This INNOpod is designed to provide you with information, research, interviews, classroom demonstrations, and how to’s as you strive to make learning more personal for your students.

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It Is Personal: The Irreplaceable Effect of a Shared Experience Between People

Outcomes: This is what you can expect to gain from this INNOpod

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Sam Redding on Personalized Learning, What It Provides for Students and Families, and Why the Teacher Matters So Much

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Framework for Understanding Personalized Learning:  Vocabulary to Talk About It, Plan, Implement, and Assess It

Process Your Learning + Plan for What's Next

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Additional RESEARCH, RESOURCES, and SOCIAL MEDIA

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Personalized Learning: The Basics

Outcomes:

This is what you can expect to gain from this INNOpod.

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Trusted, reliable, and informative content that will:

  1. Give you the vocabulary and a framework for understanding how personalized learning works so that you can organize what you’re already doing and where you can make improvements.
  2. Introduce you to how personalized learning can look in a school (video vignette)
  3. Stock your resource library with high-quality, CIL-vetted articles, research, and action steps related to the practice
  4. Finally, show you where people are sharing about it on social media (if you’re curious), and show you how to join in the conversation (if you’re interested).

Be sure to reflect on your current understanding of personalized learning, as well as terms and vocabulary you’ve already heard so far.  Consider how their meaning connects to experiences you’ve had on the Reflection + Idea Tool Pages.

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Sam Redding on Personalized Learning, What It Provides for Students and Families, and Why the Teacher Matters So Much

Dr. Sam Redding, Senior Learning Specialist at CIL has taken the concepts of personalized learning and turned it into practices that educators can use to develop motivated, curious, and successful thinkers and learners.  In the following video, Dr. Redding shares a vignette which demonstrates how personalized learning might look in a school. Continue to use the Reflection + Idea Tool Pages to keep track of what you hear from Dr. Redding and any questions that come to your mind.

Main Points:

  • Personalized learning is dependent on the relationship between the teacher and the student and his or her family.
  • Personalized learning includes four competencies: cognition (what a student knows), metacognition (how they know it), motivation (satisfaction from learning and curiosity to keep learning), and social-emotional (how they interact and engage with others).
  • Good sound teaching is where personalized learning starts. Technology simply enhances.
  • Students and families should be involved in the design of the learning pathway.
  • Teachers create learning experiences that connect to student knowledge and interests.

You can learn more about Dr. Redding’s research on personalized learning in his chapter in the Handbook on Personalized Learning (www.centeril.org).

 

Complete Reflection 3 or think about these questions: Think about the vignette Dr. Redding shared. Is this a school at which you’d like to teach? How is your school the same? Different?

It Is Personal:

The Irreplaceable Effect of a Shared Experience Between People

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The Framework for Understanding Personalized Learning

Vocabulary to Talk About It, Plan For It, Implement It, and Assess It

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These Personalized Learning Effective Practices and Indicators, developed and published by CIL, provide you with a framework for organizing your understanding of personalized learning and also your practice of it.  You can see a complete list of the effective practices and indicators, as well as a short research brief describing best practices for each indicator (Wise Ways®) at www.centeril.org. We've also provided them as a checklist.

 

Spend a few minutes reviewing them. We will see these indicators in action in future INNOpods.

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Additional RESEARCH, RESOURCES, and SOCIAL MEDIA

We’ve provided you with a lot of information—and there is still more to come.

Process Your Learning

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If you haven’t already, now is the time to download the Next Steps and Planning Guide, which will help you organize the knowledge, ideas, and burning questions you’ve captured and turn them into your next steps for moving forward.

For professional development, refer to Reflection 5.

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