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PDI Worksheet. Post Millennial Learner Characteristics - Today’s guest blogger is Kevin Bolinger, Ph.D.

Post Millennial Learner Characteristics -

Dr. Bolinger is an associate professor of education and the Curriculum Instruction and Media Technology dept interim chair at Bayh College of Education, Indiana State University. Dr. Bolinger has written extensively on strategies to promote critical thinking and learner characteristics. He teaches social studies education courses and graduate courses along with an honors college ethics course based on the twilight zone television series. Post Millennial Learner Characteristics Each generation of children in America bring unique talents and perspectives to the classroom as well as unique learning styles.

Generational characteristics are good indicators of shared formative experiences but are limited indicators of learning style preference by unique personality differences. As an overprotected generation, post millennials, are less likely to be independent learners and more likely to develop into conformist young adults. Ten Tips for Engaging the Millennial Learner and Moving an Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum into the 21st Century. 3 Areas Where Having “The Innovator’s Mindset” is Crucial – The Principal of Change. As I have contended for years, “Innovation” is about mindset, not skill set.

3 Areas Where Having “The Innovator’s Mindset” is Crucial – The Principal of Change

How we look at the world, is how we move forward, learn, and create. In my book, “The Innovator’s Mindset“, I defined it as the following: “Belief that abilities, intelligence, and talents are developed so that they lead to the creation of new and better ideas.” Yet the term “innovation”, has often been equated with either technology or directly with business. Innovation is NOT synonymous with the word technology, but how we create and use technology can lead to innovative practices in many elements. Although this image is no longer being used, I still see it as very relevant graphic to many things we are trying to do to school today.

I wanted to talk about each “E” individually and what their connections are to the characteristics of “The Innovator’s Mindset”, and how this is crucial to our thinking in education today. Entrepreneurial Spirit. Google Slides - create and edit presentations online, for free. 09pl-overview.h34. Leading In and Beyond the Library. Personalized Learning: What Does the Research Say? Personalizing the Learning Experience: New Insights from Future Ready Schools – Medium. When done well, personalized learning has the potential to radically transform how we teach and learn and how we create more equitable opportunities for students.

Personalizing the Learning Experience: New Insights from Future Ready Schools – Medium

In the 2016 National Educational Technology Plan (NETP), our flagship policy document for educational technology, the U.S. Department Education defines personalized learning: Personalized learning refers to instruction in which the pace of learning and the instructional approach are optimized for the needs of each learner. Learning objectives, instructional approaches, and instructional content (and its sequencing) may all vary based on learner needs. In addition, learning activities are made available that are meaningful and relevant to learners, driven by their interests and often self-initiated. On Monday, September 12, we are supporting the White House Next Generation High Schools Summit in bringing together six states and more than 20 school districts to commit to redesigning their high schools.

The Next Generation of (Personalized) Learning. We all want our children to receive the best education possible.

The Next Generation of (Personalized) Learning

One of the key questions we’re interested in answering, as a foundation, is “what does high-quality instruction look like in U.S. schools?” And one way we’re looking at answering that question is by looking at the potential of what the foundation calls personalized learning for students. Before we delve into what this looks like for our students, we’ve got to provide some basis for why it’s so critical. Did you know that less than half of the 2012 graduating class that took the ACT college entrance exam scored at the level that predicts earning a “C” or better in math as freshman in college?

Only 24 percent scored at this level on all four sections of the ACT. PL SchoolDesignAttributes. Moving Towards Next Gen Learning. *Reposted with permission from Raise your hand if you have uttered any of the following phrases in the past week: Blended learning Competency-based learning Personalized learning Digital learning Online learning Connected learning Deeper learning Project-based learning Student-centered learning Optimized learning Hybrid learning Next generation learning Now raise your hand if you can define them so that the neighbor you barbecued with last weekend could remember and articulate the distinctions.

Moving Towards Next Gen Learning

An extra hot dog – with relish! – goes to that neighbor who could also describe how they overlap, connect with, and build on each other. We are, let’s face it, a Tower of Babel when it comes to defining what we’re all doing here. We can make the accomplishment of positive change a few degrees easier, though, by continuously striving to introduce bits of clarity amidst the messiness. Updated Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart Version 3. Personalization v Differentiation v Individualization (PDI) Chart (Version 3) The PDI chart was created for a reason: to clarify the differences in these terms.

Updated Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart Version 3

In 2010, the National Ed Tech Plan defined all three of these terms as they are related to instruction. We needed to emphasize the differences: Personalization is learner-centered. The other two, Differentiation and Individualization are teacher-centered. Personalized vs. differentiated vs. individualized learning. PDI Worksheet.