• Personalized Learning Can’t Ignore School Leaders

    Authors: Michael DeArmond & Betheny Gross This post originally appeared on CRPE.org. Over the course of this project we’ve heard a lot from schools about what personalized learning (PL) means for teachers and classrooms, but less about what it means for principals—and that is...

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  • Technology’s Unmet Progressive Promise

    Author: Michael DeArmond This post originally appeared on CRPE.org, it's the second in a series on personalized learning, "Notes From the Field." Twenty-five years ago, I was a young history teacher soaking up progressive teaching methods that aimed to foster deep,...

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  • Beware the Iconography Trap of Personalized Learning: Rigor Matters

    This post originally appeared on CRPE.org. By Betheny Gross My colleague and I recently visited a middle school science classroom. Students, outfitted with safety glasses, were organized into groups of three to four. The room was lively but not disorderly as each group worked on its own...

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  • How Misconceptions About Competency Education Could Undermine Equity

    Author: Chris Sturgis This post originally appeared on CompetencyWorks. For several years, the fields of personalized learning, competency-based education, and blended learning were having definitional issues with the terms often being used either synonymously or to describe very discrete...

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  • Addressing Equity Issues in Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

    Author: Chris Sturgis This post originally appeared on CompetencyWorks. Innovators and early adopters of competency education want to do right by kids. This means being empowered to make decisions that are based on the educational and developmental needs of students – not responding...

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  • Measuring Success of Innovative School Practices

    Authors: Dalia Hochman and Saro Mohammed Both of our organizations—NGLC and The Learning Accelerator (TLA)—support educators working to bring new ideas to schools. We may call these ideas different things such as  “personalized learning”’ or “blended...

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  • Degree-Planning Tools Chart Individual Paths for Student Success

    I remember staring at a list of courses en route to my bachelor’s degree: prerequisites, required courses, electives, and general education credits. It was a Rubik’s cube of many possible combinations that would get me to one place. Or so I thought. In reality, the path I chose was...

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  • School’s Out for the Summer! Next Gen Educators Share Reflections on Learning

    The end of the year is a natural time for educators to pause and reflect.  Reflection depends on careful observation and analysis of practice as well as experimentation with innovative ideas and strategies. By sharing learning transparently and publicly, the community of educators can learn...

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  • Personalized Learning: Using Technology to Improve the Student Experience

    Author: Rosalind Ong de Trevino, Project Coordinator, University of Texas at San Antonio Personalization is a powerful tool; when applied to education, it can improve student success. Students entering higher education bring their own stories and approaches to learning based on their diverse...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Are Teaching & Learning Publications a Crystal Ball for Higher Ed?

    Author: Malcolm Brown Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Those of us engaged in support of postsecondary teaching and learning (T&L) face a sometimes bewildering array of possible options and directions. We find ourselves constantly asking questions, such as “should we invest in...

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