This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. The building block of Choice helps students to feel more personally connected to their learning. Making meaningful choices engages students in determining the processes and products involved in their learning. Facilitating student choice involves more than providing options for learning that are predetermined by the teacher that marginally differentiate the learning experience. In personalized learning, the choices are intrinsically significant for each student and assist learners in understanding unfamiliar content by making the material more attainable and relatable. There are particular interconnected qualities of effective choices that teachers should consider when designing learning opportunities.
As teachers begin to shift toward greater personalized learning experiences for students, their initial steps build upon what they already know from face-to-face instruction. Districts usually provide teachers with easy to use Learning Management Systems (LMS) that can facilitate new learning opportunities with technology. However, the greatest potential of learning with technology tools is that teachers and students can transform the traditional learning environment, processes, and products. Just providing teachers with an organizational tool, such as an LMS, will not lead to transformative practices. Teachers need on-going support if they are to truly transform their classrooms into ecosystems for digital age learning.
Founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, Engineers Week was created to help guarantee a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce through an increased understanding and appreciation of engineering and technology careers. Spark your student’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math with SAFARI Montage resources.
Hello SAFARI Montage HD Network! Harnett County Schools is proud to join the SAFARI family. As a rural district in central North Carolina serving 27 schools and over 20,000 students, Harnett County Schools seeks to offer each of our dedicated staff members access to 21st Century Tools that will enable them to offer high quality, rigorous, and engaging instruction to our students. To this end, we are in the process of implementing SAFARI Montage and SAFARI Montage Live! across our district.
Are you suffering from painful budget cuts? Trying to do more each day with less? Well you are not alone. Virtually every school district in the country has been forced to accept the "new normal" of working with fewer staff and resources, while still needing to deliver services to teachers and students to support instruction and learning.
Are you interested in learning more about how an interactive projector can change the face of instruction in your classroom? Please join me, and Shannon Yeager, Vice President of Systems Solutions, SAFARI Montage, to learn about how the integration between the newest Hitachi Ultra Short Throw Projector and Pen can SAFARI Montage can revolutionize your classroom and save you money.
STEM curriculum is being focused on across all grade levels and all around the country and what better way to teach 21st Century content than with a 21st Century technology tool! Please join us in Meeting Room 105A at ISTE on Tuesday June 28 from 8:00-8:50 am to see how SAFARI Montage Digital Curriculum Presenter can bring your STEM lessons to life.
So much of what I am about to write has been said before, but it is my job to put all of these concepts together into a meaningful solution that makes teaching and learning more effective for teachers and students. So, consider the following truths and trends.