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21c LEARNing: The Tipping Point to Personal Learning - Part 3

21c LEARNing: The Tipping Point to Personal Learning - Part 3 | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Stevan Kalmon, director of the Council on 21st Century Learning does a great job illustrating the difference between personal learning and personalized learning. He suggests that we are currently in Stage 1 of disruptive innovation as defined by Clayton Christensen in Disrupting Class. Some evidence of this are teaching strategies such as the Flipped Classroom and Blended Learning.

Kalmon posits that a path to personal learning would mean that in stage 2, the learner should replace the school as the primary agent.

"Stage Two could be learner-centric learning, in which the learner replaces the school as the primary agent. Each individual learner -- as a member of a community of learners and guided by coaching, advising, and community models -- both designs what she wants/needs to learn and how she will go about learning it."

Excellent, thought-provoking post that increased my understanding of the difference between personal and personalized learning.
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▶ A vision for radically personalized learning | Katherine Prince | TEDxColumbus - YouTube

Could we transform today’s outmoded education system to a vibrant learning ecosystem that puts learners at the center and enables many right combinations of ...
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Some of my favorite quotes:

"Learners can be creating customized learning playlists."

"Vibrant local learning ecosystems can be created."

-We need to put learners at the center of the learning ecosystem. 

What would be there now? Standardized testing.

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We Should Be Teaching Our Students Like Yoda Taught Luke | WIRED

We Should Be Teaching Our Students Like Yoda Taught Luke | WIRED | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
In George Lucas’ classic The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda patiently tutors, challenges and imparts his wisdom to Luke Skywalker deep in the Dagobah swamps, sometimes while perched on the shoulder of his young Jedi-in-training.
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 I think this sounds like personalized learning that is done TO or FOR a student--which interferes with motivation and true ownership of learning. So...personalized, but not personal.

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Personalized Learning - YouTube

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A great way of looking at Personalized Learning-will use this video as a conversation starter at an upcoming workshop.

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Classroom Evolutions: The Benefits, Implications, and Implementation of Personalized Learning

Classroom Evolutions: The Benefits, Implications, and Implementation of Personalized Learning | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Personalized instruction, also known as competency-based learning, has emerged as a holistic, student-centered approach to education.
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I'm struggling with thinking of personalized learning and competency learning as the same thing --I believe competency based learning is a part of personalized learning. What do you think?

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Stop The False Generalizations About Personalized Learning

Stop The False Generalizations About Personalized Learning | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
In March, Tom Loveless, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, took an outdated swipe at the logic behind moving toward a student-centered learning system. He in essence suggested that because the curriculum wars have been decided more or less empirically, that people bent on disrupting the classroom and the factory-model [...]
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Excellent analysis, imho.

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Connie Davis's curator insight, July 1, 2014 1:23 AM

Interesting analysis. 

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Innovations in Education - Student Curators: Powerful Learning

Innovations in Education - Student Curators: Powerful Learning | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it

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My latest blog post describes an 8th grade student curation project. Through curating, students experienced the freedom to learn about what most interested them, and to follow their questions in the direction that they needed to go, as they explored topics of the 19th century social reform movements in their social studies class. 

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Nancy White's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:33 PM

My latest blog post offers the highlights from a student curation I collaborated on here in my district. 

Nancy White's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:52 PM

When students curate, they own the learning. This is my latest blog post with some of the highlights from a recent collaborative student curation project I supported in my district.

Mika Auramo's curator insight, March 7, 2014 12:07 AM

Kuratointi liitettynä esim. blogiin syventää opiskelua ja kehittää tiedonhallintaa ja sisältöjen suodattamista.

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Personalize Learning: Stages of Personalized Le...

Personalize Learning: Stages of Personalized Le... | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
The Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (version 2) was updated from feedback and input from educators around the world.
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Excellent resource!

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Connie Davis's curator insight, July 1, 2014 1:14 AM

An important first understanding of Personalized Learning discussions.

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Personalize Learning: 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014

Personalize Learning: 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014 | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Bray and McClaskey provide the Top 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014
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I am HOPEFUL these will be trends! ...Unfortunately, in our standards-based world, schools and districts end up cutting off the points of the triangle to make the newest thing fit inside their current circle of practice.  Time will tell.

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Connie Davis's curator insight, July 1, 2014 1:20 AM

I consider these trends to be very important. I think provide kids with authentic learning opportunities is very important. Step back and be a facilitator and coach to see where the learning REALLY happens.

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10 Trends Driving the Future of Education - Getting Smart by Susan Patrick - 21st century classrooms, 21stedchat, BlendedLearning, iNACOL, personalized learning, students

10 Trends Driving the Future of Education - Getting Smart by Susan Patrick - 21st century classrooms, 21stedchat, BlendedLearning, iNACOL, personalized learning, students | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
I believe the ultimate power of blended and online learning lies in the potential to transform the education system and enable higher levels of student-centered learning through competency-based approaches.
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I love these questions for education leaders looking to implement blended learning in their school or district:

 

-How is your program engineered to personalize learning?

-How do you enable student co-design and goal-setting? (key to ownership)

-How do you provide greater transparency? (key to buy-in)

-How does your program transform instructional design to student centered?

-How many forms of evidence are required for a st udent to successfully demonstrate mastery of competencies?

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Connie Davis's curator insight, July 1, 2014 1:21 AM

The questions for education leaders are paramount when considering the move to personalized learning.

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Innovations in Education - From Blended Learning to Creating Innovators

Innovations in Education - From Blended Learning to Creating Innovators | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
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Another post at the intersection of blended learning & personalized learning.

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Nancy White's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:00 PM

My latest blog post explores how implementing blended learning, with an emphasis on not just blending face-to-face learning and online learning --but also giving students a choice in path of learning - can help develop student creativity & innovation and lead toward personalization of learning.

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Personalization | NWP Digital Is

Personalization | NWP Digital Is | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
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Shares my concern that "self-paced tutorials" do not equal powerful learning - and if this is all we mean by personalization, then this is not progress.

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Amanda Coler-Pierce's curator insight, October 16, 2013 8:07 PM

...you can't take "person" out of personalized learning, the teachers play key role in fostering the learning

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Innovations in Education - Create a Culture of Questioning and Inquiry

Innovations in Education - Create a Culture of Questioning and Inquiry | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
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In my post, I share some ideas and resources to start building a culture of questioning in your classroom.  A student who doesn't question, or worse yet, doesn't know how to ask questions, will likely struggle in a personalized learning environment.  Additionally, questioning can be the pathway to uncover student passions - their "need to knows" and "want to knows." I believe it is an essential piece of personalized learning.

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Trudy Sweeney's curator insight, September 3, 2013 8:04 PM

Great to see support for a culture of questioning and inquiry.

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Catch a Glimpse into the Future of Learning | World of Learning

Catch a Glimpse into the Future of Learning | World of Learning | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
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This does indeed present a vision for a diverse learning ecosystem - the ultimate outcome of personal[ized] learning?

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The Connected Educator's Hotspot: The Mask

The Connected Educator's Hotspot: The Mask | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Well done @twhitford. Really knowing kids & the difference between personal and personalized learning. http://t.co/M3qrkjgerf #edchat
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What making learning personal really means...to our students. Excellent post. 

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Personalize Learning: Scaling Personalized Learning

Personalize Learning: Scaling Personalized Learning | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Jesse Moyer, Manager of Strategic Initiatives at KnowledgeWorks wrote post on how to reach a level of scale that provides personalized learning for all learners.
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Hoping that a grass-roots effort with a Make Learning Personal book study will help inspire a vision and desire to move to personalized learning in my district.

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Down The Rabbit Hole

Down The Rabbit Hole | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
All teachers work really hard trying to customizing learning for students, and too often without the supports we would all want for them. Traditional teachers are creating curriculum, finding resou...
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Another good example of the intersection of blended learning and personalizing learning. 

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Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education

Genius Hour and the 6 Essentials of Personalized Education | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Personalized education comes alive in a classroom when Genius Hour invites students to engage with projects about which they are truly passionate. ("@aussietony Personalised learning + Genius Hour + TEDx talks for students.
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Establishing a Genius Hour is a great way to start moving towards personalized learning.  This article offers some great tips for success. I like the idea of using TED-style talks as a culminating activity.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, September 25, 2014 9:16 AM

 Personalised learning

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Innovations in Education - “Technology” Initiative or “Learning” Initiative?

Innovations in Education - “Technology” Initiative or “Learning” Initiative? | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
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A short reflection on the power of a label.  In this case, my thinking is that there is a bigger, more important reason for 1:1/mobile device/technology initiatives, and that is Personalized Learning.

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'Personal Learning Environments' Focus on the Individual

'Personal Learning Environments' Focus on the Individual | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
But defining what exactly a "personal learning environment," or PLE, is supposed to look like is proving to be challenging.
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Another intersection between personalized learning and student curators: PLE's - Personalized Learning Environments - are centered around students curating information. 

 

"PLEs consist of a wide range of connections with both digital and nondigital resources. They blur the lines between formal and informal learning. And precisely because they are individualized to the needs and interests of the learner, eachone can look completely different."

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Connie Davis's curator insight, July 1, 2014 1:26 AM

I haven't tried Symbaloo but my students seem to find organization in OneNote simple as well. I'm eager to try something new.

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To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation

To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
How might efforts to curate benefit from the portability and ubiquity of mobile devices? Tools like Evernote and GoodReads allow for easy and valuable curation. But the harder questions are pedagogical and curricular.
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Nancy White's curator insight, January 23, 2014 1:23 PM

What a wonderful concept - curating things we percieve to be beautiful. Howard Gardner is such an amazing thinker!

 

I also love the term "relevance portfolio" –this is exactly what I think will be a stepping stone towards personalized learning through content curation.

ghbrett's curator insight, January 24, 2014 8:30 AM

There are a numbers of tablet apps for iOS and other operating systems that can enable sharing, creating, and implementing projects in a mobile learning environment.

Connie Davis's curator insight, July 1, 2014 1:28 AM

Curation is an interesting topic that I had never considered previously. I need to look into this further. Any suggestions would certainly be welcome.

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Brian Flones | The start of a transformative journey

Brian Flones | The start of a transformative journey | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
There is a shift happening in education that shows promise in truly meeting the needs of all students. That shift is about personalization around instruction that is paced to learning ...
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Just love reading about a superintendent with a vision for personalized learning! This is an important first step towards getting there. The other critical element is community understanding and support. This district has made this a priority as they begin the transition.

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.
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From blended-learning, to personalized learing, to curiosity-fueled learning?

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Nancy White's curator insight, October 17, 2013 1:25 PM

Curating is where this begins, informal, unstructured, yet purposeful.

 

Nancy White's curator insight, October 17, 2013 1:27 PM

The more I read about this kind of learning, the more I see blended learning as just a stepping stone.

Gail M. Roper's curator insight, October 20, 2013 12:51 PM

“THE BOTTOM LINE IS, IF YOU’RE NOT THE ONE CONTROLLING YOUR LEARNING, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO LEARN AS WELL.”

My mom used to say this, she told me that the main thing that kids needed to learn to do was to teach themselves.  She believed that it was a skill that would last them a lifetime.  This article is compelling.  It even elaborates on removing adult barriers. 

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Brian Flones | The start of a transformative journey

Brian Flones | The start of a transformative journey | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
There is a shift happening in education that shows promise in truly meeting the needs of all students. That shift is about personalization around instruction that is paced to learning ...
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This will be an interesting program to follow.
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Can Technology Help Students Find the “Sweet Spot” for Learning?

Can Technology Help Students Find the “Sweet Spot” for Learning? | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
"The technological solutions are more difficult to implement than would appear at first blush.
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Great analysis of the problems of "teaching to the middle" and convincing arguement for personalized learning.  However, I agree with Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham who says "technology is a possible solution to the 'sweet spot' problem...Learning on computers does not neccessarily result in better learning...research shows that emotional connection between a student and a teacher is enormously important when it comes to how much a student learns."

 

This explains my concerns for those who believe personalized learning is all about adaptive, computer-based systems.  I worry that those important teacher-student relationships will suffer - and that learning will be all about direct instruction with students like sponges - soaking up the information, and then regurgitating it - with little opportunity to transfer that knowledge and understanding to real-world problem solving and creative tasks. I don't believe students will develop the essential critical thinking, creativity, communication, invention, and information literacy skills they need for survival in their future.

 

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Personalize Learning: Learning IS Personal

Personalize Learning: Learning IS Personal | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Learning is personal. Each of us is unique. Because learners are so diverse, learning needs to start with each learner.
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Love this! "[Education] is about teaching and learning not delivering curriculum. It is about values, culture, and each learner being unique." -Barbara Bray

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