Education Week offers you a big-picture look at how states, districts, schools, and education companies can better serve students through personalized learning.
In this virtual event, Education Week journalists and guests will staff online “discussion” rooms on a host of topics, including the research arguments against personalized learning, how self-paced learning can go awry, low-tech personalized learning strategies, principals’ views on personalized learning, how to train teachers for a radical change, and 5 big mistakes education companies are making in trying to serve schools’ personalized learning needs. Join them on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m. ET for a deep dive into PL education in your schools. This Online Summit provides you with a unique opportunity to interact directly with reporters and PL practitioners and experts and to watch a livestreamed series of interviews with the reporters after they’ve “broken it down” for you.
Personalized Learning: In Conversation With Education Week
The Research Arguments for (and Against) Personalized Learning
How Self-Paced Learning Can Go Awry and What to Do About It
It's Not All About Technology!
What Do Principals Believe? Exclusive Survey Offers Answers
Training Teachers for a Radical Change
5 Big Mistakes Education Companies Are Making
Microsoft Education: Unlock Limitless Learning
Every student is unique and deserves an education that unlocks their limitless potential. Empowering educational practice to achieve this goal means providing students tools that personalize learning and give curious minds the independence they need to learn the way they want—the way that best suits their needs, abilities, and unique potential. It also means not only preparing students for the real world, but also equipping them for the future. In this discussion room, find out how your schools can give students the kind of tools and immersive experiences that truly spark creativity and offer students the opportunity to see that there is nothing standing between who they are and who they can be.
‣ Guests: Representatives from Microsoft Education will include: Jami Bezy, Ben Dylla, Michelle Peterson, and Kathy Ross
Texthelp: Enabling Students to Personalize Their Own Learning
There is a major shift happening in education today—one that is geared towards personalizing the learning experience for each and every student. Davis, a full-time teacher and EdTech influencer, joins Colburn to discuss the current trends and best practices for implementing personalized learning. They’ll also be discussing how differentiated instruction and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) fit into the personalized learning framework, as well as how ed tech can provide students with choice and voice in their learning. To wrap up the discussion, Davis will share some of her favorite ed-tech tools during a “super share.” We want to hear your favorites as well!
Education Elements: Strategies for a Personalized Approach to Professional Development
Join Education Elements’ guests Keith Koehne and Heidi Zollman to hear why Lakota Local School District and Rochester Public Schools feel passionately about personalized professional development, what obstacles they’ve encountered, and what lessons they’ve learned along the way. Education Elements believes that teachers across the country are evolving their teaching and learning, increasingly shifting towards a more student-centered, personalized approach. In turn, school districts are reflecting on their own approach to professional learning. They feel that educators—like students—need personalized professional learning. Education Elements is partnering with several districts to support their efforts to shift both classroom instruction and professional development.
Final Reporter Wrap-up
Led by the reporters, the Education Week newsroom will close out the day with insights from the discussions they’ve had with you, the readers.
Education Week can provide 1 hour of Professional Development credit for online summits if the educator attends live. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you shortly after the summit has ended. On demand viewing of a summit cannot be used for credit. As with all professional development hours delivered, Education Week recommends each educator verify ahead of the online summit that the content will qualify for professional development in your school, district, county, or state with your supervisor, human resources professional, and/or principal or superintendent’s office.