Personalized Learning

What If Every Student Had A Personalized Learning Plan?

In a 2019 opinion piece for online education news site the74million.org, Harvard Graduate School of Education Professor Paul Reville posed an intriguing question: “What if every child had a personalized plan to help him or her thrive?” Although this may sound like a theoretical question, Reville heads up Harvard’s Education...

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Want Better Educational Technology? Consider Putting Teachers in Charge
Want Better Educational Technology? Consider Putting Teachers in Charge

Using technology in the classroom is a given for most teachers today. In fact, a 2017 study conducted by MidAmerica Nazerene University in Kansas found that more than 70 percent of surveyed teachers said their students “use tablets or laptops daily.” An even higher number—86 percent—reported having Wi-Fi access in...

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Help! How Do I Meet the Needs of All Students?
Help! How Do I Meet the Needs of ALL My Students?

A 2018 survey by EdMarketer—the marketing and research division of the online education news outlet Education Week—found that meeting the needs of all students was the No. 1 concern of polled K–12 district leaders and teachers. This is perhaps unsurprising, as helping students overcome challenges to reach...

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Why Non-Proficient Adolescent Readers Require Intensive Literacy Instruction
Why Non-Proficient Adolescent Readers Require Intensive Literacy Instruction

Teaching adolescent non-proficient readers is an extremely complex matter, as the range of foundational issues that have followed students to advanced grades—in conjunction with the fact that each student requires attention during higher-level courses—make it challenging to identify and meet specific needs. However, helping students develop basic literacy skills and...

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Unpacking Personalized Learning: A Brief Primer and Implementation Guide
Unpacking Personalized Learning: A Brief Primer and Implementation Guide

In 2015, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, launched a new philanthropic initiative dedicated in part to promoting a growing concept in education: personalized learning. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, more commonly referred to as CZI, is poised to give millions of dollars each year to facilitate the...

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From the Factory to Student-Centered Learning: A Look at Education Theory
From the Factory to Student-Centered Learning: A Look at Education Theory

A frequent criticism of public education in the United States is its supposed resemblance to a factory. A 2012 article in The Atlantic went so far as to offer ways to “break free of our 19th-century factory-model education system.” The article, written by education and innovation entrepreneur Joel Rose, explored...

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Simple Strategies to Help Teachers and Students Get Started with Personalized Learning
Simple Strategies to Help Teachers and Students Get Started with Personalized Learning

According to the Glossary of Educational Reform, personalized learning refers to a diverse variety of educational programs, learning experiences, instructional approaches, and academic-support strategies that are intended to address the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, or cultural backgrounds of individual students. While this can be quite a mouthful, the central...

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