In April, the cruelest month the poets say, I nominate September as the most jumping.
In September, the official school starts: open doors, fresh supplies, new ideas. The jump is deeply intertwined with education. Measure anchor learning, giving direction for teachers and students. Inspirational teachers explain the paths or routes that can enable students to achieve these goals. We strive to create environments as fuels – for students and teachers alike. And the most caring educators show students how to use the obstacles they encounter to redirect their work – not just giving up.
These days, many educators burn their hopes with visions of personal learning – finding ways to help students formulate their goals, find ways, take action and maintain it, regardless of obstacles.
Despite that, there is a lot of debate about “personal learning” that begins with the core issue: Is that a thing? Can “personal learning” be the same in different schools? How does the teacher’s roles change? What are the risks? Does it threaten to share our students, stop “tracing” them and so prevention determines their destiny?
And the biggest question about everyone makes these ideas some new insights for how we prepare our children for the future?
These are some of the topics we hope to explore at the Edsurge Fusion Conference on Personalized Learning, hosted by Digital Promise, in November in South San Francisco.
Unique for Merger: We collect more than a dozen training organizations and their resources, hundreds of educators, researchers and industry leaders to learn from each other. Equity will be a critical peak – as well as how advanced technology will change our students’ future world. These points will be fundamental to the four strings of the event:
How to build Vision
The worst reason for change that the school leaders agree is that a pallet pallet with computers has just landed at the school’s top step and nobody knows what to do with them.
Careful school leaders are often motivated by the experiences they see that the students have at school. Such reasons contribute to “vision”, a model for teaching and learning that is personal and supports the students’ variety and agency. Before school leaders start a campaign to change their schools, they need a well-founded reason to take their journey and an idea of where they would like to quit.
A number of organizations aim to help school leaders define where they want to lead their school communities. For example, for example, it offers a set of resources for school leaders who only enter the path of personal learning. Leap Innovations in Chicago has a four-point framework that is entirely focused on students. NewSchools Venture Fund provides support and funding for school leaders who do school recovery.
What does the research say?
Inform and feed that vision should be profound knowledge – ideal research results on how students learn, what forms their readiness to learn and how these principles can be applied in supportive learning tools. Digital Promise has devoted considerable resources to show the links between what we know and how it is implemented in school. The organization’s research map, for example, links subjects such as student motivation to published research frameworks and results.
Implement, implement, implement
However, winning the best plans is still challenging. From the student’s integrity and data management issues, the challenges of making software tools have worked well or inter operating a number of organizations-developed approaches and protocols to handle these issues, including the Ed-Fi Alliance, which aim to bring together data and IT systems in meaningful ways.
Show me the proof
To specify which programs are most effective – and why – is another cornerstone of real change. In the spring, Jefferson Education Accelerator gathered researchers to discuss the most promising directions to explain the impact of education technology and the corresponding teaching models.