I've had the opportunity to work with and learn from many other schools as they've shifted to personalized learning. Every implementation is different, but crucial leadership decisions typically fall into these four areas.
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August 30, 2018
August 29, 2018
Learning should resemble a variety of unique threads -- passion, profession, innovation, and curiosity -- that make up the fabric of a holistic experience. To ask that educators create and maintain personalized pathways for students is to require that those same pathways are presented to educators.
August 27, 2018
Learning design innovators have felt constrained by the traditional transcript. Fortunately, forward-thinking organizations are now collaborating with school-based innovators--and by working with networks of schools, districts, and systems, they're building an ecosystem in which deeper, personalized, and mastery-based learning can thrive.
August 15, 2018
In my work, I wholeheartedly believe in the power and efficacy of a portfolio defense model, and am genuinely excited to share it with audiences of educators, funders, and thought leaders. But until I had one of my own children attend an Envision school and witnessed his 12th grade defense presentation, my rallying cry for portfolio defense was professional, not personal.
August 13, 2018
As a middle school teacher, when I found out that my administration was going to pilot personalized learning for incoming middle schoolers, I knew it would be a good fit for our family.
August 09, 2018
When we ask our students to adapt to a more complex, self-directed, self-regulated approach, we're often going against their very beliefs about how people learn. Here are four solutions to the most significant barriers to active learning.
July 31, 2018
As many U.S. school districts continue to struggle to reach the goal of implementing personal learning, it's helpful for educators and school leaders to have some exemplars that have already paved the way.
July 10, 2018
What's the value of instruction that offers theory without valuable, hands-on practical experience?
July 02, 2018
Personalized learning is no fad; students today know what is relevant to their needs. We've seen significant evidence that personalized learning is meeting students where they are, and then giving them the feedback necessary to help them develop to where they need to be--or want to be.
June 28, 2018
By requiring all students to work at a predetermined pace irrespective of their needs, we as educators make the proactive decision to value speed over mastery. The solution lies in developing a classroom model that empowers students to work at their own pace.