Upcoming Workshop on Personalized Learning
This blog post was written by Jen Hollstein, a Secondary English Teacher and Teacher Evaluator at the Charter School of Wilmington, and member of our Rodel Teacher Council.
We live in a personalized world. When we buy a song, iTunes recommends four new ones, our health care portal alerts us when our test results are ready, and Tom-Tom directs our every turn when we travel to a new destination. While we enjoy the benefits of this world, this environment is not reflected in most of our classrooms. In fact, the idea of a classroom focused on an individual’s interests and needs with real-time feedback can seem daunting, especially for a teacher managing a class of 25 or more students. However, making this change can offer great rewards for both the students and teacher.
On February 28, the Rodel Teacher Council will host a free Personalized Learning Workshop to share strategies for implementing personalized learning in any classroom. You’re invited to join me and the rest of the Teacher Council by registering here. Attendees will experience personalized learning in action, such as:
- Exploring programs that offer students choice over content as well as meaningful feedback. Participating in formative assessments via phones, tablets, or other devices.
- Engaging in technology-free options, including centers or stations and choice boards.
- In addition to these teacher-led sessions, the workshop will feature a training on the Performance Plus Content Library, used to gather feedback about individual students to better inform instruction aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
There will also be an opportunity for attendees to discuss the need for personalized learning statewide with current members of the Rodel Teacher Council, based on the recently-released Blueprint for Personalized Learning in Delaware. Participants will be eligible to receive three clock hours for attending.
We hope you’ll join us to discover new ways to structure your classrooms and to tailor lessons, creating a student-centered environment that offers each student the choices, quick feedback, and direction that we benefit from in our personalized world.