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April 12, 2018

Personal Learning as the Gateway to Equity and Access for All Students

In order for all students to understand the increasingly complex world of work and develop the skills and dispositions necessary to successfully navigate multiple career changes in their lifetime, their learning pathways need to become more personalized. A key focus at Vista Unified School District is involving making such learning more equitable and accessible for all students.

April 05, 2018

Achieving Authentic Learning Through a Major Classroom Culture Shift

One D.C. teacher designed and implemented a tech-driven blended learning model for his class--one that's self-paced and constructs a mastery-based approach to learning. lt has produced a highly personalized learning experience for his students, among other promising results.

April 04, 2018

Developing Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinkers at Lucile Erwin Middle School

Lucile Erwin Middle School hosted the sixth stop of Thompson School District's "Seeing is Believing" tour this year, which affords district staff and district partners an opportunity to see how schools are adapting under Thompson School District's push to personalized learning.

March 29, 2018

Flexible Seating, Flexible Teachers

Research links flexible seating in the classroom to improved student behavior, increased engagement and better health. So I dove right in.

March 16, 2018

From Compliance to Engagement to Agency

For this edition of Friday Focus: Practitioner's Guide to Next Gen Learning, I interviewed educator Lilia Pineda about her experience moving from traditional approaches to an "extreme personalization" model at Design Tech High School, an NGLC grantee school in Redwood City, CA.

March 08, 2018

Can an Emerging Approach to K-12 Education Buck the Troubling Trend on Women in Leadership?

While all children invariably face failures in school, girls are uniquely socialized to see failures as evidence of inaptitude. Girls are more likely to compensate by strictly adhering to classroom rules, which creates a vicious cycle that's reflected in the number of women in leadership positions in industry. As we celebrate International Women's Day, however, I'm encouraged by the emerging innovation I'm finding in K-12 schools today.

March 07, 2018

Learning by Doing at Ferguson High School

Personalized learning upends the traditional model of a teacher standing in front of a room and imparting insights and guiding discussions. Learning by doing is one of themes at Ferguson, one of Colorado's longest-running alternative schools and one of 91 Alternative Education Campuses in the state.

March 02, 2018

A Middle School Student's Take on Personalized Learning

I wanted to get a real idea of how personalization has changed the student experience, so I decided to go to the source. I interviewed Jonathan Reyes, one of our current 8th graders.

February 15, 2018

Building Student Agency into Learning Pathways

Our transition from a teacher-centered approach to a learner-centered approach to education is really picking up speed at every school in our district.

February 14, 2018

The Teacher's Role in Personalized Learning: Making Math Relevant

At New Classrooms, Carolyn Harper supports teachers in their journey to connect math to real life for their students. In Teach to One: Math, performance-based tasks help students understand how math exists in their world.

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