3 Ways to Transform Education and Prepare Students for Future Workforce Needs

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by Stephan Turnipseed ‎Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Thought Leader, Destination Imagination @TurnipseedTalks  By now, it should come as no surprise that today’s incredibly fast-paced, hyper-connected digital economy is changing the way we learn, work, live and play. According to Ray Kurzweil, one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists, progress in ...
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Building the Why, What and How: The Importance of Parent Communication in the Shift to Personalized Learning

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by Jim McLure, Professional Development Specialist As a parent, we want the very best for our children. During the early years, we want them to find success and happiness at home with family, in social settings and in extracurricular activities. For the most part, we feel a sense of control over the majority of those experiences. We decide what sports our children might be involved in. We have ...
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Time for a Look Back

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Progress on Five Key Principles for a New Learning Ecosystem by Jim Rickabaugh, Director As we approach the sixth anniversary of the Institute for Personalized Learning and our personalized learning transformation work, it seems like a good time to pause and reflect on some key areas of progress. The work is by no means finished, but much has been accomplished and deserves recognition and cele...
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5 Signs You May Be Ready For Personalized Learning

by Jim Rickabaugh, Director We are often contacted by educators who have heard about personalized learning and the potential it holds to transform learning. They want to know if they might be ready to begin this work. Obviously, there are many factors that might be considered in answering the question, but over the past five years we have found that educators ready to take on the challenge typi...
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Guest Post: I SPY Personalized Learning

by Lisa Welch, K/1 teacher, Kettle Moraine School District As I think back to my beginning years as a teacher, never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that I would be fortunate enough to be writing on the subject of Personalized Learning and presenting at the 6th Annual Personalized Learning Convening. It’s not that I feel fortunate to actually perform the act of writing this, rather I fe...
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