• We Need to Personalize Personalized Learning

    A student with dyslexia told us he thrives in a classroom that gives students multiple choices over their learning, while another student said she needs more structure. While some students clearly bloom in a loud, active, project-based classroom, a student with autism might be completely...

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  • Teachers Need More Clarity When it Comes to Personalized Learning

    Personalized learning is picking up steam in schools and districts across the country. We hear about students having more choices in the classroom, students directing their learning, schools creating personalized learning plans for each student, and other learner-centered instructional strategies....

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  • Leadership Habits, Genius Hour, and Learner Profiles in Colorado

    In March, I had the pleasure of joining an NGLC Learning Excursion to Colorado. In this Friday Focus: Practitioner’s Guide to Personalized Learning, you’ll learn about: How leadership habits of success can be an entrypoint for personalized learning; How student-led...

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  • Putting Agency Back Into Personalized Learning

    This post originally appeared on the Center for Collaborative Education blog on April 3, 2017. Author: Diana Lebeaux A few weeks ago at SXSWedu, keynote speaker Dr. Chris Emdin of Columbia (author of For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y'all Too) challenged participants,...

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  • Same Course, Different Outcomes: The Mysterious Case of Computerized Developmental Math in Tennessee

    By Maggie P. Fay   A few years ago, Tennessee math teachers faced a puzzle. Why was remedial math taught by computer successfully helping high school students get ready for college when the exact same course at the community college wasn’t working? Since 2012, the state of...

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  • Choice, Trust, and Agency in Pinellas County Schools

    In today’s Friday Focus: Practitioner’s Guide to Personalized Learning, you will: Discover the efforts to personalize learning in Pinellas County Schools, Florida Gain an appreciation for the strategies the district is using to build buy-in, capacity, and action Note...

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  • Can Making College Completion Paths More Personalized Increase Student Success?

    By: Ana Borray and Nancy Millichap Advances in technology have made personalization easier. Our online shopping experiences are personalized. Our email clients are personalized. Our social media news feeds are personalized. The same is true in some aspects of higher education. Within post-...

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  • We All Should Have a Voice

    Author: Ramona S. Treviño This post originally appeared on CCE's blog on February 13, 2017. “Let us dare to read, think, speak and write.” -- John Adams The past few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster for many of us. I drove 450 miles to Washington DC for the...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Reimagining the Role of Technology

    Higher education in the United States: It’s a system steeped in tradition. Its history predates the Constitution. Its reputation has led the world. From the first colonial colleges to the growth of the university model, from land grant universities and the GI Bill to open access...

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  • Next Generation Learning Today: Redefining Readiness, Personalized Learning, Changing the System

    Redefining Readiness Rethinking High School Graduation Requirements: Project & Microcredentials, Getting Smart In post-NCLB land there’s an opportunity for states and districts to reconsider readiness. The superintendent’s association is leading an initiative called #...

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