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Seeing a combination of personalized learning components at Wilson Middle School

Seeing a combination of personalized learning components at Wilson Middle School posted on Feb 26

Creating an engaging classroom environment for middle school students can be challenging. Developmentally, middle school students are at a unique age- one where they often crave the power to make decisions for themselves, yet still need scaffolding and direct instruction in order to make these   …Continue Reading Seeing a combination of personalized learning components at Wilson Middle School

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Four elements of personalized learning visible at Natick High School posted on Feb 26

Four elements of personalized learning visible at Natick High School

When I picture a high school, I think of long hallways, rows and rows of lockers, fluorescent overhead lights, bells and announcements signaling when it’s time to quickly pack your bag and shuffle out into the throng of teenagers caught up in a river of   …Continue Reading Four elements of personalized learning visible at Natick High School

Brown Elementary School provides a peek into personalizing learning at the elementary level posted on Feb 26

Brown Elementary School provides a peek into personalizing learning at the elementary level

The Massachusetts Personalized Learning Edtech Consortium (MAPLE) Learning Tour of Brown Elementary School provided an exciting peek into what’s possible for personalizing learning at the elementary level. Our group was welcomed by Principal Kirk Downing and Third Grade master teacher and early adopter Jed Stefanowicz. The   …Continue Reading Brown Elementary School provides a peek into personalizing learning at the elementary level

MassCUE Leadership in Blended & Digital Learning Program – Massachusetts School Leaders, apply by February 17th! posted on Feb 7

MassCUE Leadership in Blended & Digital Learning Program - Massachusetts School Leaders, apply by February 17th!

I was online last night with the MassCUE Professional Development Committee when I was asked by a committee member to help him explain, using clear bullet points, for his district and school leaders why they should apply for cohort 2 of the Leadership in Blended   …Continue Reading MassCUE Leadership in Blended & Digital Learning Program – Massachusetts School Leaders, apply by February 17th!

Massachusetts is taking action to improve the digital divide in classrooms across the state posted on Jan 27

Massachusetts is taking action to improve the digital divide in classrooms across the state

One year ago EducationSuperHighway launched the Massachusetts Digital Connections Initiative in partnership with Governor Baker’s Office, the Executive Office of Education, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), and the Massachusetts Office of Information Technology (MassIT). Since the initiative launched, EducationSuperHighway and our state   …Continue Reading Massachusetts is taking action to improve the digital divide in classrooms across the state

Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Edtech Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle posted on Jan 13

Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Edtech Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle

This blog post was originally published in EdSurge News on January 3, 2016 and is posted here with the permission of EdSurge. Education buzzwords come and go, just as the fads they sometimes represent. But some endure and come back, much as in the Gartner   …Continue Reading Finding ‘Personalized Learning’ and Other Edtech Buzzwords on the Gartner Hype Cycle