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What pathways are being designed in today's schools to personalize the learning experience?
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Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner

Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Examples and ideas that illustrate the Continuum of Voice moving to agency through the Stages of Personalized Learning Environments.
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Voice gives learners a chance to share their opinions about something they believe in. We adapted the Continuum of Voice chart we used from Students at the Center in our post Learner Voice Demonstrates Commitment to Building Agency. The learning environment changes as you encourage voice and can see learners taking more control of their learning. We call this process the Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE). - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2016/01/continuum-of-voice-what-it-means-for.html#sthash.kLBn5zQT.dpuf

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Michelle Johnson's curator insight, March 8, 2016 6:25 PM

Voice gives learners a chance to share their opinions about something they believe in. We adapted the Continuum of Voice chart we used from Students at the Center in our post Learner Voice Demonstrates Commitment to Building Agency. The learning environment changes as you encourage voice and can see learners taking more control of their learning. We call this process the Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE). - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2016/01/continuum-of-voice-what-it-means-for.html#sthash.kLBn5zQT.dpuf

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Today's Education Should Be About Giving Learners Voice and Choice

Today's Education Should Be About Giving Learners Voice and Choice | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Some of the recurring themes of my conference presentations and blog posts include: Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0 We...
Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

Jackie Gerstein shares her insight on how to give learner voice and choice in their learning. She believes that "All instructional practices in this era of learning should revolve around learner choice and voice."


What are your thoughts on learner voice and choice?

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Kent Wallén's curator insight, August 11, 2015 5:07 AM

Jackie Gerstein shares her insight on how to give learner voice and choice in their learning. She believes that "All instructional practices in this era of learning should revolve around learner choice and voice."

 

What are your thoughts on learner voice and choice?

Nancy White's curator insight, August 11, 2015 11:41 AM

This is a great entry-point to begin making learning personal for each learner!

Debra Walker's curator insight, August 11, 2015 12:06 PM

learners of all ages can benefit with this model.

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Personalize Learning: The Expert Learner with Voice and Choice

Personalize Learning: The Expert Learner with Voice and Choice | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

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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Personalize Learning: Choice is More than a Menu of Options

Personalize Learning: Choice is More than a Menu of Options | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

This post explains the continuum of building choice so learners self-direct their learning for a purpose to build agency.

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Providing choice can be confusing. If learners are choosing from a set of pre-planned choices from a computer program or a list of options from the teacher, then the teacher is ultimately the one responsible for the learning not the learner. As learners increase responsibility around voice, teachers can also provide a process that builds ownership as learners move toward agency with choice.
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EDCompass blog » Expert Learners with Voice and Choice

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SMART contacted us about reposting a blog that gained attention around the world. We gladly shared this post with the SMART community.

 

"Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey are doing exciting work around personalized learning and we wanted to share their post with the EDCompass community.

 

The post on Expert Learners with Voice and Choice is re-posted from Personalize Learning by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey. Used with permission.

 

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]

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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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