Archive for the ‘Personalized Learning’ Category

    BPLC19: 5 hard-earned lessons from the messy, rewarding work of blended learning

    April 25, 2019 | by Chelsea Waite and Jenny White

    At this year’s Blended and Personalized Learning Conference, participants faced head-on their ongoing challenges to making effective, personalized and blended learning mainstream. The work’s easier said than done, especially when it comes to expanding practice beyond early adopters, adapting approaches to students’ contexts, or coordinating across teams to support a new instructional approach. The event, […]

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    Blended isn’t just about online learning—it’s making space for real-world relationships

    March 28, 2019 | by Julia Freeland Fisher

    Blended learning is helping to unshackle schools from the one-teacher one-classroom model and usher in more creative and diverse instructional approaches. Beyond just restructuring the classroom, blended-learning models are starting to open up new connections and diversify students’ networks. This has huge potential to address not just achievement gaps, but opportunity gaps. Over the years, […]

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    3 secrets to successful Station Rotations

    March 21, 2019 | by Jenny White

    Station Rotation is one of the most popular blended-learning approaches. The model isn’t new or unique to blended learning; teachers have been using learning activity “centers” in their classrooms for decades, particularly at the elementary level. What qualifies Station Rotation as a blended model is when at least one station involves student-led online learning. By […]

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    A Case for Real Cupcakes and Real Connections at BPLC19

    February 26, 2019 | by Laura Jackson

    My three-year-old loves his iPad. He implores me to take it down from the high shelf where it’s stored with the desperate thirst of a man who’s been wandering the desert. It’s one of the few carrots I can use to compel him to do the things three-year-olds are loathe to do: put on shoes; […]

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    Personalizing PD for highly-effective, personalized-learning teachers

    February 5, 2019 | by Scott Gotreau

    There is little doubt that technology is a key tool to enable student-centered teaching and learning. After all, it was this premise that led to the great 1:1 race in which schools and districts invested hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars to get devices into the hands of as many students as possible. […]

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    Defining personalized learning and blended learning: Is there a difference?

    January 15, 2019 | by Julia Freeland Fisher

    Recently, more than a few education headlines have focused on the concerns surrounding the shaky meaning of personalized learning, oftentimes highlighting the anxieties posed by critics that personalized means the use of technology at the expense of student’s social-emotional development or that personalization is the agenda of Silicon Valley titans. To understand the nuances of personalized learning—and […]

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