Shifting Paradigms

shifting paradigms
Moving from an instructional paradigm to a learning paradigm The instructional paradigm, still in place in most schools, was primarily designed to support the function of teaching, or more specifically, the delivery of information from instructor to student. For practical reasons the design favored efficiency, which led to batch processing of students, segmentation of content areas, and credits b...
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Personalized Learning: A vision we can all aspire to

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by Julia Rutledge, M.S. When people ask me why I decided to pursue my doctorate in educational psychology, I think about an experience I had ten years ago as a student teacher of high school literature. Like many teachers, I had disengaged students. Some would sit in the back of the class and zone out on their iPods, while it seemed almost impossible to get others to raise their hand to partici...
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Guest post: Reflections on the 2017 Youth Summit

Reflections on the Youth Summit
by Paige K, Institute Youth Advisory Council Member On February 28, 2017, the Institute for Personalized Learning hosted its 6th Annual Youth Summit with the help of its Youth Advisory Council. This year’s theme was “The Power of Personalized Learning: Education Tailored to You!” The event targeted the core concepts of personalized learning, promoted flexible learning, and helped to get the wor...
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Practitioner Highlight Series: Family Engagement

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Educators: Amy Eide and Erin Heiman District: Pewaukee School District School: Pewaukee Lake Elementary To learn more about the elements highlighted in this post, click the links below: Focus Element: Family Engagement Additional Elements: Learner Choice Incorporated, Assessment of/for/as Learning, Learning Aligned Technology How are you incorporating the selected element in your classro...
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Guest Post: Advice for Ed Leaders on Walking the Talk

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by Michelle Spencer, @RustyClover  When I was Principal of New Technology High School in Napa, I supported an amazing staff with advanced skills in designing projects that fostered collaborative and authentic learning opportunities for students. With such a talented group of educators, I needed to step up my game as an administrator. What does it take to walk the talk for using technology to pe...
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