Shifting Paradigms

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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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Utility: Electricity, Water, Internet…Learner?

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by Ryan Krohn, Director Utility : u·til·i·ty noun: the state of being useful, value, profitable, advantageous, or beneficial. adjective: useful, especially through being able to perform several functions. A utility refers to services consumed by the public such as electricity, natural gas, and water. When these are in place and are a part of our expectation, we plan and make decision...
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Practitioner Highlight Series: Community Engagement

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Educator: JJ Heesch District: Pewaukee School District School: Pewaukee High School To learn more about the elements highlighted in this post, click the links below: Focus Element: Community Engagement Additional Elements: Learner Voice Infused, Learner Choice Incorporated, Recognition of Anytime Anywhere Learning  How are you incorporating the selected element in your classroom? Insigh...
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Practitioner Highlight Series: Rapid Cycle Feedback

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Educator: Mike Mohammad District: School District of Elmbrook School: Brookfield Central High School To learn more about the elements highlighted in this post, click the links below: Focus Element: Rapid Cycle Feedback Additional Elements: Learner Voice Infused, Learning Aligned Technology   How are you incorporating the selected element in your classroom? Student feedback is meant to...
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