Personalized Learning

Preparing to Reopen: Six Principles That Put Equity at the Core – Education Article

“This pandemic has shaken up the status quo and laid bare a lot of our country’s deep-seated problems from massive economic inequality to ongoing racial disparities to a lack of basic healthcare for people who need it. It’s woken a lot of young people up to the fact that the old ways of doing things don’t work. … Because with so much uncertainty, with everything suddenly up for grabs, this is your generation’s world to shape.” Former President Barack Obama, Graduate…

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Join the Global EdTech Academy – 14 Weeks of Free PD – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

This morning I received my final email alerting me that every single education event I am supposed to have been a part of between March and September have all been cancelled. While it was expected, my heart still sank for so many reasons. When I interact with others, I learn so much. When we learn together, we all grow. When we come together and share not just our accomplishments but also our moments of failure, we can continue on the…

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Why High Stakes Testing Was Cancelled This Year (and Probably Will Be Next Year, Too) – Education Article

 There are at least two silver linings to the current Coronavirus catastrophe for education.   One – with nearly all public schools closed, March was the first month since 2002 without a school shooting.   Two – districts nationwide cancelled high stakes standardized tests in April and May.   Taken together, these are two victories that no one could have predicted before November.   Gun safety restrictions remain laughably lax in the US compared to the rest of the world.…

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Great TED Talks to Use With Middle Schoolers and Other Ages Too – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

I wanted to immerse my students in thought provoking TED Talks and videos as one of the new options in our final round of “Choose Your Own Learning.” Watching these videos will allow us to continue the work we have done all year on expanding our world view and discussing “Whose Voices are Missing?” as well as allow students for a chance to work on their analysis skills. Students will watch one video a day and then either write or…

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A Principal’s Reflections: Remote Learning Teaching Tips – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Remote Learning Teaching Tips Remote Learning Teaching Tips There is so much pressure on teachers as more and more schools close for the academic year as a result of COVID19.  With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going.  It hasn’t been easy for them to say the least.  A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning. ClassTag surveyed more than 1,200 U.S.…

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Choose Your Own Learning – 5 Opportunities for Learning as We Continue Emergency Remote Teaching – Pernille Ripp – Education Article

Note: Yes, you may adapt this to fit your own needs, please just make a copy because these are my original documents. Please give credit and also do not adapt it to sell it online or in any way benefit financially beyond your salary as an educator. We got the the news yesterday; school will be physically shut until the end of the year. The emergency remote teaching will continue. I cried when I heard. I know it seems so…

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Strategies to Ensure Classroom, Professional, and Virtual Learning Success – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Choice Boards 101: Strategies to Ensure Classroom, Professional, and Virtual Learning Success Choice Boards 101: Strategies to Ensure Classroom, Professional, and Virtual Learning Success As of late, I have been working with quite a few districts on personalization through a variety of blended learning strategies.  My experience in this area began over three years ago, thanks to having the opportunity to coach teachers and administrators at Wells Elementary School. As we are now in our third year…

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A Principal’s Reflections: Personalized Learning in Action – Education Article

Over the past year, I have been blessed to support the Davis School District in Utah with their personalized learning initiative across the district. It has been exciting and challenging work as I have been mentoring principals, facilitating workshops, and providing teachers feedback where schools are all at different places as they work to create more personal experiences for learners. In a sense, I have had to model what these strategies look like in practice while empowering teachers and administrators…

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The Why, How, and What – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Personalized Learning: The Why, How, and What Personalized Learning: The Why, How, and What Education is at a crossroads. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is chugging ahead with the 5th on the horizon. New technologies have radically changed the world that all of us live and work in across the globe. In many cases, this has been a good thing, but not always. The fact of the matter is that change isn’t coming; it is banging on the…

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What Do Students Think They Learned? | – Education Article

In the last two blogs, I have focused on strategies teachers can use to 1) assess prior knowledge before a lesson and 2) check for understanding during a lesson. I’ve suggested that teachers build mechanisms into their lessons to collect formative assessment data. That way, they can use that data to design learning experiences that better meet the needs of their students. The third piece to this puzzle is a post-lesson reflection. The post-lesson reflection is an opportunity for students…

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

Liudmyla TalashkevychEnglish as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teacher, Novoyegorovka SchoolNovoukrainka, Ukraine Finding a path to using technology in the classroom isn’t always easy. For Microsoft Innovative Educator Liudmyla Talashkevych, the journey started in 2009 when she was chosen to participate in the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA). This professional development program brings international teachers to the United States for six weeks of academic seminars at a host university. Participants observe classrooms and share their expertise with teachers and students,… This is…

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Daily Edventures | “In a world that is constantly changing, education, teaching, and learning cannot remain stagnant.” – Georges Filippousis, Greece – Education Article

Georges FilippousisTeacher, Research Fellow University of Crete, Leonteios School of AthensAthens, Greece Athens, Greece @filvisg   For veteran MIE Expert Georges Filippousis, our ever-changing world is by far the biggest challenge he sees as an educator, along with ensuring that his students acquire the appropriate skills and develop critical thinking and creativity within a framework of responsibility, mutual respect, and co-operation. For Filippousis, the answers to these challenges are various pedagogical methods, using technology for the benefit of students, and aiming at…

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Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works? – Education Article

Annabelle Bechtel (foreground) and Audrey Chung, seventh graders in the maker space of Corte Madera School in Portola Valley, Calif., create a video project about satire. Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. – Frame by frame, the simple round face sketched by seventh grader Annabelle Bechtel erupted into laughter in stop-motion animation, as she and her classmate Audrey Chung wove the face into a video they were making to explain satire. Other students were making their own…

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“In a world that is constantly changing, education, teaching, and learning cannot remain stagnant.” – Georges Filippousis, Greece – Education Article

May 28, 2019 “In a world that is constantly changing, education, teaching, and learning cannot remain stagnant.” – Georges Filippousis, Greece Georges FilippousisTeacher, Research Fellow University of CreteLeonteios School of AthensAthens, Greece @filvisg   For veteran MIE Expert Georges Filippousis, our ever-changing world is by far the biggest challenge he sees as an educator, along with ensuring that his students acquire the appropriate skills and develop… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Bridget Russell Read Full Article

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A Principal’s Reflections: Blending with Playlists – Education Article

In an effort to personalize learning more and more educators are turning to blended learning strategies. Before getting into the specifics of this post, it is important to flesh out each concept to ensure the efficacy of these shifts in pedagogy.  When it comes to personalized learning, the “personal” should be emphasized.  Putting all kids in front of a device and having them engaged in an adaptive learning tool all at the same time is not personalized.  Here is my…

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In Juab school district, personalized learning boosted high school grad rate – Education Article

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. Subscribe today! The high school graduation rate in Utah’s Juab School District was 78 percent in 2009. For the last three years in a row, it has been 97 percent, and the superintendent attributes the whole of that increase to the district’s efforts to personalize learning. The district has followed a…

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