The benefits of active learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

But in this twisted time, young children starting public pre-K at the age of 4 are expected to learn through “rigorous instruction.”. Of course the benefits of active learning are apparent beyond the kindergarten sector. The question isn’t whether active learning techniques work.

Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

One of those bright spots was being asked to read Carl Rogers, Freedom to Learn , which was published 1969 in an upper level Educational Psychology course. Its essence is meaning – “When such learning takes place, the element of meaning to the learner is built into the whole experience” (p.

Learning to Learn at Work

Digital Promise

Most of the skills we need to do our jobs — the ability to complete tasks, collaborate with colleagues, circumvent obstacles, and plan for future assignments — are skills we learn at work, not before. But when employees learn by doing, they don’t always recognize when and how the learning is happening — and likewise do not consider the best ways to optimize their learning as they carry out tasks. The only learning that happens in this mindset is accidental learning.

Learning to Read to Learn

Digital Promise

Lessons have shifted from “learning to read” to “reading to learn,” with students using texts to make sense of unknown concepts. This variety of sources can leave middle and high school students confused about which techniques to use to comprehend, analyze, and synthesize what’s in front of them, as well as which reading to use for higher learning. The post Learning to Read to Learn appeared first on Digital Promise.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the top trends affecting HR in higher education and learn more about how HR can make a difference by aligning with institutional priorities.

Immersive Science, Deeper Learning

Digital Promise

EcoLearn , a research group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is explicitly trying to cultivate these skills within the context of rich STEM learning. Learning for Transfer. With EcoXPT, students aren’t just receiving information; they’re in charge of their own learning.

Leadership in Personalized Learning

Education Elements

“You can’t buy personalized learning…” I read this statement by Richard Culatta recently and it really resonated with me because personalizing learning is about skilled teachers, not students working on computers for a large part of a day. Good teachers are a crucial element of personalized learning. Personalized Learning

Learnings from Implementing Personalized Learning in Denver Public Schools

Education Elements

In the three-plus years since introducing Personalized Learning (PL) in individual schools within a large public school system, the Imaginarium, Denver Public Schools’ (DPS) innovation lab, has been studying the conditions that help and hinder the implementation of PL at scale. Personalized Learning

Lecturing v. active learning

Dangerously Irrelevant

The partiality of the lecture format has been made visible by studies that compare it with a different style of instruction, called active learning. Where new learning models will thrive. Higher Education Learning and Teaching Mind Dump learning lectures teaching

Learning Transformed: A PLC Opportunity

Tom Murray

This June will mark one year since my coauthor Eric Sheninger and I released Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today with ASCD. – 40% off the Learning Transformed Course for your team.

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Digital Innovation in Learning Award Winner in “Sharing is Caring”.

How Might Schools Quantify “Personalized Learning”?

Education Elements

Measuring your personalized learning journey is now easier than ever with the new Kiddom + Education Elements partnership. Personalized learning is a buzz phrase we hear often in education. Personalized Learning School Districts Classrooms

5 Useful Accelerated Learning Techniques.

EdTech4Beginners

Learning something new can be both exciting and excruciating. Be it learning a new language or a new craft, acquiring new skills need not always be a complicated affair. Such techniques largely contribute towards making learning a productive process. 2) Multisensory Learning.

Less Work, Deeper Learning

The Principal of Change

Consider how much deeper learning could be if “creation” was a non-negotiable in the learning for both us and our students. I believe that you will not only lessen the amount of work that you are doing, but it will create opportunities for deeper learning for your students.

Learning to Self Manage

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The post Learning to Self Manage appeared first on Digital Promise. This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Read the original version here. Never give up!” “Be Be determined.” “If If you dream it, you can achieve it.”

Universal Design for Learning: Meeting the needs of all students

Ditch That Textbook

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that aides educators in designing lessons that meet the needs of diverse learners. DitchBook Twitter chat choice innovation learning styles student engagement student learning udl universal design for learning

4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning

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4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning by TeachThought Staff A Definition of Student-Centered Learning In our view, student-centered learning is a process of learning that puts the needs of the students over the conveniences of planning, policy, and procedure.

Flexible Seating in Personalized Learning

Education Elements

It was about a year ago that I took the plunge and implemented personalized learning in my classroom. Under the guidance of and support from Kelly Freiheit at Education Elements, my traditional third grade classroom has evolved into a personalized learning classroom that has changed the way my students learn. Personalized Learning ClassroomsThat decision turned out to be one of the best I’ve made in my sixteen years as an educator.

Scaffolding Maker Education Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

I also believe one of the roles of an educator, in the context of maker education, is to scaffold learning experiences so the end result is students becoming self-determined learning. pI often read via social media about the importance of student centered, student-driven instruction.

Learning How to Learn

Indiana Jen

This is great series to help students learn various techniques to help them be successful in school. Through their series of amusing and informative videos, students learn how to effectively take notes, retain information, active reading, and more.

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HyperDocs tips and making learning addictive

Ditch That Textbook

When learning is addictive, kids want to come back for more. DTT podcast #DitchPod creative teaching edtech HyperDoc HyperDocs making learning addictive student voiceBut how do we create lessons that keep kids engaged and excited? In this week’s episodes of the Ditch that Textbook podcast we get a one-two punch of practical advice, tips, and resources from two amazing educators. Brian Romero Smith Sr. shares his advice and […].

Learning Science Through Authentic Investigation

The CoolCatTeacher

Legends of Learning has amazing game based science experiences for students in 3-8 aligning with Next Generation Science and select state standards. And thanks to Legends of Learning for sponsoring science week this week on the 10-Minute Teacher.

8 E-Learning Trends Changing The Learning Landscape

TeacherCast

The post 8 E-Learning Trends Changing The Learning Landscape appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. As technology advances and the disadvantages are dealt with, elearning is becoming ever more competitive.

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Tackling Challenges of Blended Learning

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Should learning be hard?

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In the midst of surviving swimming practices, working part-time at Burger King and trying to navigate all of my other classes, I was required to learn the Calvin Cycle, start to finish. (It Teaching brain research cognitive science effortful learning learning strategies make it stick

Personalized Learning Vs Personalization of Learning

The Principal of Change

Every time I work with a school district, I hope that they learn from me because I learn from them. Recently, in Del Mar Schools, Laura Spencer shared their idea of “personalization” of learning.

Game Based Learning in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

Game-based learning might not be what you think. On today’s show Matthew Farber, author of Game-Based Learning In Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games , talks about how to use games in the classroom effectively. Game-Based Learning in Action.

Timeless Learning: Progressive Education Based in How Humans Have Always Learned

Digital Promise

What does learning look like? How does a five-year-old learn? And… if a child had never seen or heard of a school, what would his or her learning experiences be as they move from age four to age 18? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? A 13-year-old? A 17-year-old?

Making Bold Changes Through Personalized Learning

Education Elements

In Harrisburg we have been implementing personalized learning for a little over 5 years. In our 5 years of implementation we have learned a ton and have started to create a solid roll out plan: Personalized Learning Classrooms

Creating Learning Centers in a Blended Literacy Classroom

The Web20Classroom

The most effective blended learning model that literacy classrooms can utilize to meet the needs of all readers is the “Rotation Model” in which online engagement is embedded within a range of face-to-face forms of instruction. It is a time for students to take ownership in their own learning.

Blended learning 101: Strategies, resources and tips for getting started

Ditch That Textbook

Blended learning provides a combination of in-person, face-to-face activities and digital learning. By leveraging the power of technology tools and resources, a blended learning classroom allows for more individualized instruction. What does a blended learning classroom look like? And what activities are best for a blended learning classroom?

20+ ways to supercharge your summer learning

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Whether it’s through professional development training, online courses (check out information on the NEW Tech to Learn course below) or tackling that pile of […]. DitchBook Twitter chat edtech education educational technology motivation online learning professional development

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Awesome Teacher Summer: 12 ways to grow and learn

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Teaching summer professional learning for teachers teacher summer learning ideas teacher summer readingOur lives as educators totally change in the summer, don’t they? During the school year: hustle and bustle. Teach. Grade. Answer emails. Go to meetings. Collapse into bed. Repeat. In the summer, though, the pace changes. Many of us are still busy. (I’ve I’ve been to SO many baseball and softball games already!) But it’s […].

Feelings During FLOW-Related Learning

User Generated Education

Watch children, youth, and even adults when they are immersed in learning something of interest of them, and you will see often complete engagement and personal joy. It can be as simple as replicating real life learning in more formal schools. In real life, learners learn through.

Creating Resilient Communities in the Learning Studio

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Teachers and students explored this question in the Learning Studios design challenge, Thriving Together. Resiliency is one of the things that I really want to help my students with,” said Trevor Hlushko, a Learning Studio teacher at W.H. Blog Educators Global Maker Learning

Personalized Learning Journey Begins with a Vision

Education Elements

In year one of being a personalized learning school, I have had many reflective moments like this at Trailside Middle School. Students engage in selecting their pathway for learning, collaborating, questioning, and self-assessing all day long. Teachers have assumed the role of facilitator and students are owners of their learning. Personalized Learning Blended Learning Education Education Elements School Districts communications

7 Dimensions Of Learning To Learn

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The post 7 Dimensions Of Learning To Learn appeared first on TeachThought. Learning

What is Project Based Learning?

EdTech4Beginners

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching strategy in which students acquire knowledge by working over a longer period of time on a project. Assigning learning goals. Pupils are engaged and motivated in their learning because they are self-driven.

3 Ways To Combat Recipe Learning

The Web20Classroom

The way I learned how to assign these projects what was from my teacher preparation program. Through trial and error I learned how to give these projects and grade them effectively for understanding. And, I thought it would easily show me what they had learned.

The Promise of Blended Learning

Education Elements

As one of today’s most promising models for learning, blended learning is growing rapidly across the country. But what is blended learning, and how can educators use it to improve student outcomes? In a blended learning environment, students learn through a combination of online instruction – with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace – and instruction in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home.