islands, pockets and clusters. Each of these institutions are home to optimistic changemakers: people who are passionate about supporting engaging, relevant learning experiences that are accessible and affordable to all. A collection of popular tweets represents the ideas that inspired the group: What is the difference between "personalized" and "individualized"? learning - learning environments?

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Vegas PBS and Nevada Learning Academy Launch Online Career Pathway Courses in Information Technology, Business Management, and Health Science for Students Statewide

techlearning

This initiative enables students to enroll in online career pathway courses through NVLA at an affordable, greatly reduced cost of $75 per course, per semester. In collaboration with long-time partner, NVLA, we are able to offer students rigorous online courses in high-demand career pathways.”

IT#1: What’s next in ed-tech? These 18 trends

eSchool News

So, as an educator interested in technology — after all, you are reading eSchool News — what is the best source for tracking emerging technologies for learning? Here you go: Key Trends Accelerating K-12 Educational Technology Adoption. Deeper Learning Approaches.

N.C. district targets online, blended learning solutions

eSchool News

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to implement Edgenuity’s blended learning, instructional services, initial credit and credit recovery. Blended Learning News Top News

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A Unified Approach for Digital Integration

edWeb.net

His participation in a Learning Counsel event led to district recognition for VPS’s systemic leadership. He is currently working with Apple, Instructure, the Friday Institute, Learning Counsel and other organizations to build authentic partnerships to support his district’s work.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). But the iPads will be discontinued next year in favor of the Dell Latitude Education Series (3160) touchscreen laptop computer. with an emphasis on the what of deeper learning."

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