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Grow your own Learning Garden

Grow your own Learning Garden | The paradigm shift | Scoop.it

Read about the K-2 multi-age co-teaching team from Wisconsin and how they personalize learning so learners grow their learning in "The Garden".


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 1, 2013 6:07 PM

We met Lisa and Wanda last year as co-teachers but this year they have added Susie to their K-2 co-teaching team in a personalized learning environment. They call their classroom "The Garden".

 

Their philosophy is that just like flowers, we all grow differently, in different situations and at different times.  And, just like flowers, we bloom! Their B.U.D.S. acronym helps us to remember this:

Believe that we can learn ANYTHING
Understand what we really need to know
Discover these things
Share our learning with others so that they can grow through collaboration

 

Learn more about how the learners in "The Garden" are growing, sharing and teaching each other!

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Personalize Learning: Who Controls the Learning?

Personalize Learning: Who Controls the Learning? | The paradigm shift | Scoop.it
Personalized learning is not about technology and data; it is about the learner owning their learning and transforming how we teach and learn.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:25 AM

Why is the focus in education becoming all about technology tracking data? Tracking data is being framed around "personalized learning" or "personalized education" as a new educational reform movement. This is not new or revolutionary. Personalized learning is not about customization, adapting curriculum, personalizing education or personalizing instruction. Personalizing learning is not about reform. It is about transforming our current educational system.

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Bookry – Interactive widgets

Bookry – Interactive widgets | The paradigm shift | Scoop.it

Bookry is a complimentary service for iBooks Author that lets you add amazing interactive widgets to your ebooks and interact with readers.
As an author you can also benefit from other great features like widget analytics and push updates. As a reader, you have easy access to all the data you've entered into your multi-touch ebooks.


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SPIRUVIE's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:58 AM

We would like to put a lot of writting works about spiruline on ibook format... it will be easier to acceed that in organiszing them in a "banque de données" Is that very difficult?

Mariana Pagella's comment, May 19, 2013 5:12 PM
Hi Nik! is it just for i-pads? Do you know something similar which is able to run on any computer?
Nik Peachey's comment, May 20, 2013 2:23 PM
Sorry Mariana it's just for IBook Author for iOS
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Learners NOT Students!

Learners NOT Students! | The paradigm shift | Scoop.it
The term "student" was defined in the middle ages. It is time to rethink what that implies and redefine the learner.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 22, 2013 4:35 PM

This is so very true. People develop a real meaningful reason for learning or the learning will have much less staying power. I love what this article points out. Teacher's function best if they provide guidance for the process and monitor success.

Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, April 26, 2013 2:53 PM

I like the debate this could start in my classroom!

Meri Walker's comment, May 1, 2013 3:40 PM
It's been so long since I could call anyone a "student" with a straight face. I call people participants and learners... because the "student" label means I'm a "teacher" and I'm not...I'm a learner, too.
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Personalize Learning: Who Controls the Learning?

Personalize Learning: Who Controls the Learning? | The paradigm shift | Scoop.it
Personalized learning is not about technology and data; it is about the learner owning their learning and transforming how we teach and learn.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:25 AM

Why is the focus in education becoming all about technology tracking data? Tracking data is being framed around "personalized learning" or "personalized education" as a new educational reform movement. This is not new or revolutionary. Personalized learning is not about customization, adapting curriculum, personalizing education or personalizing instruction. Personalizing learning is not about reform. It is about transforming our current educational system.

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Rethinking Learning as Experiential and Learner-Focused

Rethinking Learning as Experiential and Learner-Focused | The paradigm shift | Scoop.it
Ben Kestner, Middle School Principal at St. John's International School in Belgium, shares how to personalize learning.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 14, 2013 5:43 PM

Ben shared the curriculum that is experiential, learner-focused and based on these 7 MS competencies:

 

>> Self-Assessor: in health, mind, spirituality and organization

>>  Contributor: through empathy and understanding; making a difference to the surrounding world

>> Creator: being an innovator, designer and maker of new things

>> Communicator: with compassion through oral, written, visual, musical, non-verbal and dance.

>> Collaborator: team member, leading and negotiating, sharing

>> Explorer: showing curiosity, taking risks and experimenting

>> Thinker: creative, critical, analytical, broad minded

 

They came up with the 3 Big Ideas last year. For one week three times during the year, there are themes where learners self-direct their learning.

 

Vicki Butler's comment, May 1, 2013 12:03 PM
These competencies remind me of Gardner's 5 Minds for the Future.
Vicki Butler's curator insight, May 1, 2013 12:04 PM

These competencies are reflective of Gardner's 5 Minds for the Future and borrowing from Kathleen McClaskey's insights: 

Kathleen McClaskey's insight:

Ben shared the curriculum that is experiential, learner-focused and based on these 7 MS competencies:

 

>> Self-Assessor: in health, mind, spirituality and organization

>>  Contributor: through empathy and understanding; making a difference to the surrounding world

>> Creator: being an innovator, designer and maker of new things

>> Communicator: with compassion through oral, written, visual, musical, non-verbal and dance.

>> Collaborator: team member, leading and negotiating, sharing

>> Explorer: showing curiosity, taking risks and experimenting

>> Thinker: creative, critical, analytical, broad minded

 

They came up with the 3 Big Ideas last year. For one week three times during the year, there are themes where learners self-direct their learning.

 

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Learners NOT Students!

Learners NOT Students! | The paradigm shift | Scoop.it
The term "student" was defined in the middle ages. It is time to rethink what that implies and redefine the learner.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 22, 2013 4:35 PM

This is so very true. People develop a real meaningful reason for learning or the learning will have much less staying power. I love what this article points out. Teacher's function best if they provide guidance for the process and monitor success.

Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, April 26, 2013 2:53 PM

I like the debate this could start in my classroom!

Meri Walker's comment, May 1, 2013 3:40 PM
It's been so long since I could call anyone a "student" with a straight face. I call people participants and learners... because the "student" label means I'm a "teacher" and I'm not...I'm a learner, too.