Learner Variability: The Why of Personalized Learning from Tom Driscoll

EdTechTeacher

Learn more from Tom by following him on Twitter: @Mr_Driscoll. Over the past few years, in several different roles, I have researched and experimented with various frameworks and approaches to Personalized Learning. Learner variability defines personalized learning….The

Framing the Personalized Learning Discussion from Tom Driscoll

EdTechTeacher

Learn more about what Tom is doing with teachers by following him on Twitter: @Mr_Driscoll. As Larry Cuban referenced in a recent post , the core idea of personalized learning is far from new. Learning is social. Blog Featured Personalized Learning Tom Driscoll

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Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity

EdTech Magazine

Use Personalized Learning Tools to Boost Classroom Equity. As personalized learning continues to gain momentum across the U.S., Competencies include explicit, measurable, transferable learning objectives that empower students. Twitter.

Where Can Districts Turn for Personalized Learning Resources?

EdTech Magazine

Where Can Districts Turn for Personalized Learning Resources? A new push for personalized learning has put competency-based education back on the map , however, with this new model of teaching to the individual, cost is becoming a major issue for school districts. For example, one of the most common technology proposals for personalized learning initiatives is one-to-one device programs. How to Use ESSA for Personalized Learning Integration.

Why Is It so Hard to Teach K-12 Educators How to Personalize Learning?

Edsurge

Why is it so hard to teach K-12 educators how to promote student agency and to provide choices around content and pacing—why is it so hard to teach educators how to personalize learning? I want students to use their passions to shape projects, control the pace of their content and set their own deadlines, but building this kind of learning environment is challenging. There is more self-guided learning and less direct instruction.

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.

How Baltimore CPS Used Communications Strategies to Create Personalized Learning Buy-In

Edsurge

In the case of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) , when the district began a huge leap to personalized learning, its leaders consciously began designing a communications strategy to bring together students, teachers and families. And what BCPS itself learned along the way was that to be truly helpful to other educators, sharing out that both the triumphs and the failures must be continual, authentic and transparent. This isn’t your alma mater’s old note home.

5 Baby-Steps for Using Twitter to Begin a Personal Learning Network

The 21st Century Principal

“Social media has offered us a platform where we can learn from and with the smartest people we ‘meet’ from around the world, whenever we need to or are ready to go.” Scott McLeod & Chris Lehman The School Leader’s Guide to Social Media Personal Learning Networks existed long before there was an Internet. I am perhaps showing my age, but my first “Personal Learning Network” used very little of the technologies we use now.

Twitter: A Tool For All

A Principal's Reflections

For those of you who regularly read my blog you know how passionate I am about Twitter and its positive impact on my professional practice as a school leader. Currently I manage two separate Twitter accounts ( @NMHS_Principal and @NewMilfordHS ) to meet the objectives stated above.

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

Kleinspiration

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting many of my virtual friends face to face in San Diego at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference. Thanks to Twitter, I connected with so many of my dear friends over lunch, group discussions, dinners, and parties.

How to connect EVERY educator to awesome professional learning

Ditch That Textbook

For me, professional development has often meant sitting through a staff-wide meeting about topics with limited interest and little time to practice hands-on. That kind of professional learning stinks. Thankfully, we have TONS of options for fun, hands-on, relevant professional learning — on our own terms. How can find this kind of professional learning — […].

Meet Your Stakeholders Where They Are

A Principal's Reflections

With that being said it is important for school leaders to meet their stakeholders where they are at and engage them in two-way communications. An added bonus is that there are so many free tools such as Twitter, Google+, blogs, Facebook, and Remind that are free for all to use.

What is a Twitter Profile?

My Island View

The basic principle of Twitter is that if you follow ten people on Twitter, you will only see the tweets of those ten people. After all is said and done, in regard to building a Personal Learning Network, who one follows is much more important than who follows back. The ideal way to follow someone back is to first examine his or her Twitter Profile, which has public access. There is important information beyond the person’s name and location.

8 things Twitter savvy educators do to improve learning

eSchool News

When it comes to useful PD, more educators are turning to Twitter to grow learning networks in 140 characters. These days, it’s hard to meet an educator who hasn’t heard of Twitter.

20 Texas Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter

MIND Research Institute

These educators use Twitter as an effective tool to engage others in conversation and share their knowledge—all in an effort to teach the state's future leaders. Teachers to Follow on Twitter (+ Teacher Experts). Administrators to Follow on Twitter.

Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

I was honored to have been interviewed for Educational Leadership, ASCD's flagship magazine, on the power of Twitter as part of a Personal Learning Network (PLN). As you will see, the true power of connected learning is what you glean from the people you engage with.

Tools for Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN)

EdTechSandyK

Today at the Spring TCEA TECSIG meeting, Kim Garcia and I are presenting on Tools for Building a Personal Learning Network in one of the breakout sessions. blogs facebook pln tcea TECSIG twitter

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…

CUE

This is how things are done, it’s worked in the past, this is how they learned. But… When asked what they learned, both students replied: “We learned to look up a picture, copy it and label.” If we don’t know how, let’s seek to learn.

Learning Never Stops

A Principal's Reflections

Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams How do you make, not find, the time to learn and get better? Like change, learning is a process, not an event.

Twitter is a Teacher Superpower! Part 3 of Our Series About PLNs

CUE

By CUE guest blogger Jo-Ann Fox Twitter has become a powerful place for educators to collaborate and to build a strong Personal Learning Network (PLN). At one time collaboration meant meeting with your grade level teams once a month within your own school. […]. The post Twitter is a Teacher Superpower! Google Certified Teacher Personal Learning Network (PLN

Has “Twitter” Changed or Has Our View?

The Principal of Change

(This is more about me reflecting to learn, as opposed to sharing my learning so please excuse the length of the post. There has been a lot of conversation on how “Twitter has changed” recently, and I have thought a lot about this concept.

Digital Promise Brings Edcamps Into Its Tent

Edsurge

The maker kits were provided courtesy of Digital Promise, an education technology nonprofit, which saw these events as “a great vehicle to introduce teachers to making,” says Josh Weisgrau, its director of learning experience design. There is training for blended learning.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A Twitter Chat In Your School. A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development AND gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! Give twitter tips and archive chat.

Live Thursday, February 2nd - Panel on Personal Learning Profiles

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Thursday, February 2nd, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com panel discussion on "Personal Learning Profiles," also referred to in variously as "personal success plans," "learner profiles," or "personalized learning paths."

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Schools on a screen: One tech-savvy school district has lessons for others going online

The Hechinger Report

Are you ready to learn the basics?”. Children and teachers were familiar with a variety of learning apps and other educational software. But library media specialist Jeffrey Appelbaum thought podcasts provide a personal presence and lets students send their work out to the world.

Part 2… Beyond the Technology Shine… Content Standard Nouns Meet 25 Free OER Education Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts that are dedicated to going beyond the shine of technology by examining ways to use digital tools to engage students in real learning. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

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Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! If you are still waiting for your personal invitation to join Twitter, consider this it!

Differentiation Is Hard But Necessary. (Don’t Worry, There’s Help.)

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To say to a teacher, 'On top of paperwork, meetings, expectations and IEPs, you also need to develop lesson extensions for low performers and higher performers and maybe even ELL students,' it's too much." Twitter: Principal Kafele.

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It’s All About the People – Featuring the Voice of Tara Martin

CUE

Then, I quickly learned how to navigate a six-lane highway with motorcycles who drove on the white dotted lines between cars. Needless to say, I learned a lot before ever entering the conference doors. I loved meeting Cate and Jon for the first time and being welcomed with a huge hug.

Taking your Professional Learning from 2D to 3D

Edsurge

Speaking on panel at the PBS Digital Innovators event, Brown talked up the rise of the online spaces for collaboration, also known as personal learning networks (PLN) as enabling anyone, even those who in remote areas or who feel more introverted, to come together to collaborate and share ideas. These networks, often found on Facebook or Twitter, are spaces where educators around the world can meet each other to share ideas and best practices.

Hey Michigan - Happy Social Media Day! #smday

Kleinspiration

I''ve created a list on Twitter where I''ll add fellow Michigan educators, start-ups, etc. If you''d like to be added to this Twitter list, please fill out the brief form below. This is our first annual MI Meet-Up, so the event is informal in nature.

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

Image Credit [link] Most educators I talk to have no idea where to begin when attempting to create a PLN that meets their teaching and learning needs. tools and how they can be utilized for teaching and learning. For more information on Twitter check out this video.

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A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there. “I Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

Meet Some Heroes at This Week's Connected Educator Cafe Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The format is informal and the goal is for you to meet and get to know some of your online heroes, as well as to recap learnings from the day’s events and to look ahead to what’s next in CEM. Learning. link] Steven Anderson : Educator, Speaker, Blogger, #Edchat Co-Creator, #140Conf Character, Edublogs Twitterer Of The Year, ASCD Emerging Leader. This week we continue our evening Connected Cafe sessions nightly from 7:30 to 8:30 PM US-Eastern Daylight Time.

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A Personal Question for All Teachers

Edsurge

What does it mean to make learning personal? It’s no secret that teachers take their jobs personally. It’s why they hone and tailor their craft to meet each child’s unique needs, strengths and interests. For the past three years, we’ve asked educators from every state to share, in their own words, how they make learning personal. Last year, our team also trekked across the country to meet teachers at local townhall-style gatherings.