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Sharing resources about Personalized Learning. If you want to learn more, go to our website www.personalizelearning.com
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5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse - Starts April 3rd, 2014

5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse - Starts April 3rd, 2014 | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it

New Series of The 5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse is available. Learn the What, Who, Where, Wow and Why of Personalizing Learning. 


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Thursdays 2014. [4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15, 5/29 - 2pm PDT, 3pmMDT, 4pm CDT, 5pm EDT] on Fridays International participants

 

All webinars are archived along with chat. Participants are part of a Community of Practice that stays open. Activities continue until middle of June. Option for 2 graduate credits or 30 PD hours. 

 

All new content and resources. We have been learning from participants and listening so wait until you see the new eCourse.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, May 28, 2013 10:51 AM

The 5 W’s are the What, Who, Where, Why, and Wow to Personalize Learning. Learn what is and what is not personalized learning, learn how learners learn best, walk through the Three Stages of Personalized Learning Environments, understand how teacher and learner roles will change, and how to use assessment AS learning. 

 

Join in the conversation with educators from around the world on personalized learning!

Dawn Colavita's comment, August 12, 2013 9:44 AM
Don't miss Barbara and Kathleen's free webinar on September 18th sponsored by CILC - Register here: http://ow.ly/nQt1K
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Universal Design for All Learners

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Universal Design for Learning from CAST is for all learners and how it maximizes learning for all learners to become expert learners..
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Dr. Todd Rose is a leading research scientist on variability of learning. We adapted this learning map to show you that all of us are different than other learners. No one is average, but we teach to the average. This post explains why we need to design learning environment that meet the needs of all learners.

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Marta Braylan's curator insight, March 11, 10:53 AM

Teaching for diversity

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10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014

10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014 | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it

Bray and McClaskey provide the Top 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014. A few of the trends include...

- Learner NOT Student

- Connect the Dots

- Watch out for Shiny Objects

 

 


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2014 is the year for Personalized Learning to take center stage in national and international discussions. The buzz is out. Yet, the information around personalized learning is still confusing. This new year will be the year that defines the term where we focus on the learner first. 

Like the webcomic? This is from Unearthed Comics (http://unearthedcomics.com/comics-page/page/12/

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 6, 12:53 PM

We are all learners. The cartoon speaks volumes.

Mickey Gast's curator insight, February 11, 7:48 PM

What personalized learning is and how it can be optimized. Now that learning is available to "the masses", what is preventing "the masses" from taking advantage of learning opportunities?

Don Breedwell's curator insight, March 26, 8:47 PM

I like to see good change and this looks like the right direction. Going to make the changes in vocabulary now. 

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Updated Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart Version 3

Updated Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart Version 3 | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it

From your feedback, we revised the chart so assessment AS, OF, and FOR learning was clarified for each of the terms. 


Individualization involves assessment OF learning. This is where summative assessment is grade-based and involves testing to confirm what learners know and do not know.

 

Differentiation involves assessment FOR learning and OF learning. This is assessment that involves time-based testing where teachers provide feedback to advance learning.

 

Personalization involves assessment AS learning, FOR learning, and a minimal OF learning. This is where teachers develop capacity so learners become independent learners who set goals, monitor progress, and reflect on learning. Assessments are based on mastery. 

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You can download this chart at  http://eepurl.com/fLJZM and our other free resources and will be asked to subscribe to our newsletter. For anyone who has already subscribed, we will be sending you a new url to download version 3 and any other updated resources. 

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Barbara Bray's curator insight, December 3, 2013 5:07 PM

You can download this chart at http://eepurl.com/fLJZM and our other free resources and will be asked to subscribe to our newsletter. For anyone who has already subscribed, we will be sending you a new url to download version 3 and any other updated resources. 

Ali Anani's curator insight, February 23, 12:13 AM

With free downloads

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Harnessing Children’s Natural Ways of Learning

Harnessing Children’s Natural Ways of Learning | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it
Fed up with the restrictions at his conventional school, 10-year-old Scott Gray convinced his parents to transfer him to one where children control their own education.

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Audrey's curator insight, October 30, 2013 11:12 AM

“Children can educate themselves and are good at doing so if the conditions are right."


They also need guidance, in the ways put forward by both Piaget and Vygotsky.  


Materials in the form of educational toys, games, books, where they can make their own selections are crucial.

Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:01 PM

Children, with appropriate guidance, can provide insight and direction for their learning. They usually know what they like and what they do not like. The key is to elicit information which helps to bring what they want to fruition. I think educators are afraid of these conversations.

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, December 14, 2013 4:10 PM

Mind opening article on the effective ways children teach themselves and others..

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Personalize Learning: Personalized Learning at Mt. Abraham UMHS

Personalize Learning: Personalized Learning at Mt. Abraham UMHS | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it
Free Webinar on Personalized Learning at Mt. Abe HS in Vermont with the architects of the Pathways program. Webinar Series hosted by Personalize Learning.
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Join us on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 5pm ET, 2pm PT with John H. Clarke, Lauren Pareen, Josie Jordan, Caroline Camara, and Robin Kuhns sharing the Pathways Program. This is a free webinar in the Personalize Learning webinar series hosted on Classroom 2.0.

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Learning that is Personal and Beyond Ourselves. | Rethinking Learning

Learning that is Personal and Beyond Ourselves. | Rethinking Learning | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it
Everyone is connected today. Everything is personalized. What does that mean for kids and preparing for their future? Barbara writes about how to go beyond ourselves.
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I just had an epiphany last night and wrote this. Curious what you think about kids, smartphones, and being prepared for their future.

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Self-Sustaining Personalized Learning System

Self-Sustaining Personalized Learning System | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it
Build a human infrastructure based on the train-the-trainer model to create a self-sustaining Personalized Learning System.
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We built this system based on a coaching model. We found that Personalized Learning just doesn't happen; it needs a sustainable model to build capacity. 

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10 Pros And Cons Of Looping In Education

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10 Pros And Cons Of Looping In Education
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Looping is integrated as a regular procedure and is all about relationships. Looping means that you have your students for four or more years or a multi-year approach with students at different grades and levels. When you have students for several years, you get to know them and their families well.

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Competency-Based: It's All about Learning NOT Time

Competency-Based: It's All about Learning NOT Time | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it
Fred Bramante explains why a good competency-based system will make a difference for all learners.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 7, 2013 3:56 PM

Be inspired by Fred Bramante who leads the fight to move to a competency-based system. In a recent TedTalk, he demonstrates the passion he has for competency-based learning and extended learning opportunities (ELO's). He wants every learner to find their passion and have a mentor that can help them realize their hopes and dreams.

 

When asked what personally drives him to want to change education as we know it, he shares a personal experience that may can identify with: "School taught me that I wasn't very bright. Life taught me that school was wrong."

 

As a co-author of "Off the Clock" with Rose Colby, he believes that "a good competency-based system will make a difference for all learners because they will be learning what they love instead of trying to jump through traditional school hoops."

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:49 PM

Thank you for sharing.

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:34 AM

This recent TEDTalk by the author of Off the Clock. Fred Bramante is one of the fiercest advocates for a competency-based system, arguling that school will work best when it is personal for each learner.

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UDL Guides Personalized Learning

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guides the process to personalize learning using the UDL principles.

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UDL Principles guide learners to understand how they learn best. They determine how they prefer or need to access information, engage with content, and express what they know. 

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 28, 2013 9:16 PM

The UDL 2.0 Guidelines can assist anyone who plans lessons/units of study or develops curricula (goals, methods, materials, and assessments) to reduce barriers, as well as optimize levels of challenge and support, to meet the needs of all learners from the start. They can also help educators identify the barriers found in existing curricula. You can use the UDL Guidelines to help you determine your learners strengths, interests, and challenges and how they:

 

> prefer or need to access and process information.

> prefer to express what they know.

> like to engage with the content.

 

When learners know how they prefer or need to access information, engage with the content, and express what they know and understand, then they take responsibility for their learning. 

 

Access, Engage, Express is a trademark of Personalize Learning, LLC

 

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Performance-Based with Zero Dropouts

Performance-Based with Zero Dropouts | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it
Roger Cook, Superintendent of Taylor County Schools, Ky, shares how their district is Performance-based with zero dropouts.
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We interviewed Roger when we were informed that his district had zero dropouts for the past 6 years. We had to know how they were able to achieve this. Then we learned the district is Performance-Based and asked him to share about this:

 

"Right now with the school year coming to a close more than one third of all our students are taking or have taken classes this year one or more grades above their chronological age. We have well over three hundred elementary students taking middle school content. We have over five hundred high school credits earned by middle school students. We have some fifth graders taking high school algebra for high school credit. We are graduating seniors from high school with enough college hours to be mid-term sophomores in college. "

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Response to Intervention (RtI) in a Personalized Learning Environment

Response to Intervention (RtI) in a Personalized Learning Environment | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it
Response to Intervention (RtI) can target each learner's needs when they need it as they need it.
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Continuum to Develop Expert Learners

Continuum to Develop Expert Learners | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it
Follow the continuum to become an expert learner. As this happens, teacher and learner roles change.
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An expert learner is a learner who is self-directed, self-regulated, motivated and engaged to learn. They have a purpose to learn something they are interested in. They are responsible and own their learning and monitor their progress. However, this doesn't just happen overnight or even all the time. This post provides you a continuum to develop a continuum that all learners can go through to build expertise.

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Classroom Practice - 10 commandments of successful innovation - news - TES

Classroom Practice - 10 commandments of successful innovation - news - TES | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it
Teachers love to experiment, but too many interventions spoil a lesson. Follow our tips to make the most of your bright ideas
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Here are 10 commandments that focus on learners first. TES magazine's article by David Weston is written in an interesting way. Starting with the learners and not reinventing the wheels are both good advice for teachers who have so much on their plates. The author brings in ideas like doing your research on why something works before experimenting with your kids. It is okay to take risks and the author is right about prioritizing your ideas. Spend the time to research, collaborate with other teachers to see what worked and what you need to do different next time. Interesting read!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 10, 3:09 PM

Theory and practice integrated is a fascinating idea which is under utilized.

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It is Personal and Dangerous Now

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Personalized Learning is not about feeding information to kids via adaptive learning systems. We already did that and it didn't work then. It is all about the learner owning and driving their learning.
Barbara Bray's insight:

The marketing strategy of adaptive learning systems is that of 24/7 services that you can access at any time, in any place and at any pace. Education has adopted this language to reduce costs with business-like customization and streamlined productivity. The expectation is for a flexible education system that will also be more efficient and cost effective.
[Source: Rebirth of the Teaching Machine Through the Seduction of Data Analytics: This Time It's Personal by Phil McRae]

 
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Norton Gusky's curator insight, January 2, 9:58 AM

Barbara Bray addresses the difference between adaptive learning systems that are really personalized learning - systems that do not bring the learner into the equation - and personalized learning where the learner makes choices that engages them personally in their learning. 

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Student Centered History: Technology and Critical Thinking: World War II Project Thoughts

Student Centered History: Technology and Critical Thinking: World War II Project Thoughts | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it
RT @davidtedu: Student Centered History: Technology and Critical Thinking: World War II Project Thoughts http://t.co/ZXY6ezYENy via @LS_Karl
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8 Universal Secrets of Motivated Learners

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Kathleen Cushman writes a guest post for Personalize Learning on what is critical to motivate learners.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:27 PM

Kathleen Cushman, author of the engaging iBook, "The Motivation Equation", describes the 8 universal secrets of personalizing learning to create the motivated learner:

 

1. We feel OK.

2. It matters.

3. It's active.

4. It stretches us.

5. We have a coach.

6. We have to use it.

7. We think back on it.

8. I plan my next steps

 

Do not miss Kathleen in the Personalize Learning Webinar Series on January 21st, 5pm ET when she will go into depth on motivation. Go to www.personalizelearning.com and click on the Webinar Series or Events tab to link to this webinar.

8 universal secrets of powerful, personalized learning. - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/8-universal-secrets-of-motivated.html#sthash.SqpwvSqk.dpuf
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Why Personalize Learning NOW - we asked the teachers!

Why Personalize Learning NOW - we asked the teachers! | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it
We asked teachers and those that know why personalize learning now. Connected Educators Month webinar with some transformational leaders.
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Check out the webinar archive where Kathleen and I asked teachers from around the world why they personalize learning and how they do it. Thanks Lisa Welch from WI and Kevin McLaughlin from the UK. Then John H. Clarke who is a researcher joined as from VT. We definitely have to do more of this. Thanks everyone who participacted!

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Free Webinar from CILC on Culture Shift: Transform Learning for All Learners

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Learn about Personalized Learning from CILC's FREE Spotlight Sessions on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 5pm to 6pm EST 

 We will share what is and what is not Personalized Learning, Why you need to Personalize Learning, provide some research on Personal Learner Profiles [TM] and how learners learn best, and more.

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Debunking the Genius Myth

Debunking the Genius Myth | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it
Two authors use the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to try and convince teens, with lots of pop culture references and humor thrown in, that understanding how their brain learns can help them “totally rule the world.”...
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How students think about learning makes a difference in what they’re able to achieve. Just have to share this quote: “You would never put a child into the driver’s seat of a car, with no license and no drivers’ ed, and expect him to be able to cruise down the highway successfully, with no fear or hesitation,” said O’Brien. “And yet kids are sent to school with no manual on how to use their brains. Not what to learn but how to learn. The result is that everyone spends their days in school guessing what might be the best approach, the most effective technique…and the questioning about the how takes a lot of time and attention away from what needs to be learned.”

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Visualize Learning Spaces | Rethinking Learning

Visualize Learning Spaces | Rethinking Learning | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it

How would you design school? What if you thought of it as anytime, anywhere learning spaces, would that be more conducive to learning? Look at how design impacts learning and asks how would you design school. 

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Marta Braylan's curator insight, August 9, 2013 10:42 PM

Learning spaces. The Reggio Emilia model.

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Six Key Ingredients of Learner-centered eLearning Courses

Six Key Ingredients of Learner-centered eLearning Courses | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it
Learner-centric approach seems to be at the forefront of effective instruction in eLearning courses. The learner must be at the heart of it. (Six Key Ingredients of Learner-centered eLearning Courses | Design with a focus on the learner first!
Barbara Bray's insight:

Interesting article on designing online courses that focus on the learner first. 

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Nancy White's curator insight, July 31, 2013 12:41 PM

Whether you are teaching in traditional face-to-face classrooms, blended, or fully online, these are key ingredients for motivated, self-directed learners.

 

When designing learning for digital citizenship, we need to think beyond just delivery of "content" - but how can you help students own it?  Use these ingredients in your learning design!

Nancy White's curator insight, July 31, 2013 12:42 PM

Whether you are teacing in a traditional classroom environment, blended, or fully online, these are key ingredients for motivated, self-directed learners.

Barbara Bray's comment, August 7, 2013 5:41 PM
Thank you Nancy for your insight on self-directed learners.
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Mindset Matters

Mindset Matters | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it
You can have either a fixed or growth mindset according to Carol Dweck, Which mindset do you have?
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We are all born with a growth mindset or we wouldn't walk and talk. Something happens to some of us that causes a fixed mindset. This is where you believe you cannot do something. According to Carol Dweck, you can change your mindset and the connections in your brain. 

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ratzelster's curator insight, June 25, 2013 11:34 AM

We've all heard these terms.  I thought this diagram illustrates the main ideas and might be something you can save and use in future presentations.

Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, July 12, 2013 8:25 PM

Mindset makes a difference!

Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:49 AM

Carol Dweck: The Effect of Praise on Mindsets - http://youtu.be/TTXrV0_3UjY really interesting stuff!

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The Brain Science Behind Learning to Personalize Learning

The Brain Science Behind Learning to Personalize Learning | Making Learning Personal | Scoop.it
Details how the infographic Brainy Approaches to Learning supports Personalized Learning. (Infographic & details on Brainy Approaches to Learning and Personalized Learning.
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