Personalizing within the Curriculum: High Quality Instructional Materials as a Lever for Student-Centered Learning

Education Elements

Over the last 10 years, we have seen a significant shift in how educators access and leverage instructional materials to guide instruction. Personalized Learning Curriculum Strategy & Adoption

7 tips to better define personalized learning

eSchool News

Personalized learning is a pretty well-known term, but educators have different definitions for personalized learning, making for a sometimes-confusing approach to its implementation. Now, a new report seeks to apply a common definition to personalized learning and outline best practices for educators to advocate for the practice in their districts. Targeted instruction: Instruction aligns to specific student needs and learning goals.

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#8: 7 tips to better define personalized learning

eSchool News

Personalized learning is a pretty well-known term, but educators have different definitions for personalized learning, making for a sometimes-confusing approach to its implementation. Now, a new report seeks to apply a common definition to personalized learning and outline best practices for educators to advocate for the practice in their districts. Targeted instruction: Instruction aligns to specific student needs and learning goals.

Class of 2020: Action Plan for Education ~ 13 Years Flew By 

SETDA Says

Best Practices Digital Content Digital Learning instructional materials Personalized Learning Professional Learning Student voice

Using Makerspaces to Support Personalized Learning

edWeb.net

In the edWebinar “ Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Learning,” Grace Borst, Innovation Specialist at St. Students use this time for school and personal projects where tech might not be required but could add value. While students miss class for open lab, the teachers recognize the benefits of letting students explore technology to help them achieve both personal and educational goals.

State Education Agency Considerations for Digital Learning: CARES Act & Beyond

SETDA Says

In support of state leadership, SETDA recently published the State Education Agency Considerations for CARES Act Funding as Related to Digital Learning. As state education agencies (SEAs) plan for the 2020-21 school year and work to ensure that high quality learning opportunities are available to all students, each has the opportunity to demonstrate leadership.

Take Flight to Accessibility with the AEM Pilot

SETDA Says

SETDA continues an on-going partnership with CAST to support access to instructional materials and tools for all learners. The National AEM Center at CAST has enjoyed collaborating with SETDA on improving access digital materials and technologies for learners with […].

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Framework: Ed Elements on the ‘Core Four’ Foundations of Personalized Learning

Edsurge

The consulting firm Education Elements designated four factors as the keys to successfully integrating a personalized learning model, based on its experience with 100 districts, 300 schools and 300,000 students. Those four elements—flexible content and tools, targeted instruction, data-driven decisions and student reflection and ownership—are the Core Four of Personalized Learning. Data-driven decisions Teachers use data to inform instructional decisions.

Personalizing Learning With Google Apps and Chromebooks

District Administration

How one of the largest districts in the country is going Google District Administration Custom Publishing Group The School District of Lee County in Florida is in the midst of one of the largest education Chromebook implementations in the country, distributing some 18,000 devices along with Google Apps for Education accounts to all students in grades 6-8, in part to meet state mandates that all Florida students use digital instructional materials by the 2015-2016 school year

Alabama Partners with NASA and ASTA to Support New Online Science Resources

SETDA Says

Digital Content Digital Learning instructional materials partnerships Personalized Learning Project Based Learning digital content digital instructional materials digital learning professional learning stemAnother in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of state leaders. Richard O. Murphy, Ed.D. read more.

Building virtual monuments to Black historical figures

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. He learned about them through an app on his phone.

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Student seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

The Hechinger Report

I remember thinking that the school systems must have a great list of recommended online learning,” she said. Everyone’s a different learner,” said Joffe, “and that’s often overlooked in online learning.”. Could students, then, be the unwitting experts in remote learning?

Schooling has changed forever. Here’s what will stay when things go back to normal

The Hechinger Report

In Oklahoma, students are having a say in where and when they learn. We have a chance now to make it something that will change teaching and learning forever for the better.”. Learning from Lockdown. There’s no going back.

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SETDA Highlights from 2017

SETDA Says

SETDA engaged members, affiliates, private sector partners, and partner organizations around federal and state advocacy efforts and provided national leadership for broadband, digital instructional materials, and data interoperability. Best Practices Digital Learning Personalized Learning Policy Uncategorized2017 was a great year for state leadership for educational technology.

Anatomy of a failure: How an XQ Super School flopped

The Hechinger Report

They’d developed a projects-driven curriculum that would give students nearly unprecedented control over what they would learn, in a small, supportive environment. Winning approval from the teachers union in January had triggered a 60-day sprint of public hearings and school committee meetings, during which Resnick and Duffy provided thousands of pages of answers to school committee questions about everything from what students would learn to how they would eat lunch.

How to sort the good from the bad in OER

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. . Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. Sometimes, they consult curation sites that have evaluated these materials; sometimes they just consult other teachers on what they use.

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“Just Right” Content for Digital Learning

BYOT Network

Likewise, as teachers design digital learning experiences based on their students’ personal strengths and interests, they need to search for the “just right” instructional resources to meet their students’ varied needs. Teachers are now engaged in a time-intensive daily process of designing digital instruction from resources they find on the Internet. How are those resources being used to engage student learning?

Let Learners Get in Their Zone (of Proximal Development)

Edsurge

Personalized learning” is a term that people take quite personally—and that leads to a variety of interpretations about what it means. The lack of precision about what the term means—whether it’s about tailoring instruction for individual students or the technology that enables it—leads to confusion and inappropriate assumptions. “As Technology can enable teachers to individualize instruction, or meet students in their ZPD, more efficiently.

Four Classroom-Ready Tips to Boost Reading Engagement and Drive Learning

Edsurge

Studies show that for students to remain engaged, they need texts that reflect their personal experiences. Offer high-interest content that reflects student experiences Studies show that for students to remain engaged, they need texts that reflect their personal experiences. This diverse, engaging approach to content selection is apparent whether teachers are using material to support core curriculum, inform independent reading—or something in between.

Louisiana Department of Education Rates Lexia Reading Core5 as Highest Tier of Efficacy

eSchool News

10, 2022) – The personalized literacy solution Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) from Lexia® Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, has received the highest rating of Tier 1 from the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). About Lexia Learning. BOSTON (Feb.

4 ways online learning can lead to educational equity

eSchool News

Related content: 5 things you don’t know about online learning. Checking off all of these boxes isn’t always easy in traditional educational settings, where many schools have yet to tap into the value of online, blended, and/or personalized learning. How online learning promotes equality and equity in schools. Until all students are treated equally and given access to similar educational resources, we have little chance of achieving equality in K-12 schools.

Using open educational resources to empower differentiated instruction

Hapara

Open educational resources, also known as OER, provide a great way to supplement curriculum to differentiate instruction and better meet each learner’s needs in your classroom. para built itself upon a robust pedagogical foundation that is designed to support differentiated instruction.

Curriculum Associates Updates i-Ready Personalized Instruction and Assessment to Help Accelerate Student Learning for the 2022–2023 School Year

eSchool News

To help accelerate teaching and learning this coming school year, Curriculum Associates has updated its award-winning i-Ready Personalized Instruction and Assessment program with new reports, lessons, accessibility features, and more. NORTH BILLERICA, Mass. —

Did you know online learning can lead to equity?

eSchool News

Related content: 5 things you don’t know about online learning. Checking off all of these boxes isn’t always easy in traditional educational settings, where many schools have yet to tap into the value of online, blended, and/or personalized learning.

Savvas Announces its enVision® Mathematics Common Core Grades 6-8 © 2021 Earns Highest Rating from EdReports

eSchool News

Savvas Learning Company , a next-generation learning solutions leader for K-12 education, is proud to announce that its enVision® Mathematics Common Core Grades 6-8 © 2021 received the highest rating from EdReports.org. ABOUT SAVVAS LEARNING COMPANY.

Curriculum Associates Launches New Resource Kits to Support Schools

eSchool News

Both the Leader and Teacher kits focus on six overarching themes: adapting plans to unique needs, partnering with and supporting families, engaging all students, actively managing personalized learning, providing teacher-led instruction remotely, and using data to help make decisions.

OPINION: Struggling readers need standards and structure based on the science of reading

The Hechinger Report

Yet across the country, millions of kids are struggling to learn this vital skill. States that have adopted legislation around science-aligned approaches to reading instruction have seen significant improvements in reading achievement.

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Lexia Nationwide Report Finds 80% of Students Using Lexia Core5 Reading Did Not Experience Literacy Learning Loss During Remote and Hybrid Learning in the 2020-21 Academic Year

eSchool News

23, 2021) – Lexia® Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, today released new research titled “Using Lexia Core5 Reading to Address Learning Loss and Accelerate Learning: Insights from a 2020-21 Nationwide Study.” About Lexia Learning. BOSTON ( Sept.

Savvas Delivers New Summer Solutions for Math and Literacy to Move Learning Forward

eSchool News

PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY — March 16, 2022 — Savvas Learning Company , a K-12 next-generation learning solutions leader, launched today several new summer learning solutions to support school districts in addressing unfinished learning in math and literacy.

Indiana Department of Education Names Curriculum Associates a School Improvement Preferred Technical Assistance Partner

eSchool News

June 22, 2021— The Indiana Department of Education recently named Curriculum Associates a School Improvement Preferred Technical Assistance Partner to Support COVID-19 Recovery and Student Learning. Curriculum Associates was specifically approved for i-Ready for learning loss.

Kiddom Expands Partnership with Kendall Hunt Publishing

eSchool News

As a Certified Partner of the nonprofit OpenSciEd since August 2021, Kendall Hunt will offer a customized version of OpenSciEd’s high-quality middle school science instructional materials in a dynamic format through Kiddom’s comprehensive digital curriculum platform.

Savvas Learning Company’s Experience Chemistry Wins Gold Stevie Award, Its Fourth EdTech Industry Honor Since the Product’s Launch

eSchool News

We would like to thank the American Business Awards for honoring Experience Chemistry as an exceptional science learning solution,” said Bethlam Forsa, CEO of Savvas Learning Company. Another judge remarked, “I want to go back to school and learn through Experience Chemistry.

Newark Public Schools Expands Use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp to All of its Elementary Schools

eSchool News

Newark Public Schools (NPS) has approved expanding implementation of Lexia Learning’s Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) and Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® (PowerUp) throughout its K-5 and K-8 schools. About Lexia Learning. About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.

Broadband Provides More Equitable Access to Education and Workforce Preparation

edWeb.net

Digital learning not only plays a crucial role in preparing today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow, it also has an important role in providing equity and access to education, especially in smaller and remote school districts. Links to Local Learning. WATCH THE EDWEBINAR RECORDING.

The Dilemma of Entrepreneurial Teachers With Brand Names

Edsurge

In the 19th and 20th centuries, enterprising teachers found resources, scrounged materials, and took risks in using new techniques and products on their own time and on their own dime so that their students could learn in innovative ways. Yet commercialization of instructional materials—seeing students as future customers, ads on buses and in sports stadia—have been around for decades. Education Technology Personal Learning Networks Community

Texas Education Agency Approves FEV Tutor as a Full-Service Provider in New Statewide High-Impact Tutoring Initiative

eSchool News

The corps is an initiative aimed at accelerating student learning through high-impact tutoring. The agency also confirmed that the VTTC providers can help districts meet House Bill (HB) 4545’s requirements for supplemental accelerated instruction. WOBURN, Mass. Sept.

What Will Schools Do in the Fall? Here Are 4 Possible Scenarios

Edsurge

based think tank New America , the three authors—an instructional designer and two former teachers—lay out four possible scenarios for what school will look like in the 2020-21 school year, based on present understanding of the COVID-19 virus and health experts’ advice for school re-openings.

A ‘Learning Ecosystem’ Approach to Ed-Tech Acquisition

Digital Promise

This blog post is part of a series that highlight different stakeholders' perspectives on purchasing practices for K-12 personalized learning tools. In other words, it’s an apt metaphor for the changing circumstances facing K-12 schools looking to acquire and adopt technology and digital learning resources. Take a “learning ecosystem” approach to ed-tech acquisition.

Florida Department of Education Approves Lexia Learning for ELA Intervention Courses

eSchool News

BOSTON (June 8, 2021) – Lexia Learning, a Cambium Learning® Group company, announced today that Florida’s Commissioner of Education has approved Lexia® Core5® Reading (Core5) as curriculum in elementary intervention courses. CCC-SLP, Lexia’s chief learning officer.

EdTech Company ChalkTalk Earns Funding to Help Shape The Future of Teaching

eSchool News

Florida Funders Invests In ChalkTalk, Personalized Learning Program for Real-Time Instruction, Designed to Shape The Future of Teaching & Training. Acting as the ultimate teacher’s assistant, ChalkTalk enables teachers to build hyper-personalized courses in under 2 minutes.