Learning Personalized: The Evolution of the Contemporary Classroom
Allison Zmuda, Greg Curtis, and Diane Ullman
Learning Personalized explores what it means to transition to a personalized learning mindset. Educators and authors Allison Zmuda, Greg Curtis, and Diane Ullman created an instructive “action plan” for educators ready to dive into the what, when, where, and how of making this pedagogical shift. Leaning into the idea of “learning by doing,” Zmuda, Curtis, and Ullman see the learner in an apprenticeship role that embraces play, problem solving, creativity, and growth. Serving as a framework and guide Learning Personalized is chockfull of useful resources and valuable insights.
Leaders of their Own Learning
Ron Berger, Leah Rugen, and Libby Wooden
Leaders of their Own Learning, based on the work of EL Education, imagines a new approach to learning assessment, led and driven by learners. Their Student-Engaged Assessment method is designed learners to create goals and take ownership. The book offers plenty of tips on how to take the practices from the page to the real world. Berger, Rugen, and Wooden have also included 27 videos that cover everything from implementation strategies to what it means to create a whole-school learner-centered culture. Be sure not to miss this rich resource!
Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom
In life, we are almost always judged by the end results of what we do. Why isn’t it the same in education? In Role Reversal, author Mark Barnes shares his “Results Only Learning Environment” model, which emphasizes the final result of learning above all else. In practice, this means utilizing project-based learning as the main mechanism for assessment. In this way, learners have the freedom to manage themselves, make mistakes, and gain their own insights on their road to mastery. Intrigued? Then, check out how a “Results Only” system that is breaking the mold and delivering incredible results.
Personalizing 21st Century Education: A Framework for Student Success
Dan Domenech, Mort Sherman, & John Brown
Personalizing 21st Century Education sets out the possibility of a truly personalized education system. Written by Dan Domenech, Mort Sherman, and John Brown, Personalizing begins with the present-day education model’s origins and history and then moves into a call to action for the complete transformation of the system. More than just a diagnosis of what needs to change, the book showcases learning environments already going deep into the realm of personalization and provides a series of indicators, from the individual- to system-level, for recognizing personalization in practice. No matter where you are on your journey—this is worth the read!
Make Learning Personal: The What, Who, WOW, Where, and Why
arbara Bray & Kathleen McClaskey
Make Learning Personal asks us to get back to the basics—who, what, where, why, and, of course, wow. Wow? Bray and McClaskey show how an examination of those five “Ws” can produce powerful shifts in learning autonomy—developing learners who are self-directed and self-motivated. Based on the Universal Design for Learning system, the book lays out a framework that broadens the conversation from one just about the who, what, where, and why of learning to the “WOW” of creating experiences that allow learners’ natural love of learning to blossom and flourish.
Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning: A Roadmap for School Leaders
For over five years, the Institute for Personalized Learning has been researching, developing, and testing innovative personalized learning practices—all with one goal in mind: to create a powerful and scalable personalized learning model. Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning is the direct result of that hard work. With three core components at the heart of the described model, this book truly has the learner at the center: 1) learner profiles; 2) customized learning paths; and 3) proficiency-based progress. In addition to sharing about their model, Rickabaugh outlines a path for how to get there—a step-by-step implementation guide that takes into account what systems change really requires at the organizational, educator, and community levels. Looking to shake things up? Pick up a copy and get inspired!