Special Report: Personalized Learning: The Next Generation

The push to design teaching and learning around students’ distinctive academic needs, and even their personal interests, is no longer only happening in pockets of experimentation around the country. This trend has now entered the K-12 mainstream and its expansion is quickening. But the challenges ahead for the next generation of personalized learning initiatives are significant. The research evidence to support comprehensive personalized learning is thin, the approach requires big investments in educational technology, and educators must be committed to transforming how they teach for it to work.


Special Report
Personalized Learning: The Next Generation

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Personalized learning is not sweeping through schools, as some would have you believe. But the trend has now entered the K-12 mainstream, and its expansion is quickening.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week

The evolution of personalized learning in recent years has led to a growing body of data from school systems that have had initiatives in place for at least a few years.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week

The Henry County, Ga., school system refashioned its personalized learning strategy after determining the original plan was overly fixated on the use of technology.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week

The U.S. Department of Education has given half a billion dollars to districts that embrace the trend, but little research exists on its impact.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week

The deputy director of the NGLC talks about how personalized learning has evolved and what looms ahead for districts pursuing this approach.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week

We look at the proliferation of devices in U.S. classrooms that open the possibilities to personalization, and we give a snapshot of how one diverse school district is tracking its personalized learning initiatives.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week

Interest in pursuing 'personalized learning'—however schools choose to define it—is evident in the language found in the requests for proposals and other solicitations put forward by K-12 systems around the country in recent years.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week

But the idea that digital tools can benefit students’ social-emotional development is controversial, with critics claiming children are already spending too much time online.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week

The students said the results that the web app Happify generated for each of them confirmed some thoughts they had about themselves.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week

Educators are asking tougher questions to sort the real personalized learning potential from the empty promises of some ed-tech products and services.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week

The trend to individualize education has evolved at a gradual pace, as shown by a look back at some stories from several years ago.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week

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