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Learning Continuum: Engagement | Institute @ CESA #1

Learning Continuum: Engagement | Institute @ CESA #1 | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

This is the second blog entry on Engagement from the white paper, The Learning Independence Continuum, published recently by the Institute @ CESA #1.

 

"Engagement is motivation in action.

 

Engaged learners are curious, committed and learn for a purpose. Learners who are engaged better retain what they learn, exhibit fewer behavior problems, and are more willing to participate in learning activities. There isn’t much need to build the argument for why we should strive to engage learners.

 

One of the ways to engage learners is to design tasks that are challenging – at the leading edge of the learner’s current ability. Learners who are constantly facing debilitating frustration and failure find it difficult to believe that they are actually able to be successful. Conversely, when learners are able to undertake these challenging tasks and accomplish them (because it is personalized and calibrated to their specific needs and readiness for learning) – they will begin to believe they can succeed with effort, good strategies and the correct resources.

 

This connection leads them toward the next element in the continuum: self-efficacy."

 

 

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5 W's of Personalized Learning - Fall Series starts September 21st

5 W's of Personalized Learning - Fall Series starts September 21st | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
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Join us on September 21, 2016 in the 5 W’s of Personalized Learning eCourse where you will learn the What, Who, Wow, Where, and Why to Personalize Learning. This eCourse includes what is and what is not personalized learning, how learners learn best using the Personal Learner Profile, the process using the new Version 4 of the Three Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE), how teacher and learner roles will change, and why you need a common language and rationale for personalized learning when transforming teaching and learning. Collaborate with other educators in a Community of Practice.

 

This course can be take for 2 Graduate Credits or 30 hours of PD. The course webinars take place on Wednesdays 9/21, 10/5,  10/19, 11/2, and 11/16 [5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT, 2pm PT], next day for most of our international participants. - See more and register at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/5-ws.html

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Join us on June 23rd  in the all NEW 5 W’s of Personalized Learning eCourse where you will learn the What, Who, Wow, Where, and Why to Personalize Learning. This eCourse includes what is and what is not personalized learning, how learners learn best using the Personal Learner Profile, the process using the new Version 3 of the Three Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE), how teacher and learner roles will change, and why you need a common language and rationale for personalized learning when transforming teaching and learning. Collaborate with other educators in a Community of Practice.

 

This course can be take for 2 Graduate Credits or 30 hours of PD. The course webinars take place on Tuesdays: 6/23, 7/7, 7/21, 8/4, 8/18 [11am PDT, 12pm MDT, 1pm CDT, 2pm EDT], next day for most of our international participants. - See more and register at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/5-ws.html

Ines Bieler's curator insight, August 9, 2015 5:43 AM

The 5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse is a 10 week online course with 5 webinars with activities and resources in a community of practice. 

 

Danette Carroll, 8th grade Language Arts teacher, Luella Middle School, Henry County Schools, GA shared:

""I liked seeing your faces, posting and reading replies, online sessions, and watching the videos. I have no suggestions as this is the best online class experience I have had to date. The other day I was in my principal's office and we were talking about how to get teachers to make "The Shift"- I told him that everyone should have the opportunity to take this class! "

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 9, 2015 3:42 PM

The 5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse is a 10 week online course with 5 webinars with activities and resources in a community of practice. 

 

Danette Carroll, 8th grade Language Arts teacher, Luella Middle School, Henry County Schools, GA shared:

""I liked seeing your faces, posting and reading replies, online sessions, and watching the videos. I have no suggestions as this is the best online class experience I have had to date. The other day I was in my principal's office and we were talking about how to get teachers to make "The Shift"- I told him that everyone should have the opportunity to take this class! "

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Updated Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v5)

Updated Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v5) | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Announcing updated version 5 of our Stages of Personalized Learning Environments with practical and clear elements for each stage.
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While finishing our next book, How to Personalize Learning to be published Fall 2016, we realized that we had to make even more changes to the Stages of PLE. Download this new version from this site.

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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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Continuum of Self-Efficacy: Path to Perseverance

Continuum of Self-Efficacy: Path to Perseverance | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
The Continuum of Self-Efficacy is about building self-esteem, becoming self-confident and persevering to achieve any goal set.
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Self-efficacy holds significant implications both for learners and educators in the journey to nurture high levels of skill and knowledge. The most difficult and challenging learner to teach is the learner who believes he or she cannot succeed. 
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Continuum of Ownership: Developing Autonomy

Continuum of Ownership: Developing Autonomy | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
The Continuum of Ownership demonstrates how learners move from compliance to autonomy as they become responsible and drive their learning.
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Introducing the Continuum of Ownership. Discover how learners can move from compliance to autonomy.  

 

Chris Watkins, an independent consultant and leading authority on meta-learning in the UK and former reader at The Institute of Education, London Centre for Leadership in Learning makes these four points of what happens when learners drive the learning. When learners drive their learning,
  • it leads to greater engagement and intrinsic motivation for them to want to learn, 
  • learners setting a higher challenge for themselves, 
  • learners evaluating their own work, and 
  • better problem-solving skills.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2016/04/continuum-of-ownership-developing.html#sthash.eafidPQo.dpuf
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Personalized Learning Through the Eyes of a Child

Personalized Learning Through the Eyes of a Child | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Pam Lowe, Personalized Learning Coach, wrote an insightful post about her young niece questioning why can't learning be personalized.
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Pam Lowe shares her story about her 4 year-old niece and her insight into personalized learning:
 
"Basically at the wise old age of four, the question my niece was asking me that currently many educators and schools are struggling to comprehend was,

“Why can’t learning be personalized?”

When a child can recognize the need for personalized learning, why can’t our education system? My niece is not viewing personalized learning as a buzzword or a fad. She is viewing personalized learning as a right that is due her as a learner." - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.yHJTVyEu.dpuf
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Pam Lowe shares her story about her 4 year-old niece and her insight into personalized learning:
 
"Basically at the wise old age of four, the question my niece was asking me that currently many educators and schools are struggling to comprehend was,

“Why can’t learning be personalized?”

When a child can recognize the need for personalized learning, why can’t our education system? My niece is not viewing personalized learning as a buzzword or a fad. She is viewing personalized learning as a right that is due her as a learner." - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.yHJTVyEu.dpuf
Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, May 17, 2:12 PM
Why can't learning be personalized?
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 18, 10:13 AM
The comment and question in the image are misleading. Systems are not people. They are made up of people. Teachers understand students are people who have faces, names, and stories. That is how we experience personalizing and realating with students.
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Continuum of Engagement: From Compliant to Flow

Continuum of Engagement: From Compliant to Flow | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
The Continuum of Engagement is the next in the series of the learner moving to Agency: moving from compliant to flow created by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey. Graphic designed by Sylvia Duckworth
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Victor Ventura's curator insight, April 7, 2:05 PM
Read to begin your understanding of engagement.
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Personalize Learning: Making the Shift to "Our" Classroom

Personalize Learning: Making the Shift to "Our" Classroom | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Brian Anton, high school social studies teacher, shares how he had to change so his learners could drive their learning.
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Brian shares how he transformed his classroom to a learner-centered environment and what happened in the process with his learners. Here is a glimpse of his journey:


"As teachers, it is difficult to let go of control and to let our learners find the best ways for them to achieve content and curriculum goals. To be clear, our role in the classroom needs to change, and I think the trend in education is moving the correct direction--achieving and creating a learner-driven, personalized atmosphere is the key. Providing learners with the tools to succeed should be the goal, and we should focus on allowing them to use those tools in the way that works best individually. Instead of providing the blueprint for learners to achieve a goal, educators should be allowing and guiding them in designing, developing, and implementing their plan for accomplishing it. When this happens, drastic changes take place regarding engagement in our classrooms and ownership of learning appears, leading to a higher level of achievement."

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 14, 9:16 PM

One of the most difficult parts of our jobs as educators is to create a learning environment where our learners are engaged and meet content and curriculum goals. From my experience, the single most important challenge that needs to be addressed to earn engagement in our classrooms is to develop a culture of learner autonomy--allowing and encouraging learners to take control of their own learning. There are many barriers that we, as educators, must work to clear in order to create a strong culture that allows our learners to feel comfortable with working toward a common goal in the way that works best for them.


- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2016/02/making-shift-to-our-classroom.html#sthash.Fe2mNysX.dpuf

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

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Kathleen McClaskey's insight: Brian shares how he transformed his classroom to a learner-centered environment and what happened in the process with his learners. Here is a glimpse of his journey: "As teachers, it is difficult to let go of control and to let our learners find the best ways for them to achieve content and curriculum goals. To be clear, our role in the classroom needs to change, and I think the trend in education is moving the correct direction--achieving and creating a learner-driven, personalized atmosphere is the key. Providing learners with the tools to succeed should be the goal, and we should focus on allowing them to use those tools in the way that works best individually. Instead of providing the blueprint for learners to achieve a goal, educators should be allowing and guiding them in designing, developing, and implementing their plan for accomplishing it. When this happens, drastic changes take place regarding engagement in our classrooms and ownership of learning appears, leading to a higher level of achievement."
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Growing a Personalized Culture of Learning

Growing a Personalized Culture of Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Patrick Riley, Cognitive Coach for kid-FRIENDLY grant in Kentucky, uses the metaphor of planting seeds and growing a culture of learning.
Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

Patrick tells his story as a cognitive coach in Kentucky where he has planted seeds of personalized learning and has grown a safety net for his Teacher Leaders for them to thrive and grow in a personalized learning environment.


Here is one story that he shares about a special 7th grade teacher, her learners and how the PL seed has grown:

"For Ms. Morris and her learners, the learning taking place in this seventh grade classroom was an amalgamation of learner-centered, curiosity-provoking activities, galvanized in the fires of learner passions, that transcended even the most stubborn traces of teenage apathy. In essence, this Learner-Centered Environment was the maturation, the development of one tiny seed planted in the fall of 2014. The seed of personalized learning… " - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2016/01/growing-personalized-culture-of-learning.html#sthash.CTJGCRlD.dpuf

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Really Seeing Each and Every Learner

Really Seeing Each and Every Learner | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
This is a cross-post and adapted version of Dr. Jackie Gerstein's post that provides strategies so we can really understand and see the uniqueness in every learner.
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Jackie shares her post and describes 9 different strategies that teachers can use to see each learner and their qualities that make them special. She begins with "LIsten more than talk" and ends with "Overtly show learners you care".


Thank you, Jackie for always inspiring us to be better educators!

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Sharon Berman's curator insight, January 19, 5:10 PM

What great ideas, Dr Gerstein reminds us of.  Always having the learner at the centre of our thought processes when designing and developing lessons, means a much more engaging process for all involved.

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Putting the Power of Questions in the Learners' Hands

Putting the Power of Questions in the Learners' Hands | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Starr Sackstein, @MsSackstein, shares a few strategies on developing self-directed learners using questions from her book, Power of Questioning.
Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

Starr Sackstein, author of an upcoming book, "The Power of Questioning" shares her insights in empowering the learner to be the questioner.


"Empowering learners with the control of the questions, puts them in the driver’s seat of their journey and progress. They follow their interests and we trust them to develop more questions as they go, unraveling the possibilities in their learning. This is a great chance for learners and teachers to learn together rather than just in a one sided manner with the teacher in control of everything." - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2016/01/putting-power-of-questions-in-learners.html#sthash.Oj6ARYee.dpuf

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10 Trends to Personalized Learning in 2016

10 Trends to Personalized Learning in 2016 | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Check out the 10 Trends in 2016 about UDL, Personal Learner Profiles, Agency, Competency-based Education, Kids Hacking School, Blended Learning, Citizenship, and more...
Kathleen McClaskey's insight:
We know the main focus of personalized learning is our kids. So we are focusing on three main concepts for these trends we see for 2016 starting with learners, the teachers, and pulling together everything with culture and community that encompass the 10 Trends. - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2015/12/10-trends-to-personalized-learning-in.html#sthash.tdHLFD5d.dpuf
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Fiona Leigh's curator insight, December 18, 2015 3:11 AM

Its all about working together 

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Building Learner Agency Conversations

Building Learner Agency Conversations | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Archive of #plearnchat on Learner Agency with Jim Rickabaugh as co-moderator and amazing conversations with awesome educators.
Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

Discover the conversations we had in the #plearnchat on Dec 14th with Jim Rickabaugh, Executive Director of the Institute for Personalized Learning, co-moderating the discussion on Learner Agency. This #plearnchat followed a six-part blog series between Personalize Learning, LLC and the Institute for Personalized Learning on Learner Agency. Refer to the links in this graphic to access those blogs that dove deep into learner agency.


We want to thank all the wonderful educators who joined in the conversation in #plearnchat. 

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The Learner Profile: Get Up Close and Personal Using the UDL Lens

The Learner Profile: Get Up Close and Personal Using the UDL Lens | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Create a Learner Profile using the UDL lens.
Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

Discover the learner in every child this year by using the UDL lens of Access, Engage and Express. This is Part One of a 3-part series on how to develop learner agency with every child.

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 Continuum of Purpose: Fostering a Meaningful Life

 Continuum of Purpose: Fostering a Meaningful Life | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
The whole sense of purpose is bigger than self. When you have a purpose, it has a broader reach, is self-fulfilling, and gives you a meaningful and purposeful life.
Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

The purpose of learning is about learners being prepared for their future and reaching their fullest potential as lifelong learners. This means that they have a voice with the confidence to express their ideas and opinions so they are heard and taken into account in any situation.

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The Story Behind My Passion to Personalize Learning | Inclusion Lab

The Story Behind My Passion to Personalize Learning | Inclusion Lab | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
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So glad to share my story and where my passion comes from to work each day so we can create personalized learning environments where every child can own their learning.  

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Personalized Learning under ESSA? Here’s one idea.

Personalized Learning under ESSA? Here’s one idea. | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Guest post from Lillian Pace of KnowledgeWorks shared recommendations for advancing Personalized Learning under ESSA.
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Lillian Pace shares what ESSA means for schools across our country and includes a Sample State Vision for Personalized Learning under ESSA.

 

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is just over four months old, and it’s already dominating national, state, and local conversations about education reform. There is certainly a lot to get excited about in the new federal education law, including a long list of opportunities to make personalized learning a reality for every student in the country. 

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Continuum of Motivation: Moving from Extrinsic to Intrinsic

Continuum of Motivation: Moving from Extrinsic to Intrinsic | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Motivation affects how we learn. The Continuum of Motivation walks you up the mountain from Instrumental to Self-Actualization where learners are intrinsically motivated to learn.
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Discover how learners move from instrumental to self-actualization and from extrinsic to intrinsic as they grow and change across the continuum of motivation.

 

Extrinsic motivation occurs when we are motivated to perform a behavior or engage in an activity to earn a reward or avoid punishment. Intrinsic motivation involves engaging in behavior because it is personally rewarding; essentially, performing an activity for its own sake rather than the desire for some external reward.

 

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Authentis Formations's curator insight, April 21, 3:47 AM
Motivation et apprentissage...
Steve Whitmore's curator insight, May 16, 8:38 AM
I wonder how this would be helpful in working with SEL issues in individual students.  This particular article doesn't address how to move a person from one mindset to another.
Helen Teague's curator insight, May 16, 10:04 AM
I like the inclusion of the "Learner-Driven" designation!
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Validating the Learner and Nurturing their Passion for Learning

Validating the Learner and Nurturing their Passion for Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Guest post by Liberty Elementary Personalized Learning Team how they build relationships with learners based on Riverside USD's 5 elements of Personalized Learning.
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Discover how LIberty Elementary School in Riverside, CA is helping every learner tell their story and how they learn best.

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Discover how LIberty Elementary School in Riverside, CA is helping every learner tell their story and how they learn best.

Jenifer Elizabeth Roberts's curator insight, April 2, 11:07 PM

Discover how LIberty Elementary School in Riverside, CA is helping every learner tell their story and how they learn best.

Mrs. Reinagel's curator insight, May 1, 8:07 PM

I love finding new and interesting ways to get to know my students best. 

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Project-based Learning gives Kindergarteners Agency

Project-based Learning gives Kindergarteners Agency | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Paula Ford, Kindergarten teacher in California shares how her little ones could drive the learning around a project they helped design.
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New Version: Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v4)

New Version: Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v4) | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Announcing version 4 of our new and updated Stages of Personalized Learning Environments with practical and clear elements for each stage.
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We are pleased to announce our new and updated Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE) version 4. You are probably wondering why we updated it again. While writing our next book, How to Personalize Learning to be published Fall 2016, we realized that we had to make changes to the Stages of PLE. It's been two years to the day since we created version 3 and so much has happened since the last version. - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2016/02/new-version-stages-of-personalized.html#sthash.7ZijOBPJ.dpuf

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Love this Framework from Personalized Learning. Such a helpful way to think about the activities of students and teachers look like in Teacher-Centered, Learner-Centered, and Learner-Driven learning environments. 

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My Transformation as a Teacher

My Transformation as a Teacher | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Pernille Ripp, 7th grade teacher in WI, shares her transformation and pathways to personalized learning environments and passionate learners.
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Pernille offers insight on why she embraces personalized learning after 6 years.  She points out that the journey she has taken to transform herself is really about the learners that she teaches. Here is an excerpt that says it all.


"Six years ago, I set out on a journey that would challenge my belief that education was an institution that could not be changed, but instead had to be blindly followed no matter the collateral damage in its wake. I now know that the day I started asking my learners what changes they needed to become more engaged learners, was the day that I made a difference in the way education can be used. Yet this change is fundamentally not about me. It is about the learners I teach and it is for them that we must embrace a more meaningful way of educating. Call it personalizing learning or some other title, but in the end, we must make the very education that we are stewards of become about the kids that we teach again."
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2016/01/my-transformation-as-teacher.html#sthash.kkJhWVeU.dpuf

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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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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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2015 Year in Review: 10 Top Posts from Personalize Learning

2015 Year in Review: 10 Top Posts from Personalize Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Top 10 posts of 2015 from Personalize Learning so you can review them quickly and share any with your PLN.
Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

Don't miss these top 10 blog posts from 2015, the year of the learner! Topics that put the learner at the center of education attracted thousands of readers worldwide. Enjoy and share!

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It Takes a Village to Personalize Learning in Maine and in Oz

It Takes a Village to Personalize Learning in Maine and in Oz | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Virgel Hammonds shares the story of RSU2's engagement of the community to establish a highly personalized learning ecosystem just like OZ.
Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

When you move to a personalized learning ecosystem, you are not in Oz anymore!


Virgel Hammond, former Superintendent of RSU 2 in Maine, shares the journey his community took to establish "a learning ecosystem that embraced learner voice and choice". He describes the process this took and how "children to the senior town spokesmen" were invited "to discuss how all RSU2 community members could support each child in meeting their desired personal and professional goals."


Be amazed by the journey this community took to create this highly personalized learning ecosystem in Maine. 

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Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching

Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
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Introducing the Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching interactive site,  These new Educator Competencies are build on and push beyond the best existing teaching competencies and standards to capture what educators need in order to create and thrive in personalized, learner-centered systems. The competencies are organized into four domains: Instructional, Cognitive, Interpersonal and Intrapersonal.

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