Spotlight on Personalized Learning

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Personalized Learning


The Education Week Spotlight on Personalized Learning is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Experimenting with technologies to build teacher-student feedback loops
  • Implementing personalized learning at the district-level
  • Using interactive and adaptive math resources in the common-core era
  • Developing individualized learning plans for post-secondary education

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Summit High School in Oregon is experimenting with a mix of new technologies to build teacher-student feedback loops that help personalize instruction.
March 13, 2014 – Education Week

Under Gail Pletnick's leadership, students in Dysart's schools are learning at their own pace, only moving on when they've fully grasped concepts.
March 5, 2014 – Education Week

Khan Academy's unveiling of interactive and adaptive math resources tied to the common core represents an important step for the field of "open education resources," observers say.
April 2, 2014 – Education Week

"Individualized learning plans" empower students to plot a postsecondary course, whether for college or careers, write V. Scott Solberg and Curtis Richards.
February 26, 2014 – Education Week


A new report maps out an aspirational vision of what success might look like" in the rapidly changing world of "big" educational data and personalized learning.
March 19, 2014 - Digital Education Blog

The two recent rural winners in the federal Race to the Top district competition hope to be national models on how to improve educational outcomes for poor, rural students.
January 2, 2014 - Rural Education Blog

A basic question is emerging as our schools are urged to embrace the Common Core State Standards and the computer-based learning systems aligned to the standards. Are these digital devices becoming central to the classroom—and coming to dominate the way we teach and learn? And how will this serve our students?
April 6, 2014 - Living in Dialogue

Related Spotlights on Personalized Learning:

Personalized Learning (2014)

Personalized learning offers the promise of individualized educational opportunities for students but comes with a unique set of logistic and technology concerns. In this Spotlight, discover how educators are defining personal learning environments, see the vastly different approaches districts are taking with personalized learning, and hear what massively open online courses (MOOCs) might mean for K-12 education.


Personalized Learning (2012)

Students are learning outside the classroom, receiving “digital badges” for academic achievement, and using technology to expand learning opportunities. The move to individual instruction has many policymakers, administrators, and teachers rethinking instruction in the 21st century. This Spotlight focuses on the new approaches and debates taking place around personalized learning.


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