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Guest Post: Elliot Washor, Ed. D. is co-founder and co-director of Big Picture Learning, the co-founder of The Met Center in Providence, RI, and co-author of Leaving to Learn. Join Elliot on a free webinar about Personalization and Student Engagement on April 22nd at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT in our Blackboard Collaborate room. The way educators and business people are now using the terms personalized learning or personalization is really baffling me. There have been loads of articles and books written about how Big Picture Learning (BPL) continues to be at the forefront of innovation because of how well we strive to know our students. In a recent book.

What is Mindset Every so often a truly groundbreaking idea comes along. This is one. Mindset explains: How to run a brainstorm for introverts (and extroverts too) Cocktail party trivia: Brainstorming was invented in the 1930s as a practical idea-generation technique for regular use by “creatives” within the ad agency BBDO. That all changed in 1942, when Alex Osborn — the “O” in BBDO — released a book called How to Think Up and excited the imaginations of his fellow Mad Men. Since 1942, the idea-generation technique that began life in a New York creative firm has grown into the happy kudzu of Silicon Valley startups.

Community Involvement & Digital Parenting With school and community lines being blurred more and more, we need to think about how to engage and involve our community of parents more than ever. Here are a few presentations I’ve done recently focused on just that concept. Raised by SIRI – SXSWedu2015 It takes an iVillage – TIES Dec 2014 The Connected Educator Panel

What is Your Motivation Style? Printer-Friendly Version Motivation is the force that draws you to move toward something. It can come from a desire or a curiosity within you or can be from an external force urging you on. In either case, you make the decision to seize or to skip a chance to learn. Motivation styles vary for different situations and topics but nonetheless, you draw on them all the time, especially when you try to learn something challenging. If you can recognize your predominant motivational style you can identify the situations that best satisfy your needs.

Building Tomorrow’s Learning Experience: Personalized, Predictive and Connected We've arrived at a turning point in history where new technology is profoundly changing our way of life as well as our methods of manufacturing, distributing, selling and consuming goods and services. The changes brought about by this digital revolution are disrupting the way businesses are organized and the way people work. They are creating a "new normal," which will be personalized, predictive and connected. But it's not really a revolution; it's more like a rapid evolution.

The Minecraft Makerspace by Mike Washburn on Prezi LEARNING STYLE INVENTORY To gain a better understanding of yourself as a learner, you need to evaluate the way you prefer to learn or process information. By doing so, you will be able to develop strategies which will enhance your learning potential. The following evaluation is a short, quick way of assessing your learning style. No studies have validated this inventory. Its main benefit is to get you to think about yourself, to consider learning alternatives; not to rigidly classify you. Answer each question honestly.

TEDxColumbus: The Future of Learning To create an equitable education system, large-scale, systemic transformation is necessary. And that's exactly what KnowledgeWorks Senior Director of Strategic Foresight Katherine Prince called for during her TEDxColumbus talk, "A Vision for Radically Personalized Learning." One of the country's foremost educational futurists, Katherine focused on creating a vibrant learning ecosystem that supports all students throughout their educational experiences, regardless of demographic. Based on her work with KnowledgeWorks' strategic foresight, as well as her insight as a mom of a three-year-old daughter, Katherine painted a picture of what her ideal future of learning looks like. Download the ten-year forecast, Recombinant Education, or its related infographic for more information.

Stories of learning and leading What Is Your Learning Style? What Is Your Learning Style? This quiz asks 24 questions and will take less than five minutes to complete. Try not to think too hard -- just go with your first thought when describing your daily activities and interests. By the end, you may have some new insights into your learning preferences. Editor's Note (2013): There is no scientific evidence, as of yet, that shows that people have specific, fixed learning styles or discrete intelligences, nor that students benefit when teachers target instruction to a specific learning style or intelligence. However, providing students with multiple ways to learn content has been shown to improve student learning (Hattie, 2011).

10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 2015 is the year the focus will finally turn the corner by organizations in education and the business world to get it right: it is about the learner. It is not about calling it “Personalized Instruction” or “Personalized Education.” It is not about the technology, the curriculum, or instruction. It is about the learner making learning personal for his or herself. It is about teacher and learner roles changing. It is about calling students “learners.”

Overview of learning styles Many people recognize that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. Learning styles group common ways that people learn. Everyone has a mix of learning styles. What is Universal Design for Learning Universal Design for Learningis a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs. Why is UDL necessary? Individuals bring a huge variety of skills, needs, and interests to learning. Neuroscience reveals that these differences are as varied and unique as our DNA or fingerprints.