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Beulah Timeline

Nov 2016 - Begin putting out information on the procedures and expectations for students and parents with 1:1 Chromebooks.

 

Dec 2016 - Setup days/times for parent/student training

 

Jan 2017 - Receive a Chromebook for every student grades 3-5

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Vision2020

"The goal of 1:1 is not to be paperless, it is to change the task."
-Terri Stice

 

 

"Truly defining 1:1 in the classroom comes down to this; access to information, engaging students and encouraging them to take responsibility of their own learning." 

 

 

Malcolm Thomas: Vision 2020 Parent
Chromebook Contract Video

 

 

The most "personalized" form of learning involves a student diving into what interests he or she the most and doing it at a pace and in a context that makes sense for them. (Sounds like the best graduate program in the world!) For younger students who are still discovering what interests them--and how they learn--personalized learning also mean how education is delivered to them.

The most "personalized" learning experience for anyone would involve a tutor for every learner. Good teachers skillfully adapt what they're teaching to their students' interests and abilities.

 

When it's not possible to provide a great 1:1 instructor for every learner, technology can play a crucial role.

Many fans of education technology believe that specialized technology is the most effective way to deliver "differentiated" instruction that is "individualized," or "personalized" to a large number of learners, with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. There's a lot packed into that sentence because those terms get used interchangeably. At least according to experts, each of those terms has a subtle difference.

Individualized vs. Differentiated vs. Personalized

Individualized learning means instruction is paced to the learning needs of different learners. Learning goals are the same for all students, but students can progress through the material at different speeds according to their learning needs. For example, students might take longer to progress through a given topic, skip topics that cover information they already know, or repeat topics they need more help on.

 

Differentiated learning means instruction is tailored to the learning preferences of different learners. Learning goals are the same for all students, but the method or approach of instruction varies according to the preferences of each student or what research has found works best for students like them.

 

Personalized learning means instruction is paced to learning needs, tailored to learning preferences, and tailored to the specific interests of different learners. In an environment that is fully personalized, the learning objectives and content as well as the method and pace may all vary (so personalization encompasses differentiation and individualization).