A school leader’s guide to personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

I recently caught up with Mary Ann Wolf, PhD, Elizabeth Bobst and Nancy Mangum to discuss some of the key takeaways of their new book, Leading Personalized and Digital Learning: A Framework for Implementing School Change. The authors offer guidance for principals and other school leaders who are aiming to leverage the power of technology to help make student-centered learning a reality. Could you paint a picture of a classroom where technology is a lever for personalization?

3 ways to harness digital for personalized learning success

The Christensen Institute

If you’re leading your school through the transition to a digital learning environment, you know that creating the right vision for teaching and learning can be a juggling act. I recently caught up with the authors, who offered guidance for principals and other school leaders aiming to support teachers as they leverage the power of technology to make student-centered, digital learning a reality. Let students guide their own learning.

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How an LMS Can Solve Professional Learning's Challenges—and Keep Master Teachers Engaged

Edsurge

The idea of using a learning management system (LMS) to deliver professional learning and development to K-12 educators is not new—but it’s not quite mainstream, either. Ken Dirkin Dirkin is the Director of Online Professional Learning at Michigan Virtual , a nonprofit provider of digital learning solutions for the state’s K-12 schools. The organization has been providing LMS-based professional learning for the state’s educators since 2004. “We

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Bake Professional Development into Your Education Pizza

EdTech Magazine

Bake Professional Development into Your Education Pizza. Professional Development Is the Foundation You Knead. Professional learning is the crust of your technology program. Some school districts spend millions of dollars on technology , then have no money left over for much-needed professional learning. Instead of using Chromebooks, tablets or software to transform learning in the classroom , they’re using the devices to make digital worksheets. .

Charting a New Path for Strategic Edtech Planning

edWeb.net

professional development). Now, the presenters have encountered heretofore unthought-of costs like extended loaner devices, increased repair costs from home use, and distance learning options. With schools planning for potential shutdowns at later dates and with potential changes to learning overall, these costs must be considered immediately. Distance learning requires skill sets teachers might not have focused on before, and schools need to prepare them.

To Disconnect or Not

A Principal's Reflections

Image credit: [link] Prior to leaving for Disney we decided as a family not to bring any computing or tablet devices. It is cool in my opinion to make the best use of even vacation time to learn a little. Twitter has long been my number one tool for professional learning as the main tool to form my Personal Learning Network (PLN). I learned long ago to never let technology interfere with family time.

edWeb.net and Square Panda™ Host PreK-3 Digital Learning Community

edWeb.net

edWeb.net is excited to announce that Square Panda will host PreK-3 Digital Learning , a free professional learning community on edWeb. Research shows that quality early learning can prevent achievement gaps and help every student reach his or her potential. And with the growing emphasis on personalized learning, digital tools have proved to be a valuable ally in the quest for educational equity.

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

Upgrading infrastructure, device maintenance, and ongoing professional development, in addition to program and device costs, mean tech initiatives need permanent budget lines that take into account the total cost. Student outcomes and budget management: Basically, this means schools need to balance their learning goals and desired impact on the students and teachers with a realistic budget. Randy was a Tech & Learning Magazine runner-up for 2017 digital leaders.

Back to School with G Suite: 6 Activities for the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post Back to School with G Suite: 6 Activities for the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. teachers are gearing up for back to school–gathering ideas, planning lessons, and getting their classrooms ready for learning. How do you learn best?

The Keys to Discussing Student Data Privacy

edWeb.net

In addition to annual school-wide professional development about the policies, schools need job-specific sessions for each subgroup. Linnette Attai, Project Director, CoSN Privacy Initiative and Trusted Learning Environment Program, suggested that administrators ask the same questions of parents that they did of their employees: what do the parents know, and what do they need to know? ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. The program includes in-classroom professional development sessions. The plans are a unique mix of teacher-led structure and student-led learning.

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15 Non-librarian blog(ger)s too good to miss!

NeverEndingSearch

In no particular order, here’s a very personal selection of blogs/bloggers I couldn’t live without. In addition to her solo posts, sharing thoughts and discoveries, Jennifer’s podcasts feature interviews with teachers, learning experts, parents, and other people who make things happen in education. You can energize and enhance teaching and learning — and I’m here to help you get started! Kasey Bell’s Shake Up Learning.

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Teacher Creativity Skill: Brainstorm and Plan Digitally

The Playground Advocate

Part of being creative as a teacher is coming up with creative learning experiences for students. Over the years, I''ve learned that my best lessons and units came about as a result of a lot of collaborative pre-planning. This allowed us to see the many possible ways that the learning could be approached and assessed. Because I was looking at this through many lenses, I was often pushed outside of my own repertoire of go-to learning strategies.

5 Reasons to Address Cyber Security

edWeb.net

Sharing both personal experiences and insights from across K-12, they implored school leaders to create a comprehensive cyber security plan now. Professional Reputation: As evidenced by recent incidents, stories about data hacks stay in the news for many cycles. Teaching and Learning: When the school network goes down temporarily, classes are momentarily disrupted. ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Learning styles” in the White House: President Trump doesn’t read his daily intelligence briefings, gets oral briefings on “select” issues instead, because reading isn’t “his style of learning,” the @washingtonpost reports [link] — Kasie Hunt (@kasie) February 9, 2018. Via ELearning Inside : “An Emirati City Is Giving Tablets to Every K–2 Learner As Part of its Lughati Initiative.”