Why personalized learning is hard to study

The Christensen Institute

This week saw the release of the third in a series of personalized learning studies conducted by the RAND Foundation. The research analyzed implementation, survey, and efficacy data in a sample of schools that are part of the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) portfolio, and compared that data to a national sample of schools. NGLC schools yielded some positive academic results, but educators and administrators reported numerous challenges.

Personalized Learning in Action

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past year, I have been blessed to support the Davis School District in Utah with their personalized learning initiative across the district. It has been exciting and challenging work as I have been mentoring principals, facilitating workshops, and providing teachers feedback where schools are all at different places as they work to create more personal experiences for learners. We saw personalization in every classroom. to further their learning.

Differentiating with Personalized Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Personalized learning is the latest buzzword in an education environment bursting with new ideas but this one is impressive. In a sentence, personalized learning: “tailors instruction, expression of learning, and assessment to each student’s unique needs and preferences.” If you think it sounds like differentiated instruction, it does with this caveat: Personalized learning is student-directed, student-paced, and designed for each learner.

Multimedia content personalizes learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Josemaría Carazo Abolafia, is an educational researcher and teacher who lives in Spain–and doesn’t own a car! Josemaria and I share the belief that “…[technology] must be transparent, like a lens; otherwise, it hinders learning.” ” Here’s his take on the use of videos in education: Multimedia content as a way to learning process personalization. So it is with learning.

Education Galaxy–Personalized Learning That’s Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.”

How Can Personalized Learning Support Educational Equity?

Education Elements

In his book Striving for Equity: District Leadership for Narrowing Opportunity and Achievement Gaps , co-author and former Arlington County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Smith provides the following explanation of educational equity: “You don't have equity in conditions in which all students are receiving the same amount of support, You are getting equity if you have a situation in which every student is getting the amount of support to be successful.”. Personalized Learning

Using adaptive learning to personalize learning experiences

Neo LMS

The ideal learning process for a student is one that adapts to that student’s every need: the surrounding environment, the actual content of the lesson, the method of delivery, the types of assessment — and everything in between. How adaptive learning works. E-learning

Flexible Seating in Personalized Learning

Education Elements

It was about a year ago that I took the plunge and implemented personalized learning in my classroom. That decision turned out to be one of the best I’ve made in my sixteen years as an educator. Under the guidance of and support from Kelly Freiheit at Education Elements, my traditional third grade classroom has evolved into a personalized learning classroom that has changed the way my students learn. Personalized Learning Classrooms

Personalized Learning at Its Best

Wisewire

To be effective, my lessons needed to be personalized for each student. Back in 2003, personalizing meant curating a library of individual lessons, developing a diagnostic assessment, and handwriting personalized pathways for each of my students. Since then, I’ve been lucky to be part of multiple personalized learning implementations using different platforms at a variety of schools. The post Personalized Learning at Its Best appeared first on Wisewire.

Why each student needs a personalized learning path

Neo LMS

The Yellow Brick Road is the perfect metaphor for each student’s learning path until they finish school. Why each student needs a personalized learning path. Learning has been on the lips of many educators across the world in recent years.

Design Parameters for Personalized Learning

Education Elements

As I meet with education leaders across the country, I am often asked questions about the best way to roll-out personalized learning within a district. Personalized LearningI always struggle to answer this question since it entirely depends upon the unique needs and circumstances within each community. In some ways, it feels as if someone is asking me, “What’s the very best car I can buy?”

Personalized Learning Journey Begins with a Vision

Education Elements

In year one of being a personalized learning school, I have had many reflective moments like this at Trailside Middle School. Students engage in selecting their pathway for learning, collaborating, questioning, and self-assessing all day long. Teachers have assumed the role of facilitator and students are owners of their learning. Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education Education Elements School Districts communications

Flipping Formatives and Structures in your New Personalized Learning Classroom

Education Elements

As we count down to this year's Education Elements Summit, we asked presenters from last year's Summit to share more of their innovative thinking with us. Kelsey Brown, a teacher in Loudoun County Public Schools, led one of the most popular Personalized Learning Simulations last year, and shares with us her thoughts on classroom structures! Personalized Learning

How to Successfully Personalize Learning in Secondary Schools

Education Elements

Last year, a group of educators sat down with engineers from a well-known technology company. The first question the educators asked was what the engineers look for in potential candidates. The ability to learn and grow in an ever-changing world is what defines the very best candidates. Personalized Learning ClassroomsAdaptability was their immediate response.

10 Personalized Learning Superhero Snapshots

Education Elements

At Education Elements we are incredibly fortunate to work with so many exceptional, passionate, and extraordinarily talented people, including teachers, coaches, principals, and district leaders. These amazing people are going above and beyond to transform education, and are helping to write the future through the success of their students. Personalized Learning Leaders School Districts

Are you really personalizing learning?

The Christensen Institute

In a recent post , we shed light on the difference between blended learning—an instructional modality that describes integrating technology to deliver some content—and personalized learning—a philosophy that believes in a combination of modalities and goals for better and (and in some cases, new) outcomes for students. Across the K–12 education landscape, teachers have by far the biggest impact on student learning and student experiences. Education Blog

5 Key elements of personalized learning

Neo LMS

Along with concepts like blended learning, adaptive learning and virtual learning, the need to focus on the main character in the learning process came about. This is how personalized learning became the key to every new approach to learning and teaching. Check out the key elements of personalized learning: 5 Key elements of personalized learning. Flexible learning environments. Personal learning paths.

The Composition of Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Aside from my family, Drew Brees, and my work in education, I have another great passion - photography. Up until that point, I would look at a picture and judge its impact based on my own personal interest or something of beauty that I saw in the photo. After nearly two decades of refining my skill set in the field of photography, I’ve learned that the photos that leave the greatest impression on the viewer actually follow very technical photography rules.

First Steps to Personalize Learning

Education Elements

If you wait until you’re ready for personalized learning, you’ll never get started! Our antiquated, factory-style education system is failing our students. Sadly, the current structures of most educational systems will not allow for these students to see that day come about. Personalized Learning Education Educators Leaders innovationIt’s also failing our teachers.

Reflections on our Epic Personalized Learning Summit

Education Elements

I almost feel like I could both start and end this post with just those 4 words and a short description of what it was like to be in a room full of educators singing and dancing their hearts out (some in costume!) on Thursday night of Education Elements' 3rd Annual Personalized Learning Summit. Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education Education Elements School Districts communicationsEpic Lip Sync Battle.

Personalized Learning: Is It?

The Journal

Personalized learning” is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. In our blog we cast a critical eye on this specific use of technology in education. Cutting to the chase — and answering the question in the blog’s title — no

New resource: Personalized Learning Playbook

The Christensen Institute

Education Elements, an education consulting company, is one of the pioneers in blended learning. Through its experience working with K–12 schools to create blended-learning programs, it has been at the forefront of developing some of the tools, models, and expertise for making blended learning work. Given the company’s vast experience and impressive results , it was exciting to read CEO and Founder Anthony Kim’s new book, Personalized Learning Playbook.

Taking personalized learning to scale

The Christensen Institute

As the call for personalized learning gains steam, we’re hearing more about how best to invest in systems that support schools that break the traditional mold. When reformers try to nurture innovation-friendly ecosystems they may think they are creating new education value networks; but more often than not, they are just supporting bold experiments within the existing value network of traditional education.

Advancing personalized learning with purpose

The Christensen Institute

At last week’s iNACOL Symposium, the conference halls were abuzz about the promise of personalized learning. In the same week, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released a report in partnership with RAND profiling promising academic results across schools pursuing a range of personalized approaches over the past two to three years. These conversations and findings mark an encouraging departure from our industrial model of education.

Stop! Collaborate and Listen. to Enhance Personalized Learning

Education Elements

Through my work as a classroom teacher and now as an education consultant, I have noticed a few common barriers to collaboration and identified ways that school district leaders and classroom teachers can overcome them. Personalized Learning Curriculum ClassroomsThe world of work is changing. As we integrate into a global community, we’re tasked to work together to solve complex problems.

Join Me in the Personalized Learning EdWeek Summit with Texthelp

The CoolCatTeacher

We'll be in Room 8: Texthelp: Enabling Students to Personalize Their Own Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can enable students to personalize their own learning. With apps, tools, and knowledge about how they learn, students who have learning differences can empower themselves to learn better and faster. Because they learn differently, they need different tools.

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. Educational institutions need to keep up. No matter if we’re talking about kindergartens, elementary schools, high schools or colleges and universities, the need for a learning platform that offers personalized learning experiences for each student is all too real. But with the help of educational technologies, things change.

The Importance of Online Personal Learning Networks.

EdTech4Beginners

Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are the groups of people around us that help us develop skills and knowledge. Many teachers are now learning from each other online. This can happen through belonging to shared Facebook groups or following educators on Twitter and taking part in ‘ Twitter chats ‘ Why should you have an online PLN? I follow inspirational educators and click the ‘follow’ button so I get a notification every time they Tweet.

The Technology Trap: Can You Personalize Learning Without Devices?

Education Elements

I hear educators across the country telling themselves the same lie: “I would love to personalize learning for students, but I can’t because I don’t have the technology.” Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education School Districts EdTech communicationsI was lying to myself and didn’t even realize it. After completing numerous 5K and 10K runs, I was considering taking my running to the next level by training for my first half marathon.

10 Books on Personalized Learning for School Leaders

Education Elements

Education Elements put together a few of our favorites on personalized and blended learning just for you. You’ll start the 2017-18 school year refreshed and full of great ideas to continue to move forward with personalized learning at your school and across your district. Personalized Learning LeadersIf you’re like us, as you wind down another hectic school year, you’re imagining yourself on a beach with a few good reads.

Personalizing Learning with Branching Google Forms

EdTechTeacher

The following article was published in the most recent edition of Digital Learning Magazine in my column, “The Tech Savvy Classroom with Shawn McCusker.”. Click here for a link to the complete article published in Digital Learning Magazine. Personalized learning creates a variety of challenges for teachers. Understanding the tools that can support the creation of a personalized path for each student is a key part of making it work.

4 Ways Personalized Learning Could Change Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

4 Ways Personalized Learning Could Change Teaching contributed by Jennifer Jones PhD, Educational Entrepreneur and Founder of Green Ivy Schools Increasingly, teachers at the high school and middle school levels (and perhaps even elementary school) will be hearing the term ‘personalized learning.’ ’ And as with so many terms in our field of education, it will […]. The Future Of Learning Personalized Learning

The Personalized Learning Pathway of Horry County Schools

Education Elements

Personalized Learning Education Horry County SchoolsIt was so exciting for me to visit South Carolina for the first time last month. What was most exciting was that I got to join the Ed Elements team at our partner Horry County Schools (HCS), South Carolina’s third largest district. HCS has 54 schools, 2,700 teachers and more than 40,000 K-12 students.

The inconvenient truth about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning is quickly gaining steam among educators, philanthropists, and policymakers. The promise of a personalized education system is enormous: we are witnessing an era when new school models and structures, often supported by technology, can tailor learning experiences to each student and allow students more choice in how they access and navigate those experiences.

Discipline Through A Personalized Learning Lens

Education Elements

When we work with school districts to embark on a personalized learning journey, we empower students to be self-directed, independent, motivated, and well-versed in articulating and sharing ideas. Personalized Learning Education Educators LeadersWe encourage students to reflect on their own performance data and collaboratively plan an academic path forward that meets their needs.