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.

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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. Although definitions vary broadly, personalized learning endeavors to design educational experiences that suit an individual student’s abilities and interests.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Kaplan 101

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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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.

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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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. 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?

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.

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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