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Many confuse the terms blended learning with personalized learning. Blended learning is an instructional model that integrates digital and online media content into teacher instructional practice. Ramona summarizes five approaches to bringing more blended approach to learning into the classroom.
After a recent review of Carol Dweck’s Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Ramona reflects on the importance of Growth Mindset and how educators can employ strategies that truly prepare students to be confident, self-directed, and collaborative lifelong learners.
No two projects, when divergent thinking principles are embedded, are ever the same—and this makes assessment something it often is not: FUN!
Gary reflects on a recent visit to The Parker School in Devens and their approach to assessment--giving students many shots at demonstrating a standard rather than linking everything to one assessment event.
Personalized learning efforts across the country are being developed that place the whole student at the center of their learning. Key to these efforts is Social and Emotional Learning. Educators now recognize that in order for students to be fully prepared for success in college, work and life, they must possess more than strong academic skills, but also social and emotional skills.
Gary provides a brief summary of Chugach School District: A Personalized, Performance-Based System by Christ Sturgis, highlighting the Alaskan district as an extraordinary example for other school districts across the country to follow.
Out-of-School-Time programs are well positioned to be at the vanguard of progressive educational innovations and pedagogy - like Personalized Learning.