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Resources that help define and chart a path to personalize learning.
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A Vision for Personalized and Connected Learning

Pearson's vision utilizes technology to increase usability and productivity of students in and outside of the classroom. Watch how students, parents, teacher...

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Phyllis Bartosiewicz's curator insight, March 19, 2013 11:55 AM

This video demonstrates the power of blended learning and the opportunities for collaboration and personalization.

Nancy White's curator insight, March 21, 2013 4:31 PM

As we move towards personalized learning and digital devices like these, curating becomes an important way for students to learn.

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If students designed their own schools...

The best small town in America experiments with self-directed learning at its public high school. A group of students gets to create their own school-within-...
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Personalized learning in action.  The students are completely self-directed.  This is an amazing program!

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Madelief Keyser's curator insight, March 12, 2013 4:38 AM

In dit experiment is samenwerken de meest belangrijke voorwaarde voor gepersonaliseerd leren. Prachtige video waar de kracht van leerlingen wordt getoond. 

Shirley Pepper's curator insight, April 23, 2013 5:22 PM

A student perspective.

Connie Davis's curator insight, July 1, 2014 1:44 AM

Personalized learning in action. 

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Journey to 2030: What Happens When Teachers Imagine the Future of Education?

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Journey to 2030: What Happens When Teachers Imagine the Future of Education?
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This promotes some different ideas than usually recommended for  the ed reform playbox.  Great examples are offered of what they might look like in practice.  Important ideas and worth sharing:

 

-New Teaching & Learning Ecologies to include brain research and technology

-Seamless connections with community and experts, online & face to face

-Teacerpreneuers

-Teachers universally recongnized as respected professionals

 

 

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DianneQuill's curator insight, January 8, 2013 5:01 PM

This promotes some different ideas than usually recommended for  the ed reform playbox.  Great examples are offered of what they might look like in practice.  Important ideas and worth sharing:

 

-New Teaching & Learning Ecologies to include brain research and technology

-Seamless connections with community and experts, online & face to face

-Teacerpreneuers

-Teachers universally recongnized as respected professionals

 

 

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10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013 | Educación y TIC

10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013 | Educación y TIC | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Check out what Personalized Learning will be like in 2013. "The main change that will happen in teaching and learning in 2013 will be about empowerment. Teachers and learners will be more empowered to take charge of their learning. We will see this through the evidence they share as they learn." >>I hope so!
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Augusto Bernal's curator insight, October 2, 2013 11:54 AM

Las mejores sugerencias para adaptarse a este mundo de aprendizaje cada vez mas online y menos pesencial, lo que implica el uso de herramientas cada vez mas avanzadas por parte de  los educadores para con sus clases.

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A Business Perspective: A Case For Personalized Learning

A Business Perspective: A Case For Personalized Learning | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
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A parent and businessman makes a case for IEPs for all students:

 

"What would personalized education look like, if extended to the entire student population? Personalized education would require that each student within a classroom would work toward essential comprehension and skill-sets (like our current system), but would be given the option of different content, processes, and products to achieve those objectives. Students, teachers, and parents would regularly monitor and maintain specific objectives to help the student achieve those comprehension and skill-set goals. School of One is a pioneer in this emerging field of personalized education."

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Innovations in Education - Students as “Information Flaneurs”

Innovations in Education - Students as “Information Flaneurs” | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it

The intersection of two of my curation projects: on student curation, and personal learning.

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New Montessori High School Expands Opportunities for Personalized Learning ... - Marketwire (press release)

New Montessori High School Expands Opportunities for Personalized Learning ... - Marketwire (press release) | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
New Montessori High School Expands Opportunities for Personalized Learning ...Marketwire (press release)19, 2012) - While the BC Ministry of Education tweaks its vision for Personalized Learning, students at Victoria's Maria Montessori Academy...
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10 Drivers of Blended Learning - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark -

10 Drivers of Blended Learning - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark - | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
There are at least 10 reasons that make blended learning an unstoppable force. >>Notes the connection between blended learning & personalized learning.
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A Weekly Reflection Tool for Student-led Learning

A Weekly Reflection Tool for Student-led Learning | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it

"This term, I have been trying to give my students more voice in our classroom learning environment with regards to the way we go about things and the tools we use to demonstrate our learning. I think this has stemmed from the Personalised Learning approach we have taken as a whole school this year, and my efforts to embed the purposeful engagement of the approach in every facet of my practice.

 

In this post I'd like to share a ten-minute, Friday afternoon tool that is promoting reflective thinking, goal setting and student voice with positive results in our classroom.

 

A Reflection, a Goal and a Wish

 

During the last hour on a Friday, students relax and choose their working space in the classroom. They then discuss and choose two relevant sentence starters that they finish in their learning diaries. Their learning diaries are accessible in the classroom whenever they need them to set goals or reflect."

 

Thank you Teddy in sharing your journey to personalise learning!


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Personalize Learning: The Expert Learner with Voice and Choice

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Who is the Expert Learner?
Expert learners take responsibility for their learning. They view learning as something they do for themselves, not something that is done to them or for them. [Source: The Expert Learner]

 

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) perspective for the Expert Learner is for a learner to be:
> Resourceful and knowledgeable

> Strategic and goal-directed

> Purposeful and motivated

 

Then how can you develop expert learners with voice and choice?


The Three Stages of Personalized Learning Environments provide the process to encourage learner voice. This process can guide the design of personalized learning environments that meets the needs of all learners.  Stage One is teacher-centered and encourages learner voice and some choice. Learner voice is a critical first step. There are ways to do this and this table here describes how the teacher and learner roles change in this stage.

 

When learners have the opportunities to say what they think and be heard by their peers and others, they feel their opinions and perspectives are valued and appreciated. Think about yourself as a learner and what it might feels like if you have a voice in how you learn and even influence decisions about teaching and learning.

 

 


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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Digital Differentiation

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Digital Differentiation | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Digital Differentiation http://t.co/8gKYiM7m...

Great infographics suggest that Web 2.0 tools have the potential to differentiate learning for students. This is one step on the path to personal learning.
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Learning Independence Continuum: Ownership

Learning Independence Continuum: Ownership | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it

This is the fourth in a five part series on the Learning Independence Continuum produced by the Institute @ CESA #1.

 

"Ownership implies that learners have a sense of control over their learning and often leads them to view learning as something that cannot be taken from them. Ownership of learning transfers responsibility for success from educators and other adults to the learner. As a result, learners tend to place greater value on and take greater pride in their learning.

 

A growing sense of ownership often leads learners to shift from a compliance orientation to commitment. The question in their minds moves from “How much must I do?” to “What do I need to do in order to learn this content?” While the traditional model of schooling depends heavily on compliance, unleashing a sense of ownership for learning can dramatically improve learner performance, even within the legacy education system.

 

Unsurprisingly, one of the key methods to building ownership for learning is a strategy also employed to build motivation, engagement, and efficacy. This approach offers learners choice and control related to their learning in areas valued by the learner."

 


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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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Which Way for K12 Blended Learning? (Part 1: Boarding the Mayflower)

Which Way for K12 Blended Learning? (Part 1: Boarding the Mayflower) | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
“Day by day, nothing seems to change. But pretty soon, everything's different.” Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes Hard to believe it has been two years since we published The rise of K12 blended learning. ...
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Blended learning is identified as a strategy to achieve personalized learning.

 

I wondered as I was reading this if the 3 hypotheses are a linear process. Do schools have to go through 1 & 2 to get to 3?  I believe a lot of schools get stuck in #1.  What if we skipped 1 & 2 intentionally - and went straight to 3? 

 

I was very inspired following the link to Acton Academy (http://www.actonacademy.org/) - and then to the middle school blog (http://eaglesofacton.wordpress.com/) - listed as examples in #3

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A 15-year-old student’s ed reform plan: Self-directed learning

A 15-year-old student’s ed reform plan: Self-directed learning | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
How would teenagers change school if they had the power? Here one teen spells out what reform would look like if he were in charge. His keyword: Choice.
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"Learning should be messy!"

 

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Jenny Lussier's curator insight, February 13, 2013 4:48 PM

Love the word choice. Can't wait to read this.

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Just heard from Nikhil Goyal that some of the text was directly from his book - One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School. -Used without citation. :( Link to book: http://www.amazon.com/Nikhil-Goyal/e/B0096CJC98
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What does Learning Look Like?

What does Learning Look Like? | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it

"A while ago, I created this poster A Tale of Two Classrooms.  It wasn't meant as a statement of Classroom B is best.  It wasn't even meant as a statement of Classroom A is awful.  It was meant as a representation of Classroom A and B."


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Great compare & contrast- I believe "A" emphasis is on teaching, while "B" emphasis is on learning -and sets the stage for personal learning.

 

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Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, January 8, 2013 4:15 PM

Krissy Venosdale revised her Classroom A and Classroom B poster recently to represent "What does Learning Look Like". Some of these Classroom B descriptors indicate a learner-centered environment. What are some other descriptions that you would include?

 

Here are some of Krissy's thoughts behind Learning:

 

"Learning is a journey.  Our kids change. The world changes.  We change as teachers.  This morning, I made a revised version of Classroom A versus Classroom B.  As someone pointed out, it’s not a black and white issue. There is so much grey and so much individual choice.  I’m not saying A or B is better for everyone. I’m saying you’ve gotta think and really understand what you want learning to look like in your classroom."

Shirley Pepper's curator insight, April 23, 2013 5:21 PM

A clear visual

Pilar Castro's curator insight, May 21, 2013 11:48 AM

Es fundamental movernos de un enfoque centrado en la enseñanaza a un enfoque centrado en el aprendizaje.

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Personalize Learning: Stages of Personalized Learning Environments | That In Between Space - Immersive Storytelling for Learning

Personalize Learning: Stages of Personalized Learning Environments | That In Between Space - Immersive Storytelling for Learning | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Jess McCulloch's insight: I think immersive environments lend themselves very well to personalised learning., especially when it comes to having learners move at their own pace.
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Personalize Learning: December 2012

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Brief descriptions of the latest initiatives in education and how they intersect with personalized learning. 

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Transformational Teacher: Chris Edwards on Personalized Learning

Transformational Teacher: Chris Edwards on Personalized Learning | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it

Chris Edwards' shared in our interview why he decided to personalize learning and the results he has experienced with his learners: engaged and motivated!

 

Q. Why did you decide to personalize learning?

A. I decided to personalise learning in my classroom about a year ago. I watched a TED talk by Sir Ken Robinson (the king of creativity) speaking about how he believes that our current education system is killing creativity. What made me think the most was when he said this: “Shakespeare was in someone’s class once, right?” And I thought wow! I have never considered who I may have in my class! When I started thinking in this way, it changed everything. It made me realise that the most important thing was ensuring that every individual child in my class, realised and reached their full potential.

 

Q. How are learners in your class changing?

A. The learners in my class are changing in a very noticeable way. The learners in my class are no longer passive. They are engaged in their own learning and are motivated. Most importantly, they are learning to be resourceful and resilient. Learning anything is an inherently frustrating process.

 

Read this insiteful interview and take a look a the pictures of Chris' personalized learning environment where his learners are thriving!

 

 

 

 


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Karen Ellis's curator insight, February 3, 2015 9:54 PM

Some great ways to personalise learning with your class.

luc taesch's curator insight, June 24, 2015 4:27 PM

 Offering possibilities brings autonomy ! Great for  #differentiation 

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Advantages of Personalized Learning for High School Students

Advantages of Personalized Learning for High School Students | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
What is personalized learning? One can define personalized learning as a blend of internships, courses and experiences that respond to the interest and needs of each student.

>>I like the emphasis on building relationships with students - something that students rank as highly important to their ability to learn and be successful in school.
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Why Haven't Districts Adopted Blended Learning Faster?

Why Haven't Districts Adopted Blended Learning Faster? | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Tom Vander Ark is an education advocate, advisor, and author of Getting Smart: How Personal Digital Learning is Changing the World. Tom is Founder and Executive Editor of Getting Smart and a partner in Learn Capital.




>>My belief is the biggest obstacle to implementing blended learning and personalized learning is access to digital tools and robust wireless networks.
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Can we reconcile standardised testing with Personalised Learning?

Can we reconcile standardised testing with Personalised Learning? | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
Great reflection on how data contributes to the ability to design personalized learning.
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Watch A Great Short Film On The Future Of Technology And Education

Watch A Great Short Film On The Future Of Technology And Education | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
"Knowing something is probably an obsolete idea. You don't actually need to know anything. It's the teacher's job to point young minds toward the right kind of questions.
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Personalized Learning Initiatives | Hanover Research

Personalized Learning Initiatives | Hanover Research | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it

Despite the prevalence of the term in national conversation, there is not a universally accepted definition of “personalized learning.”...

 

"Personalized learning highlights the important role of educators in strategically guiding instruction. Instructors must design and reinforce an engaging, supportive learning environment that fosters learning among all students."

 

Thoughtful post.

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Decentralizing Education: How StartUps are Dismantling the ...

Decentralizing Education: How StartUps are Dismantling the ... | Personalized and Personalizing Learning | Scoop.it
This complements my last Scoop from Stevan Kalmon - offering a vision of what learner-centric personal learning could look like at the higher education level.

The question that remains for me is will business and industry value this as much as a traditional degree program? Or --will this just be the path for entreprenuers?
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