How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide

Wisewire

Personalized learning has been an education buzzword for several years. A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities. So did they learn?

How Can School Leaders Personalize Learning? New Book Offers a Guide.

Edsurge

Personalized learning has been an education buzzword for several years. A recent survey of by the state education technology directors association, or SETDA, put personalized learning at the top of the list of state priorities. But what does personalized learning actually mean, and how can school leaders do it? He designed the Highlander Institute’s “Fuse” program, which trains educators to lead personalized learning in schools and districts.

Lessons from a school without walls

The Hechinger Report

The school’s aim is to foster an environment in which student and teacher together are jointly responsible for learning. Although definitions vary broadly, personalized learning endeavors to design educational experiences that suit an individual student’s abilities and interests.

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Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook

Edsurge

Whether from formative and summative assessments or online instructional programs, data is both a powerful indicator of teaching and a driver for personalizing professional development. So, how can you start using data to provide personalized, teacher-centric PD? Learn how schools and districts are leveraging the data from Edmentum’s online solutions: Meeting the needs of individual students through blended learning in Pennsylvania.

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Good, Bad, & Ugly: Blended Learning Effectiveness #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Q1: Is personalized learning a measurable framework? Critical thinking is grounded in knowledge bases. For the sake of civil society, our young people need to finish high school with a massive base of knowledge.

How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

Cracking the K–12 connection code requires a new approach, one that combines active-learning pedagogy with robotics in the classroom to deliver an interactive, immersive learning experience. . MORE FROM EDTECH: See how education robotics companies are invigorating K–12 learning.

The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn #iste2015

There is no box

The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn. This is not how we learn in the real world. The extent of networking to learn, if we were lucky, was putting four desks together and working in groups. In college, some of my best learning experiences were working on group projects. Both those group learning experiences were constrained by proximity and time. Why then do we not move into an era of learning to network and networking to learn?

Why site visits are vital to tech rollouts

eSchool News

Without these crucial in-person learning experiences, too often educators looking to implement technology in their local environments feel like fish out of water—perhaps literally. Bring Your Own Device Creating a Digital Learning Environment Featured on eSchool News Top News

Technology’s Role in Putting Learning Science Research To Work

Digital Promise

Since the days of writing on wooden shingles with charcoal in one-room school houses, an increasing array of objects – pencils, paper, scissors, paste, books, and microscopes, to name a few – have been routinely used in classrooms to help students deepen understanding and record and communicate what they learned. Today’s technology allows teachers to generate and monitor personalized learning plans for their students. Supporting collaborative learning.

Searching for Digital Courseware Solutions? Avoid the Rabbit Hole

Edsurge

The Cheshire Cat’s advice to Alice has parallels in higher ed, especially for faculty trying to make sense of the multitude of digital courseware solutions in order to personalize learning for students. At the University of Central Florida (UCF), Associate Vice President of Distributed Learning Tom Cavanagh and his colleagues have narrowed the scope of their courseware search by focusing on one central problem: student persistence.

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How to Build Lifelong Learners

Ask a Tech Teacher

” The first step toward reaching that goal would be opening their minds to fascinating bits and pieces of knowledge, be they about computer games or nature. Rephrased, this defines education as not about academic success, learning the 3Rs or graduating top in the class.

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Apple’s Longtime Education VP Shares Frustrations With Slow Pace of Change

Edsurge

In fact, in the book, Steve is quoted saying, "If I could put one computer in a school and one person would find that computer, it would change their life." And that we would be able to build a learning environment based on technology that would eventually be all digital, that would meet the needs of all students. And that assessment should not be something where you take the kids out of a learning environment, throw them into a lab and test them separately.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Why Competency-Based Education Stalled (But Isn’t Finished)” – according to Edsurge and SNHU’s Paul LeBlanc , that is. Via Techcrunch : “Thousands of academics spurn Nature ’s new paid-access Machine Learning journal.” “ AI will soon beat pupils taught knowledge-based curriculum,” Schools Week claims. “Personalized learning instructional models” is just chef finger kiss perfect.

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The Divided Stories of Education Reform, Personal Cognitive Revolutions, and New Superheroes

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Finding a new story (or stories) for education becomes imperative because so many other aspects of our lives are dependent on our vision of how teaching and learning take place. A few months ago I interviewed John Taylor Gatto for my “ Future of Education ” interview series.

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Week of January 24, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. link] JANUARY MOODLE FORUM: THE LANDSCAPE OF K-12 ONLINE LEARNING ( Host Your Own Webinar Series ) Wed 26 Jan 03:30PM New York / Wed 26 Jan 08:30PM GMT / Thu 27 Jan 07:30AM Sydney Laura Mikowychok. Join Laura and special guest Allison Powell, Vice President of iNACOL, for "The Landscape of K-12 Online Learning".