Learn Next: Your Next Place for Learning

Learn Next: Your Next Place for Learning
by Jim Rickabaugh There is little question that we are experiencing the emergence of a national movement toward learner-centered, personalized learning. Just a few years ago, it was unusual to hear educators talking about how they were changing their practices to place learners at the center. There were only a few clusters of personalized learning practitioners scattered across the country. Onl...
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Mayville Immersion Day

Mayville constellation
by Kate Sommerville, PD Specialist The Mayville School District has been an active member of the Institute for Personalized Learning since 2015. After participating in our Institute Studies Cohort (ISC), and to help coalesce their community of educators, they put together a team for our Leadership Design Academy (LDA) cohort. During their summer design session, the Mayville LDA team developed a...
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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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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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