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Shifting Roles Enable Student-centered Learning | JFF Blog

Shifting Roles Enable Student-centered Learning | JFF Blog | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

In this blog, Clare Bertrand reflects on the "Powering Up Success" event on EdWeek in early October. 

 

"I loved this discussion–it is a great example of how technology integration can put the student in control of his or her own learning and also enable teachers to learn from their students. Technology helps to facilitate the notion that everyone in the classroom (whether that classroom is virtual or physical) is a learner.

 

Personalized learning, or student-centered learning, supports this notion of flexible roles for both teachers and students in the classroom. Barbara Cervone and Kathleen Cushman highlight how student-centered teachers see themselves as continual learners in their paper: Teachers at Work: Six Exemplars of Everyday Practice. They also stress the importance of a culture that employs common planning time and classroom observation as tools for innovation. Using these structures consistently and in a supportive manner (i.e., non-evaluative) are key to helping teachers reflect and respond to their students' needs and shape their own continual learning agenda. Students also thrive when given leadership roles, are reminded that they bring knowledge and expertise into the classroom, and have the time to partake in self-guided knowledge discovery in any learning environment."

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Personalised Learning Cultures: An Interview with Jeff Borden

Personalised Learning Cultures: An Interview with Jeff Borden | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

"In spite of the increasingly prevalent role of technology in all facets of our lives, the uptake of learning technologies remains limited. OEB 2011 keynote speaker Jeff Borden argues in favour of the personalisation of education through technology and outlines how education data can help this process."

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Integrating Technology with Student-Centered Learning

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation (www.nmelfdn.org) recently published "Integrating Technology with Student-Centered Learning" following an extensive literature review of studies and models on student-centered learning.  This is an important read in preparing for personalized student-centered learning environments.

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Personalised learning the new way forward for Australian students

Personalised learning the new way forward for Australian students | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

Australian school children can be at the leading edge of learning if schools embrace new technologies to offer a more individual education experience, new research reveals.

 

The author of the report, Personalised Learning, by Ms. Susi Steigler-Peters of Telstra Enterprise and Government concludes that after some 30 in-depth interviews with senior administrators, that “Students are looking for a robust learning ecosystem that is ‘learner centric’, taking into account the needs, interests, and learning style of the student and leveraging technology in a meaningful and engaging way.”

 

“While there were wide-ranging views and opinions offered on the future of education, a common thread running through our interviews was a universal “call for change”. As often repeated, the industrial age model of education has outlived its purpose. For those who must now complete in a new global knowledge economy, the current educational model is not meeting the needs of today’s students. The question is in what ways do we change this century-old model? Our respondents were clear. It starts with the learner and their changing expectations.”

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Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology | Edutopia

Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology | Edutopia | Personalize Learning (#plearnchat) | Scoop.it

After reading this article, it sounds like Forest Lake Elementary has created UDL (Universal Design for Learning) environments in their school. In my opinion, by applying UDL principles, a personalized learning environment can be realized.

 

To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the educators of Forest Lake Elementary deploy a powerful array of digital-technology tools. 

 

"More important than the gadgets themselves, of course, is how the teachers use them to create personalized lessons and a productive environment where each child is engaged. Here are Forest Lake teachers' top tips on how to do it."  

 

Here are just a few of those tips:

 

> Deliver Instruction through Multiple Forms of Media

> Gather and Use Immediate Feedback on Students' Understanding

> Give Students Options

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