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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.

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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.

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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. That heightened sense of ownership, which some research suggests could strengthen students’ desire to learn, is one of the many facets of an educational approach called “personalized learning.” It’s an idea that’s gaining traction as technology offers new tools for both tracking student learning and customizing classwork based on past performance.

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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? Let technology inform your approach to professional development. This very same approach can help you implement more personalized PD. I worked in the same school—doors down from my wife—for three years.

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How K–12 Classrooms Can Benefit from Robotics

EdTech Magazine

Classrooms are dynamically impacted by the dual forces of technological evolution and student expectation. Student engagement is changing, driven by digital natives looking to combine organic social interaction with science, technology, engineering and math discovery. 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. .

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

EdTechSandyK

Good, Bad, & Ugly: Blended Learning Effectiveness SXSWedu 2017 Debate Julia Freeland Fisher, Director of Education Research, Christensen Institute Lisa Hansel, Advisor, Knowledge Matters Saro Mohammed (Moderator), Partner, The Learning Accelerator Personalized learning is one of true transformational opportunities in education. Q1: Is personalized learning a measurable framework? Critical thinking is grounded in knowledge bases.

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Is a virtual education the future for K-12 students?

eSchool News

Modern technology connects us and allows communities to share resources in unprecedented ways. Virtual education leverages these connections to provide everyone, regardless of geographic location, access to experts and high quality learning experiences. As technology has improved, virtual education has evolved to become a tool that helps close gaps in high schools and colleges. Digital Learning and Tools eClassroom News Featured on eSchool News Opinion

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Why site visits are vital to tech rollouts

eSchool News

Since 1987, the National School Boards Association’s Technology Leadership Network has hosted education technology site visits that allow educators to grasp the essential conditions needed to support technology innovation. 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.

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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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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?

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Hemet Unified School District Adopts LETRS for New Two-Year Professional Learning Program

eSchool News

BOSTON (April 21, 2022) – Hemet Unified School District in Riverside County, California, has adopted LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) professional learning programs for its teachers and administrators. About Lexia Learning. About Cambium Learning Group.

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What Makes Professional Development Work?

edWeb.net

“Don’t call it professional development—call it professional learning.” Professional learning opportunities need to be designed with agency, fidelity, contextual learning, relevancy, sustainability, and iterant. Technology and Professional Development.

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What to Know About Miguel Cardona, Biden’s Pick for Education Secretary

Edsurge

In 2013, he became Meriden’s assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. 17, Cardona addressed Connecticut educators directly, noting that the safety measures put in place have been sufficient to make in-person learning relatively low-risk for students and staff this fall. “If

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

Edsurge

The book is called Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student's Potential. 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." The second part of it was that we knew that the technology was continuing to grow. 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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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. Renowned linguist, philosopher, historian, and scientist, Noam Chomsky says it this way: “ Education is really aimed at helping students get to the point where they can learn on their own. Rephrased, this defines education as not about academic success, learning the 3Rs or graduating top in the class.

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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. Join Mike Shaffer, Academic Technology Specialist at the University of Findlay, to gain insight into how he has spread true campus-wide adoption and to gain a few tips and tricks about how you too can garner similar wide-spread adoption at your own school. What does the future of learning look like?

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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. It''s telling that while the Internet has become an unparalleled platform for learning, intitiative, participation, productivity, and creativity, almost all of this happens outside of formal educational institutions.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” “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.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It’s not that paying for a piece of technology will treat you any better, mind you.). You can learn anything online, Siegler argued.

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