Personalized Learning

Author: John H. Clarke
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452258546
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Move your school toward enriched personalized study with specific tips, guides and answers from those who have already used the model to improve readiness outcomes.

Literature Reviews in Support of the Middle Level Education Research Agenda

Author: Steven B. Mertens
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641132590
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In 2015-16, the Middle Level Education Research Special Interest Group (MLER SIG), an affiliate of the American Educational Research Association, undertook a collaborative project—the development of a new middle grades education research agenda. The purpose of the MLER SIG Research Agenda (Mertens et al., 2016) was to develop a set of questions that would guide the direction of middle grades education research. Ideally, this Research Agenda would serve to prompt discourse and generate research projects that could contribute to the middle grades knowledge base. Members of the MLER SIG identified eight research areas: (a) young adolescent development, (b) cultural responsiveness, (c) special populations, (d) educator development, (e) curriculum, (f) social and emotional learning, (g) digital technologies, and (h) school structures. This volume contains the extensive literature reviews and subsequent research questions for each of the research topics.

Middle Grades Research Journal Issue

Author: Larry G. Daniel
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641132418
Format: PDF
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Middle Grades Research Journal (MGRJ) is a refereed, peer reviewed journal that publishes original studies providing both empirical and theoretical frameworks that focus on middle grades education. A variety of articles are published quarterly in March, June, September, and December of each volume year.

Preparing Middle Level Educators for 21st Century Schools

Author: Penny B. Howell
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641133163
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Over the last decade, significant changes have occurred in how schools are organized, how educators are prepared and certified, how accreditation policies have shifted both curriculum and content, as well as changes to the demographics of middle school classrooms. This volume, Preparing Middle Level Educators for 21st Century Schools: Enduring Beliefs, Changing Times, Evolving Practices provides a review of current research focused on middle level educator preparation at all levels. Our enduring beliefs about young adolescents have not changed (e.g., need for developmentally responsive instruction, caring adults who understand them and are prepared to teach them, opportunities to explore their interests) but the political and sociocultural climate of schools and schooling has. In light of changing times, this volume allows researchers and teacher educators to share research from their context and inform the evolving practices of educator preparation for the middle level. The research presented in this volume is organized into three sections, with an introduction provided for each. The authors grounded their work in the Association for Middle Level Education’s teacher preparation standards (2012) and tenets of This We Believe (NMSA, 2010). By doing so, they examine topics that hold potential for meeting the learning needs of teachers and students in middle level schools. The first section includes chapters from individuals working to ensure that the enduring beliefs of middle level education continue to guide the structures of their middle level teacher preparation programs. The second set of chapters closely examines how changing times are shaping the work of teacher educators. Finally, the last section spotlights evolving practices that continue to develop in response to the changes impacting our classrooms, schools, and communities. This text provides readers with researched-based practices and information to help them continue the tradition of middle level teacher education. The enduring beliefs of preparing teachers who understand, respect, and honor the many talents, gifts, and contributions of the young adolescent student will guide teacher educators as they respond to the changing times of education and the evolving practices of teachers, teacher educators, and schools.

Personalized Learning

Author: Joseph DiMartino
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 0810845318
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bringing together the combined knowledge and experience of teachers, administrators and researchers, this book provides a roadmap for educators who want to create a more personalized environment for high-school students.

Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student

Author: Joseph DiMartino
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416616837
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Why is it that so many students see high school as a prison sentence to be endured rather than a time to learn and grow? According to DiMartino and Clark, many high school students feel invisible and isolated. They don't see the relevance of what they are being taught, and they don't see how their classes are preparing them for success as adults. This book offers a new vision for high schools--a vision that puts students at the center of their learning. Personalized high schools engage students by allowing them to plan and develop their own pathways through school based on their talents, interests, and aspirations. The book describes six promising practices that are emerging in high schools: * Guided Personalized Learning. Teachers act as advisors to small groups of students over two to six years to review personal learning plans, assist in course selection, and discover opportunities in the community. * Personal Learning Plans. Students meet regularly with parents, advisors, mentors, and peers to review progress and plan next steps. * Personalized Teaching. Teachers differentiate instruction to allow students to explore different aspects of the subject and produce authentic work that shows their understanding. * Community-Based Learning. Active involvement in the community helps clarify a student's purpose and defines the steps necessary to achieve successful adult roles. * Personalized Assessment. Rather than grades and tests scores, the work itself--portfolios, exhibitions, and student-led conferences--shows what the students have learned. * Personalizing school systems. Some schools are moving past the Carnegie unit and focusing instead on helping each student achieve specified competencies, often through learning experiences that the students themselves have helped design. These six practices can improve learning for all students by engaging them in shaping their own high school experience and discovering how the academic skills they learn in school can have meaning in the world they will negotiate as adults.

Save Our Children Save Our Schools

Author: Al Guzzi
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 147979922X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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It has been said that education is merely a reflection of society. Pathway to Success explores the changes in our society that have had a profoundly negative impact on students by creating such "Barriers to Learning" that many students cannot overcome. Our middle schools and high schools have become so subject matter oriented that many students do not feel any connection to their school. Pathway to Success sets forth a plan to assist students to overcome the "Barriers to Learning."The plan is focused on the student, highly individualized and meaningful. It provides the student with a connection to the school like never before. Professional staff will know their students well as they implement their individual education plan. Students’ academic as well as their social needs will be met. Students, who display serious behavioral problems, including signs of mental disorders, will be referred to appropriate professionals for help. The implementation of this plan will promote greater student achievement; fewer discipline problems, and a safer school environment. It will make education not just a reflection of society but a changing force.