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What Personalized Learning Plans Do For Students (Deeper Learning) Personalized Learning Requires Effective Teaching First,Technology Second - Leading From the Classroom. On Tuesday, July 10, the US Department of Education (ED) hosted "What Teachers Need to Know about Personalized Learning" as part of their Teacher Summer Seminars.

Personalized Learning Requires Effective Teaching First,Technology Second - Leading From the Classroom

Richard Culatta, Deputy Director of the Office of Educational Technology, Matthew McCrea, Science Instructional Lead Teacher at G. James Gholson Middle School in Maryland, and I discussed our perspectives on promoting personalized learning in schools from the policy, classroom, and staff development perspective. What is Personalized Learning? ED describes Personalized Learning as: Adjusting the pace of instruction so that instruction is more individualized.Adjusting the learning approach so that instruction is differentiated.Leveraging student interests and experiences so that learning is more... personalized. Richard emphasized the following points in his presentation: More than Technology Required I posed the following question to the teachers: Teachers understand that change does not happen so quickly and easily.

It's time. 4 Ways to Promote Growth Mindset in PBL. Originally posted on

4 Ways to Promote Growth Mindset in PBL

“I can’t do this! I hate geometry! I’m too dumb for this!” In our classroom, the word "can’t" was the worst four-letter word a student could use; after all, even the last three letters of "geometry" insist that you T-R-Y….TRY! The student’s outburst is a classic example of fixed mindset. So, how does PBL promote growth mindset? Think of a student who shuts down at the first sight of adversity. Here are 4 Ways to Promote Growth Mindset in PBL: 1.

Help students learn from failures. EENationalDesignWorkbook - Google Slides. Loudounpl. The Core 4 of Personalized Learning. (2) Limit turnovers to fewer than 12 (3) Make at least 80% of our free throws He believed that focusing on the Big Three would create the proper strategy to win basketball games.

The Core 4 of Personalized Learning

During halftime and time outs, my coach would often refocus our team on one or more of these elements by saying things like, “They are killing us on rebounds. Classroom Eye Candy 2: The Learning Lounge. Last November, I showed you an incredible classroom that blew me away to such a degree that it caused me to launch the Classroom Eye Candy series.

Classroom Eye Candy 2: The Learning Lounge

Since then, I have heard from dozens of other teachers who wanted to share their classrooms as well. To keep the site from being overrun by classroom photos, and to keep the series special and exciting, I have decided to only feature one classroom every other month. So the time has come for the next room, and it’s a rock star! Untitled. Untitled. Innovation at the Secondary Level: 5 Misconceptions. Time and again we have seen that assumptions or misconceptions can get in the way of progress and success.

Innovation at the Secondary Level: 5 Misconceptions

Personalized learning is no exception; misconceptions about it often lead educators away from strategies and practices that could help students succeed. Sometimes, misconceptions represent more than small gaps in knowledge--they can be ingrained into industry-wide best practices, with disastrous results. For example, for centuries, doctors believed that mothers would die during childbirth due to patient-specific issues such as inflammation, pain, or other factors. However, in 1847, Ignaz Semmelweiz, a Hungarian physician, hypothesized that doctors themselves were the root cause of labor-related deaths. He believed that doctors and midwives caused this negative impact as they went from patient-to-patient without washing their hands. As Design and Implementation Consultants, we have the privilege of working with passionate educators in schools and districts across the country. 1. 2.