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Evolutionary Education Personalized Learning. Elizabeth Haddon 2011 [email protected] Start with Learning Objectives. Tell students what they will be learning before the lesson begins and student achievement increases as much as 27%

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Evolutionary education personalized learning

Evolutionary Education Personalized Learning

Elizabeth Haddon


[email protected]

Start with learning objectives
Start with Learning Objectives

  • Tell students what they will be learning before the lesson begins and student achievement increases as much as 27%

  • Give students a scoring guide or rubric to assess their learning and student achievement increases as much as 37%

  • Give the Purpose for Learning

  • When teachers SEE learning through the eyes of the studentandwhen students SEE themselves as their own teachers, engaged learning happens.

  • www.visiblelearning.co.nz

Today s learning objectives
Today’s Learning Objectives

  • Identify 3 reasons why student engagement in learning is important.

  • Identify 3 challenges to student engagement in learning.

  • Identify 3 solutions to student engagement in learning.

  • Commit to at least 3 methods you will use to promote student engagement in learning.

How will we achieve our learning objectives
How will we achieve our learning objectives?

  • Participate in thinking about student engagement in learning.

  • Participate in the discussion of student engagement in learning.

  • Participate in the learning activities.

  • Self-Directed Learning AC (After Ceesa)

Take away
Take Away

  • Personalized learning strategies

  • The benefit of posting Learning Objectives

  • Khan Academy

  • How the Brain Learns

  • Dr. Judy Willis

  • Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning

  • The Granny Cloud

  • Happiness

  • Service Learning

  • Game-Based Learning

  • Inspiring Links

What do students need in order to learn
What do students need in order to learn?

  • Safety First

  • Children learn what they want to learn

  • You are the most important person in the classroom.

  • Children learn most deeply when they visualize and articulate their learning.

  • Self-directed learning

  • Make expectations and learning objectives clear

Personalized learning
Personalized Learning

Teaching the whole elephant-child

  • Start with clear, specific Learning Objectives from your curriculum

  • Do a pre-assessment of your students regarding the learning objective(s)

  • Track student data and use it to be more effective

  • Form flexible groupings of students with similar learning needs or interests

  • Write personalized (or flexible group) learning plans with each student or group

  • Frequent feedback and assessment for learning

  • Learn as many particulars about your students as possible.

Personalized learning plan
Personalized Learning Plan

  • Personalized Learning Plan (PLP)

    • Learning Objective(s) clearly displayed

    • Pre-Assessment

    • Student Interests

    • Student Goals

    • Action Plan

    • Emphasize problem-solving and available resources

    • Frequent Useful Assessment for Learning

    • Student-Teacher Teamwork

    • Self-Directed

    • Integrate learning across the curriculum

Explore tech territory
Explore Tech Territory

  • Google Personalized Learning

  • Watch TED TALKS for inspiration-tedtalks.com

  • Dr. Judy Willis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMZnfFD1maU&feature=relmfu

  • Khan Academywww.khanacademy.orghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTFEUsudhfs

  • Sugata MitraSugata Mitra's new experiments in self-teaching

  • Social-emotional academic learning (SEAL)

  • Edutopia

  • Slimekids, Gizmos, TeacherMates, Rosetta Stone, Podcasts, SchoolTube, TeacherTube, NASA, Geographical Society, Virtual labs, Virtual field trips, Global classroom connections

  • Pixar University, Randy Nelson (Collaborative learning)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhXJe8ANws8

  • WatchKnow http://www.watchknow.org/Category.aspx?CategoryID=6418

Parts of the whole
Parts of the Whole

  • Engagement BEFORE content –”Engage me or enrage me”

  • Begin with the end – Why are we learning this?

  • Clear expectations, rubrics, examples

  • Visuals BEFORE text

  • Questions BEFORE explanations

  • Mirror Neurons – Watching and Visualizing

  • Frequent feedback

  • Frequent review

  • Online and blended learning

  • Virtual learning

  • Interest-centric learning

  • Outdoor education

  • Application

  • Reflection

Brains and learning
Brains and Learning

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMZnfFD1maU&feature=relmfu

    How the Brain Learns Best

    Dr. Judy Willis

  • http://www.setgame.com

  • http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html

    Neuroscience for Kids

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EyYG0DUG2A&feature=relmfu

    Social and Emotional Learning

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7K2uSg-_KlI&feature=relmfu

    Emotion in Education

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3HDNmdHxeA&feature=related

    Emotional Intelligence and Academic Learning

Game based learning all games can teach what do you want to learn
Game-Based LearningAll games can teach, what do you want to learn?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGVEANUEVo&feature=relmfu

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phaatY_udck&feature=relmfu

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWxQSyP7EQc&feature=relmfu (hands on science)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDNOI4EDivk&feature=relmfu (assessment for learning)

  • http://www.carnet.hr/tematski/e-learning/Game-based_learning.pdf article

  • www.games2train.com Marc Prensky – articles, read them all

  • http://www.gamebasedlearning.org.uk/content/view/58/ article

  • Integrated content

  • http://education.usgs.gov/index.html

    U.S. Geological Society

Which games

Successes using the Wii include:

Little Big Planet

Endless Ocean

Cooking Mama

Mario Kart

Samba de Amigo

Band or Guitar Hero

Brain Academy

Xbox success include:

Band Hero

Guitar Hero

Successes with the Nintendo DS include:


Professor Layton

Gardening Mama

Brain Training/Brain Academy

Successes with the PlayStation 3 include:

Little Big Planet

FIFA World Cup

Mario Kart

EyePet (Early Education)


Which Games?

Game based learning
Game-based Learning

  • Greatly increased motivation, engagement and enthusiasm

  • Increased social interaction, problem-solving, communication, cooperation, collaboration, planning, responsibility and increased confidence and self-esteem

  • Improvements in writing and numeracy skills

  • Multisensory learning allowing for a range of different learning styles

  • Pupils and teachers partner in learning

  • Pupils often lead the learning as well as becoming more independent learners themselves

  • Improved teacher-pupil relationships

The impact of console games in the classroom http www gamebasedlearning org uk content view 75 89
The Impact of Console Games in the Classroomhttp://www.gamebasedlearning.org.uk/content/view/75/89/

  • Future Lab (UK)


  • Curriculum for Excellence (Scotland)



Sugata mitra
Sugata Mitra

Blow your mind researcher, thinker, educator …unbelievable!

Videos for sugata mitra ted

  • Sugata Mitra shows how kids teach themselvested.com

  • http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_shows_how_kids_teach_themselves.html

We become shamans
We Become Shamans

Begin with learning objectives

Understand how to promote

thinking and learning

Willingness to learn from and

with our students

Confident learning professionals

Partner with students regarding

learning and assessment

Continuous learners


  • http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/opinion/13cohen.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha212

    The Happynomics of Life (N.Y. Times)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSREpjLyvUA

    Tal Ben Shahar – everything you can find on him

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8DngXKtvEQ&feature=related (Part 1)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I6YJtq2Oqk&feature=related (Part 2)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQt_WNewOKs&feature=related (Part 3)

    Shawn Anchor – everything you can find on him

Take away1
Take Away

  • Personalized learning

  • Khan Academy

  • Learning and our brains

  • Social Emotional and Academic Learning

  • The Granny Cloud

  • Happiness

  • Service Learning

  • Game-Based Learning

  • Dr. Judy Willis

  • Inspiring Resources

21 st century learners
21st Century Learners

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF1L5Dr5g44&feature=related

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8ZW49n5UO8&feature=related

    Digital Kids

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYcWq_GYEN0&feature=related

    Digital Media’s Effect on Kids and Learning

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58X7YPebJVo&feature=relmfu

    Mimi Ito on why time spent online is important for kids

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecFizWZgIiA&feature=related

    Understanding Digital Natives

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRJ1sM_IvHU&NR=1

    Katie Salen on Digital Media and Learning (started the New School, game based learning)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIiAAhUeR6Y&feature=relmfu

    Malcolm Gladwell – What we can learn from spaghetti sauce (great piece on personalization)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz4hPbHIZ6Y&feature=related

    Malcolm Gladwell on Outliers

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSRu6CaJd_g&NR=1

    Malcolm Gladwell on Big Success

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TRioBKpUwY&feature=related

    Malcolm Gladwell on Blink

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIYUMwxKFzo&feature=related

    Malcolm Gladwell on Meaningful Work, Not Genius

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiH4UOEjxgM&NR=1

    Capitalizing on Human Potential

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw_cmlvzwlI&feature=related

    Malcolm Gladwell on Q & A


Where good ideas come from (animated)


Sir Kenneth Robinson – changing education paradigms (animated)


Sir Kenneth Robinson – bring on the educational revolution


Philip Zambardo, The secret powers of time (animated)


James Gee – Finding your science


Finding your science – Singing in the brain


Finding your science – Good idea, bad idea


Finding your science – Your unique voice


An evening to re-imagine learning in the 21st century – 3 videos


Re-imagining learning in the 21st century

Scam School - Podcast


D. Pink, choosing a major


A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink (1of 6)


D. Pink (2 of 6)


On Next-ing


What’s the next project?


D Pink working with and managing gen X


D. Pink Drive


D. Pink Drive and Motivation


D. Pink, Education and the changing world of work


D. Pink, Exercise Creativity at Your Job


Differentiated instruction resource – stunningly useful


Home Page for Differentiated Instruction – overflowing with resources