What We Love About Personalized Learning

What We Love About Personalized Learning
All month, we've been asking people to #SharethePLlove and let us know their favorite things about personalized learning. We've heard from so many educators and learners, and we thank everyone for their reflections! We're ending the month by sharing what we love best about personalized learning. We encourage you to keep the PL love going by sharing your thoughts in the comments below. Ryan: “You ...
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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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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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Summer Fun with the Youth Advisory Council

Blog-Youth Advisory Council Summer Retreat
by Kate Sommerville, Professional Development Specialist When asked to partake in the Youth Advisory Council, I had no idea what that entailed, but was thrilled knowing that it involved student ambassadors. Leaving the classroom was a huge transition, and people still ask me if I will miss working directly with students every day. I thought being a facilitator for our Youth Advisory Council wou...
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Personalized Learning: A vision we can all aspire to

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by Julia Rutledge, M.S. When people ask me why I decided to pursue my doctorate in educational psychology, I think about an experience I had ten years ago as a student teacher of high school literature. Like many teachers, I had disengaged students. Some would sit in the back of the class and zone out on their iPods, while it seemed almost impossible to get others to raise their hand to partici...
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