Infographic: Student Goal Setting and Conferencing

The Institute is excited to release our new infographic on student goal setting based on two recent blog posts (here and here) by Jim Rickabaugh. The infographic also contains tips on preparing for and conducting effective conference sessions with your students. We hope you'll find it to be a helpful guide as you begin the process of involving learners in determining their learning path.
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New Roles

By Laura Vitale, Digital Media Specialist As you might have guessed by now, moving to a personalized environment will mean that roles and relationships between the learner and teacher will change. No longer is the teacher the keeper of all knowledge. No longer is the student seen as a vessel to be filled with information. This does not mean the teacher is obsolete, however. In fact, in a person...
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Learning Continuum: Moving from Motivation to Independence

By Laura Vitale, Digital Media Specialist This week is all about the continuum of learning as students move from motivation to becoming independent, life-long learners. A couple of years ago, we released a white paper on this continuum (see the additional resources below for a link) and today you’ll hear from educators what this means in practice. These educators show students the purpose of...
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Typical Day

By Laura Vitale, Digital Media Specialist We’ve called this installment Typical Day, but I think what you’ll realize after listening to the audio is that there really isn’t one! That’s the beauty (and the scary part) of personalized learning. You will hear common themes however. Things like dialogue, conferencing, listening. You’ll also hear them talk about working together with students and te...
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What to Expect

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By Laura Vitale, Digital Media Specialist A personalized learning classroom is going to look very different than a traditional classroom. As you listen to the audio clips below, you’ll hear educators reflect on what to expect as you begin to bring personalization to your classroom. Things like allowing learners time to adjust to new expectations of them. Remember, they are not used to having vo...
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