Personalized Learning vs Differentiated Learning: What’s the difference?

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Competency Based Learning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

Personalized Learning vs. Differentiation

Personalized learning and differentiated learning are big buzzwords in education right now. Did you think they were the same thing? As more catch phrases, tag lines, and buzzwords get added to the educational world, it’s getting more and more difficult to determine what it all means, and more importantly, how it all applies to our classrooms. Two phrases I’ve been … Read More

Standards-Based Grading : Combating Common Concerns

Rae HughartBlog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Standards-Based Grading

Standards-Based Grading_ Combating Common Concerns

How do you combat common Standards-Based Grading concerns? Lets look at some common parent and educator concerns about Standards-Based Grading, while evaluating their truth and discussing an appropriate response. “How can I hold students accountable if behavior, responsibility, and respect can not go into the gradebook?” More often than not, educators voice concerns about the ability to hold students accountable … Read More

Getting Started with Personalized Learning (Video)

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Getting Started with Personalized Learning (video)

Getting Started with Personalized Learning  Full Transcript Below VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hey guys it’s Chad, and today I’m going to talk about something that is a buzzword that I’m hearing at conferences, meetings, and in almost every district I go to, and that’s getting started with personalized learning. Now personalized learning, is trying to individualize and personalize the learning experience … Read More

Standards-Based Grading : Understanding a Score

Rae HughartBlog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Standards-Based Grading

Standards-Based Grading _ Understanding a Score

As educators and administrators explore standards-based grading, it’s important for all parties to understand what a score in the classroom truly means. There is a number of standards-based grading experts who write full books on what a score within a standards-based grading system actually means. However, in this blog we’ll be focusing on the basics of a score’s meaning and … Read More

The Importance of Communication in Personalized Learning (Video)

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Competency Based Learning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, Start Here, Video

   FULL VIDEO TRANSCRIPT BELOW Hi guys. Today I want to talk about something that’s probably one of the most important things that happens outside of your classroom, and that is how important parent communication is to personalize, self paced in mastery learning. There’s a fundamental truth and that’s that some of these things are relatively new in education. … Read More