A core element of personalized learning involves tailoring students’ path and pace to their specific needs and interests. This practice is often coupled with the overarching philosophy of mastery learning, sometimes referred to as competency-based education. One of the most effective ways to personalize the path and pace of student learning is to build a strong foundation of competency based learning in your classroom or institution.
The EdTechTeacher Summer Workshop Series is back and I’m excited to be leading three different workshops in two cities (Boston / SF) this year. Check out the sessions below to learn more about each topic as well as the specific date & location. You can learn about all of our summer offerings here: edtechteacher.org/summer.
Innovation in education has accelerated, in large part, due to the tremendous changes in digital technologies. Each one of these innovations have, in various degrees, shifted teaching practices in schools across the nation. But as we navigate the current wave of emerging educational technology tools and practices, we need to discuss what the end result of these innovations actually are, or at least aim to be. In other words, what is the end game for these innovations?
Next Thursday at 8pm ET, I will be conducting a webinar as part of the EdTechTeacher Winter Webinar Series titled “Designing for Deeper Learning.” I am excited to announce that I will be joined by author and educational consultant Julie Graber. She will be discussing ideas shared in her new book Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning, co-authored with Dr. Scott McLeod.
I’m excited to be presenting with EdTechTeacher colleague Shawn McCusker next month at MASSCUE/MASCD. Based upon our work collaborating on the Modern Civics Project, we will be running a session titled “Leading Innovation in Civic Education: Preparing Citizens for a Modern World.”