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Personalized Learning Hot Topics Discussion at the World Forum
This panel discussion was attended by a large audience on the Wednesday of the Global Forum. The discussion was focused around questions from the host, Scott Kinney and questions from the audience. Jim Wynn (Promethean), Jon Phillips (Dell), Helen Hosinett (Pearson) and Val Karaitiana (Community School Principal) each shared their answers to these questions with the audience. Question 1 - What is personalized learning Scott’s view was inspired by reading Carolyn Tomlinson book on differentiation...
Understanding the Value of Student Data
This week we discovered that Manchester City football club employs 11 statisticians and a professor of physics to analyse “every step each player takes” generating over 1500 statistics for each player in each match. When you look at the combination of all this data and compare it to the price paid for each player, the information is clearly highly valuable to football clubs and to the players themselves who are even now wearing devices that tell them when their performance in any aspect is ...
Challenge Based Personalisation
The majority of teachers I have observed in countries all over the world regularly sharing an objective with their class at the start of each lesson and then check which students have achieved this objective by the end of the lesson. For example, if you are teaching a lesson about the human eye then by the end of the lesson you may want students to be able to label a diagram and name at least three parts correctly. Once teachers have developed such practice, it is easier for them to extend this ...
Big Data: How vital is it for the classroom?
Big Data. As business buzz-words go, it is up there with paradigm shifting and strategic synergy. Like these, it is often used liberally without an accurate context, and anyone remotely interested in IT or data management will be bored to tears with hearing the term. And yet it seems to be thrown around in the business world as a dark art solution to the continued seesaw economic depression. When one analyses the traditional definition of Big Data, it is harder still to understand how it can be ...
New classes, new opportunities: Planning personalised learning
For most schools in the Northern Hemisphere, September is the month of new beginnings. Teachers begin work with new classes, students change schools. A mixture of optimism, determination and more than a little anxiety generally results in positive energetic efforts by everyone. Given that the OECD and others have cited this ‘bottom up’ energy as the main driver for improving schools, it seems a good idea to look at how students, teachers, school leaders and policy makers could use this energy...
Personalised Learning at Ashfield Girls' High School (Northern Ireland)
Whilst in Prague at the Partners In Learning Global Forum, I attended both Dan and Chris’ sessions on Personalised Learning. This enthused and encouraged me to look at our existing practices at and find ways to build upon them. I decided to research the different models of personalised learning, which built upon the REORDER idea and found a useful document which was issued to schools in England. There was a particularly interesting model (page 4) which enabled me to assess the progress that...
4 Steps to Personalisation
A personalised school should ensure that every student and teacher is both challenged and supported in just the right balance to ensure that they continuously grow in ability and confidence. If you accept this definition the next step is action. How do we move closer to this definition? In the previous post I gave an outline of steps that could be taken. Here I have used REORDER to make these more direct Step one starts with a school with absolutely no history of personalisation. The first ...
Can a Personalization Project bring about improvements in only 7 weeks?
The most important step in continuous improvement is when we stop planning and start doing. Michael Fullan describes initial planning to meet your main purpose as 'getting ready' then he suggests moving to implementation as soon as possible so that real learning can take place. He summarises this as "Ready, Fire, Aim". Learning through doing is definitely highly effective, especially when landscapes are changing quickly as they are in the field of new technology. It was with this in mind that I ...
Personalization Project: Week 5
Twenty student leaders (2 teams of 4 and 2 teams of 6) have now completed their training and are about to receive their certificates. Each have demonstrated they possess the following skills The ability to configure and set up their windows 8 tablet PC from out of the box The ability to post a concern directly to our e-safety team anonymously if they hear of any student using the computers inappropriately The ability to post regular chat and questions on our internal social network site. We ...
Building a Personalization Project from Scratch: Week 2
Our task this week was to think of a personalization project that could help students build self confidence, help them set and achieve personal goals and help them improve their team working skills. Building in the comments that students should take a lead role in the design and implementation. Our constraints are that we have enough money for 4:1 student:device and a time scale of mid July to complete. There are 230 students in year 7 at saltash.net so if we gave each one the use of a device ...
6 Vectors Advancing Personalized Learning By Tom Vander Ark
Personalized learning will significantly improve achievement levels, boosting completion rates in both K-12 and postsecondary education. That claim is based on six recent developments: Adaptive instruction: The most promising aspect of personalized learning is smart content that uses adaptive assessment to quickly diagnose learning levels and deliver the right unit of instruction. Examples include Dreambox, a K-5 math product; i-Ready from Curriculum Associates, with K-6 reading and math ...
Peer Teaching as a powerful driver of Personalisation
For ten years I was experimenting with ways to personalise the classroom. I built differentiation into every lesson, audited the types of learning challenges on offer so that we ensured a broad balance, used assessment for learning to make sure parents and students knew exactly what was required and gave learners choices wherever possible. Whilst this work did succeed in doubling the examination results it was still, if I’m honest, the same model of teacher led learning and didn’t really ...