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What pathways are being designed in today's schools to personalize the learning experience?
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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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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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Personalizing Education in a Standards-Based System | The Thinking Stick

Personalizing Education in a Standards-Based System | The Thinking Stick | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

Jeff Utecht provides food for thought on personalizing education and what it means for the learner.  

 

"Does it really matter that every child learns the same thing or at the same time? Or is it more important that they just become a learner? Learning how to learn, unlearn, and relearn and having the skills and the passion to make it happen.

 

What if it was just a school's mission and vision, or in my school's case, our Definition of Learning that drove learning in our schools. What if at the end of every year kids had to show this:

 

We value meaningful learning where students construct enduring understanding by developing and applying knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

 

Increased understanding is evidenced by students who:

> Explain its relevance
> Describe how it connects to or conflicts with prior learning
> Communicate it effectively to others
> Generalize and apply it effectively to new situations
> Reflect critically on their own and other's learning
> Ask questions to extend learning
> Create meaningful solutions

 

Do we care what class it happens in? Do we really care about the content? Or can we stand in awe of the great work our kids can produce when we make it personal and allow their passion to show through."

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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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Jennifer Colin's curator insight, October 25, 2015 8:40 PM

I have long been an advocate of finding activities that promote creativity and innovation in students.  The seven key skills Tony Wagner lists for students don't involve any specific content.  While I do believe these are vitally important, it seems unlikely that they will replace specific academic standards any time soon.  Because fostering creativity has been an important part of my life, and I have seen it do wonders in the lives of students, I would definitely encourage my teachers to utilize teaching methods and activities that enable this to occur.  Interdisciplinary learning, team collaboration, risk taking, and cultivated intrinsic motivation are definite assets to students in the real world.  But in our present situation we as educators need to find ways to pass on these valuable lessons while still teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic.  

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RSA Shorts - How to Find Your Element by Sir Ken Robinson

RSA Shorts - How to Find Your Element by Sir Ken Robinson | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

Finding one's passion and true purpose in life is essential to human flourishing.
 

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In this new RSA Shorts video, Sir Ken Robinson argues that education, organisations and communities need to be built on a model of diversity rather than conformity, so that every individual is able to discover and develop their unique talents and abilities.

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Vicki Butler's curator insight, July 22, 2013 10:41 PM

I'm reading this right now! I'm taking time to write and re-connect, re-fresh my own passion of teaching, learning, leading, being....Thanks for posting!

Ekaterina's curator insight, July 24, 2013 5:40 PM

"Encuentra tu elemento" increíble trabajo artístico de Molly Crabapple