Building communities takes trust, an online presence, and a facilitator to nudge people to participate. There are multiple types of communities including social media but without trust or a leader, only 1-10% contribute.
Kathleen McClaskey interviewed Greg Wilborn, Personalized Learning Coordinator at Colorado Springs who shared their journey to move to personalizing learning for all learners.
Nicole Naditz is a French teacher in California who shares her personal journeys of her students reading around the world.
Competency-based learning is based on demonstrating mastery instead of time. This approach is based on Webb’s Depth of Knowledge.
Eric Mazur, a Harvard University professor, says learning interests him far more than teaching, and he encourages a shift from “teaching” to “helping students learn.”
Kathleen McClaskey interviewed Stephen Petrucci because he was the first British Columbia administrator discussing UDL (Universal Design for Learning) in relation to a personalized learning environment.
Off the Clock: Moving from Time to Competency is an important book that is highly recommended for any school wanting to personalize learning.
Kevin McLaughlin is a primary teacher in the Old Mill Primary School in the UK who shares how he transformed his classroom to a personalized learning environment.
Dave Truss, Vice Principal of the Inquiry Hub in Coquiltam, BC, Canada, shares his thoughts about inquiry and personalized learning.
The book Making Thinking Visible is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard’s Project Zero, that develops students’ thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study.