Core Four of Personalizing Learning

Education Elements

In 2014 Education Elements first introduced the Core Four, later publishing the “Core Four of Personalized Learning: The Elements You Need to Succeed” in 2016. Since its publication, this white paper has been downloaded over 3,000 times by educators across the world.

Personalizing Learning: Flexible Pace & Path

Education Elements

In 2014, Education Elements promoted the notion of "Integrated Digital Content" as a core component of blended learning. Personalized Learning

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Personalized Learning: Reflection and Goal-Setting

Education Elements

Reflection and goal-setting is the simplest way to begin personalizing learning because it mirrors a practice we engage in every day of our lives. And it’s one reason why reflection and goal-setting is often the first step educators take to personalize learning.

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. Below you will see some of the changes that we made to personalize learning a mere 48 hours after the workshop.

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.

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.”

4 Ways teachers can use edtech to create personalized learning experiences for students

Neo LMS

A version of this post was originally published on April 13, 2021, in Independent Education Today. Education technology (edtech) is on the path to conquering every classroom. Learning is a profoundly unique process. Mastery-based learning. Adaptive learning.

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

3 Things Educators Should Debate As We Return to In Person Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

As we return to in-person learning, we should not return to business as usual. Listen to David Bott talk about Three Things Schools Should Debate As We Return to In-Person Learning. David Bott is the Associate Director of the Institute of Positive Education.

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. Personalized Learning

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.

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.

4 Steps for Humanizing Personalized Learning

Edsurge

Most educators can probably agree that more personalization in learning is needed for the fall—perhaps more than ever before. Now, however, it’s being framed as learning loss, with parents, administrators and educators advocating for learning recovery or acceleration.

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

Using Your ST Math Console for Personalized Learning

MIND Research Institute

Personalized math learning is driven by data. This is why MIND Research Institute ensures ST Math educators are equipped with robust reporting capabilities and access to easy-to-understand information. Watch this short tutorial to learn more.

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

5 Things We Need to Get Right As we Move Back to In Person Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

As we consider how we move back into school, we need to think about neuroscience research about how students learn. Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath talks about stress, learning duration, homework, spaced repetition, and sleep as well as computers and technology.

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: 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

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.

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

OPINION: Some warning flags for those embracing personalized learning powered by education technology

The Hechinger Report

Personalized education was already big pre-pandemic, but home schooling and digital instruction made more parents and teachers embrace the idea. Unfortunately, current personalized platforms are not designed to tackle educational inequality.

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

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

3 research-backed strategies to help make personalized learning work in all schools, not just some

The Christensen Institute

In the world of personalized learning, there’s a longstanding tension over the goals of education. Recent research provides promising evidence that personalized learning, when implemented with fidelity, can increase academic achievement. Education Blog

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.

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 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.

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.

PROOF POINTS: Combining remote and in-person learning led to chaos, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Teachers described their challenges in combining in-person and remote teaching in a University of California, Santa Cruz, study published in January 2022. RAND estimated that two-thirds of the teachers in hybrid schools were delivering remote and in-person instruction concurrently.

Some kids have returned to in-person learning only to be kicked right back out

The Hechinger Report

Over the years, the girl, who is now 15, was suspended at least five times, by Hatten’s count — until the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to in-school learning. But in October, less than two months after returning to in-person learning in Sacramento, California, she was suspended again.

Bringing Personalized Learning to Scale in a Large Urban School District

Education Elements

Personalized learning has captured the attention of many education reformers. Much of the conversation is around utilizing a personalized learning approach to enhance student engagement, and thereby, increase student achievement. Personalized Learning Leadership

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.