Personalized Learning at Its Best

Wisewire

To be effective, my lessons needed to be personalized for each student. Back in 2003, personalizing meant curating a library of individual lessons, developing a diagnostic assessment, and handwriting personalized pathways for each of my students. Since then, I’ve been lucky to be part of multiple personalized learning implementations using different platforms at a variety of schools. The post Personalized Learning at Its Best appeared first on Wisewire.

How School Libraries Can Help Personalize Learning

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With personalization becoming a growing initiative in schools, the library is a valuable asset for personalizing instruction around student needs. Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, with guest Jackie Whiting, Librarian at New Canaan High School, CT, presented in the webinar, “ Personalizing Instruction Through the Library ,” hosted by edWeb.net and sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources.

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Using Data to Support Personalized Learning Pathways

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During an edLeader Panel , sponsored by CatchOn, An ENA Affiliate , Eric Butash, Director of Education Technology and Data Integration for the district, discussed how they used data analytics to build their personalized student learning pathways. By Stacey Pusey.

#10: Why personalized learning should start in school libraries

eSchool News

With personalization a growing initiative in schools, the library may not be the first thing educators think of as a resource. However, according to Michelle Luhtala, library department chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Jackie Whiting, librarian at New Canaan High School, the library is often the best place to look for personalizing instruction through assessing, reading and making. How Libraries are Personalized Learning Hotspots.

Why personalized learning should start in school libraries

eSchool News

With personalization a growing initiative in schools, the library may not be the first thing educators think of as a resource. However, according to Michelle Luhtala, library department chair at New Canaan High School, CT, and Jackie Whiting, librarian at New Canaan High School, the library is often the best place to look for personalizing instruction through assessing, reading and making. How Libraries are Personalized Learning Hotspots.

5 digital tools for school libraries

eSchool News

School libraries have evolved from strict, quiet, hush-hush rooms to more interactive spaces with flexible seating, readily-available edtech tools, and educators on hand to help with research, critical resource evaluation, makerspaces.

Personalized learning in the context of a person, not a school

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning is the current big buzz in education. Everyone is trying to figure out how best to personalize the learning experience for each and every child. Like many others, I think customizing learning more deeply to match students’ interests, needs, and aspirations is what we should be doing to prepare today’s children for success in an ever-shifting, technology-fueled society and workplace.

‘Hamilton,’ cultural relevance and the quest to personalize learning

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 Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. schools, as teachers attempt to make a traditional, Eurocentric curriculum personally interesting to a diverse student body. Tapping into students’ cultures in the curriculum fits, logically, into efforts to personalize learning.

3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network

Edsurge

Imagine a network of leaders from every sector of education: public schools and early learning centers, colleges and universities, museums and libraries, nonprofits and corporations. It’s the Remake Learning Network , a professional network of educators and innovators working together to shape the future of learning. It can also consist of individuals who’ve never met face-to-face but who find each other online, united by a common goal to collaborate and learn.

What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us?

The Hechinger Report

PORTLAND, Maine — On a recent fall morning in the library of King Middle School here, four seventh-grade girls interviewed an immigrant from Peru named Luis Millones, now a Spanish professor at Colby College. The project typifies the mix of personalized and social learning that’s been a mainstay for 25 years at King, a founding member of a school network called EL Education. But there’s no common definition yet for what personalized learning actually is.”.

Rethinking grade levels and school design for personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Kelly Pollack works with a student in CICS West Belden, a Chicago charter school that uses multiage classrooms as part of its personalized learning model. 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. Nontraditional classroom arrangements like this are one way that CICS West Belden does personalized learning. “We’ve

OPINION: Personalized learning wasn’t invented by Silicon Valley

The Hechinger Report

It provides access to vast libraries of content, which can be curated to reflect the interests and cultures of diverse classrooms. The important, though often exaggerated, role that technology plays within personalized classrooms means that the approach is sometimes misinterpreted as a step toward replacing teachers with technology. Related: How to unlock students’ internal drive for learning. . In 1907, a teacher from Italy proposed a new vision for the modern classroom.

Massachusetts districts now trade notes on best paths to personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

Students at Revere High School in Revere, Massachusetts, worked in groups in the school library in 2015. Revere hosted a learning tour for other schools last year, to share its experiences with personalizing learning. Blended learning was the gateway to personalized learning in the Natick Public Schools, about 20 miles west of Boston. The paths that schools take to personalize children’s learning vary widely.

A year of personalized learning: Mistakes, moving furniture and making it work

The Hechinger Report

SAN DIEGO — Vista High School principal Anthony Barela had a vivid image of what school here could look like after a $10 million grant to reimagine learning: Rolling desks and chairs, with students moving freely and talking about their work. Vista’s trials and errors started when the school became an XQ Super School Project, with a five-year grant by the national nonprofit to bring a personalized-learning approach to this suburban district. Future of Learning.

T&L Live Library: Blended, Flipped and Personalized Learning

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Blended Learning: Is it the Answer? Techlearning Resources T&L Live PD Library

What the Newest Fitness Craze Can Teach Us About Personalized Learning

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During the intense one-hour workouts, performance data is projected onto screens that members can watch, getting real-time feedback from personalized tiles that change colors based on heart rate. Here are some tips on how Orangetheory’s model might translate to the classroom, strengthening how you personalize student learning. In the classroom, try a similar model, allowing students to learn at the appropriate level rather than giving everyone the same lesson and assignment.

AI and Personalized Learning That Goes Beyond Tech: The Latest Camelback Ventures Cohort

Edsurge

Participants in the venture’s fourth cohort did come together in person on Thursday, though, to present their work at a theater in Oakland. Meanwhile, the schools that shared their ideas focused on student-centered learning and models that honor the differences in students and “think about personalized learning beyond just technology.” Employers on the platform, meanwhile, get to learn about the potential of their current employees.

Kiddom’s Content Library Makes Differentiation Faster Than Ever

Ask a Tech Teacher

Kiddom is designed to help teachers curate individual learning experiences with pages that are visual and easy-to-understand, and enable teachers to quickly determine student progress and where remediation is needed. While it offers many appealing pieces (homework assignment and grading, easy communication, and built-in metrics), one unique to Kiddom is their robust K-12 content library. IXL Learning. Learn Zillion. PBS Learning Media. How to use the library.

New myON version looks to boost personalized learning

eSchool News

myON has announced a redesign of its personalized literacy environment for PreK-12. myON spoke with administrators, teachers, library-media specialists, and students throughout the development process to ensure their feedback was incorporated within the new design and features. Digital Learning and Tools News Top NewsmyON introduces new user interfaces and experiences for students and faculty, new writing tools and updated reporting features.

Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

eSchool News

A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation’s capital. Public School District (DCPS) has earned a sort of celebrity status with lawmakers, superintendents, and think tank heads filing in to see what, and especially how, students are learning. Part of their success has hinged on the way teachers are using blended learning in the classroom. of Educational Technology and Library Programs.

Editor’s Picks 2015, No. six: Where blended meets personalized learning—and gets results

eSchool News

A coordinated, intentional program of blended learning is changing teaching and learning in the Nation’s capital. Blended and personalized learning were two topics on the rise this year. The goal is to produce deeper learning. Public School District (DCPS) has earned a sort of celebrity status with lawmakers, superintendents, and think tank heads filing in to see what, and especially how, students are learning.

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

It’s called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned? It found that schools using some form of personalized learning were, on average, performing better ( there were some wrinkles we’ll talk about later on). “In a personalized system,” he says, “students are receiving instruction exactly at the point where they need it.”

Using Data To Deliver Real Personalized Learning with Kiddom

Fractus Learning

And in a small number of schools, equipped with the right tools, it is being used to deliver real personalized learning. This is the kind of real personalized learning that free online learning platform Kiddom is on a mission to put into every classroom. With a clean and thoughtful design, Kiddom defines itself as a data-informed instructional platform for teachers to curate personalized learning experiences for students.

Personalized Learning: Mistakes, Moving Furniture and Making it Work

MindShift

This story about personalized learning was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. SAN DIEGO — Vista High School principal Anthony Barela had a vivid image of what school here could look like after a $10 million grant to reimagine learning: Rolling desks and chairs, with students moving freely and talking about their work. More student control over learning.

How the Country’s Largest District is Personalizing Learning for Every Teacher

Edsurge

Over the past five years—as the district has invested more and more in helping teachers identify their own needs—some equally large questions have been raised, namely: How do the city’s thousands of teachers find resources aligned to their unique professional goals—and how does the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) personalize learning for all of them? Every teacher needs access to high-quality resources and learning experiences that meet their personal needs.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

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I''ve organized the gifts into three categories : Autographed Books : a few of my friends who are authors have generously donated a signed copy of their book - I personally have a copy of these and simply love each book! Teachers Pay Teachers Items : tons of teachers have donated some of their best selling and most creative lessons, units, and activities from their personal stores! Thank you to each of my dear friends below that donated one of your personal products!

How the Country’s Largest District is Personalizing Learning for Every Teacher

Edsurge

Over the past five years—as the district has invested more and more in helping teachers identify their own needs—some equally large questions have been raised, namely: How do the city’s thousands of teachers find resources aligned to their unique professional goals—and how does the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) personalize learning for all of them? Every teacher needs access to high-quality resources and learning experiences that meet their personal needs.

Inspiring Digital Leaders During Personal Learning Device (PLD) Rollout

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Our 3rd-5th graders all have their own personal learning device assigned to them at the beginning of the year. I really wrestled with exactly what I wanted to do as students come to get their device from the library. I want students to leave our library with their personal learning device feeling like they are digital leaders and changemakers. Ready to talk about being a changemaker as we pass out personal learning devices.

T&L Live PD Library Table of Contents

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LIBRARY Table of Contents CURRICULUM Blended/Flipped/Personalized Learning Coding, Makerspaces, and STEM Digital Content/Open Resources Google in Education Student Engagement, Empowerment and Leaders. Techlearning Resources T&L Live PD Library

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Finally, in order to prevent maker education in becoming the educational flavor of the month, administrators, educators, and libraries need to not be seduced by these high tech tools. A classroom or library can be transformed into its own makerspace, a space for powerful student learning by doing the following realistic and workable actions: Removal of Obsolete, Non-Flexible Classroom Desks (including the traditional teacher’s desk). Learning is often a messy business.

The Most Epic Digital Library For Kids and Educators

Kleinspiration

One of my favorite educational apps that I personally use and recommend is Epic! In fact it is not just an app, but a whole platform, an extensive digital library of hand-picked, high quality books that will spark every kid’s interest in reading. They are all in your personal library that you can take anywhere. Digital Library? Variety of formats and a growing library. And this library is growing every day. Personalization.

Find free online learning material in the new GoConqr Library

GoConqr

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library”. ~ Albert Einstein. The new GoConqr Library. Since we launched GoConqr, users have been busy creating engaging online learning material – so much that we have over 8 million resources and courses in our online learning library! To help you navigate this wealth of riches, we have organised the content into a personal learning library.

?Tool: A How-to Video Library From the U.S. Office of Educational Technology

Edsurge

How about a video plan to help incorporate digital learning into your schools? This series of 50 short videos help schools and districts see how it looks to implement various parts of a personalized learning strategy into their systems. In support of the Future Ready Schools Initiative, where superintendents across the country pledge to actively work toward widespread, equitable digital learning, the U.S. Personalized student learning.

TEACHER VOICE: Children displaced by Hurricane Harvey get a warm welcome from teachers, students — and a couple of robots in this Texas school library

The Hechinger Report

In the library, we’re ready to let them talk about what has happened. Related: What we can learn from the Katrina children who thrived after disaster. This is not your grandmother’s library. Dot and Dash have transformed our library into a hub of hands-on learning where we’re constantly in motion, working in groups that plot, collaborate, troubleshoot, and celebrate. I have to know: ‘What’s going on during library time?’”.

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy

EdTechTeam

Nor can the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. All learning happens through reflection and revision. Rather than setting aside time for disconnected or stand-alone lessons, classroom experiences can be infused with media content in ways that help us, the educators, achieve our curricular and learning goals. Social media helps me: Personalize Learning. Article Digital Citizenship Digital Literacy Library Pedagogy