Mid-Pacific Institute Students                         Personalized Learning Toolkits                          Designing N...
Tell us who you are:               Teachers               Students               District Administrators               Sch...
3           Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
What is it?                    What is it not?                    Why Personalize Learning?                    Where is Pe...
Personalizing learning means learners...          know how they learn best.          are co-designers of the curriculum an...
National Ed Tech Plan 2010      • Individualization refers to instruction that is paced to        the learning needs of di...
7          Personalize Learning   http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/chart.htmlTuesday, July 10, 2012
With Differentiation,    Individualization, and    Direct Classroom    Instruction...    Teachers are the    hardest worki...
The Missing Piece                                          The Learner                           "Many children struggle i...
Understand that Personalization...          starts with the learner          connects with the learner’s          interest...
Research and Initiatives          Students at the Center           Shared Learning Collaborative          http://studentsa...
Race to the Top (RTTT) - District     Absolute Priority 1, Personalized Learning Environment(s)     www.ed.gov/race-top/di...
Large Scale Models                     Personalized Learning in Colorado Springs                         http://www.d11.or...
Large Scale Models    Personalized Learning Institute @ CESA #1    http://www.cesa1.k12.wi.us/institute/      • 45 member ...
Large Scale Models     Personalized Learning in British Columbia     www.bcedplan.ca/theplan.php      British Columbias pl...
Pause and Review                                 Twitter hashtag: #plearnchat                                             ...
17          Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
Who am I as a Learner?               http://middletown.patch.com/articles/all-saints-pre-k-science-and-art-fair-celebrates...
How do learners choose the         best way to learn?                         “You cannot teach anybody anything. You can ...
How do I learn best?                                           Dewey, Piaget,                                           Bl...
Understanding How We Learn Best                                 www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/whatisudl          Personalize ...
Personal Learner Profile is a trademark of Kathleen McClaskey                                  and Barbara Bray of Persona...
How would you design          Personal Learner Profiles          for your learners?             Twitter hashtag: #plearnch...
UDL Guides Personalize Learning                     to Meet the Common Core                                               ...
Understand how the learner learns          UDL Lens to          Personalize           Learning                            ...
Pause and Review                                 Twitter hashtag: #plearnchat                                             ...
27          Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
Appropriate resources to support learning                                                 A Personal Learning BackpackTM  ...
Mary’s Personal                                            Learner Profile™         Mary is a 3rd grade student who...    ...
Respond to Literature  Third Grade Literature > Key Ideas and Details  ELA-RL.3.1. Ask and answer questions to demonstrate...
Mary’s Learning Strategies    ✦ Teacher demonstrates how to sequence a story      with a visual storyboard on a felt board...
Justin’s Personal                                                Learner Profile™       Justin is an eighth grader who... ...
Eighth Grade Unit: Civil War Essential or Anchor Standard > Key Ideas and Details (Informational Text) RI.8.3. Analyze how...
Eighth Grade Unit: Civil War   Supporting Standards   Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (Integration of History)   RH.6-8...
Justin’s Learning Strategies ✦Justin pairs with Susan tp collaborate on their project action  plan in Google Docs to write...
Susan’s Personal                                             Learner Profile™     Susan who is paired with Justin...    ✦ ...
Pause and Review                                 Twitter hashtag: #plearnchat                                             ...
Stage One                  Teacher-Centered with Learner Voice and Choice                  Stage Two                  Lear...
Stage One: Teacher-Centered with      Learner Voice and Choice   Kindergarten Re-                                         ...
Stage Two: Learner-Centered       • Learn without Boundaries                          • Students created museums       • S...
Stage Three: Learner-Driven       be you.          a quiet revolution       Setting people & communities free.       Space...
Teachers and students roles change                             co-learners                                    co-designers...
Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
Steps to Personalize Learning            understand learners through UDL lens.            unpack the Common Core State Sta...
Learn more about Personalize Learning at                         Presentation with Links & Resources                      ...
Participate in the Conversations      Join our LinkedIn Group: Personalized Learning and      our ISTE Ning Group: Persona...
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ISTE 2012 presentation on personalizing learning and meeting the Common Core. Go to www.personalizelearning.com for more information.


Barbara and Kathleen share how UDL principles guide design of Personal Learner Profiles so learners drive their learning. Experience several learners unpacking standards, creating questions, and learning strategies that help them meet the standards.

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  1. 1. Mid-Pacific Institute Students Personalized Learning Toolkits Designing New Pathways for Every Learner Presented by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey www.personalizelearning.com Twitter Hashtag: #plearnchat Personalize Learning Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.Tuesday, July 10, 2012
  2. 2. Tell us who you are: Teachers Students District Administrators School Administrators Federal or State Directors Higher Ed Faculty Vendors Consultants Other 2Tuesday, July 10, 2012
  3. 3. 3 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  4. 4. What is it? What is it not? Why Personalize Learning? Where is Personalized Learning happening? Personalize Learning 4Tuesday, July 10, 2012
  5. 5. Personalizing learning means learners... know how they learn best. are co-designers of the curriculum and the learning environment. have flexible learning anytime and anywhere. have a voice in and choice about their learning. have quality teachers who guide their learning. use a competency-based model to demonstrate mastery. self-direct their learning. design their own learning path. Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  6. 6. National Ed Tech Plan 2010 • Individualization refers to instruction that is paced to the learning needs of different learners. • Differentiation refers to instruction that is tailored to learning preferences of different learners. • Personalization refers to instruction that is paced to learning needs, tailored to learning preferences, and tailored to the specific interests of different learners. www.ed.gov/technology/draft-netp-2010/individualized-personalized-differentiated-struction Personalize Learning 6Tuesday, July 10, 2012
  7. 7. 7 Personalize Learning http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/chart.htmlTuesday, July 10, 2012
  8. 8. With Differentiation, Individualization, and Direct Classroom Instruction... Teachers are the hardest working people in the classroom. 8 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  9. 9. The Missing Piece The Learner "Many children struggle in schools... because the way they are being taught is in the way that is incompatible with the way they learn." Peter Senge 9 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  10. 10. Understand that Personalization... starts with the learner connects with the learner’s interests, aspirations and passions has learner voice and choice changes teacher and learner roles is where learner selects tools and resources to support their learning is competency-based where the learner demonstrates mastery Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  11. 11. Research and Initiatives Students at the Center Shared Learning Collaborative http://studentsatthecenter.org http://slcedu.org 11 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  12. 12. Race to the Top (RTTT) - District Absolute Priority 1, Personalized Learning Environment(s) www.ed.gov/race-top/district-competition/absolute-priorities ✓ One of four core educational assurance areas ➡ create student centered learning environment(s) that are designed to: significantly improve teaching and learning through the personalization of strategies, tools, and supports for teachers and students. ✓ Includes... ➡ create opportunities for students to identify and pursue areas of personal passion. ➡ use collaborative, data-based strategies and 21st century tools. ➡ deliver instruction and supports tailored to the needs and goals of each student. 12 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  13. 13. Large Scale Models Personalized Learning in Colorado Springs http://www.d11.org District’s Personalized Learning Vision • to provide all learners with a personalized learning experience enabled by universal access to education through technology, wherever and whenever they choose. • a personalized experience for each individual that will drive students’ motivation to learn. • 60 schools in Colorado Springs 13 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  14. 14. Large Scale Models Personalized Learning Institute @ CESA #1 http://www.cesa1.k12.wi.us/institute/ • 45 member school districts in Southeastern Wisconsin • unique regional approach to transform public education into a system that is student-centered and personalized for each learner. The Honeycomb Model is based on change in three areas: 1. learning and teaching 2. relationships and roles 3. structures and policies 14 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  15. 15. Large Scale Models Personalized Learning in British Columbia www.bcedplan.ca/theplan.php British Columbias plan consists of five key elements: 1. Personalized learning for every student 2. Quality teaching and learning 3. Flexibility and choice 4. High standards 5. Learning empowered by technology personalizedlearningbc.ca/#/1 15 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  16. 16. Pause and Review Twitter hashtag: #plearnchat ??? 16 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  17. 17. 17 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  18. 18. Who am I as a Learner? http://middletown.patch.com/articles/all-saints-pre-k-science-and-art-fair-celebrates-early-childhood-creativity 18 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  19. 19. How do learners choose the best way to learn? “You cannot teach anybody anything. You can only help them discover it within themselves.” Galileo 19Tuesday, July 10, 2012
  20. 20. How do I learn best? Dewey, Piaget, Bloom, Bruner, Vygotsky Everyone is a diverse learner 20 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  21. 21. Understanding How We Learn Best www.udlcenter.org/aboutudl/whatisudl Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  22. 22. Personal Learner Profile is a trademark of Kathleen McClaskey and Barbara Bray of Personalize Learning. Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  23. 23. How would you design Personal Learner Profiles for your learners? Twitter hashtag: #plearnchat 23 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  24. 24. UDL Guides Personalize Learning to Meet the Common Core 24 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  25. 25. Understand how the learner learns UDL Lens to Personalize Learning Review and unpack Common Core State Standards Identify learning goals and essential question Design flexible, personalized learning environment image from http://www.bluebison.net/content/ 2010/fish-with-a-magnifying-glass/ Choose appropriate tools, resources, and strategies Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  26. 26. Pause and Review Twitter hashtag: #plearnchat ??? 26 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  27. 27. 27 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  28. 28. Appropriate resources to support learning A Personal Learning BackpackTM can support a learner with... ✦ reading l Persona ✦ writing g Learnin k ✦ creating c Backpa ✦ communicating ✦ collaborating ✦ math concepts ✦ organizing ✦ note-taking ✦ researching Personal Learning Backpack is a trademark of Kathleen McClaskey and Barbara Bray of Personalize Learning. Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  29. 29. Mary’s Personal Learner Profile™ Mary is a 3rd grade student who... ✦ has long term memory problems which affects how she recounts stories. ✦ gets off task easily by telling her own stories and asking lots of questions. ✦ is a visual learner and loves photography. ✦ has trouble organizing and sequencing events. Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  30. 30. Respond to Literature Third Grade Literature > Key Ideas and Details ELA-RL.3.1. Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. The teacher reads the story that is all about Alice who is Miss Rumphius and her grandfather telling her she must make the world more beautiful. The teacher asked learners to brainstorm questions about the book and then choose one question. Mary chose to respond to the question: “Does making something more beautiful make it better?” What tools, resources, and/or learning strategies would Mary use to respond to her question about the book Miss Rumphius? 30 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  31. 31. Mary’s Learning Strategies ✦ Teacher demonstrates how to sequence a story with a visual storyboard on a felt board. ✦ Mary accesses SweetSearch to research her question. She found information about litter on Mary’s g beaches and community gardens. Learnin k c ✦ Mary accesses images online and captures Backpa pictures of beaches and gardens using her iPad and uploads them to DropBox. ✦ Mary engages with content by uploading pictures and information to Popplet to organize her storyboard. ✦ Mary expresses what she knows by choosing pictures to put in her story using Storyrobe and then adds text, voice, and music. 1. Creativity and Innovation 6. Technology Operations and Concepts 11 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  32. 32. Justin’s Personal Learner Profile™ Justin is an eighth grader who... ✦ reads and writes at a third grade level. ✦ requires projects to be broken down into smaller segments. ✦ has a difficult time organizing and little ability to interpret concepts. ✦ needs to know purpose behind reading assignments. ✦ loves to draw and is interested in multimedia. Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  33. 33. Eighth Grade Unit: Civil War Essential or Anchor Standard > Key Ideas and Details (Informational Text) RI.8.3. Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories). Essential Question “What are the causes of the Civil War?” Justin’s question: “Was slavery the main issue for the war’s beginning?” 33 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  34. 34. Eighth Grade Unit: Civil War Supporting Standards Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (Integration of History) RH.6-8.7. Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts Comprehension and Collaboration (Speaking and Listening) SL.8.1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on othersʼ ideas and expressing their own clearly. Research to Build and Present Knowledge (Writing) W.8.7. Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self- generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration. Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas (Speaking and Listening) SL.8.5. Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest. 7 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  35. 35. Justin’s Learning Strategies ✦Justin pairs with Susan tp collaborate on their project action plan in Google Docs to write who does what by when. SL.8.1. Justin’s ✦Justin uses the accessibility feature on the iPad (Speak Selection) to independently read Eyewitness to History causes of the Civil War and Ken Burn’s Civil War on PBS. W.8.7. Learning ✦Justin uses SweetSearch to research slavery before the Civil Backpack War to collect images, text, and audio files, and other resources and shares them with Susan on Google Drive. RH.6-8.7. ✦They use Popplet to review, select, and organize the resources and Google Drive to create the outline, notes and proper citations for all resources. RI.8.3. ✦Justin draws the title graphic using Cool Text Graphics. They export resources and media files to Prezi for their presentation. SL.8.5. 1. Creativity and Innovation 2. Communication and Collaboration 6. Technology Operations and Concepts 11 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  36. 36. Susan’s Personal Learner Profile™ Susan who is paired with Justin... ✦ is an avid reader, likes to write descriptively, and enjoys drawing. ✦ is anxious when she speaks in front of others. ✦ forgets the sequence, moral and message of the story. ✦ wants to ask questions but is uncomfortable voicing her concerns. ✦ works better individually or in a small group. What learning strategies, resources and tools would you suggest for Susan? Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  37. 37. Pause and Review Twitter hashtag: #plearnchat ??? 37 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  38. 38. Stage One Teacher-Centered with Learner Voice and Choice Stage Two Learner-Centered with Teacher and Learner as Co-Designers Stage Three Learner-Driven with Teacher as Facilitator of Learning 38 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  39. 39. Stage One: Teacher-Centered with Learner Voice and Choice Kindergarten Re- Design in CESA #1 Kevin McLaughlin Lisa Welch & Wanda Richardson Year 4 in the UK redesigned Wales Elementary School, Wales, Wisconsin, classroom with 5 learning zones. http://www.ictsteps.com 39 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  40. 40. Stage Two: Learner-Centered • Learn without Boundaries • Students created museums • Student-driven inquiry to learning • Collaboration with Burkina Faso • Group students around interests • Community events like African Tales and projects rather than grade levels. Nicole Naditz, HS French Teacher http://www.inquiryhub.org http://www.personalizelearning.com/2012/02/ personal-journeys-in-kindergarten.html 40 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  41. 41. Stage Three: Learner-Driven be you. a quiet revolution Setting people & communities free. Spaces of permission and trust. Unleashes brilliant mind/art. http://labconnections.blogspot.com/ 41 Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  42. 42. Teachers and students roles change co-learners co-designers guides and curators pathfinders Personal Learning Guides Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  43. 43. Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  44. 44. Steps to Personalize Learning understand learners through UDL lens. unpack the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). universally design lessons aligned to CCSS. introduce learner voice and choice in learning activities. redesign learning environment to support learners. coach teachers to be facilitators to guide learning. select resources, tools, and strategies to support learning. learners choose the best way to demonstrate mastery. Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  45. 45. Learn more about Personalize Learning at Presentation with Links & Resources www.personalizelearning.com Follow us on Twitter @plearnchat Thank you for attending! Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012
  46. 46. Participate in the Conversations Join our LinkedIn Group: Personalized Learning and our ISTE Ning Group: Personalized Learning Other Ways to follow Barbara & Kathleen Follow Barbara on www.scoop.it/t/making-learning-personal, www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-the-student-centered-classroom Website: http://barbarabray.net Email: barbara.bray@gmail.com Twitter: bbray LinkedIn: barbarabray Follow Kathleen on... www.scoop.it/t/personalized-learning-plearning, www.scoop.it/t/leveling-the-playing-field-with-apps Blog: udlmobileapps.blogspot.com/ Website: www.edtech-associates.com Email: khm@edtech-associates.com Twitter: khmmc Personalize LearningTuesday, July 10, 2012

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