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Blended Learning Universe. A short history of educational technology. 13 year old Logan quits school and starts home schooling education system - TED. EDU-PLP_Critical_Elements. School Culture. School culture is not a means to an end, but an end in itself.

School Culture

Big Picture Learning schools are small, personalized communities of learning, where students are encouraged to be leaders and where school leaders are encouraged to be visionaries. Our schools strive to create a respectful, diverse, creative, exciting, and reflective culture. One of the things that is striking about Big Picture Learning schools is the ease with which students interact with adults. Developing a School Culture to Promote Personalized Learning. Developing school culture to promoting personalized learning is the first in a series of articles that will discuss how school culture can be improved through using Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

Developing a School Culture to Promote Personalized Learning

Five-Key-Elements-of-Personalized-Learning.pdf. Five Key Elements of Personalized Learning. The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) defines personalized learning as “tailoring learning for each student’s strengths, needs, and interests—including enabling student voice and choice in what, how, when, and where they learn—to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible.”

Five Key Elements of Personalized Learning

In a resource available from iNACOL, the organization notes that Scott Benson, former Program Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, identified the following list of key attributes for a personalized learning model (2013): Home « Keeping Pace. When the Computer Takes Over for the Teacher. Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from "content expert" to "curriculum facilitator.

When the Computer Takes Over for the Teacher

" Instead, I describe what I think the public-school classroom will look like in 20 years, with a large, fantastic computer screen at the front, streaming one of the nation’s most engaging, informative lessons available on a particular topic. The "virtual class" will be introduced, guided, and curated by one of the country’s best teachers (a.k.a. a "super-teacher"), and it will include professionally produced footage of current events, relevant excerpts from powerful TedTalks, interactive games students can play against other students nationwide, and a formal assessment that the computer will immediately score and record. "So if you want to be a teacher," I tell the college student, "you better be a super-teacher.

" I started reflecting. Well then. Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools: Michael B. Horn, Heather Staker, Clayton M. Christensen: 9781118955154: Amazon.com: Books. Summit Public Schools. School: Summit Denali Grades Served: 6-12 Location: Bay Area, CA Operator: Summit Public Schools Operator Type: Charter Setting: Urban Students at Start: 135 Students at Capacity: 700 Blended Model Type: Flex Key Features: Project-based and Experiential Learning, Competency-based Learning, College Readiness and Success When Summit Public Schools examined its portfolio of California schools looking for areas to improve, the end goal was clear—college and career readiness—but school developers struggled to find room for change within their existing model.

Summit Public Schools

The existing model was already rigorous, with all students participating in a college-prep curriculum, including at least six Advanced Placement courses before graduation. The schools were already leveraging digital content in the classroom to help provide differentiated instruction and remediation. The Summit Denali school day is designed around the four elements of college and career readiness. Learn more about the student experience:

The Learning Accelerator on Vimeo. Diffusion of innovations. The diffusion of innovations according to Rogers.

Diffusion of innovations

With successive groups of consumers adopting the new technology (shown in blue), its market share (yellow) will eventually reach the saturation level. In mathematics, the yellow curve is known as the logistic function. The curve is broken into sections of adopters. History[edit] The concept of diffusion was first studied by the French sociologist Gabriel Tarde in late 19th century[3] and by German and Austrian anthropologists such as Friedrich Ratzel and Leo Frobenius.[4] The study of diffusion of innovations took off in the subfield of rural sociology in the midwestern United States in the 1920s and 1930s. Powerful Learning: Studies Show Deep Understanding Derives from Collaborative Methods. Today's students will enter a job market that values skills and abilities far different from the traditional workplace talents that so ably served their parents and grandparents.

Powerful Learning: Studies Show Deep Understanding Derives from Collaborative Methods

They must be able to crisply collect, synthesize, and analyze information, then conduct targeted research and work with others to employ that newfound knowledge. In essence, students must learn how to learn, while responding to endlessly changing technologies and social, economic, and global conditions. But what types of teaching and learning will develop these skills? And, just as important, do studies exist that support their use? A growing body of research demonstrates that students learn more deeply if they have engaged in activities that require applying classroom-gathered knowledge to real-world problems.

Research shows that such inquiry-based teaching is not so much about seeking the right answer but about developing inquiring minds, and it can yield significant benefits.