Comment on the Youth Summit

Our annual Youth Summit is probably my favorite event of the year – seeing all those young people come together to learn about a new way to “do school” is always inspiring and never fails to give me hope for

Comment on the Youth Summit

Our annual Youth Summit is probably my favorite event of the year – seeing all those young people come together to learn about a new way to “do school” is always inspiring and never fails to give me hope for

5 Key Shifts in Thinking and Practice for Educators in a Personalized Learning Environment

Student-facing View In two previous blog posts (here and here), we explored 12 things to look for when visiting personalized learning environments. Knowing what to look for in the behaviors, words, and activities of learners can make the difference between

5 Key Shifts in Thinking and Practice for Educators in a Personalized Learning Environment

Student-facing View In two previous blog posts (here and here), we explored 12 things to look for when visiting personalized learning environments. Knowing what to look for in the behaviors, words, and activities of learners can make the difference between

Six Questions for Sam Chaltain

Sam Chaltain is a DC-based writer and education activist. He was a keynote speaker at our 4th Annual Convening at the beginning of November. After the event, we had a chance to ask Sam some questions about the future of

Six Questions for Sam Chaltain

Sam Chaltain is a DC-based writer and education activist. He was a keynote speaker at our 4th Annual Convening at the beginning of November. After the event, we had a chance to ask Sam some questions about the future of

Youth Advisory Council Takes a Field Trip

By Carolyn Reeves Program Specialist for the Institute @ CESA #1 I am very fortunate to work with a group of young leaders from area school districts that are interested in learning about and working toward personalized learning — the

Youth Advisory Council Takes a Field Trip

By Carolyn Reeves Program Specialist for the Institute @ CESA #1 I am very fortunate to work with a group of young leaders from area school districts that are interested in learning about and working toward personalized learning — the

Are Standards and Personalization Mutually Exclusive?

There has been a lot of chatter about standards, particularly the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in recent months. Some has been positive and some has been negative. In particular, one of the things we’ve seen is the argument that

Are Standards and Personalization Mutually Exclusive?

There has been a lot of chatter about standards, particularly the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in recent months. Some has been positive and some has been negative. In particular, one of the things we’ve seen is the argument that

What to Look for in a Personalized Learning Environment – Part 2

Our last post explored six factors to look for when visiting a personalized learning environment. This week we offer six more. Learners serve as resources for learning. Counter to the traditional view of teaching and learning where learners are seen

What to Look for in a Personalized Learning Environment – Part 2

Our last post explored six factors to look for when visiting a personalized learning environment. This week we offer six more. Learners serve as resources for learning. Counter to the traditional view of teaching and learning where learners are seen

What to Look for in a Personalized Learning Environment

As the personalized learning movement continues to grow, we are hearing with increasing frequency the question, “What should I look for when visiting a personalized learning environment?” This is an excellent question. Knowing what to look for can make the

What to Look for in a Personalized Learning Environment

As the personalized learning movement continues to grow, we are hearing with increasing frequency the question, “What should I look for when visiting a personalized learning environment?” This is an excellent question. Knowing what to look for can make the