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.

All Personalized Learning toolkit files

A zip file containing all of the downloadable Personalized Learning toolkit resources

Types of Adaptive Learning

This quick introduction to adaptive learning products explains adaptive learning types through graphics 

Adaptive Learning Systems

Familiarize yourself with popular adaptive learning tools and platforms with this PowerPoint presentation introducing adaptive learning concepts and products

Getting Started with Adaptive Learning

Discover ways that adaptive learning software empowers teachers with this brief introduction to adaptive learning systems

Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology

This book features examples of what learning looks like when the unique needs of students drive the process

The Personalized Learning Facilitation Guide

A guidebook built around the information and exercises contained in Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology

The Personalized Learning Teacher Handbook

This comprehensive guidebook was designed to help today's educators make sense of the shifting landscape in modern education

Personalized Learning One-Sheet

A handy overview of Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology, with tips, tools and techniques

Personalized Learning Overview

A brief PowerPoint presentation introducing viewers to Personalized Learning: A Guide for Engaging Students with Technology

Personalized Learning Presentation

This PowerPoint presentation is a thorough study of personalized learning principals and strategies 

Personalized Learning Workshop

This PowerPoint presentation is designed to be used to help guide a Personalized Learning Workshop

Personalized Learning Pedagogy

This resource from Microsoft* shares the twelve key elements of Personalized Learning that can help schools, teachers and students succeed.

Inclusion and Accessibility

This Microsoft* resource offers outlines practical solutions from UNESCO supporting Personalized Learning in schools, with specific attention to accessibility and technology use.

Personalized Learning for Global Citizens

This Microsoft* paper highlights the research on personalized learning, provide examples of personalized learning with technology, and offers guiding principles. 

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.

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Resurfacing

Creating the learning experiences our students must have requires reflection. Read Kevin Schwartz' post on how new perspectives can help us to see challenges and priorities with fresh eyes.

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EdTech Advice For School Leaders From 6th Grader Pamela

Students know first hand how technology is and is not used in schools. Read this advice for school leaders from a 6th grade student from U-46 district in Illinois, Pamela Flores.

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Cow Paths of Learning

Taking a fresh look at student learning in new and instinctive ways is an critical part of empowering transformative learning. In this post, David Jakes shares essential questions for today's leaders. 

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Tristen Talks About Social Media in Middle School

Social Media - What do the students say? Read for ideas and insights from Richland 2 student, Tristen Prescott. 

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Mesa Public Schools Untethers Teachers

Mesa Public Schools, in Mesa, Arizona, has approximately 64,000 students, making it the largest student enrollment of any unified school district in Arizona. Their existing hardware was outdating including: old desktop computers, slow network connections throughout the district, and classrooms using aging display technologies. They knew that the future of classroom technology was wireless, meaning teachers had the flexibility to design their classrooms and curriculum in a way that would best serve student and their learning experience.

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Why Technology Matters in Education

In the last few years, education technology has grown from an innovative new trend to a key component of the modern classroom. Technology prepares students to be competitive in today’s workforce – and for the jobs of tomorrow that don’t yet exist – by providing opportunities to learn vital skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration and digital literacy.

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Irreplaceable: Teachers

Teachers have and always will be irreplaceable. Read Leslie Wilson’s insights on the time honored importance of teachers and their role today in the meaningful use of educational technologies. 

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Going Toe-to-Toe for One-to-One: An Interview with Stan Silverman
Going Toe-to-Toe for One-to-One

Stan Silverman—Director of Technology Based Learning Systems at the New York Institute of Technology—has decades of experience in distance learning. Read the entire interview with NYIT's ed-tech guru.

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Cultivating Curiosity

How does deep learning occur? Donna Teuber explores the role of curiosity in bringing about deeper learning experiences for students. 

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Third Grader Noah Talks About Doing Things in a More Intelligent Way

Welcome to our Student Voices Blog Series -- starting with a letter from Baltimore County third grader, Noah, to the technology vendors and district planners who brought 1:1 to his school. 

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The K-12 Blueprint: Produced by Clarity Innovations

Clarity Innovations matches the most promising technology with the evolving needs of education. By merging creativity, technology, and pedagogy, we create powerful learning experiences. Learn More