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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

Four elements of personalized learning visible at Natick High School

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

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

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

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