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The latest on personalized learning, blended learning, CBE and all things innovation in K-12 education. We answer questions before you think to ask them.

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Seeing is Believing: Inside Personalized Learning at Myrtle Beach Middle School

  One of the best parts of my job is getting to see how teachers transform the learning experience for students. And one of the hardest parts for people considering doing personalized learning is imagining what it will look and feel like.   I recently spent time talking to and observing a classroom in Horry County’s Myrtle Beach Middle School.  I hope by sharing this here I can give others a window into what teaching and learning can look like in a more personalized classroom... As Jackie Kennedy sits with a group of 5 students reading near a Smartboard, an 8th grader jumps up from his seat on the other side of the room. “Ahh” he groans, “almost had a hundred! That’s an 88 though. Fifteen points.” He flexes in celebration - as one does in middle school.

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Highlight, Our PLP, And What is a PLP Anyway?

While our focus is on districts, I recently met with one of the premier private schools in New York City, which charges $40,000 per year tuition. Based upon what I can see, the teachers were very much personalizing learning students and the students were tremendously engage working in small groups, but they also had only 10-12 students in each class. When we sat down to meet the administration, they were starving for more data. Data to personalize learning more frequently and more accurately for each child. At the same time, they knew that data can often be overwhelming for teachers and eventually get ignored.

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Rotational Models Work for Any Classroom

Recently, Joel Rose of New Classrooms posted a thought-provoking piece about some of the challenges he sees with the blended learning models that are not his own. I have heard the arguments before, but I have to disagree. We have seen the rotational model succeed again and again, and there are some very good reasons why it does.

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