Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days:
The concept of personalized learning has recently come under fire, derided as emblematic of a technological takeover of education. But teachers know that personalized learning is designed to provide children with flexibility. Edsurge says, “It’s time to take back personalized learning,” and the best personalized learning programs start way before high school.
How can we create a progressively student-driven experience where students have a role in co-creating investigations and ideas? Matt Doyle and Gerri Burton shares five lessons from implementing personalized learning.
Three states are currently pursuing personalized learning — Idaho, Florida, and Utah. In A Tale of Three States: The Next Chapter, Excel inEd in partnership with Getting Smart share the next phase of implementation in each state’s pilot program.
Design thinking has recently started to influence and infiltrate business and K-12 environments. It aims to create and facilitate future innovators and breakthrough thinkers. Learn how to connect real-world problem solving through design thinking in your classroom.
Agreeing on what should be tested and what data should be collected and shared is all a matter of debate. It’s also big business. Teach Thought asks, “What does understanding look like?” and offers a solution to the assessment challenge.