Personalized Learning and Power of Adaptive Instruction

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Blended learning holds great promise as a cost-effective and egalitarian means to help greater numbers of students accelerate their learning, graduate, and meet challenges in a competitive world.

Attend this web seminar with education technology expert Tom Vander Ark to learn the keys to making personalized learning work for the greatest number of students through adaptive digital instruction, particularly Intelligent Adaptive Learning™. This new technology has the potential to be the ‘equalizer’ that provides greater access and opportunity for students, regardless of background or zip code.

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  • DreamBox Learning provides a new class of intelligent adaptive learning technology is the true game changer in education. Combines 3 essential elements 1) Mathematics- CCSSM & Standards for Mathematical Practice- unlike other programs that provide drill and practice DreamBox builds both conceptual understanding and procedural fluency2) Motivating (persist and progress) 3) Powerful intelligent adaptive learning engine providing millions of personalized learning paths—each one—tailored to a student’s unique needs. Notes: DreamBox curriculum aligns with these Common Core Standards: Counting and Cardinality, Comparing, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten, and Number and Operations in Fractions.
  • Online, supplemental K-5 math curriculum Over 1000 rigorous adaptive lessonsTwo age-appropriate learning environmentsRobust real-time reporting for administrators, teachers and parentsAligned to the CCSS and Standards for Mathematical Practices--DreamBox was developed by a team of leading math educators including Dr. Cathy Fosnot and Dr. Skip Fennell and nationally board certified teachers who create, test and refine our lessons.Annual student or site subscriptionOffers 24/7 access from school or home Supporting schools and districts in all 50 states and internationallyDreamBox provides online tools, content, or platforms that support anytime/anywhere learning, project-based/authentic learning, competency-based progression, and/or student-driven learning paths.$25 per student or $7000 site license model.
  • Personalized Learning and Power of Adaptive Instruction

    1. 1. K-12 PERSONALIZED LEARNING AND THE POWER OF ADAPTIVE INSTRUCTION P R E S E N T E R : T O M VA N D E R A R K , G E T T I N G S M A R T M O D E R AT O R : D R . T I M H U D S O N , D R E A M B O X L E A R N I N G
    2. 2. TODAY’S WEBINAR What is? Blended Learning Personalization Competency-Based Learning Adaptive Learning The Power of Intelligent Adaptive Learning™? Audience Q&A
    3. 3. BLENDED LEARNING Christensen: Students learn at least in part through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of control over time, place, path, and/or pace. Getting Smart: A shift to an online delivery for a portion of the day to make students, teachers and schools more productive.
    4. 4. 10 REASONS I’M EXCITED ABOUT BLENDED LEARNING
    5. 5. 1. PERSONALIZATION School of One, NYC (NewClassrooms.org)
    6. 6. 2. ENGAGEMENT Student using DreamBox
    7. 7. 3. ADAPTIVE LEARNING Students using DreamBox – each at their own level
    8. 8. 4. EMPOWERS GREAT TEACHING Class rotation in 9th grade science Houston Apollo Schools
    9. 9. 5. INDIVIDUAL PATH & PACE Buzz platform; Level 13 ELA at Nolan
    10. 10. 6. COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING Summit is tracking 4 sets of readiness metrics
    11. 11. more like this than this 7. Flexibility High schools that look…
    12. 12. 8. DISTRIBUTED SPECIALISTS Speech therapy at Rocky Mountain Online tutors at School of One
    13. 13. 9. IMPROVED CONDITIONS & CAREERS New models suggest promise for learning professionals
    14. 14. 10. DYNAMIC MODELS 3 blended models at Cornerstone, Detroit 2 blended models at Rocketship
    15. 15. Options: ० Rotation: lab & classroom ० Flex: online content & individual progress ० Self Blend: online options Create conditions for success Plan Implement Improve Blended Trends
    16. 16. Create conditions for success Plan Implement Improve Rocketship Example: • San Jose network • Fewer teachers allows reinvestment in teacher salaries, coaching, & growth Blended Trends
    17. 17. PERSONALIZATION Student centered High expectations Self-pacing & mastery- based credit Blended instruction Student ownership Instruction that is paced to learning needs (i.e., individualized), tailored to learning preferences (i.e., differentiated), and tailored to the specific interests of different learners.
    18. 18. COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING A system in which students advance upon mastery, as determined by assessing a set of explicit, measurable competencies over time. Show what you know!
    19. 19. ADAPTIVE LEARNING Uses the computer/tablet as an interactive device to engage students with educational material according to student learning needs.
    20. 20. POWER OF INTELLIGENT ADAPTIVE LEARNING Intelligent analysis of a student’s solutions Interactive problem solving support Curriculum sequencing Multiple learning experiences Customized presentation and pace Instruction that is paced to learning needs (i.e., individualized), tailored to learning preferences (i.e., differentiated), and tailored to the specific interests of different learners.
    21. 21. Continue the conversation: GettingSmart.com @Getting_Smart @Tvanderark THANK YOU!
    22. 22. WHAT WE DO: REINVENT THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ Engine • Millions of personalized learning paths • Tailored to a student’s unique needs Motivating Learning Environment • Student Directed, Empowering • Gaming Fundamentals, Rewards Rigorous Elementary Mathematics • Aligned to Common Core State Standards, Texas TEKS, Virginia SOL, Canada WNCP, & Canada Ontario Curriculum Reports • Standards for Mathematical Practice
    23. 23. DREAMBOX LEARNING MATH • Over 1200 rigorous Pre-K through 6th Grade adaptive lessons • Two age-appropriate learning environments • Current reporting for administrators, teachers and parents • Designed to support the CCSS and Standards for Mathematical Practices, Texas TEKS, Virginia SOL, Canada WNCP, & Canada Ontario Curriculum • 24/7 access from school or home • Supporting schools and districts in all 50 states and internationally • Annual student or site subscription
    24. 24. FLEXIBLE IMPLEMENTATION MODELS Visit schoolhelp.dreambox.com for implementation best practices and support
    25. 25. DREAMBOX SUPPORTS SMALL GROUP AND WHOLE CLASS INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES • Interactive white-board teacher lessons www.dreambox.com/teachertools • Tutorials for virtual manipulatives • Concept video introductions
    26. 26. FREE SCHOOL-WIDE TRIAL! W W W . D R E A M B O X . C O M

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