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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Gold Medal Learners: The Olympics – Powerful Athletes, Powerful Learners

Gold Medal Learners Powerful Athletes Powerful Learners
by Ryan Krohn, Director With the Winter Olympics just around the corner, the world will tune in to witness amazing performances and get to know the athletes with in depth interviews and profiles. And while a number of gold medal hopefuls, such as snowboarding’s Shaun White, alpine’s Lindsey Vonn, and figure skating's Gracie Gold (yes GOLD!) each hope to display a powerful performance, there is ...
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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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Practitioner Highlight Series: Family Engagement

image for family engagement
Educators: Amy Eide and Erin Heiman District: Pewaukee School District School: Pewaukee Lake Elementary To learn more about the elements highlighted in this post, click the links below: Focus Element: Family Engagement Additional Elements: Learner Choice Incorporated, Assessment of/for/as Learning, Learning Aligned Technology How are you incorporating the selected element in your classro...
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