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Traditional Education vs. Personalized Learning

2020-01-10T12:48:37+00:00enero 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

This infography was designed and published by Knowledge Works. The chart illustrates the differences between a personalized, competency-based approach and a more traditional approach to education. Particularly, it compares both kinds of approaches attending to the differences that they have in relation to: 1) school culture, 2) instruction, 3) assessment system, 4) grading policies, 5) learning continuum and 6) learning pace.

Boom or Bust Academics

2020-01-10T12:41:30+00:00enero 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , | The Institute for Personalized Learning, division of Cooperative Educational Service Agency #1 presents its blog section whose aim is to provide digital learning resources for educators. In this case an innovative school district experience takes place in the oil city of Odessa in West Texas. In a place where families are inclined to work for the oil industry moving from rig to rig and their children follow, makes difficult for students to have continuity in their education. For these transit students a digital learning tool The Stride™ Program has been created to enable them to stay on pace with Texas’ [...]

Quality principles for Competency-Based education

2020-01-10T12:27:02+00:00enero 13th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

El libro Quality principles for Competency-Based education, elaborado a partir de la participación de expertos en el National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education en Denver (Colorado, USA), presenta 16 principios de calidad que deberían guiar el Desarrollo de programas educativos basados en el trabajo competencial. El objetivo del libro es ayudar a crear sistemas educativos que favorezcan el éxito de todo el alumnado independientemente de su diversidad. Se contrasta pues un modelo educativo basado en el paradigma de enseñanza tradicional con un nuevo marco de referencia que permite a las escuelas partir desde cualquiera de los 16 principios para llegar a [...]

Com generar un ecosistema educatiu al barri? L’experiència de +Educació Sant Andreu

2020-01-10T11:52:59+00:00enero 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

En el marc de la proposta Educació 360, que busca connectar els aprenentatges que és produeixen en tots els temps i espais de la vida de les persones, es presenta aquest vídeo que explica com generar un ecosistema educatiu al barri, posant en contacte els centres educatius amb els recursos i propostes educatives que ofereix la comunitat. Aquest és el repte que està treballant el projecte +Educació Sant Andreu (de la ciutat de Barcelona). Es tracta d'un projecte comunitari que neix de la necessitat d’algunes escoles de Sant Andreu de treballar en xarxa per oferir més i millors oportunitats educatives al [...]

What (and where) is the ‘learning’ when we talk about learning in the home?

2020-01-10T12:18:52+00:00enero 8th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

In trying to address the vexed challenge of theorizing learning transfer to make sense of how we learn across social contexts and what learning might mean in more informal domestic circumstances, Stevens and his colleagues offer a series of detailed studies of gaming in the home (Stevens, Satwicz, & McCarthy, 2008). In this report Sefton-Green talk about this work. For him, they argue that we need to look at the “dispositions and purposes” that people bring with them to experiences and then consider “what people make of experiences in other times and places in their lives” (pp. 63–64). Learning, they suggest, [...]

The Opportunities for Choice

2020-01-10T11:54:09+00:00enero 6th, 2020|Tags: , , |

 (Click on the image) The goal of providing more choice is to move from being participants of learning to become self-directed, independent learners with agency. It is about teachers and learners changing mindsets and having “can do” attitudes. This takes time and a process for both teachers and learners. When you acquire the skills needed for advocacy and innovation, learners automatically take more responsibility for their learning. The more choices learners make on their own will give them the skills to advocate for what they are passionate about and become more innovative about how they discover their purpose for learning. The [...]

Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner

2020-01-10T09:23:56+00:00enero 3rd, 2020|Tags: , , , |

 (Click on the image) Voice gives learners a chance to share their opinions about something they believe in. We adapted the Continuum of Voice chart we used from research from Toshalis and Nakkula at the Students at the Center in our post Learner Voice Demonstrates Commitment to Building Agency. We added examples that illustrate each level to support implementation using a design by Sylvia Duckworth. The learning environment changes as you encourage voice and can see learners taking more control of their learning. This occurs across the Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE). Continuum of VoiceTM by Barbara Bray and [...]

PEAK—Our Personalized Learning Platform

2019-12-18T08:31:28+00:00enero 1st, 2020|Tags: , , , |

PEAK is a Personalized learning Platform designed by K12 representatives. The aim of this open platform is to meet the specific needs of students, teachers, and administrators. This provides online and blended programs and helps teachers easily manage them. In other words, it empowers teachers to monitor performance, customize courses, and differentiate instruction to meet students' individualized needs. Teachers and administrators can personalize, integrate and manage online learning programs with the PEAK platform in order to students access to digital courses and content. The Platform includes tools like: • Interactive dashboards • SIS integration • Course customization • Enrollment management • [...]

Educator competencies for personalized, learner-centered teaching

2019-12-13T10:22:27+00:00diciembre 30th, 2019|Tags: , , |

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) publish Leadership Competencies for Learner-Centered, Personalized Education, a resource that serves as a first step in identifying the knowledge, skills, and dispositions leaders must master in order to build and sustain learner-centered, personalized schools and learning environments. This set of competencies describes and defines what leaders need to know and be able to do in order to create transformative, student centered-learning communities. Learner-centered refers to four specific practices that together show strong evidence of success in preparing students for college, careers and civic life: Personalized learning Competency-based [...]

Supercharging the Classroom: Using Technology to Support Personalized Learning

2019-12-13T10:15:07+00:00diciembre 27th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Sal Khan famously got his start in education by tutoring his cousin in math over the internet. Eventually he began creating YouTube videos, which turned into Khan Academy, a personalized learning nonprofit with thousands of videos, articles, and interactive exercises accessible from all over the world. At Khan Lab School, an innovative private school for kids ages 5 to 15+ founded in 2014—it doesn’t use traditional grades—education is designed around scalable models of personalization, mastery-based learning, and project-based learning. Khan’s virtual platform is one tool used to get students working at their own pace. And teachers act as “experts” who provide [...]