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CBAM: Stages of Concern about Personalized Learning

CBAM: Stages of Concern about Personalized Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
CBAM: Stages of Concern about Personalized Learning provides descriptions and strategies to guide change for each stage.
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Change is not easy. If you are considering transforming to personalized learning environments, you may have concerns about the changes you have to do to make this work for you and your learners. If you are a coach or professional developer, you are working with teachers guiding them through the changes they need to do to personalize learning. This chart can help you determine what type of strategies to use to guide change about the following seven stages:

> Awareness:  do not know about or sure what Personalized Learning is
> Informational: tell me more about Personalized Learning
> Personal: concerned how Personalized Learning will impact them as a teacher
> Management: concerned about managing the classroom when learning is personalized
> Consequence: wants to know how Personalized Learning will impact teaching and learning
> Collaborative: looking forward to share with and learn from other teachers
> Refocusing: nterested to support teachers and lead the way to personalize learning

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Karin Gitchel's curator insight, February 26, 2013 11:40 AM

This model provides a great starting point for addressing the concerns of change inside both the education department and elsewhere.

Javier Marrero Acosta's curator insight, August 6, 4:52 AM

Change is not easy. If you are considering transforming to personalized learning environments, you may have concerns about the changes you have to do to make this work for you and your learners. If you are a coach or professional developer, you are working with teachers guiding them through the changes they need to do to personalize learning. This chart can help you determine what type of strategies to use to guide change about the following seven stages:

> Awareness:  do not know about or sure what Personalized Learning is
> Informational: tell me more about Personalized Learning
> Personal: concerned how Personalized Learning will impact them as a teacher
> Management: concerned about managing the classroom when learning is personalized
> Consequence: wants to know how Personalized Learning will impact teaching and learning
> Collaborative: looking forward to share with and learn from other teachers
> Refocusing: nterested to support teachers and lead the way to personalize learning

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5 W's of Personalized Learning - Fall Series starts September 23rd

5 W's of Personalized Learning - Fall Series starts September 23rd | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
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Join us on September 23rd  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 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: 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18 [2pm PDT, 3pm MDT, 4pm CDT, 5pm EDT], 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, 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, 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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When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
These teachers made room for playful exploration and student passions in the classroom, helping their students to develop the purpose that drives them.
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Discover why it is important for learners to discover their passion through play so that they can find their purpose.

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Educator roles must adapt to support personalized learning environments

Educator roles must adapt to support personalized learning environments | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
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As education continues to change, educator roles will need to adapt to expanded learning environments in which learners learn in new ways. Explore the new 7 roles that educators may have in the future to support personalized learning environments

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What if students controlled their own learning? Peter Hutton

This talk was given at a local TEDx event in Melbourne,  produced independently of the TED Conferences.

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Discover through this TedTalk from Peter Hutton how learners take control and ownership to their learning . Peter is a school principal with a radical solution, no school bell, no school levels, staff selection and curriculum is even decided by students. Result? No bullying, collaboration, innovation in school dynamics. As Principal of Templestowe College he developed an educational model that allows learners to individualize their education and share control in the running of the school.

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DebbyBruck's curator insight, August 18, 2:16 AM

I can't help but imagine what our world will be like if we fight for and defend the right of today's children to be who they are, to excel where they are strong and gifted, to acknowledge & foster the gifts they came into this world with.  We've all heard of indigo children, crystal children, etc. - although it is an esoteric thought that these types of children are here on earth at this time for a specific purpose.  Either way, WHY would we not treat them and support them in the ways that suggest we believe the absolute best about them?  We can support them in who they are in ways that our own generations and those before were never supported.  

 

Our world is changing rapidly and it is entirely possible these souls have chosen to incarnate at this time in order to help humankind with the special gifts they came in with.  We must support individualized learning and the direction these children wish to go and excel - in many cases, they know their own hearts, more than most of us do our own . The future we are leaving them isn't particularly stellar. What if they truly are here to change our world and help humanity during "The Great Change/Shift"? How will we know unless we fight for them?... unless we recognize their unusual giftedness and talents and their possibilities to change our rugged world in the ways we have not? 

Norton Gusky's curator insight, August 18, 8:39 AM

Here's a wonderful example of a secondary school that allows students to take control of their learning = personalizing learning. 

Debra Walker's curator insight, August 20, 3:34 PM

I was fortunate in primary and secondary school.  I had empassioned teachers and administrators, and a family that supported and fostered my curiosity and a healthy respect for learning.  Not all have that fortune. 

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Personalizing Learning in a High School Math Class

Personalizing Learning in a High School Math Class | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Rik Rowe provides examples from his high school math class where learners have voice and choice to build a strong culture of learning.
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Rik Rowe takes us on his personal learning journey in his HS math class where he has created learning environments where every learner is valued. He notes that they start building a strong Culture of Learning in the 1st 5 days (#1st5days) that enables everyone "to respect each other, depend on each other, challenge each other and value each other's contributions."


Discover how he personalizes the learning for every learner by giving them voice and choice and where learners take responsibility for their learning. Join Rik in the 5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse this fall.


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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...
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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, 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, 11:41 AM

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

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

learners of all ages can benefit with this model.

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Envisioning the Future of Education

Envisioning the Future of Education | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Professor Paul Reville’s Education Redesign Lab expands notions of schooling in order to serve all children.
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Professor Reville has identified three initial elements that will be critical its design:


  • Differentiated schooling to provide each student with the personalized instruction, services, and supports he or she needs to be successful;
  • Integrated health and human services and education institutions that eliminate the barriers to children coming to school and being ready to learn; and
  • Equal access to out-of-school enrichment — learning as important as anything that happens in school — such as sports, travel, tutoring, music lessons, books, and computers.
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Professor Reville has identified three initial elements that will be critical its design:

 

Differentiated schooling to provide each student with the personalized instruction, services, and supports he or she needs to be successful;Integrated health and human services and education institutions that eliminate the barriers to children coming to school and being ready to learn; andEqual access to out-of-school enrichment — learning as important as anything that happens in school — such as sports, travel, tutoring, music lessons, books, and computers.
Наталия Вяткина's curator insight, August 10, 5:29 AM

Professor Reville has identified three initial elements that will be critical its design:

 

Differentiated schooling to provide each student with the personalized instruction, services, and supports he or she needs to be successful;Integrated health and human services and education institutions that eliminate the barriers to children coming to school and being ready to learn; andEqual access to out-of-school enrichment — learning as important as anything that happens in school — such as sports, travel, tutoring, music lessons, books, and computers.
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If students re-imagined school, this is what it could look like!

If students re-imagined school, this is what it could look like! | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
During an INTERalliance Career Camp, students re-imagine the very system in which they currently learn.
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What could an innovative learning system look like through the eyes of 20 current high school learners?


Discover the insights these learners had when re-imagining learning structures. Here are just 2 out  of 11 insights these learners had:


Put students in charge of their own learning. While the teams recognized the importance of teachers, guidance counselors, parents and guardians, they wanted to offer learners more control over their education experience. In their new systems, learners would have the opportunity to build individual schedules and explore interests.


Tailor learning to students’ interests. One team specifically talked about learning different subjects through their own interests. For example, if a student really likes extreme sports, such as skydiving, he could study math, physics or meteorology through those activities. This would make learning more fun and relevant in their re-imagined system.



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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, 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. 

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Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders

Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Competency education, an educator-led reform, is taking root in schools and districts across the country. In some states, state leadership has cleared the path with policies to advance competency education, while others are transitioning with little or no supporting policy. At the same time, innovative school models are popping up all over the United States, …
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CompetencyWorks released a new report today: Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders, authored by Chris Sturgis, Principal of MetisNet. This paper describes effective district implementation strategies to convert traditional, one-size-fits-all models of education into more personalized, competency-based learning environments to meet students' needs.

This paper highlights strategies to engage, motivate, and teach all students to proficiency and mastery; depicts shifts in instruction toward deeper learning and meaningful assessments for learning; while exploring models of distributed leadership and educator empowerment.

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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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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
Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

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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Matt Vernon's curator insight, May 5, 2:40 PM

Competent starter on personalized learning from a reputable source!

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Competency-based Systems on #plearnchat - April 20th, 7pm ET

Competency-based Systems on #plearnchat - April 20th, 7pm ET | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
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Join us in #plearnchat on April 20th when educators from around the country will be discussing these important questions about competency-based systems.

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The Student-Centered Classroom: Communicating What Matters

The Student-Centered Classroom: Communicating What Matters | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Students' ownership of the classroom and learning begins when you communicate that you're listening, that you respect them, and that they can trust you.
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Pernille Ripp shares how she builds community from the beginning of the year in her 7th grade classes. Some of her strategies include letting her learners chose where they want to sit, having them create the rules and listening to each other. Trust and communication are the hallmarks of a learner-centered environment.

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Guest Post: 5 Shifts to Learner Roles in a Personalized Learning Environment

Guest Post: 5 Shifts to Learner Roles in a Personalized Learning Environment | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

Introducing the collaborative blog series on Learner Agency by Personalize Learning, LLC and The Institute for Personalized Learning.

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Over the next few months, we will be engaging with the Institute for Personalized Learning in a series of joint posts on Learner Agency. Learner agency often gets left out of conversations on education transformation and even conversations about personalized learning. Yet it is a critical component in any attempt to personalize the learning experience with learners.

To introduce our readers to the Institute, we would like to share a link to one of their previous posts, 5 Shifts to Learner Roles in a Personalized Learning Environment. The post examines several ways in which learners and learning play different and expanded roles in an environment where the goal is to prepare learners for a future in which continuous learning and the ability to learn independently are keys to life and career success.

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5 Ways of Bringing Student Passions to Student Learning

5 Ways of Bringing Student Passions to Student Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Learning and learning outcomes are more meaningful to students when teachers engage their passions, unleash their creativity, and give them time and tools for innovation.
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Vicki Davis starts the school year off with some great ideas on how to bring passions back to learning.

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Launching Personalized Teaching in the Classroom

Launching Personalized Teaching in the Classroom | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

In an effort led by Jobs for the Future and the Council of Chief State School Officers has identified the competencies educators need to lead personalized learning effectively.

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A guiding document, "Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching" has been developed to assist school districts about the knowledge and skills educators need to create and sustain personalized, learner-centered environments.

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Teaching the teachers: ‘5 Ws’ course sets the foundation for personalization

Teaching the teachers: ‘5 Ws’ course sets the foundation for personalization | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
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“It’s a foundational course,” Betty Wottreng explained. “It gives us a common vocabulary; a common way to talk about it so we’re calling it the same thing. I think that’s critical for this so we’re all talking about this in the same way.”


The 5 W's of Personalized Learning course has been optional for teachers so far, just as embracing personalized learning in general has been. But the administration team has agreed every teacher must take the course soon, Wottreng said, to line up with the school board’s personalized learning timeline, which calls for personalized learning plans to be in place for the 2016-17 school year.


Learn more about the 5 W's of Personalized Learning at http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/5-ws.html. Fall Session starts on September 23rd.



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Elmbrook School District: Personalized Learning

Elmbrook School District: Personalized Learning | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
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Elmbrook Schools in Brookfield,WI embarked on personalized learning. This video gives you a glimpse on what it looks like at various grade levels and what it means for teaching and learning.


Congratulations to Elmbrook Schools in giving learners voice and choice in their learning!

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 23, 7:40 AM

Outstanding video that portrays a truly engaging and personalized learning environment for children where technology - pencils, paper, as well as iPads - play a critical role giving kids choices and voices. 

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Personalized learning is especially good for students of color

Personalized learning is especially good for students of color | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
What would schools look like if they were designed around the needs of students? That’s the question that drives the work of Rebecca Wolfe, director of the Massachusetts-based Students at the Center project, part of the nonprofit Jobs For the Future. Called “personalized learning,” the idea sounds simple: Let the students dictate the direction and …
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An insightful interview with Rebecca Wolfe on personalized learning and ways it can help poor children and children of color.

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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, 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, 2:51 PM

Hope this helps me learn about makerspace

 

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Personalize Learning: Focus on the Learner Not Technology

Personalize Learning: Focus on the Learner Not Technology | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
In a personalized learning environment, learners actively participate in their learning. They have a voice in what they are learning based on how they learn best. Learners have a choice in how they demonstrate what they know, what paths they take to learn, and provide evidence of their learning.
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In a personalized learning environment, the teacher is the guide on the learner's personal journey. When learners have choices to interact with the content and discuss what they watched, read, and learned, they are actively participating in learning. Encouraging learner voice and choice is the key difference to the other terms: differentiation and individualization. When learners have a voice in how they learn and a choice in how they engage with content and express what they know, they are more motivated to want to learn and own their learning.

The system needs to change from focusing on performance and tests to rethinking the design of teaching and learning around how learners learn best.
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New Teachers: Designing Learning Environments

New Teachers: Designing Learning Environments | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Why does the physical design of classrooms matter? Mark Phillips discusses this question in "A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms" and offers examples of and resources for turning impersonal spaces into student-friendly havens of learning. For further inspiration, VideoAmy has compiled some videos to help you begin to conceptualize your classroom vision in "Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers." Be sure to take a look at the resource list at the end of her post.
Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

Don't miss the video that gives insight on how learners can redesign their learning environments.For new teachers, this resource compilation includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout to help maximize the possibilities of the learning environment.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, May 25, 7:15 AM

A Series of Great Ideas from Edutopia. 

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This article shares some excellent tips on how you can make your classrooms more student-learner focused.

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Don't Miss #plearnchat - May 11th, 7pm ET: Advisories, Mentors, Internships

Don't Miss #plearnchat - May 11th, 7pm ET: Advisories, Mentors, Internships | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
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Topic Question: How can learners explore their interests, talents and passions so they find their purpose?
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Why is Change and Transforming Education so Complex?

Why is Change and Transforming Education so Complex? | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Change is complex. This post describes the process and the five reasons and reactions that people might have to change.
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Changing or transforming any system especially in education is not an easy thing to do. If you are part of a system that most of us grew up in and are used to, it doesn't take much to keep your school or district from moving to a successful Personalized Learning System. The change process is so complex that even if you agree and are working on transforming the system, there may be one piece of the puzzle that is missing that keeps change from happening.


This visual from Sylvia Duckworth makes it easy for us to interpret and evaluate the change process that is referred to at the bottom of this post. These images visualize the reactions people have during the change process. If the leadership team and others working on transforming their system, they can monitor and consider what needs to be done to get a derailed changed strategy back on track.

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Learning Can and Should be Natural and Engaging

Learning Can and Should be Natural and Engaging | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it
Dr. Jackie Gerstein explains why that it is every educator's responsibility to ensure that teaching strategies match learning needs of each learner.
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Jackie shares some important pointers in this guest post about guiding learning and the importance of context when learning.


The more you can apply what you're learning to your every day, the more it'll stick in your head. The reason is simple. When you're learning by doing, you're implementing everything that makes our memory work. When you're able to connect what you're learning with a real world task, that forms the bonds in your brain, and subsequently the skills you're learning will stick around. 


We learn best when we have context, and that applies to new skills as much as it does random facts in school. That's why something like the transfer of learning is helpful when you’re learning a new skill. This means you're applying your new skills in your day to day life in a context that matters.

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