Reflections on the EdWeek PL Summit

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The Education Week Research Center conducted a nationally representative survey of about 600 teachers on personalized learning issues. On November 21, 2019, Dria Setter and Kate Sommerville were guests in an online Personalized Learning Summit hosted by EdWeek, which used the survey results as a starting point and examined teacher perspectives on various personalized learning topics. Along with Al...
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Creating a Classroom Culture Around Curiosity and Wonder

Curiosity Driven Learning
by Kate Sommerville, Professional Development Specialist The future belongs to the curious. The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it, and turn it inside out.  ~Anonymous We are all born curious. If you have ever had the privilege of watching a young toddler navigate the large environment around them, you realized quickly that they use all of their senses to explor...
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The Power of Learner Voice

by Eric Hill, Professional Development Specialist Learner Voice is crucial to making the shift to learner centered practice. When learners have opportunities to share their perspectives, participate in decision making, set goals, and take ownership of their progress, their overall commitment to and confidence in learning grows. Giving learners voice allows them to fully participate and drive thei...
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5 Shifts to Learner Roles in a Personalized Learning Environment

  (This article originally appeared in the AWSA Update Bulletin) by Jim Rickabaugh The process of transforming learning in our schools from an industrial, assembly line model to a modern, learner-centered and learning focused approach involves much more than adopting an expanded set of instructional skills and strategies. It is not just one more thing that educators are asked to do. ...
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