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What pathways are being designed in today's schools to personalize the learning experience?
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Discover the Learner: Labels vs. UDL Lens | Inclusion Lab

Discover the Learner: Labels vs. UDL Lens | Inclusion Lab | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

"Remove the veil of disability and you will discover the learner!"

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Using the UDL lens to discover the learner can be a great conversation starter between teacher and learner. In this conversation, the student can share their Learner Profile that indicates how they Access, Engage, and Express and includes their strengths, challenges, preferences, and needs.

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Universal Design for Learning and Personalized Learning

Universal Design for Learning and Personalized Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Interactive and informative discussions around Universal Design for Learning and Personalized Learning during 7/6/15 #plearnchat.
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Over 35 educators across the country came together in a vibrant and vital discussion around the big question in #plearnchat: "Why is Universal Design for Learning the framework for Personalized Learning?" Read the Storify and be amazed what educators are saying about UDL and PL.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 7, 2015 10:13 AM

Over 35 educators across the country came together in a vibrant and vital discussion around the big question in #plearnchat: "Why is Universal Design for Learning the framework for Personalized Learning?" Take a look at the Storify and be amazed what educators are thinking about this big question.

Kevin Boozer's curator insight, July 21, 2015 2:51 PM

Hope this helps me learn about makerspace

 

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The Story Behind My Passion to Personalize Learning

The Story Behind My Passion to Personalize Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Kathleen McClaskey's very personal story behind her passion to personalize learning for all learners.
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This story needs to be told. I am passionate about learners and learning! I believe that every child on the planet is a learner! I am committed to help schools create learning environments where every child can become life long learners and realize their hopes and dreams!  You could say that I am on a mission. But why has personalized learning become my passion and mission in my life?
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Access, Engage, and Express: The Lens for Teaching and Learning

Access, Engage, and Express: The Lens for Teaching and Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Access, Engage, and Express, based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, is the lens for teaching and learning for all learners.
Kathleen McClaskey's insight:
Access, Engage, and Express (TM) is the lens for understanding how anyone learns best. The reason we came up with these three words was to help educators easily understand their learners using this lens. We want Access, Engage, and Express to be an integral part of their daily approach to teaching and learning.  Using Access, Engage and Express was developed from the Universal Design for Learning® (UDL) principles that are based on neuroscience and how we learn.

"UDL is the framework for Personalized Learning."
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Barbara Bray's curator insight, December 8, 2014 10:29 AM

Why do teachers and learners need a lens for learning? This post will share the importance of understanding how you learn best. Access is about how you transform and process information into useable knowledge. Engage is how you best engage with content. Express is how you demonstrate what you know and understand. If you use this lens, you and your teacher become partners in learning. 

Ines Bieler's curator insight, August 9, 2015 5:44 AM

Why do teachers and learners need a lens for learning? This post will share the importance of understanding how you learn best. Access is about how you transform and process information into useable knowledge. Engage is how you best engage with content. Express is how you demonstrate what you know and understand. If you use this lens, you and your teacher become partners in learning. 

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:42 AM

Why do teachers and learners need a lens for learning? This post will share the importance of understanding how you learn best. Access is about how you transform and process information into useable knowledge. Engage is how you best engage with content. Express is how you demonstrate what you know and understand. If you use this lens, you and your teacher become partners in learning. 

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So what does Personalized Learning really mean?

So what does Personalized Learning really mean? | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
This post clarifies that personalized learning starts with the learner and ownership of learning.
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We refer to "students" as "learners" where...
  • Learning starts with the learner.
  • Universal Design for Learning is the framework for personalized learning.
  • Teachers universally-design lessons and projects that encourage voice and choice.
  • Learners understand how they learn best.
  • Learners take responsibility for their learning.
  • Learners own and drive their learning along their learning path.
  • Teachers and learners role change.
  • Teachers and learners are partners in learning who design authentic learning activities.
  • Learners demonstrate mastery in a competency-based system and progress at their own pace.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2014/09/so-what-does-personalized-learning.html
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"Make Learning Personal" - Free Webinar: Sept 16th

"Make Learning Personal" - Free Webinar: Sept 16th | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

This webinar provides an overview of what is and what is not personalized learning and about how learners learn best using Universal Design for Learning principles.

Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

Kathleen McClaskey and Barbara Bray will present a webinar sponsored by NISCE (National Institute for Student-Centered Education) on September 16th from 4-5 ET. based on their upcoming book: Make Learning Personal.

 

This webinar provides an overview of what is and what is not personalized learning and about how learners learn best using Universal Design for Learning principles. Expect to learn about interesting models and hear stories with Wow moments where teachers’ and learners’ roles changed. Walk away with some rationale why it is important to personalize learning for each learner.

 

Register Today at http://nisce.org/event/make-learning-personal-wow/

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Greg Alchin's curator insight, August 3, 2014 9:57 PM

If you really want to invest in your professional learning about maximising opportunities for all learners then attend this webinar! #plearnchat

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Excited to be a part of this!

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6 Steps to Personalize Learning

6 Steps to Personalize Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

"The Six Steps to Personalize Learning is a hybrid workshop that is on-site and online to help teachers move to a Stage One Personalized Learning Environment."

Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

The Six Steps to Personalize Learning workshop can be personalized for your school, district, or region. We come to you to guide the process. Several of the ideas and strategies in the steps include:

 

>> Universal Design for Learning

>> Class Learning Snapshot

>> Personal Learner Profile

>> Class Learning Toolkit

>> Redesigned learning environments

>> A repository of transformed lessons and projects aligned to CCSS

>> Inquiry-based strategies

>> Skills to choose the appropriate resources and tools to support teaching and learning.

 

As facilitators, we coach you in person and online as you apply the steps in your classroom. After the workshop is over,  you can continue ongoing discussions in an online Community of Practice (the Personalize Learning Collaboratory) with other educators from around the world. 

 

Contact Personalize Learning  at personalizelearn@gmail.com

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Seguiremos las etapas en la práctica educativa.

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Blended Learning is Not the Only Way to Personalize Learning

Blended Learning is Not the Only Way to Personalize Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

Blended learning means offering a combination of face-to-face and online learning opportunities to learners. Blending these learning opportunities can contribute to personalizing learning. However, blended learning is not the only approach that personalizes learning. Personalizing learning starts with the learner. This means that learners have a stake in their learning by taking responsibility for their learning. When they own and drive their learning, they are more motivated to want to learn. In a learning environment that starts with the learner, teacher and learner roles change.

 

The research at the Students at the Center (studentsatthecenter.org) wrote nine reports on student-centered learning. Eric Toshalls, Ed.D., and Michael Nakkula, Ed.D. in one report, wrote the research on “Learning Theory: Motivation, Engagement and Student Voice” that described:

 

The Trifecta of Student Centered Learning

Motivation - Without motivation, there is no push to learn
Engagement - Without engagement, there is no way to learn
Voice - Without voice, there is no authenticity in learning

 

“For students to create a new knowledge, to succeed academically, and to develop into healthy adults, they require each of these experiences.” -Toshalls and Nakkula

 

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Personalized learning as described in the research at Brown is built on the framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) that is based upon decades of brain-research and neuroscience of individual differences, human variability and on how we learn. UDL is often thought about how it relates to special education, but to dispel that myth, the UDL principles is about how we understand how every learner learns.

 

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UDL Guides Personalizing Learning to Meet the Common Core

UDL Guides Personalizing Learning to Meet the Common Core | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is used to design curriculum, lessons and instruction based on the diversity of the learners in their classroom.

 

How can UDL guide personalize learning to meet the Common Core?

 

When a teacher understands his/her learners through the UDL lens, he/she creates a flexible learning environment and provides opportunities for learner voice and choice. When lessons are designed using the UDL model, the lesson includes goals, methods, materials, tools, and assessments to reach and support the maximum amount of learners in the classroom.

 

Learners can use this model to help them understand how they learn best and what learning path they can take to become an independent expert learner, leveraging their natural abilities in the process. This process helps the learner create their personal learning profile that is understood by both teacher and learner.

 

The importance of this strategy is that both the teacher and the learner understand who the learner is and how they learn best. The learner and the teacher uses the UDL lens to personalize learning. So what does that look like?

 

An example of an 8th Grade unit on the Civil War serves as an example along with two students who can meet a number of CCSS when they choose and use the tools to support their learning.

 

Explore our new website, Personalize Learning (www.personalizelearning.com), to learn more about the research, models and educators who are personalizing learning.

 

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UDL Guides Personalizing Learning to Meet the Common Core

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Personalized learning is what 21st Century Learning is all about

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UDL and Transforming Learning: Stephen Petrucci

UDL and Transforming Learning: Stephen Petrucci | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

I had the honor of interviewing Stephen Petrucci who is the first British Columbia administrator that discussed UDL in relation to a personalized learning environment.  Stephen shares his vision of personalized learning and what steps have been taken in his schools where he is the Director of Instruction in School District 60 - Fort St. John, BC.

"What is your vision of personalizing learning?

Personalizing learning is education through the eyes and brain of the individual learner. This entails building a relationship with the learner and creating a profile that reveals personal interests, strengths and prior learning, as well as academic needs. It involves determining and getting a learner’s input on how they learn best, using a framework such as UDL to collaboratively design instruction and finally, employing the vehicles of technology and the arts to drive that personal learning forward."

 

Thank you Stephen, a BC thought leader, for your vision and insight into persoanlized learning!

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Curricular Opportunities in the Digital Age | UDL and Student-Centered Learning

Curricular Opportunities in the Digital Age | UDL and Student-Centered Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

A new publication, Curricular Opportunities in the Digital Age, from the Students at the Center was recently released that focuses on creating an "ecology of learning"  where new student-centered pathways can benefit ALL students with the use of digital technologies. UDL can be the framework fto make that happen.

 

"David H. Rose and Jenna W. Gravel consider how advances in teaching technologies enable new curricular designs that offer exciting ways to create classrooms that are student centered.

 

Given the myriad ways students differ, how can educators determine the essential components of curricula that use new technologies to support student-centered approaches to learning—for all students, not just a few? Universal design for learning is a promising framework for doing that. UDL provides a structure and guidelines for making decisions about instructional designs that meet the challenge of diversity. Many options are built into UDL, based on research and practice from multiple domains within the learning sciences—education, developmental psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive neuroscience."

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Dr. Rose is speaking at the Equinox in Manchester, Vermont.  Sponsored by the Vermont Council of Special Ed Administrators 11/21.  Very excited to be brining him here

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Science Fairs are UDL, Personalized Learning

Science Fairs are UDL, Personalized Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

From Stephen Petrucci's blog, Leadership i Public Education, a connection is made between UDL and Personalized Learning. Here are some of the connections he has made:

 

"As we continue to search for ways to frame personalized learning in British Columbia, we can point to some practices that have been around for a long time - notably the Science Fair. Rather than pitting the philosophies of revolution vs evolution in our education system, I believe it is crucial to recognize what currently exists as excellent practice in personalized learning. This approach is very much in line with the appreciative inquiry model which encourages a focus on what is going well."

 

"The Science Fair project is an excellent example of "independent study" - a term we use in describing a personalized learning framework."

 

"Finally, it is clear to see how well a science fair project fits in the Universal Design for Learning framework through Multiple means of Representation, Multiple means of Action and Expression and Multiple means of Engagement."

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»The Virtual Staffroom Podcast» This is Personal

»The Virtual Staffroom Podcast» This is Personal | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

In this podcast, Barbara Bray and I discuss personalized learning, differentiated instruction and Universal Design for Learning and how apps could support a persoanlized learning environment. Included in the resources is a link to "Personalized Learning Toolkits:  Designing New Pathways for Each Child".

 

Thanks to Chris Betcher for asking us to do this podcast!

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Discover the Learner in Every Child

Discover the Learner in Every Child | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
To understand how a learner learns best, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can be the lens that reduces barriers to learning and optimizes support to meet needs for all learners.
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This Part 3 in a Collaborative Blog Series on Learner Agency with the Institute for Personalized Learning.
Each learner has variability in how they access and process information, how they engage with content and how they express what they know and understand. Using the UDL lens of Access, Engage and Express to understand learners can not only help the teacher better design instruction but can also offer the learner a way to tell their story about how they learn best. When the learner uses the UDL lens to share how they learn, it validates them as a learner.
UDL is the framework that applies to ALL learners and as a means for creating personalized, learner-centered environments where each learner can develop agency. 
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Where are all the Expert Learners?

Where are all the Expert Learners? | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Bill McGrath from Montgomery County Public Schools, MD, shares why UDL is important for all learners.
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The UDL framework gives us guidelines and a vision to build expert learners:
  • Learners who can navigate flexible learning opportunities with great skill.  
  • Learners who do not just navigate but are active partners and innovators in the design of future learning.  
UDL tells us how to do this so it can work for each and every learner.  
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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 3, 2015 11:34 AM

The UDL framework gives us guidelines and a vision to build expert learners:

  • Learners who can navigate flexible learning opportunities with great skill.  
  • Learners who do not just navigate but are active partners and innovators in the design of future learning.  

UDL tells us how to do this so it can work for each and every learner. 

Inma Contreras's curator insight, January 18, 10:58 AM

Some tips to convert our experience of learning. To learn and to teach.

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Which Personalized Learning Framework is Best For You and Your School?

Which Personalized Learning Framework is Best For You and Your School? | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
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Chris Liang-Vergara shared out several personalized learning frameworks including Personalize Learning, LLC's, The Institute @ CESA#1, Montessori, CAST and others. Here is how he described the Personalize Learning framework:


What’s their framework or frameworks? Their framework merges UDL, learner voice and choice, creative environments, intrinsic motivation, and educational technology in a cohesive approach that builds off of learner profiles.


Why would I use this framework over others? Kathleen and Barbara pull apart personalized, differentiated, and individualized learning in very articulate ways that will help you and your team be more clear in your communications. Their incorporation of UDL and learner voice and choice will also help you understand personalized learning in a very concrete, classroom-applicable manner.


Thank you, Chris!

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Competent starter on personalized learning from a reputable source!

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Book Launch: Make Learning Personal - The What, Who, WOW, Where and Why

Book Launch: Make Learning Personal - The What, Who, WOW, Where and Why | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

Personalize Learning: http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/make-learning-personal.html

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Put learning back into the hands of the learner!
Through personalized learning, education as we know it is transformed as learners are empowered to take control of their own learning. This thorough and timely resource draws on Universal Design for Learning® principles to create a powerful shift in classroom dynamics by guiding learners to become self-directed, self-monitoring, and self-motivated.

Book discount at Corwin Press - Enter this priority code to receive a 15% discount: N149G3
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Coming Soon! Make Learning Personal: The What, Who, WOW, Where and Why

Coming Soon! Make Learning Personal: The What, Who, WOW, Where and Why | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/make-learning-personal.html

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Put learning back into the hands of the learner!

Through personalized learning, education as we know it is transformed as learners are empowered to take control of their own learning. This thorough and timely resource draws on Universal Design for Learning® principles to create a powerful shift in classroom dynamics by guiding learners to become self-directed, self-monitoring, and self-motivated.

- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/make-learning-personal.html#sthash.hfIvt9Ve.dpuf
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UDL Guides Personalized Learning

UDL Guides Personalized Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guides the process to personalize learning using the UDL principles.
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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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Barbara Bray's curator insight, June 28, 2013 11:47 PM

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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Personalize Learning: OMG! Teacher Roles are Changing

Personalize Learning: OMG! Teacher Roles are Changing | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Teacher roles change when learning is personalized for and by the learners. Learning starts with the learners.
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When you create an environment where learning is personal for each learner, your role as a teacher changes.

 

So what does personalized learning really mean?


Personalized learning means it starts with learners having a voice and choice in how they learn. They create their Personal Learner Profile using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) lens determining how they learn best indicating their strengths, challenges, aspirations, interests, and talents.

 

It is not about teaching subjects, curriculum, or standards. It is about learners learning how to learn -- how to think for themselves -- to problem solve. The teachers we talk to who are letting go and encouraging learner voice and choice have changed their learning environment and role as teacher. They see and share how learners are taking responsibilities and ownership for their learning. These teachers are finding that they will never go back to traditional teaching methods.

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Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, January 8, 2013 4:11 PM

When you create an environment where learning is personal for each learner, your role as a teacher changes.

 

So what does personalized learning really mean?

 

Personalized learning means it starts with learners having a voice and choice in how they learn. They create their Personal Learner Profile using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) lens determining how they learn best indicating their strengths, challenges, aspirations, interests, and talents.

 

It is not about teaching subjects, curriculum, or standards. It is about learners learning how to learn -- how to think for themselves -- to problem solve. The teachers we talk to who are letting go and encouraging learner voice and choice have changed their learning environment and role as teacher. They see and share how learners are taking responsibilities and ownership for their learning. These teachers are finding that they will never go back to traditional teaching methods.

memma's curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:11 AM

When you create an environment where learning is personal for each learner, your role as a teacher changes.

 

So what does personalized learning really mean?

 

Personalized learning means it starts with learners having a voice and choice in how they learn. They create their Personal Learner Profile using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) lens determining how they learn best indicating their strengths, challenges, aspirations, interests, and talents.

 

It is not about teaching subjects, curriculum, or standards. It is about learners learning how to learn -- how to think for themselves -- to problem solve. The teachers we talk to who are letting go and encouraging learner voice and choice have changed their learning environment and role as teacher. They see and share how learners are taking responsibilities and ownership for their learning. These teachers are finding that they will never go back to traditional teaching methods.

Francisco Velasquez's curator insight, January 9, 2013 9:45 AM

When you create an environment where learning is personal for each learner, your role as a teacher changes.

 

So what does personalized learning really mean?

 

Personalized learning means it starts with learners having a voice and choice in how they learn. They create their Personal Learner Profile using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) lens determining how they learn best indicating their strengths, challenges, aspirations, interests, and talents.

 

It is not about teaching subjects, curriculum, or standards. It is about learners learning how to learn -- how to think for themselves -- to problem solve. The teachers we talk to who are letting go and encouraging learner voice and choice have changed their learning environment and role as teacher. They see and share how learners are taking responsibilities and ownership for their learning. These teachers are finding that they will never go back to traditional teaching methods.

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Personalize Learning: The Toolkit

Personalize Learning: The Toolkit | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

How do you personalize learning? First you need to know what personalized learning is. Here is a new site that provides resources, research, models, examples, and stories. This page provides a toolkit that can help your organization begin personalizing learning to meet the needs of all learners. 

 

Check out the chart that compares Personalization, Differentiation, and Indivdiualization. You can download the chart and a report that explains the details of the chart.  The Three Stages of Personalized Learning Environments can help you determine where you are in personalizing learning. 

 

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides the framework in personalizing learning for all learners. UDL also guides the design of the Personal Learner Profile[TM]. It provides the UDL lens to select the appropriate tools for the Personal Learning Backpack[TM]. UDL guides how Personalized Learning meets the Common Core. 


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Personalized Learning Toolkit

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Have to study this for the upcoming year!

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Personalize Learning to Meet the Common Core | SchoolsMovingUp Webinar - June 5th

Personalize Learning to Meet the Common Core | SchoolsMovingUp Webinar - June 5th | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

How can Personalized Learning support the Common Core standards? Are you wondering how teachers can create personalized learning environments that support the diversity of learners in their classroom along with meeting the new CCSS?

 

Kathleen McClaskey, President and Digital Learning Consultant, EdTech Associates and Barbara Bray, Creative Learning Strategist, Rethinking Learning, will share the first steps in moving to a personalized learning environment to help each learner understand how they learn best, including:

 

> Understanding the differences between differentiation, individualization and personalization

 

> An overview of Universal Design of Learning and Personal Learner Profiles

 

> An example of a classroom redesign to support personalized learning environments

 

> Examples of three personal learner profiles, one Common Core ELA standard, and scenarios of how these diverse learners are supported and use multiple approaches to meet the standard

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Personal Learner Profiles and Common Core - Personalizing Learning

Personal Learner Profiles and Common Core - Personalizing Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

We realize that moving to a personalized learning environment where learners drive their learning takes time over several phases. The first phase is starting with the teacher so they understand Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how to teach and support all learners in their class. 

 

We are introducing the Personal Learner Profile, a tool to help each learner understand how they learn best.  Each learner is unique and we need for students to be proactive in they way they learn.  We have also included a scenario and how three learners could meet a CCSS ELA standard and how a classroom could be redesigned to support a personalized learning environment.

 

"To meet the standard ELA-RL.3.1, the teacher presents a story and offers multiple ways to read, listen, and respond to the story. To personalize the classroom, it can be set up with multiple stations so learners have choices how to learn and demonstrate understanding of a concept:

> Station 1: laptop computers

> Station 2: 2-3 tables grouped for collaborative work

> Station 3: teacher area with places for students to sit (rug or bean bag chairs)

> Station 4: individual area for privacy or journalling with mobile devices

> Station 5: standing or pacing area (desks could be high without chairs)"

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The Student Voice – "I learn best in class when…”

The Student Voice – "I learn best in class when…” | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

After reading these student responses and reviewing the graph on how students learn best, it became evident the need to apply the principles of UDL in our instruction.  Listen closely and learn!

 

"In our continuing look at what works and doesn't work for students, based on our 7300+ student survey reponses, we consider their answer to the prompt: I learn best in class when...

There are few real surprises in the findings: they learn best when there is hands-on experience, lots of examples, discussion, order, visual aids. But have a look at the patterns. More specifically, as you read these, ask yourself: Which of these form a consistent pattern of common-sense best practice? However: Which of these answers in general conflict with one another? In other words, we have below some important evidence of an easily-overlooked fact: what works for some people does not work for others. So, as professionals we have an obligation to factor that need for varied and differentiated learning into our plans." - Grant Wiggins

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UDL and Personalized Learning | Barbara Bray - Rethinking Learning

UDL and Personalized Learning | Barbara Bray - Rethinking Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

In this interview you will learn about UDL and how the principles of UDL could be used to help all students understand their own learning. Envision using the UDL principles to help learners understand how they learn and how to personalize their learning. 

 

Universal Design in Learning (UDL) is about providing instruction and the appropriate tools to all learners so they are successful in meeting their learning goals. Personalized learning is all about the learner and starts with the learner. There seems to be some confusion about what UDL is from the perspective of personalized learning.

 

Q7:  Why is UDL necessary for all learners? 

When any student understands how they learn, they are empowered to take ownership of their learning. This opens doors in having tools and resources that can help them become independent learners and motivated in learning, in and out of school. It also opens up windows of opportunities for learners to appreciate their aptitudes, talents and gifts and for teachers to guide and nurture them in the learning activities and projects.

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