What Role Should Students Play in Your Personalized Learning Implementation?

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Perhaps the most important consideration to be factored into a personalized learning plan is the amplification of student voice. Through the stories we’ve gathered from educators and school leaders around the country working to implement effective personalized learning models in their schools and districts, we get a firsthand glimpse into what it takes to cultivate true student agency in the learning process.

Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

Through our research over the past few years, we’ve seen schools around the world adopt technology to amplify the impact of teachers and make learning more student-centered. And, while technology is a powerful learning resource, it’s not the only lever for helping students succeed. Increasingly, we also see schools experimenting with staffing arrangements—essentially, how adults are being utilized in the classroom—in an effort to further magnify personalized learning.

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Here’s What Happens When Every Student Gets a Personalized Learning Plan

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She has since altered her personalized learning plan (PLP) to include the courses and experiences she’ll need to pursue a career in architectural engineering. Legislation Leads Change All students can learn; however, not all students learn in the same way or at the same pace. Acknowledging this fact has driven the recent shift toward personalization in education. Central to the initiative is the idea that learning is not restricted to the classroom.

The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts

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In Massachusetts, an emerging partnership between private funders and the state department of education aims to help teachers across the Commonwealth learn, share and spread best practices when it comes to leveraging new instructional models and technologies. LearnLaunch Institute , the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Edtech Consortium (MAPLE) functions as a professional learning community for 32 district members that aim to implement personalized learning.

Tipping point: Can Summit put personalized learning over the top?

The Hechinger Report

(From left to right) Sixth graders Mia DeMore, Maria DeAndrade, and Stephen Boulas make a number line in their math class at Walsh Middle School in Framingham, Massachusetts, one of 132 “Basecamp” schools piloting the Personalized Learning Platform created by the Summit charter school network.

Leading Personalized Learning: Digital Programs Help Meet the Needs of all Students

District Administration

Personalized learning solutions are helping educators leverage digital curriculum technology to create individualized learning paths for each student, based on personalized and adaptive instruction. Technology Relevant Date: 04/25/2017

How do we know what learning will look like in the future? We don’t

The Hechinger Report

SAN FRANCISCO — Erin Mote is a technologist and hands-on middle school principal with a strong belief in the power of personalized learning. Related: Betsy DeVos likens education technology to letting a thousand flowers bloom. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter.

Top STEM Schools in Georgia Host High-Tech Personalized Classes Without Hours of Screentime

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What makes the place truly unique, however, is the way Marc Pedersen and his wife Tricia Pedersen have set up their classes to offer students a differentiated, high-tech, personalized learning experience—all without relying heavily on screen time. I am learning with the students. In that class, two students choose a peer-reviewed article and lead seminars every Friday. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

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Why a High-Achieving District Keeps Tinkering With a School Model That Already Works

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So in spring of 2014, when the district proposed implementing a 1:1 technology initiative that would help teachers and students transition to a personalized learning model, there was some resistance from families and the board rejected the proposal. Our research involved traditional reviews of literature, attending conferences and vendor seminars, interviewing faculty from higher education institutions and surveying other districts.

From Personalized Math to Micro-Schools, This NewSchools Cohort Is Reimagining Learning

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They had already begun a process of designing a new middle school, called Nexus Middle School, to be a STEM-based school that incorporated personalized learning. They entered the program with a real desire to focus deeply on what it meant to have a more effective personalized learning experience in math—including everything from curriculum design and the use of technology to the roles of teachers and students in the classroom and the adoption of “passion projects.”

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

The Hechinger Report

The next school day and a just a few floors below, Miller is in the school’s biotechnology lab where students are learning the skills they would need for a job testing specimens for the presence of amalyse, the protein enzyme that breaks down starch into sugar. HATHORNE, Mass. —

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'QueenHype' After-School Program Empowers Girls Through Art and Activism

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After completing the program, our young Queens demonstrate mastery through a community project reflecting the learnings of each workshop. Advice blogs follow self-esteem workshops; fashion shows pair with self-confidence seminars; choreographed dance routines come after positive body-image discussions. Academic and social-emotional success through QueenHype Program The call to empower I learned the value of education early on.

“Never give up, learn as much as possible, look for new scientific achievements and inventions and embody them immediately.” -Liudmyla Talashkevych, Ukraine

Daily Edventures

Finding a path to using technology in the classroom isn’t always easy. This professional development program brings international teachers to the United States for six weeks of academic seminars at a… Beyond the Classroom Building Teacher Capacity Change Management and Culture of Innovation education Information Leadership and Strategic Innovation People Personalized Learning

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. education and technology future of education

New Higher-Ed ‘Matchmaking’ Event Aims to Bridge Education Technology Silos

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Open-ed people, personalized-learning people, and the learning-analytics people, they don’t talk to each other that much.” He made the remarks during a session this week at the annual conference of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, where he announced the project. The initial sponsors include 2U, Lumen Learning, Pearson, RealizeIt, Blackboard, McGraw-Hill Education, iDesign, Unicon and Hobsons. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Redesigning the Syllabus to Reflect the Learning Journey

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Personalized learning is still in its infancy—as are the curricular tools and resources available to support teachers in implementing it. Currently, there is no shortage of articles offering a high-level look at how and why personalized learning will impact student growth, and conference sessions where teachers are encouraged to change the way they teach, but not given the tools to modify their instructional practices. How the Learning Journey Caught Fire.

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How to Empower Girls Through Art, Activism and Female Friendship

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After completing the program, our young Queens demonstrate mastery through a community project reflecting the learnings of each workshop. Advice blogs follow self-esteem workshops; fashion shows pair with self-confidence seminars; choreographed dance routines come after positive body-image discussions. Academic and social-emotional success through QueenHype Program The call to empower I learned the value of education early on.

“Never give up, learn as much as possible, look for new scientific achievements and inventions and embody them immediately.” -Liudmyla Talashkevych, Ukraine

Daily Edventures

Finding a path to using technology in the classroom isn’t always easy. This professional development program brings international teachers to the United States for six weeks of academic seminars at a host university. That was a great experience in building English speaking skills, gaining knowledge on IT technologies, and learning new approaches in teaching English,” says Talashkevych. Liudmyla?Talashkevych Talashkevych ?. English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher.

Addressing the Five Key Areas of Professional Development through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

Last year, Digital Promise, with generous support from Google, launched the Dynamic Learning Project (DLP) to continue its effort to close the Digital Learning Gap. So why, then, shouldn’t teacher learning also be personalized? Active Learning.

Go Bold School: Old School + Blended Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Weston Kieschnick @wes_kieschnick helps us how to go bold school with blended learning. Old school plus blended learning = bold school. In today’s show, Weston Kieschnick talks about blended learning and old school teaching: The old school wisdom we should hold onto.

Micro-credentials for teacher PD: Why? What? How?

Neo LMS

Micro-credentials work as small, specialist modules that teachers earn and accumulate, thereby progressing along a learning pathway of their own design. The outcome is usually a PD learning portfolio that excites and empowers.

Towards the future of the LMS: to Moodle and beyond

Bryan Alexander

Ah, the learning management system ( LMS ) ( VLE to some people). One of the central ed technologies, as well as one of the most controversial, and yet also accepted as a nearly universal commonplace. education and technology Future Trends Forum LMS

6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

Neo LMS

To offer more personalized learning? Just when you are starting to get excited about all the sessions and seminars and… there are hundreds of them and only a time machine could help at this point. Think of it like speed dating, but with technology.

Communicating a Concept With Instagram

A Principal's Reflections

As she explained the project to me I immediately asked her if she could email it to me so I could not only share it, but also gather some feedback for her from my Personal Learning Network (PLN). A person should be willing to do a job he/she hates to provide for their family.

Want to Give Students More Voice and Choice? Start with Teachers

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Stop me if you’ve seen this one before: In an effort to encourage teachers to abandon traditional, lecture-style instruction in favor of next-generation learning models, we sit them down and ask them to listen for an hour or two. Conversations around personalized learning are nothing new for the staff at the M.S.D. Teachers in our virtual high school and blended learning programs, which I help direct, have been having them for a few years now via webinars and seminars.

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Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

It has become increasingly possible to personalize learning–adapt resources and assessments to student skills and needs and differentiate lessons that are pushed out to individual students or small groups ( read: Shifting my Teacher Mindset with Micro-credentials ). personalized.

Digital Learning in Organizations

Learning with 'e's

The book is aimed at those working as learning and development professionals in industry, but will also be of interest to any, and all, those working in the world of learning technology, knowledge and education. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

Towards the future of the LMS: to Moodle and beyond

Bryan Alexander

Ah, the learning management system ( LMS ) ( VLE to some people). One of the central ed technologies, as well as one of the most controversial, and yet also accepted as a nearly universal commonplace. education and technology Future Trends Forum LMS

Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are

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The seeds of innovation are planted at a young age, and technological advances now provide learners of all ages the opportunity to be creators, builders, designers, producers and makers. STEAM-based learning emphasizes both hands-on and digital experiences with engineering, art, game design, prototyping in makerspaces, authoring, robotics, and much more. Students and teachers are learning to innovate hand-in-hand. This has energized me personally and my students.

ISTE 2019: How Superintendents Can Lead Digital Transformation

EdTech Magazine

I conducted 64 student seminars over six months,” Vodicka told attendees Monday at the International Society for Technology in Education’s 2019 annual conference in Philadelphia. ISTE 2019: How Superintendents Can Lead Digital Transformation. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 06/24/2019 - 16:56.

Loop Learnings: A Year of Insights from Digital Learning Leaders

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Each week, available members opt in for a video call with a peer in their cohort of instructional designers or cohort of deans, directors and provosts of digital learning. Together they’ve held over 500 hours of digital learning discussion and the anniversary week was our most popular week yet—these conversations just keep getting more valuable. So what have Loop members learned in a year of exchanging knowledge? adaptive learning.

5 Higher-Ed Innovators Share Challenges, Ideas for the Future of Digital Learning

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17, more than 100 people gathered to hear speakers present how their organizations are embracing the future of digital learning. She referenced three examples of creative uses by IDEO U students, from Jess in Melbourne, who formed her own in-person local learning circle to employees at an architecture firm in Italy who used a prototyping leader’s guide to help them work on a common project during their weekly happy hours. In a Meetup hosted by EdSurge on Aug.

Giving Thanks: The Top EdSurge Contributors of 2016

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TEN YEARS OF EDUCATION RESEARCH has shown we are failing to use technology effectively with underserved students, who are mostly subjected to “drill-and-practice or remediation” activities, writes Molly B. But there’s hope—the Stanford researcher completed a 500-paper lit review with professors Linda-Darling Hammond and Shelley Goldman to identify five actionable tips to provide equitable digital learning opportunities to low-income students. Personalized learning.

The Power of Positive Climate and Culture

EdTechTeam

As a coach assisting teachers with technology integration and personalized learning, I notice patterns arising from teacher to teacher. How a person feels is paramount to achievement. Ownership in learning is key to academic and personal growth.

Distinctly Equitable: How This Chicago School Makes Competency-Based Learning Work

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Does competency-based education hold the key to providing an equitable learning opportunity to every student? As she puts it, competency-based learning “gives students the chance. Distinctive Schools network, we have been on a journey implementing personalized learning that takes a competency based approach. In this model, students learn at their level and move on to concepts when they have demonstrated mastery. Students as Active Drivers in their Learning.