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.
Eli Pariser’s book “The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You” – Algorithms gather information about you to personalize your search, but is this really personalizing what you need or what they want you to see?
Review of Diane Ravitch’s keynote at CUE 2012 who shared how educational technology companies are framing how technology can personalize learning.
The authors Harvey and Daniels stress the importance of student collaboration and using inquiry as a vehicle to increase comprehension and deepen understanding.