The “Built Pedagogy” of Personalized Learning

Built Pedagogy of Personalized Learning
by Julie Kallio Walk into a personalized learning school in southeastern Wisconsin, and I bet the first thing you’ll do is tour their space and hear about how they changed it. At several points during the visit, they’ll bring it up again, telling the story of how decisions were made, how they funded it, how they negotiated with maintenance or leadership. In my three years of studying personaliz...
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Share the PL Love: Reflections from our Youth Advisory Council

Youth Advisory Council-What We Love About Personalized Learning
Here at the Institute, we thought that February was the perfect month to show personalized learning a little love. So we encouraged our Twitter followers to #SharethePLlove and we also asked the ambassadors on our Youth Advisory Council to share some reflections of their own. We’re pleased to share a sampling of their thoughts here - as usual, their responses were spot-on and insightful!  My favo...
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Voice and Choice: Agency in Personalized Learning Environments

Voice and Choice
by Francis Redmon What makes you happy in your work? A sense of accomplishment? The ability to do work that is important to you, your family, and your community? Engaging and interesting work? A work/life balance? Appropriate compensation? For me, and for many of the people that I have worked with over the years, it is these things, but with a caveat - all of the above are shaded by the extent ...
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What’s So Hot About STEaM at the Waukesha STEM Academy?

Image-what's so hot about STEaM
by Eric Hill, Educator Effectiveness Coach, Waukesha STEM Academy; Giselle D’Souza & Christina Minz, STEM Students, Institute for Personalized Learning Youth Advisory Council members STEaM is a big deal at the Waukesha STEM Academy. STEM traditionally stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, which are important aspects of the learning experience here. We also have a part of our...
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Personalized Professional Development through Gamification

PD through Gamification
by Sarah Mumm, Director of Education Services for Kaneland School District Have you ever played Flippy Cup at work?   Have you ever wanted to escape your PD session after 10 seconds of being in the session? Have you ever raced through the day and competed with your peers to see who can learn the most and identify ways to implement your learning?   If you are intrigued by any of those stat...
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