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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Co-designers of Assessment

Co-designers of Assessment Element
Imagine a learning experience that is designed so effectively that what the student learns is powered by how the learner is being assessed. Shared assessment practices are established when learners play a role in understanding, planning, and demonstrating evidence of their own learning. When educators adopt assessment practices that allow the learners to play an active role in the design, the asse...
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Assessment as Evidence of Learning – INFOGRAPHIC

infographic assessment as evidence
Shifting from Educator Driven to Learner Driven In a previous post, we examined the element Assessment as Evidence of Learning in depth. We also talked about how assessment elements are incorporated into all levels of the Honeycomb Model to ensure a balanced system of assessment throughout the learning process, and used to guide learning and drive future instruction. Another component of inc...
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Assessment as Evidence of Learning

Assessment as Evidence of Learning
Twas the night before the assessment when out on the porch Blake and Susan were prepping, each with a different approach. One assessment was crafted by the teacher with care, With hope that the students would show up prepared.   The children were talking about how much they’ve learned, With visions of proficiency showing what they earned. And mama with a reminder to do their best, Had jus...
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Looking Forward

image of boy looking through binoculars for looking forward blog post
by Ryan Krohn, Director As I was transitioning into my new role, I was frequently asked “Are you looking forward to your new role?” My response was “my new role is looking forward!” Looking forward is the work that we all do as leaders, and it is the essence of the work at The Institute for Personalized Learning. As we celebrate the evolution of this work, it is clear that leaders involved in t...
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