Personalized Learning

Educators are finding traditional classroom structures nonviable. Students are more likely to succeed academically, emotionally, and behaviorally when they are supported as individuals. Personalized learning structures—made increasingly available through technology and online opportunities—empower teachers and students to take charge of their education experiences. In student-centered classrooms, students meet core standards as they experience online and blended classes, flipped learning, and a variety of other approaches that allow them to 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.

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Video: Clear Creek ISD

Texas' Clear Creek ISD partnered with Dell, Intel and Microsoft to bring the 'Latitude 2 Learn' initiative to 40,000 students in the district. 

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Personalized Learning for a Collective Purpose

You hear the term more and more these days but what  does "personalized learning" really mean? Here are some insights, drawn from a year of exploration and a recent deep dive.

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Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology

This guide for personalized learning is designed to help today’s educators make sense of the shifting landscape in modern education. Find out how you can receive a free copy of the digital book.

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Solution Brief: An A+ Approach to 1:1 eLearning

The deployment of this new student-centered 1:1 eLearning environment has unleashed an array of benefits for both students and educators at Santa Margarita Catholic High School. 

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eBook: Learning With Intel-Powered Chromebooks

Offering an affordable, instant-on solution with long battery life and easy management tools, Chromebooks are rapidly gaining popularity in today's schools. This eBook describes how -- and why -- five districts have tapped into the power of these cloud-based devices as teaching tools.

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The Power of Mobile Learning in K-12

The growing adoption of mobile technology in K-12 education is producing tangible results, enabling students to move beyond the classroom walls and the regular school day to learn anytime and anywhere. Here are some success stories -- from both public and independent school settings -- reflecting improved learning outcomes through the use of laptops, tablets and other mobile technologies. [4 page white paper from Lenovo and Intel]

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Disruptive Innovation Drives Personalization in K12

This 2 page summary summary from Lenovo and Intel looks at disruptive innovations, with a particular emphasis on blended learning.

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Twelve Tips for Flipping Learning

Thinking of flipping learning in your school or district? Already doing it but looking for tips on doing it better? Read on.

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Is Flipped Education Worth Flipping For?

What is the early research telling us about the benefits or drawbacks of the Flipped Classroom?

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Study Shows the Impact of Blended Learning Programs on Algebra Scores

Can personalized, blended learning improve children’s test scores?  Research by the Rand Corporation and the Department of Education points to the affirmative.

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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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