Massachusetts districts now trade notes on best paths to personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

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.

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.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

Edsurge

In Massachusetts, an emerging partnership between private funders and the state department of education aims to help teachers across the Commonwealth learn, share and spread best practices when it comes to leveraging new instructional models and technologies. Formed in December 2016 by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MESE) and the. You can personalize learning just fine without technology. Personal Concerns.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

It’s called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned? “In a personalized system,” he says, “students are receiving instruction exactly at the point where they need it.”

It's Elementary When it Comes to #EdTech

A Principal's Reflections

As a practitioner I am always looking to learn how to better assist educators at all grade levels. Our goal is the purposeful integration of technology to support or enhance learning. educational technology Learning Professional Development professional learning Spotswood

How to Pick the Right Instructional Model for Your Classroom

Education Elements

Selecting the right instructional model to personalize learning is a bit like cooking dinner for my family. To learn more about each of these in the elementary and secondary settings, check out these infographics: PL models for elementary classrooms & PL models for secondary classrooms. Let’s first explore where each model is most useful: Personalized Learning Classrooms

Rethinking education and assessment for truly personalized learning – Brian Aspinall, Canada

Daily Edventures

I’m really focused on providing a personalized learning environment for every student in my classroom,” says Aspinall. “So If we are truly personalizing learning for all of our students, is it fair to compare them to the other 20 or so students in the classroom?”.

Wednesday Inspiration

iLearn Technology

Angela is the perfect person to kick off a weekend of inspiration, learning, iterating, collaborating, and launching. You’ll get a first hand look at what re-imagined learning looks like.

Wildly Audacious Goals and the Power of One

iLearn Technology

I created the Learning Genome Project as an attempt to make it possible to personalize education for every child. This led to creating a model that honors unique individuals, a model that would make utilizing the Learning Genome Project possible.

Fighting Teacher Stress

The Hechinger Report

A growing recognition of high teacher-stress levels and the toll they can take on learning has made trainings like this one increasingly sought after nationwide. I said, ‘OK, I’ll try it, but it’s not going to work,’ ” recalled Lopes, who teaches at the William D’Abate Elementary School.

This Toolkit Helps Take the Stress Out of State Testing

Edsurge

Assessment For Learning. Read our blog to learn about our research, as well as approaches that help students get the most out of their online practice. With real-time reporting on student achievement, teachers quickly identified learning gaps as they correlated to state standards. A lot of time and resources go into creating a learning environment that helps both students and staff thrive. Creating a Personalized Learning Environment at Penn High School.

Teaching to the student, not the test

The Hechinger Report

Barile’s class is a prime example of how Revere High School uses “student-centered learning” to reach a highly diverse student body. Students learn at different paces and via different teaching styles, the thinking goes. K-12 News achievement gap Personalized Learning teachers

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Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. If every student learned as fast as they possibly could, they’d all move at different paces, and accomplish things as quickly as they can. Vicki: So we need to personalize learning.

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

His school and his state are trailblazers in personalized learning, a method that tailors instruction to students’ individual interests and learning speeds. Personalized learning advocates had big hopes for ESSA, enacted in 2015. Future of Learning.

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.

Live Interview Tuesday, January 31st - David Loertscher on Physical and Virtual Learning Commons and Building Personal Learning Environments

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me Tuesday, January 31st, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with David Loertscher, professor at the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University and proponent of the library as a new learning commons.

Reshaping Space, Roles and Routines to Support Children With Trauma

Edsurge

In 2015, we opened the doors of Roots Elementary to 100 kindergarteners and first graders in the neighborhood. Roots Elementary. Before that I had worked at the Charter School Growth Fund with several of the early visionaries who supported the movement toward personalized learning. But others struggled to find their way in the fluid learning environment and to build close relationships with their peers and teachers.

Access to equity in education is more critical than ever for the next administration

The Hechinger Report

We still have not realized the guarantee to an equal education promised more than 50 years ago by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. We still have not realized the guarantee to an equal education promised more than 50 years ago by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Using Technology to Differentiate Instruction

iLearn Technology

Just as every student grows and develops at different rates, they learn in different ways and at different speeds. Technology makes it possible to pace lessons appropriately for each student’s learning level and can be used to promote learning in the multiple intelligences.

Dramatic DeVos nomination begs question: Can she be an effective Ed Secretary?

The Hechinger Report

For them, she needs a more balanced message around resources, technology, distance learning, personalized learning and teacher quality. For them, she needs a more balanced message around resources, technology, distance learning, personalized learning and teacher quality.

OPINION: Despite opposition, homeschooling is thriving

The Hechinger Report

During the past 50 years, no segment of elementary education has prospered against the odds more than homeschooling. In Massachu­setts, for example, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education lists and links to all private and parochial schools in the commonwealth.

High school should be more like preschool

The Hechinger Report

Those two things are a key part of learning, too, she argues. For anyone who’s spent time in an early childhood classroom, the idea that school should be as much about making friends and having fun as learning the alphabet will sound familiar. That’s an ugly person.”.

“What if we started a school?” – Come see us in action!

iLearn Technology

What if we took kids on learning excursions every week? Our goal isn’t to show you all of the latest and greatest apps that you can use in your classroom (although you’ll likely learn about some new ones while your here). Student-Owned Learning Environment (re)Design.

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). Encouragingly, the current ESSA draft mentions blended learning as one such innovation, if schools manage to effectively integrate technology into their instructional core. Online learning is penetrating school systems nationwide by providing course options and learning experiences where students lack any alternative.

Framework: Ed Elements Provides Model, Plan, Hand-holding

Edsurge

Separate from its Playbook that helps define a vision, Education Elements , a consulting firm, helps schools and districts design next-generation teaching and learning models. Download and examine Ed Elements’ three models for elementary schools and its three models for secondary schools. They have a Personalized Learning Implementation Framework that guides users through 25 key areas of personalized learning.

Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Gold stars that seem exciting for elementary schoolers can fall flat with high schoolers. For all that person knows, the hole could go on for miles and be full of treasure.

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#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. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills

edWeb.net

As the importance and benefits of social-emotional learning (SEL) have become more widely recognized, many teachers have struggled to combine this type of learning with their required curriculum. edWeb Blog Literacy Reading skills social emotional skills social-emotional learning

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Only 47% of secondary students surveyed reported being engaged, enthusiastic and committed to their learning.

Communications Tips for School Leaders

Edsurge

There are many elements critical to the success of change management initiatives, including those involving blended and personalized learning. Having worked with almost 200 districts across two organizations, we have learned that communications is one of the areas districts have the least experience with, but which can have the biggest impact. Education Technology Professional Development Learning Strategies

Two Lexia Learning Products Honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards

techlearning

Lexia Learning today announced that its personalized literacy programs Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) and Lexia PowerUp Literacy™ (PowerUp) were both honored in the 2018 Tech Edvocate awards.

The Power of Positive Climate and Culture

EdTechTeam

As a coach assisting teachers with technology integration and personalized learning, I notice patterns arising from teacher to teacher. How a person feels is paramount to achievement. The answer is by personalizing learning and allowing students to set goals for themselves.

2017’s Ho-Hum, Unremarkable, But Too-Often Ignored Lessons in Education Technology

Edsurge

Both the idealism and optimism—keep in mind the adjectives I used to modify the nouns—have a lot to do with what I have learned over the decades about school reform, especially when it comes to technology. There’s a difference between the promises of “personalized learning” and the policies that school leaders enact—whether through changing academic standards, testing tools, teacher accountability and technology implementation—to make them a reality.

Creating the time and space for self-directed, personalized, inquiry learning.

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

‘Assignments’ like this are great because they force us (teachers John Sarte, Alan Soiseth and myself) to think about what it is we value, and strive towards as we build our program at Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Creating Inquiry Time to Dream-Create-Learn JPG.

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A Common Language: 30 Public Education Terms Defined

TeachThought - Learn better.

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