• 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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  • Learning Excursions

    In this week’s Friday Focus, we discuss the importance of giving teachers personalized professional learning in order to authentically enable next gen personalized learning for students.  We’ll look at an example of personalized professional learning: a recent learning excursion to...

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  • When Projects Are Personalized, Learning Is Social

    This post originally appeared on Education Week's Learning Deeply blog on January 4, 2017. Learning is social, even when it's personalized. It sounds contradictory, but it's true. Personalized learning is all about putting the student at the center of their learning experience, with a...

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  • A Countdown of the Top 10 K-12 Posts of 2016

    As we ring in the new year, singing Auld Lang Syne, we can get nostalgic about most anything. Even blogs. What I find most rewarding about top 10 lists is not just the nostalgia looking back upon the past year. It’s also finding out which issues are most important to the most important...

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  • Top 6 Themes of the “Friday Focus” Practitioner’s Guide to Personalized Learning

    I invite you to join me as I look back and reflect on the insights, surprises, challenges, collective hardships, and joys the NGLC network has experienced in 2016. The top themes covered in the Friday Focus series, a practitioner’s guide to personalized learning that we put out twice a month...

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  • Student Goal Setting

    “I hope to score 42 goals this season” WHY 42? “It is a HUGE number but I think I can do it” In this post, I discuss a key instructional move that underlies most personalized learning models: student goal setting. I will describe the instructional move in theory, provide...

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