Personalized learning won’t work without personalized supports

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Last week’s New York Times Fixes column highlighted the enormous promise of PowerMyLearning, a framework and tool that connects teachers, families, and students. Instead, as the article outlines, PowerMyLearning deliberately integrates efforts to engage families with efforts to improve academics by regularly looping families into collaborative homework activities and opening online, data-driven communication channels between teachers and families.

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And then there’s the approach we’ve taken at PowerMyLearning, the nonprofit I run in New York City. Eight months earlier, Rivera students were part of a program that PowerMyLearning developed called Family Playlists. Part of our learning can be informed by the trend in the SEL field of embedding skills like persistence into curriculum, rather than teaching these skills separately. The first weeks of school sparkle with promise: Fresh classes, different teachers, new students.

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I have recently become very interested in these questions because the Protégé Effect is something we are now trying to leverage at the nonprofit I work for, PowerMyLearning , which strengthens the triangle of student-family-teacher relationships. At PowerMyLearning, we are exploring the benefits of learning by teaching through Family Playlists. Picture this: It’s Monday and Ms.

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The technology platform is the product of a grant-funded collaboration between two professors and the nonprofit PowerMyLearning. It runs trials on granular pieces of digital learning activities via the PowerMyLearning Connect platform, which is available free to schools. The PowerMyLearning Connect platform, accessed by 40 partner schools, gets 8 million page views per month. Bridging the Information Divide Between Companies and Schools Is a Struggle.

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Leaders need to decide who needs to know what information, how much they need to know, and the best way to share that information. She serves on the board of PowerMyLearning Los Angeles and on the advisory board of Project Tomorrow.

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That person then disseminates information as needed to principals, teachers, etc. She serves on the board of PowerMyLearning Los Angeles and on the advisory board of Project Tomorrow. While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was last reauthorized in 2004, with amendments in 2015, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) were updated back in 2008, the demand for accessibility and equality in education continues to grow.

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Gather stakeholder information every way possible. She serves on the board of PowerMyLearning Los Angeles and on the advisory board of Project Tomorrow. Step 1: Make a plan. That’s the first piece of advice for every superintendent and school leader who asks about creating 1:1 environments in their schools.

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

Schools have valuable information to protect for both students and employees. Lilly explained that his schools, for instance, have frequent administrative access audits to ensure they can’t see information, like social security numbers, they shouldn’t. School records contain health information on all IEP students, employees, and any medical needs shared with the nurse or school officials. Of course cyber security is necessary in education.

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Speaking of ed-tech exacerbating inequality, Edsurge looks at PowerMyLearning ’s plans to give parents homework – “family playlists” – to do alongside their children. ( ” The Information reported that Rubin was “involved in an inappropriate relationship with a female subordinate while he was at Google.” ” Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security. (National) Education Politics.

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” “The California State Legislature is now considering two bills that would build a database firewall to block the flow of personal information from state and local government to federal efforts to deport immigrants and register people based on their religion, ethnicity, or national origin,” according to the EFF. PowerMyLearning has received $6.5 Privacy, Surveillance, and Information Security.