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AEA K-12 Online: Student Personalized Learning

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This presentation was shared by Evan Abbey at Keystone TIC (Dubuque) 6/18/14. It highlights the new student personalized learning system coming from AEA PD Online

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AEA K-12 Online: Student Personalized Learning

  1. 1. Evan Abbey AEA PD Online TIC – 6/18/14
  2. 2. Personalized Learning Personalized learning refers to instruction that is paced to learning needs, tailored to learning preferences, and tailored to the specific interests of different learners. In an environment that is fully personalized, the learning objectives and content as well as the method and pace may all vary (so personalization encompasses differentiation and individualization). - US Department of Education “Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology” (2010)
  3. 3. Issues with Implementation • Troubles with definitions • Technology system management requires resources • Content dilemma • Pathways to post-secondary • Coordination statewide
  4. 4. A Systems Approach The AEAs are committed to the delivery of a Student Personalized Learning System. It will allow districts a seamless way to flexibly offer different student solutions for: • Personalized Learning • Competency Based Education • Student Portfolios (Integrating with I Have a Plan Iowa) • Career Pathways • Credit/Component Recovery
  5. 5. Let’s Start with Teachers What do we need to do to better create personalized learning opportunities for teachers?
  6. 6. Let’s Start with Teachers What do we need to do to better create personalized learning opportunities for teachers? • More self-paced modules to elect • Align with Iowa Teaching Standards • Self-paced courses • Wide calendar of informal learning events • Ability to network & collaborate informally with other teachers • District, statewide, and national learning opportunities in one place • A place to gather your learning and demonstrate your credentials
  7. 7. Self-Paced Courses
  8. 8. Self-Paced Courses
  9. 9. Upload Your Own Trainings • Supports PDF, ePub, and SCORM • Online training for development • SCORM builder (SoftChalk) – Statewide license
  10. 10. Now, Let’s Do the Same for Students • Self-paced modules • Assessments and Performance Tasks • Structured and personalized learning opportunities • Wide calendar of informal learning events • Ability to network & collaborate informally with other students • District, statewide, and national learning opportunities in one place • A place to gather your learning and demonstrate your credentials
  11. 11. Key Content Pieces Our content catalog will build from many different locations • Community College Partnership • Individual District/Teacher Submission • OER (Open-Source) Content • AEA PD Online content (training system, OLLIE series, K- 12 server lessons, etc) • Other Partners (e.g. Institute for Excellence and Ethics)
  12. 12. Phases for Implementation A look at our timeline for development • Summer 2014 – Development of system infrastructure • Fall 2014 – Soft Rollout, initial pilot • 2014-15 -- Expansion of catalog • Spring 2015 – Onsite training for system use • Fall 2015 – Marketed rollout • 2015-16 – Addition of assessments, targeted curriculum areas (Algebra, Government, History, Biology, etc) • Fall 2016 – Rollout of first student communities
  13. 13. Consider the Possibilities Given what you have heard, where do you see the Student Personalized Learning System having an impact in your school district? What components are critical in its development?
  14. 14. Evan Abbey – eabbey@aeapdonline.org

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