Spotlight on Personalized Learning

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On Personalized Learning

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

  • Digital badges as an alternative to traditional grading
  • How Race to the Top districts are embracing individualized instruction
  • Implementing competency-based learning
  • Replacing seat-time mandates with requirements for demonstrated competency
  • The promises and challenges of using digital tools to personalize learning

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Initiatives seek to give students permanent online records for skills they have developed that they could then use when applying to college or for jobs.
June 13, 2012 – Digital Directions

K-12 educators designing digital badge programs can look to a handful of examples in higher education for guidance on this new achievement-tracking technique.
June 13, 2012 – Digital Directions

$400 million in federal grants will go to districts aiming to embrace certain education redesign priorities.
June 6, 2012 – Education Week

N.H. Schools Embrace Competency-Based Learning
Newfound Regional High School is part of an aggressive statewide effort to make learning more about mastery and less about seat time.
February 8, 2012 – Education Week

Student-created, teacher-guided learning experiences can take place beyond the traditional classroom setting.
July 13, 2011 – Education Week

Educators are turning to technology and different teaching and learning approaches to provide more personalized learning experiences for students.
March 17, 2011 – Education Week

Digital advancements are forcing policymakers to rethink policies addressing student use of mobile devices, online textbooks, and social networking sites for learning.
March 17, 2011 – Education Week

Technology has the potential to boost individualized instruction or drive it into the ground, Joseph S. Renzulli argues.
February 29, 2012 – Education Week

Schools need to retain the human element of learning in their use of new technologies, Susan Sandler writes.
February 29, 2012 – Education Week

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