Blended & Personalized Learning

Examples of Integrating the 5 Elements of Mastery Learning – Education Article

By: Scott Ellis This series has described the goals of mastery learning, its key elements, and important related topics like generating the right data and steps for designing mastery dashboards. As educators start taking their first steps in bringing mastery learning to life in their classrooms, it might be helpful to see a few examples of all the key elements coming together. Over the last few years, we have implemented MasteryTrack in a wide range of subjects. By describing exactly what…

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Is the Transition to Flexible Spaces That Challenging? – Education Article

By: Andrew Miller Flexible learning environments encompass many facets—from furniture and physical space to student agency and choice in how they spend their time and take ownership of the learning environment. The implementation of flexible learning environments captures the dynamic way space, time and agency come together to create student-centered learning. Singapore American School has been on this journey for quite some time. It is one of their components of personalized learning, which also include competency-based learning and customized pathways. Sixth-grade teams…

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Is Personalized Learning the Latest Tool To Increase Student Engagement? – Education Article

The principal of a newly launched Project-Based Learning school recently asked me to deliver a demonstration lesson to a group of ninth-grade students while a team of teachers observed. I have been teaching for 25 years to great acclaim so I’m used to quickly connecting with learners and engaging them in a meaningful, relevant, and informative experience. Not this time. Using any metric of engagement, my performance was a YouTube-worthy epic fail. The experience prompted me to reflect on my…

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Getting Students to Take Control – Education Article

When considering the future of work, it is important to consider what still needs to be done to prepare future generations. It is not a secret that everyone learns differently. In a world that is constantly changing—that is one thing that won’t. As EdReimaginged noted in their report, A transformational vision for education in the U.S., “the current system was designed in a different era and structured for a different society.” So why is it taking so long to adjust…

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