Personalized Learning

Personalized learning structures empower teachers and students to take charge of their education experiences. In student-centered classrooms, students learn at their own pace, in a way that matches their own needs and interests. These resources will show you how to support personalized learning in order to maximize student engagement and achievement.

Transforming Learning in Baltimore

UPDATED: Check out these videos of the Baltimore Public Schools' STAT (Students & Teachers Accessing Tomorrow) program, which equips students with Intel-based 2 in 1 Systems to help them develop critical 21st century skills.

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Video: Empowering Education Through Problem-Based Learning

Sammamish High School in Bellevue, WA is in the final year of an Investing in Innovation i3 grant focused on increasing college- and career-ready standards for all students. As part of the i3 grant, SHS has developed PBL courses in all subject areas and implemented a 1:1 technology program utilizing the Windows 8 platform and Office 365.

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Getting to Transformative Change

Are your student creating and using new knowledge in today's world? Read Donna Teuber's thoughts from Tech Learning Live in Atlanta.  See her insights on how technology tools and other resources combine for personalized learning, creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. 

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21st Century Learning at Richland 2

Richland County School District Two is located in South Carolina with a population of just over 27,000 students. They are about 48% free and reduced lunch. To equip their students to be 21st century learners, they put Lenovo Chromebooks powered by Intel® in the hands of all 3-12 grade students. Watch the video below to see why they chose an Intel®-based Chromebook for their students. 

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Boundless Learning - Powered Up and Personalized

It never fails. When we ask learners about learning, they’ll tell us. Read Leslie Wilson's experience on the look of real personalized learning as it goes from planning through to results

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Open Access for Personalizing Learning

Making Personalized Learning come true means assuring immediate, real-time student access to a world of tools and content. Read Donna Teuber's guidelines for schools navigating policy and procedure changes when moving to blended learning models.

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Saying Yes to Blended Learning

Gathering support for educational technology initiatives means involving diverse groups of stakeholders. Read Donna Teuber's post to learn how to build support for Blended Learning.

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From Spare Parts to Real Change

Passion and commitment of caring educators, the power of numerous technologies, self-directed/driven learners and many support levers created perfect conditions for the unlikely results showcased in an upcoming movie, “Spare Parts”. 

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How an Interest in Roller Coasters Inspired True Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning can reach easily across many subject areas. Hear about how an interest in roller coasters inspired true personalized learning. 

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Visioning Schools - From Idea to Attainment

Leslie Wilson discusses both the vision and evidence found in effective and personalized learning environments in schools. 

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Bibb County School District builds a centralized data center and deploys thousands of new client systems

Georgia’s Bibb County School District wanted to transform the educational experience and expand access to technology for its 25,000 students. The district deployed thousands of new Dell* desktop, laptop, and Ultrabook™ systems equipped with Intel® Core™ i5 processors to help improve learning outcomes and increase student engagement.

A 1:1 Inquiry-Based High School Shares Its Vision

Thanks to a new partnership with Dell, Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy will be rolling out Chromebooks to all of its students and teachers as a tool to allow inquiry-driven, project-based learning to happen, and serve as a model for other schools in the country. 

1:1 Laptops Set the Stage for District-Wide Innovation

Twelve years ago, Roanoke County Public Schools (RCPS) in Virginia handed out Dell laptops to the ninth-grade students at its new high school and students attending the Engineering Academy. Today, all 5,000 high school students and 1,400 teachers in the district are part of the Dell Latitude 1:1 program.

Going 1:1 with Chromebooks in North Carolina

Google Apps for Education and other cloud-based resources are crucial to learning in North Carolina’s Union County Public Schools, so it’s not surprising that the district chose to place rugged Lenovo Chromebooks in the hands of all students in grades 6-12

Community Support and Personalized Learning in Clear Creek ISD

Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) in Texas began its 1:1 initiative in a thoughtful and careful manner, by involving community members in the planning process, investing heavily in professional learning, and gradually phasing in devices across the district.

Tablet PCs Transform Learning at Cincinnati Country Day School

Math and science teachers at this independent day school talk about why and how they’re using the Windows 8 2 in 1 devices for teaching and learning.

1:1, BYO and Blended Learning in Riverside, CA

As the result of an outcomes-focused, technology-rich learning initiative, students, teachers, and parents at this southern California district are energized and excited, achievement is on the rise, and RUSD is earning recognition as a leader in 21st century education reform.

Getting a Great Head Start in Poway, CA

The one-to-one approach taken by the Poway Unified School District (PUSD) in San Diego County is as differentiated as the student learning. Principals, teachers and students – many of them as young as five years old – have a major say in what technology is selected and how it is used.

Taking Risks, Reaping Rewards

We don’t often hear about school districts truly reinventing themselves, but that’s exactly what happened at the Quakertown Community School District (QCSD) in Pennsylvania four years ago as the district embarked on a makeover that would lead to a one-to-one initiative, a cyberschool and more.

Rebuilding and Re-inventing Schools in Joplin, MO

Joplin Schools was already planning to overhaul its curriculum when the unthinkable happened: On May 22, 2011, an EF-5 tornado devastated the town, damaging or destroying half of the district’s 20 buildings, causing more than $100 million worth of damage, and leaving more than 4,000 students without a school to attend.

What Does Project-Based Learning Really Look Like?

In this profile we take a look at Nex+Gen Academy, a public school of choice in Albuquerque, NM, where Project-Based Learning and technology integration are core to the school culture.

Happy in New Berlin (WI) with a Hybrid 1:1/BYO Program

“Our current tech journey began three years ago when we looked at our IT plan,” says Larry Lueck, director of learning technology for Wisconsin's School District of New Berlin (SDNB). “We were at the end of our three-year cycle and figuring out how to move forward.”

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Introducing the New RFP Toolkit!

As many educators and administrators can attest, RFP could very well stand for Really Frustrating Process. But the process of developing and distributing a Request for Proposal is valuable. The new RFP Toolkit will help make the process simpler and more straightforward, so you can find the best vendor for your school’s unique needs.