Most classrooms operate much like they did a century ago: with lines of desks, a teacher at the front of the room speaking and student brains memorizing facts and figures. While we all know knowledge is power, we also know it needs to be the right kind of knowledge. We need to prepare students for success in college, career and life, and that starts in the classroom.
From a new personalized learning report from iNACOL to a white paper sharing 10 Principles For Schools of Modern Learning to help reimagine schools, this week’s eight stories show that we’re ready to stop talking about transforming our education system and start making changes.
#NewSchools & #EdTech Tools
1.Anytime, Anywhere Learning
— PC Locs (@pclocs) January 31, 2017
We’re always excited to see new schools embracing anywhere, anytime learning—each new school adapts our view of what’s possible.
2. Dream Solution
— Megan Mead (@MegMarMe) January 31, 2017
New blended learning tools can be especially helpful in math instruction.
3. Discover STEM Day
— DiscoveryComm (@DiscoveryComm) January 30, 2017
We love new resources for teaching STEM. In the past, we’ve even compiled our own recommendations.
4. AI Research Alliance
— Carri Schneider (@CarriSchneider) January 27, 2017
New technologies are closer than they appear—are you keeping up?
Planting a #SEAD
5. SEL Setup
— ChristensenInstitute (@ChristensenInst) January 24, 2017
Interested in developing great organizational culture? Don’t forget the 5 to Thrive Challenge!
Let’s Get Personalized
6. Personalized Learning Possibilities
#Teachers & #EdLeaders
7. Modern Learning
— Naomi Harm (@naomiharm) January 31, 2017
Let’s Get Personalized
8. Tech in #PLearning
— Tess (@Tessedel) January 31, 2017
Technology is having greater and greater impact in just about every field out there, but perhaps more so in personalized learning than elsewhere.
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