Teachers, Technology, and Tailored Learning
June 18, 2014
Faced with tougher state standards and new research about how children learn, more schools and school districts have plunged into variants of personalized learning, or approaches to instruction that seek to better cater to students' individual learning needs. This special report explores that growing interest in personalized learning, looking at how related instructional initiatives (many of which are costly and technologically intensive) are playing out in the classroom and what solutions and challenges they pose for teachers and schools.
- Education Any Way You Want It: A Video Collection on Personalized LearningIn these videos from our editorial partners at Teaching Channel, teachers and students discuss personalized learning and the instructional approaches that ground it.Teaching Profession Amid Skepticism, Blended-Learning Models Aim to Transform Teachers' WorkSome advocates say that digitally oriented instructional arrangements can improve not only student learning but teachers' working conditions and job satisfaction as well.Professional Development Opinion Addressing Equity by Personalizing School CulturesA new book argues that effective school-wide implementation and use of personalized learning is essential to the pursuit of greater educational equity.Ed-Tech Policy Award-Winning Educator Taps Technology to Layer InstructionEnglish teacher Diana Neebe helped create her school's 1-to-1 iPad curriculum. Along the way, she reconceptualized English class.