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anotherschwab
20:04
RT @davidwees: Premise: knowledge is expanding at an ever accelerating rate. We need more specialization in K12 and less regurgitation. #BCed
newtechnetwork
20:04
RT @Mcoaty1: Model and communicate (to the kids) how you personalize your own learning #BCed
okmbio
20:04
@millerblair check out @jonbergmann
father of flipping, went to see him in June in CO. #bced
soltauheller
20:04
@MrWejr @davidwees maybe. Just a though #BCed
stevemacg
20:04
Regarding depth rather than breadth, "if one knows the way broadly, one will see it in all things" ~ Miyamoto Musashi #BCed
davidwees
20:04
@misssball Should be http://bced.wikispaces.com/ does that work? #BCed
HHG
20:04
@MrWejr @plnaugle @MaryAnnReilly Starting with encouraging interests perhaps? And good point, Chris, re no judgment. #bced
devinpage1
20:04
@plnaugle Good point! Seen articles dissing use diff instr to meet mult intelligences. But who could argue against diff learning??? #BCed
plnaugle
20:03
@HHG sum teachers get 2 do that in the US. We call it looping w/ the studetnts. 1-3 or 4-6 grades usually. Get 2 know students well. #BCed
DrGarcia
20:03
@bryanjack personalized learning (i.e., DI) is a stance a T takes in relation to their Ss & encompasses planning, assessment, etc. #BCeD
mikesher
20:03
... and share w/ us who couldn't make it? RT @davidwees: Could a couple of ppl volunteer to summarize the discussion from tonite? #BCed
misssball
20:03
@davidwees The link wouldn't work for me.#BCed
zzsu
20:03
@davidwees the role of technology access to learning objects, content creation, organization, communication, sharing and eportfolio #BCed
millerblair
20:02
@MrWejr I agree education for the most part is not unique in BC, but context or flavour of some of the initiatives are different #bced
davidwees
20:02
@misssball Not yet. I'm exporting the tweets to the wiki, but could use blog post type summaries. #BCed
esm104
20:02
#bced ah ok very cool
MrReidWSS
20:02
RT @MrReidWSS: @MrWejr Do you know of any high schools that do this also? Giving Students CHOICES on Weds that you mentioned? #bced
remi_collins
20:02
@esm104 The province of British Columbia Education #bced
misssball
20:01
@davidwees Thanks for moderating. Did you get volunteers to summarize? #BCed
davidwees
20:01
@esm104 #BCed = Hashtag for people wanting to talk about British Columbia Education issues.
HHG
20:01
@plnaugle Thx - love the concept! @bandlady planning one for my daughter's school. And sons' school does similar - passion projects. #bced
bryanjack
20:01
#BCeD PL takeaways: Personalization is happening already, but is easier in some subjects than others. Evolution of assessment is key.
misssball
20:01
@davidwees "personalization" by Google, FB, etc reminds me of Minority Report #BCed
soltauheller
20:01
@MrWejr @davidwees me too, but these conversations are very similar to other chats I have been to.Want to see people coming back #bced
esm104
20:01
#bced hey all just wondering what the purpose of this hashtag is?
FlipFlopMath
20:00
Students explore number sense/computation with Flip Flop Teacher Toolkit http://t.co/iA1pEPF #mathchat #edchat #elemchat #BCed #Firstgrade
davidwees
20:00
Thanks for coming out everyone. We'll try and make these chats more regular. #BCed
MrReidWSS
20:00
@MrWejr Do you know of any high schools that do this also? #bced
remi_collins
20:00
AGREED!!! RT @MrWejr: @davidwees thanks for all your work for #BCed David!
librarymall
20:00
Thanks @davidwees @mrwejr for moderating an amazing conversation. Gracias to all. #BCed
soltauheller
20:00
Thank you to everyone here tonight-made me think more than type-which is good! #bced
MakeaFuture
20:00
Bonus Job Alert! Greater Victoria School District hiring a Baseball Pitching Instructor Apply at http://bit.ly/mSqMR3 #bced #cdnbaseball
okmbio
25T20
@millerblair @pmacoun @veritasium in flipped model more time ot address misconceptions, students have more processing time #bced
davidwees
19:59
The archive of the #BCed chat will be up as soon as I can get the formatting right. See http://bced.wikispaces.com in 30 min or so. #BCed
HHG
19:59
Parents get to know each other. Staff have more context around students. Build relationships and trust... #bced
MrWejr
19:59
@soltauheller @davidwees is there anything that makes education in BC unique? I like the ideas from outside... so many great thoughts #bced
grammasheri
19:59
why we still need teachers: discussions about opposing views; devil's advocate; get the facts and details #bced
MrWejr
19:58
Thanks everyone... #bced
HHG
19:58
Love the Identity Day too! Thx for bringing it up! I also think about having virtual "family" pages - place to share bigger picture... #bced
soltauheller
19:58
@davidwees maybe will make it a more unique chat? #bced
davidwees
19:58
Check out the #BCed wiki to keep up with our chats. http://bced.wikispaces.com Submit topic suggestions there for next time.
tony_mack
19:58
RT @pmacoun: Personalised Learning should mean students are playing their own game, not someone else's. #bced
librarymall
19:58
@okmbio Thanks Carolyn I will share it out to our district teachers here in #sd36 #BCed I saw the tts who started flipping @iste so cool!
plnaugle
19:58
Wish I could have had more options in HS but because I was on college track, all course work was pre-determined. #BCed
MrWejr
19:58
Giving Students CHOICES | Connected Principals http://bit.ly/eRTx5p #bced
bryanjack
19:58
Not my area of passion, sorry. [I kid, I kid...] RT @davidwees: Could a couple of people volunteer to summarize the discussion? #BCed
davidwees
19:57
@soltauheller We went with what people asked for this time, but we can make the process more transparent next time. #BCed
darcymullin
19:57
thanks all for a great discussion. Looking forward to the next one. #bced
remi_collins
19:57
@soltauheller are there topics that you have in mind? #bced
symphily
19:57
@davidwees Maybe depends on the personalization? Part of process should include critical reflexivity, & can't do that in isolation [ #BCed ]
Mcoaty1
19:57
@remi_collins I'd have to agree. it's great to hear different perspectives #BCed
davidwees
19:56
Could a couple of people volunteer to summarize the discussion from tonight? #BCed
plnaugle
19:56
@MrWejr Blogging is a good way for students to talk about their learning. Can be video, audio, or traditional blog. #BCed
MrWejr
19:56
@davidwees bi-weekly for now for me #bced
soltauheller
19:56
@davidwees perhaps if we discuss topics more specific to BCed? #bced
smaloff
19:56
As Resource Tchr, refining class profile discussions in Sept! > focus on sharing formative assessment info across curric #bced @davidwees
millerblair
19:56
@okmbio How do you deal w/ confronting the misconceptions that @pmacoun mentioned? Have you seen the research & videos by @veritasium #bced
70bmoore
19:56
RT @davidwees: Math in the real world: Trees http://t.co/IFzVONg #math #mathchat #edchat #BCed
davidwees
19:55
@grammasheri Good idea. #BCed
grammasheri
19:55
explore the world through the eyes of student bloggers = 1 way how to find passions #bced
davidwees
19:55
RT @darcymullin: @devinpage1 or follow people you disagree with so that you are always questioning your paradigm. #bced
plnaugle
19:55
@HHG Start with this and see what you think. http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/974 #BCed
MrWejr
19:55
RT @darcymullin: @devinpage1 or follow people you disagree with so that you are always questioning your paradigm. #bced
bryanjack
19:55
@davidwees I think there would be real value in bringing the BC edutweeps out on a regular basis. If not weekly, surely monthly. #bced
HHG
19:55
@cabbotstrails I'm putting together monthly "DPAC Dialogue" nights - this is one of the topics I wanted to include. #bced
ElevatedMath
19:55
@davidwees Force myself to interact with those smarter than me! #BCed
MaryAnnReilly
19:55
@HHG @plnaugle #BCED helping learners explore, experiment, PLAY a lot heighten curiosities. Seeing patterns in our work, points to passions.
darcymullin
19:55
@davidwees I say yes. I love talking to other #bced ucators.
remi_collins
19:55
i think so, especially seeing how it is not hust limited to BC. Great to have outside input on our questions @davidwees #BCed
davidwees
19:54
RT @Mcoaty1: Model and communicate (to the kids) how you personalize your own learning #BCed
MrWejr
19:54
@HHG @plnaugle encouraging reflection about strengths and interests... and not putting them down or choosing for them #bced
Mcoaty1
19:54
Model and communicate (to the kids) how you personalize your own learning #BCed
davidwees
19:54
Another question unrelated to personalized learning: Do you think we can sustain these #BCed chats on a weekly basis?
Steve_Collis
19:54
@pmacoun #bced Personalised learning to its furthest extreme with this experimental High School course - http://bit.ly/ofe6yr
okmbio
19:54
@librarymall you can check my You tube channel http://t.co/EcwpuZI #bced
librarymall
19:54
@darcymullin Thanks! there is a ton of resources and i'm excited to hear about it being done in BC! #BCed
davidwees
19:53
See a problem. If we personalize learning, do we run the risk of isolating students from opposing views? http://bit.ly/pCKGVe #BCed
HHG
19:53
@librarymall As parent, the conversations with kids' teachers are invaluable. Often in casual chats, made huge realizations! #bced
darcymullin
19:53
@devinpage1 or follow people you disagree with so that you are always questioning your paradigm. #bced
LirenmanLearns
19:53
RT @plnaugle: Are you about differentiated instruction or differentiated learning? BOTH! #BCed
tantwy
19:53
The BC health sector talks about "nothing about me, without me" as a motto 4 patients as partners. Can that apply in education sector? #bced
ElevatedMath
19:53
@davidwees Not to lecture from notes. It removes me from contact with the students - de-personalizes the classroom. #BCed
plnaugle
19:53
What do the grades you earned in HS mean in your life today? Do you remember your grades or your learning (or lack of)? #BCed
pmacoun
19:53
Thank you everyone. That was a very enjoyable hour. #bced
devinpage1
19:52
@davidwees Gr8 question! Step 1: Tailor your followers/followees in Twitter to your needs & interests. #BCed
MaryAnnReilly
19:52
@davidwees #BCed 1 way I personalize my learning is to develop ideas by learning from a wide range of disciplines, POVs, and people.
michelina_15
19:52
RT @pmacoun: Personalised Learning needs to take place in the context of engaging real world problems with multiple points of entry. #bced
HHG
19:52
@plnaugle Sometimes hard for kids to know their passions, yes? How do we help them? #bced
MrWejr
19:52
RT @plnaugle: Are you about differentiated instruction or differentiated learning? #BCed
darcymullin
19:52
@tuchodi they can be a useful supplement, just not a replacement. #bced
misssball
19:52
Twitter! RT @davidwees Question: How can you personalize YOUR education? #BCed
pmacoun
19:52
RT @misssball: I think Ss should have time to explore their interests a mile deep. I don't think we should make them choose destiny.#BCed
MrReidWSS
19:52
Be a leader & model it yourself. RT @davidwees: Question: How can you personalize YOUR education? #BCed
bryanjack
19:52
Quick tip: be on top of trimming & adding to Twitter follows & RSS subscriptions RT @davidwees How can you personalize YOUR education? #BCed
MrWejr
19:51
How does the ideas of Montessori fit into personalized learning? #bced
HHG
19:51
Both teachers go into next year knowing my kids and building on relationships (with them AND me). Huge value-add to personalization! #bced
MrReidWSS
19:51
Essential! RT @grammasheri: @MrReidWSS seems like we could transition to different grading system through student buy-in #bced
MrWejr
19:51
Doing it right now RT @davidwees: Question: How can you personalize YOUR education? #BCed
pmacoun
19:51
RT @librarymall: @okmbio Do you have write up about flipping your class? Would love 2 hook you up with other science teachers #bced <-me too
davidwees
19:51
@earlsamuelson Yeah, and I'm hoping to work on mastery learning while the computations are still required by IB to be learned. #BCed
grammasheri
19:51
@MrReidWSS seems like we could transition to different grading system through student buy-in #bced
plnaugle
19:51
Are you about differentiated instruction or differentiated learning? #BCed
darcymullin
19:50
@MrWejr Yep and yep #bced
misssball
19:50
@zzsu @davidwees I think Ss should have time to explore their interests a mile deep. I don't think we should make them choose destiny.#BCed
MaryAnnReilly
19:50
@davidwees #BCed Thinking about how I will apply the idea of personalization to prof learning practices w/ teachers & admins.
earlsamuelson
19:50
@davidwees ......that independent exploration adds to the personalization #BCed
Mcoaty1
19:50
@darcymullin Math learning stations ->Each station covers one math strand. Tchr directs first, then stud start to take resp #bced
LirenmanLearns
19:50
#bced I'm going to do MORE small group/individual instruction beyond just reading and writing. Add more differentiated learning groups.
HHG
19:50
Love the idea of "looping" - both my boys will have their teachers for second year in Sept. Split classes, Montesorri. Real +ve! #bced
connectaschool
19:50
RT @davidwees: The IB Middle years and primary years programs are awesome places to start with personalized education. #BCed
davidwees
19:50
Question: How can you personalize YOUR education? #BCed
darcymullin
19:50
@librarymall check out the #flipclass hashtag. I think they have a regular discussion. Also there is a ton of youtube videos. #bced
devinpage1
19:50
One of those stations was a tech piece. Diff article to research online ea. wk. You could tailor the questions to needs of learner. #BCed
MrWejr
19:50
@tuchodi @grammasheri @darcymullin have you seen the videos??? my students were bored #bced
okmbio
19:50
@davidwees @pmacoun I love talking flip, it has openned many doors that were locked shut for me #bced
davidwees
19:49
Love that people from all over are participating in #BCed.
pmacoun
19:49
Last thought: Personalised Learning needs to take place in the context of engaging real world problems with multiple points of entry. #bced
MrWejr
19:49
@MrReidWSS we have to help spread the word about the power of AFL #bced
plnaugle
19:49
@darcymullin @MrWejr @pmacoun vid lessons (Khan) R a small part of the flipped classroom. Need conversations abt work in classroom. #BCed
JacintaCorpuz
19:49
RT @bobneuf: #BCed thought: everything we do from the moment we wake is a choice, even compliance. Teach students to understand choices. #teachhumans1st
tantwy
19:49
@tuchodi @HHG @MrWejr smart and humble. #bced
librarymall
19:49
@okmbio Do you have write up about flipping your class? I would love to hook you up with other science teachers in #sd36 #bced
MaryAnnReilly
19:49
@monk51295's "be you" situates personalized learning in a profound way & unsettled the idea of school. http://t.co/XEbfMeZ #bced
davidwees
19:49
I'm going to use a toolbox approach for math computations for kids & find ways for them to explore own areas in #math. #BCed #mathchat
grammasheri
19:48
The kids I taught in first grade and again in sixth grade still come back to visit :) #bced
cabbotstrails
19:48
#bced personalized learning is like amazon recommendations for school -right content to right student at right time
pmacoun
19:48
@okmbio Can see that being effective way to teach High School Science. My experience in Math class is that it leads to misconeptions. #bced
remi_collins
19:48
@remi_collins Looping works when you have a confident teacher with a variety of approached in their instructional suitcase + patience #bced
MrReidWSS
19:48
If we want 2 move away from marks & grading, teachers can't make this decision. Parents & kids are conditioned & want them Ministy too #bced
HHG
19:48
YES! RT @darcymullin: @HHG we need to be transparent with parents and educate them as well. they were taught "old school" #bced
darcymullin
19:48
@devinpage1 I have seen teachers use centres at the primary level to spend one on one time with kids and personalize what they need. #bced
davidwees
19:48
We have 10 minutes left. Can you find any changes in your own practice that you can take away from this conversation? #BCed
soltauheller
25T19
@coatsea @davidwees should we leave it up to luck - in some dist. amount/quality of tech is left to that #bced
tantwy
19:47
At some point this becomes a problem "@plnaugle: @tantwy Many students learn to be good at "school" instead of great at "learning". #BCed"
LirenmanLearns
19:47
#bced Personal learning is questioning everything you do now and changing what needs to change. Not being afraid to let go of what you know.
remi_collins
19:47
Another piece that I have not seen yet tonight is peer -assessment and teaching. Another perspective, another way of seeing things #bced
MrWejr
19:47
RT @tuchodi: @HHG @MrWejr I had the same teacher for 3 years in a row in elementary. Split classs - she was fabulous. She's why I as so smart today #bced
MrWejr
19:47
RT @LirenmanLearns: #bced If PLOs are standard outcomes does it matter how you teach them - the plo doesn't change? What's making PL so tough to swallow?
davidwees
19:47
@okmbio @pmacoun I'd love it if you could share that experience in more depth. Have some interested teachers here. #BCed
Mcoaty1
19:47
@grammasheri @hhg I've seen great examples of looping. Great way to build positive learning climate. #bced
devinpage1
19:47
Observed a teacher who planned diff. stations (4 stations/week). One station was 1-on-1 Q&A w/teacher. Personalized learning every wk. #BCed
tuchodi
19:47
@HHG @MrWejr I had the same teacher for 3 years in a row in elementary. Split classs - she was fabulous. She's why I as so smart today #bced
SheilaSpeaking
19:47
@stumpteacher @MrWejr Re: reading "problems": Consider basic skills, but also context, meaningful connections = PL #bced
MrReidWSS
19:46
Yes I think so RT @plnaugle: @MrReidWSS Is this what you were referring to when you mentioned grading parents http://bit.ly/eQabOg #BCed
coatsea
19:46
@davidwees #BCed If teachers & students are lucky enough 2 have accessible tech,exciting possibilities! Online global projects, epals, Skype
okmbio
19:46
@pmacoun AP bio and bio 12, flipped last year and students loved it to death, it changed my teaching world #bced
plnaugle
19:46
@MrReidWSS Is this what you were referring to when you mentioned grading parents http://bit.ly/eQabOg #BCed
grammasheri
19:46
@hhg we call it looping in the states; it's one way to build and keep relationships #bced
LirenmanLearns
19:46
#bced If PLOs are standard outcomes does it matter how you teach them - the plo doesn't change? What's making PL so tough to swallow?
RogueTeaching
19:46
RT @bbeairsto: @davidwees Tech can animate a good idea, but Tech is not itself the good idea - and it can also animate bad ideas. #BCed
mrjtyler
19:46
#bced thanks everyone for the great discussion, it's now family movie time. Looking forward to more next time!
earlsamuelson
19:46
@davidwees I think tech allows students to take an idea and explore much more than would otherwise be possible #BCed
MrWejr
19:46
RT @darcymullin: Woohoo! Agreed. RT @plnaugle: @HHG Schools need to run an #Identity Day each year so that each child's passion is identitfied. #BCed
MrWejr
19:45
@HHG yeah... also called "looping"... can be very powerful with effective teachers #bced
MrReidWSS
19:45
@plnaugle Yes, that is where i have been trying to more more to is PBL. Students need to be resp for their own learning #BCed
darcymullin
19:45
@MrWejr I think Khan has a place, but his role is not a saviour #bced.
MrWejr
19:45
RT @pmacoun: @okmbio What grade do you teach? I tried flipping in Math 7 class and was horrified by how little they learned from the videos. #bced
AJBianco
19:45
RT @stumpteacher: Gotta run but stop by my #rscon3 session on Student Driven Learning this Saturday night. #bced
Mcoaty1
19:45
@plnaugle Agree, creating products is vital. The assessment of the product doesn't need be same for all stud. #BCed
MrWejr
19:45
@smirkyh but is grading not standardized? How do we personalize learning while only using standardized assessments? #bced
grammasheri
19:44
tchrs of gifted students know that strategies work for all; "low" students often improve in "skills" when allowed to create and solve #bced
tantwy
19:44
Great chat at #bced on what personalized learning in BC schools really means.
misssball
19:44
@davidwees Tech plays a big part if the individual chooses it to. We must remember that tech is a norm for Ss. Ts adopting as they go #BCed
HHG
19:44
@MrWejr can't remember who, but someone here talking about "rolling" with his class. Moved from one grade to next w/students for 3yrs. #bced
symphily
19:44
RT @plnaugle: @HHG We need to start helping students build their PLN based on their passions. #BCed
symphily
19:44
RT @MrWejr: @darcymullin totally agree.... not a Khan fan... more of a Kohn fan. #bced
davidwees
19:44
@mrjtyler Agree. We can't prescribe technology for kids. #BCed
darcymullin
19:44
Woohoo! Agreed. RT @plnaugle: @HHG Schools need to run an #Identity Day each year so that each child's passion is identitfied. #BCed
MrWejr
19:44
RT @bbeairsto: @davidwees Tech can animate a good idea, but Tech is not itself the good idea - and it can also animate bad ideas. #BCed
pmacoun
19:44
@okmbio What grade do you teach? I tried flipping in Math 7 class and was horrified by how little they learned from the videos. #bced
smirkyh
25T19
#bced grading does not have to change. Students need to understand where the grade is coming from. This is part of PL.
Mcoaty1
19:43
@davidwees Technology can be utilized for PL. NWEA's MAP is one form of using assessments for PL http://bit.ly/nYXSC #BCed
davidwees
19:43
RT @mrjtyler: @davidwees technology has to play a role but the extent would be personalized to each student's needs/wants #bced
ElevatedMath
19:43
Creativity needs a teacher. Is the classroom nurturing this or not? #BCed
mrjtyler
19:43
@davidwees technology has to play a role but the extent would be personalized to each student's needs/wants #bced
plnaugle
19:43
@MrReidWSS Do marks have to be formal assessment or can they be authentic assessment based on a product? Stds need to create things. #BCed
davidwees
19:43
RT @bbeairsto: @davidwees Tech can animate a good idea, but Tech is not itself the good idea - and it can also animate bad ideas. #BCed
HHG
19:43
@remi_collins Absolutely agree! When parents see signs of teacher truly "seeing" their kids, the trust skyrockets! #bced
bbeairsto
19:43
@davidwees Tech can animate a good idea, but Tech is not itself the good idea - and it can also animate bad ideas. #BCed
Ceciliakrug
19:43
RT @davidwees: Math in the real world: Trees http://t.co/IFzVONg #math #mathchat #edchat #BCed
darcymullin
19:43
@HHG we need to be transparent with parents and educate them as well. they were taught "old school" #bced
bryanjack
19:42
@HHG @davidwees And ideally, over time, *he* is being given the clearest picture of his gifts/challenges of all of you. #bced
okmbio
19:42
@pmacoun yes and no, in old model i went one speed and the whole class had to move with me, flipped model students move at own pace #bced
davidwees
19:42
RT @mathheadinc: Beautiful math is interesting. If math is beautiful and interesting, then there is probably a use for it. #mathchat #BCed
grammasheri
19:42
RT @mrwejr: @darcymullin totally agree.... not a Khan fan... more of a Kohn fan. #bced
davidwees
19:42
@HHG How old is your son? #BCed
MrWejr
19:42
RT @grammasheri: Grading must change -- maybe sts and tchrs plan goals; sts and tchrs assess projects not every day #bced
HHG
19:42
@davidwees The more I learn about and discuss my gifted/LD son's writing struggles with his teachers, the "fuller" picture we get. #bced
ElevatedMath
19:42
@davidwees What's missing in the equation is creativity. True creativity needs others to grow. #BCed
davidwees
19:42
RT @grammasheri: Grading must change -- maybe sts and tchrs plan goals; sts and tchrs assess projects not every day #bced
davidwees
19:41
What role does technology play, if any, in personalizing education? #BCed
janaslindsay
19:41
RT @stumpteacher: Gotta run but stop by my #rscon3 session on Student Driven Learning this Saturday night. #bced
grammasheri
19:41
Grading must change -- maybe sts and tchrs plan goals; sts and tchrs assess projects not every day #bced
kinzigerb
19:41
RT @davidwees: I'd like to see this formula used in education more often. Personalized + Engaging = Good learning. #BCed
MrWejr
19:41
@darcymullin totally agree.... not a Khan fan... more of a Kohn fan. #bced
darcymullin
19:41
So true...this needs to change!!! RT @plnaugle:Many students learn to be good at "school" instead of great at "learning". #BCed
plnaugle
19:41
@HHG We need to start helping students build their PLN based on their passions. #BCed
pmacoun
19:41
RT @lirenmanlearns: Does the grading system really have to change for pl or does how you grade have to change? #bced <-good question.
remi_collins
19:41
Love this. sitting in a hotel room in Banff with my dog at my feet having an educational coversation about #bced. Love it!
MrReidWSS
19:41
@pmacoun I agree it is VERY problematic. #bced
pmacoun
19:40
@mrreidwss Understood. I only have to do it 3 times a year. All I can say is the change in my students was miraculous #bced
plnaugle
19:40
@HHG Schools need to run an #Identity Day each year so that each child's passion is identitfied. #BCed
okmbio
19:40
@remi_collins @davidwees @pmacoun i think it one way to access master teachers when the one in class does not click with the learner #bced
HHG
19:40
@davidwees I think we need to help parents understand learning - so they can watch/describe examples of kids' strengths/weaknesses. #bced
grammasheri
19:40
Interesting take on grading: http://ow.ly/5NbHo #bced
davidwees
19:40
@MrReidWSS Whoa. I disagree with grading parents, that just perpetuates the problem IMHO. #BCed
symphily
19:40
For me "personalizing learning" means encountering students as fundamentally unknowable. For ex. - http://t.co/HwMvp5z [ #BCed ]
librarymall
19:40
RT @plnaugle: @tantwy Many students learn to be good at "school" instead of great at "learning". #BCed
bobneuf
19:40
#BCed thought: everything we do from the moment we wake is a choice, even compliance. Teach students to understand choices. #teachhumans1st
HeatherKDaly
19:40
Yes, transliteracy education RT So more focus on simply gathering information by whatever means, not always traditional reading? #bced
coatsea
19:40
@HHG #bced I use interest inventories. Parents also fill out survey for me. Lots of informal assessing and formal assessments
darcymullin
19:40
@MrWejr @pmacoun be careful of Khan however...it is only one tool and is basically stand and deliver on youtube. #bced
MrReidWSS
19:39
@davidwees I read about a school somewhere recently that tried giving parents grades on their involvement in their kids edu. #BCed
LirenmanLearns
19:39
#bced you aren't told how to come up with your grades are you? I teach grade one so no grades, just levels to meet or exceed.
davidwees
19:39
Recommendation: Check out Kieran Egan's "Learning in depth" project as an example of personalized learning. http://www.ierg.net/LiD/ #BCed
pmacoun
19:39
@okmbio If they want to learn that way and can then they should. But I think those students are the exception, not the norm #bced
bbeairsto
19:39
@HHG "How do you get to know students?" Standarad High school scheduling makes that pretty tough. Too many! What are the options? #BCed
MrWejr
19:39
@soltauheller was a great idea... with bad implementation. Too much too fast. #bced
davidwees
19:39
@HHG It would be really helpful if parents could help share their kid's interests and passions as a starting place for inquiry. #BCed
MrReidWSS
19:38
@pmacoun Being on semester - I have at least 8 times to produce marks...thats basically once every month. Makes no grades challenge #bced
remi_collins
19:38
@HHG we need healthy dialogue and trust, when parents feel the teacher "gets" their kid then a great partnership can start #bced
soltauheller
19:38
I think there was a real attempt at IL in the 90's with year 2000 document & primary program & it still falls on deaf ears #bced
Mcoaty1
19:38
@pmacoun @davidwees Indiv tchr grading is so subjective, so the measure of learning depends on tchr's policy #bced
misssball
19:38
@davidwees Yes, why don't we model it on things that already work? #BCed
symphily
19:38
RT @darcymullin: @davidwees averaging assessments should go away period...PL or not #bced
coatsea
19:38
@davidwees #BCed Enjoying posts and contemplating how best to use my six netbooks and 5 NOOKS in your equation Personalized + Engaging = GL
LirenmanLearns
19:38
Does the grading system really have to change for pl or does how you grade have to change? #bced
davidwees
19:38
RT @HHG: How do you get to know students well enough to personalize? How can parents participate and help? #bced
MrWejr
19:38
RT @HHG: How do you get to know students well enough to personalize? How can parents participate and help? #bced
HHG
19:37
How do you get to know students well enough to personalize? How can parents participate and help? #bced
symphily
19:37
@davidwees @okmbio @stumpteacher Absolutely. I think this is where trust is built, not through "choice" and "competition". [ #BCed ]
plnaugle
19:37
@MrWejr I agree. Too much pressure to get "the grade" instead of get "the learning" leads to vals and sals, but I rather see passion. #BCed
bryanjack
19:37
Learning it with 'em! RT @bbeairsto: Personalized Learning: self-regulation becomes new "basic skill." Anyone know how to teach that? #BCed
19Pencils
19:37
RT @MrWejr: ANybody can teach the curriculum... how many can create a culture of learning in their classrooms? #bced
pmacoun
19:36
@mrreidwss I still give them a mark at the end of term. 85% is based on meeting learning outcomes and 15% is frm higher order thinking #bced
librarymall
19:36
As Teacher Librarian I'm going to encourage TTs to take a chance and do AFL and try one aspect of PL/month #BCed
remi_collins
19:36
@okmbio @davidwees @pmacoun but if it is being sold as a panacea to everything then no. It is a way of presenting that will help some #bced
DawneKMcN
19:36
Yes!!! RT @davidwees: Does personalization of education mean our grading systems have to change? #BCed #abed #pwsd
okmbio
25T19
@davidwees @pmacoun @remi_collins but maybe this is how some kids want to learn, is that not personalized? #bced
darcymullin
19:35
@davidwees averaging assessments should go away period...PL or not #bced
davidwees
19:35
The IB Middle years and primary years programs are awesome places to start with personalized education. #BCed
symphily
19:35
@okmbio @stumpteacher @davidwees Yes: Individualism through mass commodification. Tragic marketization of spectacle & difference. [ #BCed ]
smaloff
19:35
What does PL mean for learners with special needs? Does PL mean a truly inclusive classroom where ALL learning profiles are honored? #bced
grammasheri
19:35
eportfolio in august https://sites.google.com/site/epcoplearnspace/ct1 #bced
plnaugle
19:35
@tantwy Many students learn to be good at "school" instead of great at "learning". #BCed
MrReidWSS
19:35
@pmacoun #bced How are you able to do that. I am facing an increasing number of times I need to produce grades. #bced
pmacoun
19:32
@remi_collins Interesting. I agree. What about Khan Academy? #bced
MrWejr
19:32
RT @pmacoun: @mrwejr Changing to a portfolio based assessment system and deciding to stop giving grades in my class started me along path to PL #bced
MrWejr
19:31
@plnaugle I think we know how but are constrained by curriculuim, budgets, etc #bced
grammasheri
19:31
PL =[[ student + interest (passion) / ±skills + guide] + academic survival skills] #bced http://ow.ly/5Nbuj
Jepson
19:31
RT @grammasheri: RT @wremme1: RT @MrWejr: ANybody can teach the curriculum... how many can create a culture of learning in their classrooms? #bced
pmacoun
19:31
@mrwejr Changing to a portfolio based assessment system and deciding to stop giving grades in my class started me along path to PL #bced
davidwees
19:31
@misssball The MOE is waiting for input, the PTC seems to have made up their mind already. #BCed
plnaugle
19:31
Wish we could figure our how to let kids follow their passions and learn all needed lessons too. #BCed
MrReidWSS
19:31
RT @pmacoun: @davidwees For a start Portfolios and ongoing feedback need to replace tests and grades. #bced
remi_collins
19:31
@symphily @stumpteacher @davidwees choice is fine, depending on how things ar structured in the class, useless without expectations #BCed
davidwees
19:31
@misssball The PTC published their version of personalized learning a while back. Some good stuff, lots of shady stuff IMHO. #BCed
Mcoaty1
19:31
At elem level - give stud opt to voice opinion and reflect after assignments / assessments. Stud reflection turns to PL goals #bced
bobneuf
19:31
#BCed when people know why something is worth doing they will do the rest on their own time.
davidwees
19:30
Interesting point I'd like to bring up. I've seen virtually NO discussion of technology in our chat about personalized learning. #BCed
MrWejr
19:30
RT @stumpteacher: Gotta run but stop by my #rscon3 session on Student Driven Learning this Saturday night. #bced
misssball
19:30
@davidwees What is the PTC's take on it? Are they waiting for input from us? #BCed
MrWejr
19:30
@pmacoun @remi_collins kind of a standardized model of feedback? #bced
symphily
19:30
@stumpteacher @davidwees I dunno: I'm skeptical of the "choice" narrative. It arises from marketing, not epistemology or pedagogy. [ #BCed ]
pmacoun
19:30
Shouldn't teachers be focusing on teaching skills and leaving the content part up to the students (within limits)? #bced
davidwees
19:30
The PTC document suggested we should put kids in front of computers and continually assess their learning. Problematic, no? #BCed
remi_collins
19:30
that is the funadamental piece and required the most work RT @MrWejr: Let's start with changing the way we assess in September. #bced
stumpteacher
19:30
Gotta run but stop by my #rscon3 session on Student Driven Learning this Saturday night. #bced
bryanjack
19:29
@LiamTheSaint Yeah, not easy to do away w/ altogether; but a change in emphasis may allow for a broader picture of ST's than %'s. #bced
MrWejr
19:29
Let's start with changing the way we assess in September. #bced
remi_collins
19:29
@pmacoun I would not use tech for feedback, I would use it to remove barriers to their learning such as speech to text #bced
LirenmanLearns
19:29
power of choice works at all levels and is a great/safe way to start #bced
davidwees
19:29
@bryanjack @earlsamuelson They do overall. I think if K12 changed, we'd quickly see change at post-secondary level also. #BCed
MrWejr
19:28
@plnaugle #bced = British Columbia Education
bryanjack
19:28
@earlsamuelson @davidwees Except universities (maybe not for entrance though) value the type of learner we're talking about creating. #bced
iitch_inc
19:28
RT @davidwees: Premise: knowledge is expanding at an ever accelerating rate. We need more specialization in K12 and less regurgitation. #BCed
MrWejr
19:28
@pmacoun it can help... and it can hurt... big time #bced
davidwees
19:27
RT @stumpteacher: @davidwees Easiest way to implement personalized learning is starting with the power of choice. #bced
davidwees
19:27
@earlsamuelson I think that has an impact for sure. Kids need to know more about possible paths in the future. #BCed
MrWejr
19:27
@pmacoun we can do a little bit... but IMO this needs to change soon. SOme schools are using "pods" MA/Sc and ENG/SS #bced
earlsamuelson
19:27
@davidwees Personalized learning in high school setting would be governed by desired area of study at post-secondary....no? #BCed
davidwees
25T19
Premise: knowledge is expanding at an ever accelerating rate. We need more specialization in K12 and less regurgitation. #BCed
stumpteacher
25T19
@davidwees Easiest way to implement personalized learning is starting with the power of choice. #bced
smaloff
19:26
PL = tremendous change leadership: formal and informal leaders aligned @ the classroom level right to Sr. Mgmt @ the district. #BCed #edchat
mrjtyler
19:26
@bbeairsto however its done it needs to be done early in life #bced
MrWejr
19:26
RT @grammasheri: Is flipped classroom personalized -or is it homework from the teacher (my kids won't have access); application in class by all #BCed
msokeeffe
19:26
Bingo! Let's make it happen pls! RT @davidwees: Does personalization of education mean our grading systems have to change? #BCed
stumpteacher
19:26
@MrWejr Agreed. So much of the learning consumption in schools is done via text...hence reading's value. #bced
okmbio
19:26
@grammasheri opens the door to more personalized learning students choose when, where, how to work with content, class time has choice #bced
davidwees
19:25
What could we do in September to implement personalized learning in our classrooms? #BCed
LirenmanLearns
19:25
if students need to learn a specific plo does it matter how they get there? #bced
misssball
19:25
@davidwees @zzsu #BCed Yes! A mile deep and an inch wide, rather than vice versa (which is what you have to do with stand. test crses.
MrWejr
19:25
RT @davidwees: RT @zzsu: @davidwees does personalized mean depth as opposed to breadth? #BCed
remi_collins
19:25
@pmacoun @mrwejr if it is just a whiteboard used like an overhead or a laptop simply given with no instruction or thought then no #bced
cabbotstrails
19:25
@bbeairsto #bced lots of teachers already teach self-reg , planning, organizing and all the structures in so many classrooms
davidwees
19:25
RT @stumpteacher: @MrWejr True. Sad that most failing students in our schools stems from a reading "problem" #bced
stumpteacher
19:24
@MrWejr True. Sad that most failing students in our schools stems from a reading "problem" #bced
davidwees
19:24
@plnaugle #BCed = British Columbia Education. Welcome to join us if you like. #edchat
pmacoun
19:24
@bbeairsto In small steps, with lots of one on one guidance and feedback. Plenty of modeling and sharing of examples. #bced
remi_collins
19:24
@pmacoun @mrwejr tech is a tool that when used appropriately can aid/support/enhance a student's learning #bced
MrWejr
19:24
@stumpteacher it is a must skill... but ALL teachers should help teach reading... not just English teachers #bced
bryanjack
19:24
Shift emphasis away from measurement. #bced RT @LiamTheSaint:How do u change grading systems w/o changing foundation of Ed. in our society?
davidwees
19:24
@stumpteacher @MrWejr I think we are seeing a transfer of literacy from text only to a variety of modalities. #BCed
plnaugle
19:24
@grammasheri What's the hashtag #BCed stand for?
davidwees
19:24
@bbeairsto You certainly need to give students lots of opportunities to practice self-regulation. Very important skill today. #BCed
Edu_Trends
19:24
Should we start with why we should personalize education? #BCed http://bit.ly/oRKAqj
stumpteacher
19:23
@davidwees @MrWejr So more focus on simply gathering information by whatever means, not always traditional reading? #bced
pmacoun
19:23
@mrwejr Can technology help? I am leary of the techno fix. #bced
Mcoaty1
19:23
@okmbio Exactly, students reflection leading to some type of indiv goal setting, moving in the direction of PL #bced
misssball
19:23
@pmacoun #bced couldn't agree more. I am a much better teacher/facilitator in smaller classes.
cabbotstrails
19:23
@davidwees #bced http://bit.ly/pqW7jA http://bit.ly/o3jXgZ http://amzn.to/r46wOO some links to Rachel McAnallen
sfillner
19:23
#bced What I really enjoy about personalized learning is that I don't feel I am on a deadline. I feel I am helping facilitate at their pace.
lkneisz
19:23
RT @pmacoun: I also think that Personalised Learning needs more teacher contact time, not less. Smaller classes, not larger ones. #bced
darcymullin
19:23
@pmacoun true, particularly true for younger students #bced
bbeairsto
19:23
For Personalized Learning, self-regulation becomes a new "basic skill." Anyone know how to teach that? #BCed
lkneisz
19:23
RT @pmacoun: What about assessment practices? I can't see real Personalised Learning happening without a change in assessment. #bced
MrWejr
19:23
@stumpteacher reading is something we work on throughout our lives... no? #bced
pmacoun
19:23
@mrwejr So is it possible to really make learning personal when you teach 200 students or are we just fooling ourselves? #bced
LirenmanLearns
19:23
In my Aus experience criteria were met + or - and marks not important. not yet meet, meet, or exceed progression points - few marks #bced
davidwees
19:23
@stumpteacher @MrWejr For those of us who find reading easy, technology isn't going to help much. #BCed
bryanjack
19:23
Have started telling my classes that feedback & marks are different: feedback helps you learn, grades are what I need to tell the govt #bced
grammasheri
19:23
Is flipped classroom personalized -or is it homework from the teacher (my kids won't have access); application in class by all #BCed
davidwees
19:22
@stumpteacher @MrWejr I see, for people who struggle learning how to decode characters, technology helping a lot. #BCed
darcymullin
19:22
@davidwees if grades are based on the students ability to meet certain outcomes they should be more authentic. #bced
misssball
19:22
@davidwees I think a bigger focus on pbl where Ss can "cross-polinate" curricula would make it personalized + engaging #bced
misssball
19:22
@davidwees I think a bigger focus on pbl where Ss can "cross-polinate" curricula would make it personalized + engaging #bced
okmbio
19:22
@pmacoun but now you have time to do this in class, you can teacher these transferable skills (reflection, goal setting etc) #bced
okmbio
19:22
@pmacoun but now you have time to do this in class, you can teacher these transferable skills (reflection, goal setting etc) #bced
Mcoaty1
19:22
@remi_collins @davidwees Letter grades may not reflect learning. Stud becoming aware of own strengths / concerns would be a start .. #BCed
Mcoaty1
19:22
@remi_collins @davidwees Letter grades may not reflect learning. Stud becoming aware of own strengths / concerns would be a start .. #BCed
davidwees
19:22
RT @zzsu: @davidwees does personalized mean depth as opposed to breadth? #BCed
davidwees
19:22
RT @zzsu: @davidwees does personalized mean depth as opposed to breadth? #BCed
stumpteacher
19:22
@davidwees @MrWejr Really? You see reading as becoming less critical? #bced
stumpteacher
19:22
@davidwees @MrWejr Really? You see reading as becoming less critical? #bced
stumpteacher
19:21
@davidwees Traditional grading does not have a place. Is learning is personalized so to should feedback/grades/progress. #bced
stumpteacher
19:21
@davidwees Traditional grading does not have a place. Is learning is personalized so to should feedback/grades/progress. #bced
librarymall
19:21
We can't have personalized learning if students haven't had the chance to learn how to learn by our ed system. #BCed
librarymall
19:21
We can't have personalized learning if students haven't had the chance to learn how to learn by our ed system. #BCed
davidwees
19:21
@stumpteacher @MrWejr It's critical in today's world, but may be less critical in future. #BCed
davidwees
19:21
@stumpteacher @MrWejr It's critical in today's world, but may be less critical in future. #BCed
pmacoun
19:21
@bryanjack "Invert time spent marking with time spent talking & planning " <- I like this. We give "marking" way too much credit. #bced
pmacoun
19:21
@bryanjack "Invert time spent marking with time spent talking & planning " <- I like this. We give "marking" way too much credit. #bced
mrjtyler
19:21
Student contact time is important but isn't the quality of that time more important than the quantity? #bced
mrjtyler
19:21
Student contact time is important but isn't the quality of that time more important than the quantity? #bced
bbeairsto
19:21
@Lohrfehr Its not just the student at the center, its the learning goal for the student that has to be at the center. #BCed
darcymullin
19:21
BOOM! RT @remi_collins: I think PL starts with good formative assessment.It doesn't matter how the info presented if assessment stinks #bced
LirenmanLearns
19:21
RT @remi_collins: A lot of amazing teachers are doing PL in their classes every day. #bced Totally Agree!
LirenmanLearns
19:21
RT @remi_collins: A lot of amazing teachers are doing PL in their classes every day. #bced Totally Agree!
sfillner
19:20
RT @davidwees: Math in the real world: Trees http://t.co/IFzVONg #math #mathchat #edchat #BCed
davidwees
19:20
I'd love to see averaging of assessments disappear, for example. #BCed
sfillner
19:20
RT @davidwees: Math in the real world: Trees http://t.co/IFzVONg #math #mathchat #edchat #BCed
davidwees
19:20
I'd love to see averaging of assessments disappear, for example. #BCed
remi_collins
19:20
We need to work on better identifying learning needs of students. More in-class support time is needed to help with that #bced
remi_collins
19:20
We need to work on better identifying learning needs of students. More in-class support time is needed to help with that #bced
MrWejr
19:20
YEs Please!!!! RT @davidwees: Does personalization of education mean our grading systems have to change? #BCed
MrWejr
19:20
YEs Please!!!! RT @davidwees: Does personalization of education mean our grading systems have to change? #BCed
msokeeffe
19:20
Why personalize? Bc edu can't be done to you & you are not blank slate. Learning must be purposeful, inquisitive, & meaningful. #bced
msokeeffe
19:20
Why personalize? Bc edu can't be done to you & you are not blank slate. Learning must be purposeful, inquisitive, & meaningful. #bced
stumpteacher
19:20
@davidwees @MrWejr True. But is that not a "must" skill? #bced
stumpteacher
19:20
@davidwees @MrWejr True. But is that not a "must" skill? #bced
mrsenorhill
19:20
@davidwees Yes. I think feedback and creations could replace them, but I'm also thinking small here. #bced
mrsenorhill
19:20
@davidwees Yes. I think feedback and creations could replace them, but I'm also thinking small here. #bced
bryanjack
19:20
RT @remi_collins: A lot of amazing teachers are doing PL in their classes every day. I don't believe this is new concept, we just gave it a name #bced
librarymall
19:20
@iste11 flippedclass.com teachers blew me out of the water ss arrive at school ready to apply knowledge they preload @ home w/ video #BCed
bryanjack
19:20
RT @remi_collins: A lot of amazing teachers are doing PL in their classes every day. I don't believe this is new concept, we just gave it a name #bced
librarymall
19:20
@iste11 flippedclass.com teachers blew me out of the water ss arrive at school ready to apply knowledge they preload @ home w/ video #BCed
davidwees
19:20
@stumpteacher @MrWejr Reading is a highly difficult skill. Nothing basic about it IMHO. #edchat #BCed
davidwees
19:20
@stumpteacher @MrWejr Reading is a highly difficult skill. Nothing basic about it IMHO. #edchat #BCed
pmacoun
19:20
@okmbio In theory I agree. But students still need 2b taught how 2 learn from a video. How to take notes, know when they don't get it. #bced
pmacoun
19:20
@okmbio In theory I agree. But students still need 2b taught how 2 learn from a video. How to take notes, know when they don't get it. #bced
MrWejr
19:20
@okmbio the flipped model does not work for ALL students - it is a tool that will work for some #bced
MrWejr
19:20
@okmbio the flipped model does not work for ALL students - it is a tool that will work for some #bced
remi_collins
19:20
@davidwees letter grades and personalized learning do not go togethe, formative needed, cant have % based summative model #BCed
bryanjack
19:20
Yes. RT @davidwees: Does personalization of education mean our grading systems have to change? #BCed
Lorfehr
19:20
RT @remi_collins: When students are involved in their learning, learn to take ownership, and know how to self-assess then we can start talking PL #bced
darcymullin
19:20
@pmacoun my experience with project based learning gave me more time to spend with kids that need it. #bced
malynmawby
19:19
aim for variety (pedagogy, tech, themes, etc) to allow Personalised Learning through the year; more achievable than PL every lesson #bced
bryanjack
19:19
@mrwejr @pmacoun More time with fewer students, and more time to plan. Invert time spent marking with time spent talking & planning #bced
sfillner
19:19
RT @mtechman: @davidwees to personalize, I'm giving more choice, putting students more in charge of seeking, evaluating, presenting #BCed
stumpteacher
19:19
@MrWejr @davidwees Reading a basic skill? #bced
davidwees
19:19
@cabbotstrails Got a link? #BCed
davidwees
19:19
Do (traditional) grades even make sense in a personalized education system? #BCed
remi_collins
19:19
A lot of amazing teachers are doing PL in their classes every day. I don't believe this is new concept, we just gave it a name #bced
MrWejr
19:19
RT @remi_collins: I think PL starts with good fundamental formative assessment. It doesn't matter how great the info presented if assessment stinks #bced
Lorfehr
19:19
Is the learner at the center or is the lesson plan most important? Personalizing may mean keeping the learner as the focus #bced
davidwees
19:19
Does personalization of education mean our grading systems have to change? #BCed
grammasheri
19:18
RT @cabbotstrails: School Wide Enrichment Model by Renzulli & Reis -interesting contribution to discussion on Personalized Learning #bced
mrmadden77
19:18
@davidwees Because it was good enough for us. #BCed
MrWejr
19:18
@pmacoun more time with teachers... HS teachers teach over 200 students - tough to form relationships #bced
bobneuf
19:18
Agreed. Motivation has to be present for practice to work. RT @davidwees: @stumpteacher @MrWejr skills out of context are meaningless #BCed
bryanjack
19:18
You can really guide the culture of learning w/ assessment: create habit of personal responses to curriculum & areas requiring growth. #bced
sfillner
19:18
RT @davidwees: I'd like to see this formula used in education more often. Personalized + Engaging = Good learning. #BCed
davidwees
19:18
Most people hated math (for example) when they went through school. Why then do we continue the same system of instruction? #BCed
MrWejr
19:18
@stumpteacher @davidwees are there actually "basic skills"? #bced
remi_collins
19:18
When students are involved in their learning, learn to take ownership, and know how to self-assess then we can start talking PL #bced
pmacoun
19:18
@remi_collins Agreed! #bced
PJ_Muncaster
19:18
RT @bbeairsto: "Personalized Learnng" is just a slogan. We have to bring meaning to it if it is to have any. #BCed
LirenmanLearns
25T19
#bced can't personalization in math start with open endedness? - show me what you know, tell me what you want to know
okmbio
19:17
@pmacoun I think the flipped class model allows for exactly that, more time to personalize in class #bced
MrWejr
19:17
RT @bbeairsto: PLOs are illustrative content for organizing themes. If the focus is on learning, not tests, they don't all have to be "ticked off." #BCed
anotherschwab
19:17
RT @MrWejr: ANybody can teach the curriculum... how many can create a culture of learning in their classrooms? #bced
bbeairsto
19:17
@ pmacoun Class size is unlikely to change materially. To get more student contact time we have to restructure the lessons. #BCed
davidwees
19:17
@stumpteacher @MrWejr You can personalize basic skills through customizing the context in which they are learned. #BCed
cabbotstrails
19:17
School Wide Enrichment Model by Renzulli & Reis would be an interesting contribution to the discussion on Personalized Learning #bced
pmacoun
19:17
@mcoaty1 I have found the hardest part is helping them figure out what they need to figure out :-) #bced
grammasheri
19:17
RT @wremme1: RT @MrWejr: ANybody can teach the curriculum... how many can create a culture of learning in their classrooms? #bced
stumpteacher
25T19
@davidwees @MrWejr Agreed but I am thinking of basics math skills/reading/etc. Must be in context but still must be there. Yes? #bced
MrWejr
19:16
WHy do I teach similar science curric in grade 5 as I did for grade 9? SHould be a focus on process #bced
remi_collins
19:16
I think PL starts with good fundamental formative assessment. It doesn't matter how great the info presented if assessment stinks #bced
wremme1
19:16
RT @MrWejr: ANybody can teach the curriculum... how many can create a culture of learning in their classrooms? #bced
bryanjack
19:16
#BCed participant tonight @LiamtheSaint was a part of another great discussion of the future of Ed w/ @drgarcia's class http://t.co/L5OXlgl
mentormadness
19:16
RT @pmacoun: I also think that Personalised Learning needs more teacher contact time, not less. Smaller classes, not larger ones. #bced
davidwees
19:16
RT @pmacoun: I also think that Personalised Learning needs more teacher contact time, not less. Smaller classes, not larger ones. #bced
pmacoun
19:16
I also think that Personalised Learning needs more teacher contact time, not less. Smaller classes, not larger ones. #bced
davidwees
19:16
RT @bbeairsto: PLOs are illustrative content for organizing themes. If the focus is on learning, not tests, they don't all have to be "ticked off." #BCed
MrWejr
19:16
@tantwy I would say the need to be updated... and decreased in number #bced
davidwees
19:15
@stumpteacher @MrWejr "Basic skills" learned without context are nearly meaningless to kids. #BCed
bbeairsto
19:15
PLOs are illustrative content for organizing themes. If the focus is on learning, not tests, they don't all have to be "ticked off." #BCed
Mcoaty1
19:15
@pmacoun Agree, it does depend on subject - for math stud could set personal goals after analyzing own data, student interest is key #bced
stumpteacher
19:15
@MrWejr How do we weigh basic skills and passionate pursuits? #bced
Write_To_Learn
19:15
RT @bbeairsto: "Personalized Learnng" is just a slogan. We have to bring meaning to it if it is to have any. #BCed
pmacoun
19:15
I also think that Students need to be TAUGHT how to take charge of and reflect on their learning. They don’t do it naturally. #bced
ShirleyPWilson
19:15
RT @bbeairsto: Personalizing through Choice has to occur within the confines of the curriculum. Its not an invitation to do whatever you like. #BCed
MrWejr
19:15
ANybody can teach the curriculum... how many can create a culture of learning in their classrooms? #bced
malynmawby
19:15
@davidwees #BCed tasks and homework in diff. levels of difficulty; challenge to go as far as you can approach
bryanjack
19:14
@bobneuf Oh, we argue about it a lot! (He dates my sister: HS science teacher who has students write stories abt famous discoveries) #bced
zzsu
19:14
@davidwees online curric, ubiquitous access, pbl with personal choice of how to demonstrate learning, criterion assessment, mentors #bced
davidwees
19:14
I'd like to see this formula used in education more often. Personalized + Engaging = Good learning. #BCed
MrWejr
19:14
We do have the curric as a focus but we have student passions and learning as a greater focus #bced
Edu_Trends
19:14
What does personalization look like in math class? I have some ideas... #BCed http://bit.ly/qSCGb5
mrjtyler
19:14
IDS is a way to link student's passion to existing courses allowing them to personalize that learning #BCed
davidwees
19:14
@okmbio @Mcoaty1 @stumpteacher @librarymall Kids will learn more from understanding what science actually is. #BCed
tantwy
19:14
@MrWejr @pmacoun do plo's need to be current in other words reviewed often rather than on cycles? #bced
soltauheller
19:14
@bryanjack hard to compare but they did strip Gr1 math irp & it gives lots of freedom to teachers #bced
pmacoun
19:13
@mrwejr I think it depends somewhat on the subject. I teach Math. Most of my learning outcomes need a goodly amount of time. #bced
davidwees
19:13
@okmbio @Mcoaty1 @stumpteacher @librarymall Agree. Focus on the scientific method rather than science facts. #BCed
bryanjack
19:13
@LiamTheSaint Agree with you there, Liam - not much to be done in French without those Mrs. Vandertamp verbs! #bced
Lorfehr
19:13
RT @bbeairsto: Personalizing through Choice has to occur within the confines of the curriculum. Its not an invitation to do whatever you like. #BCed
okmbio
19:13
@Mcoaty1 @stumpteacher @librarymall @davidwees in science inquiry based learning allows for this #bced
MissShuganah
19:13
@davidwees I turned out OK, too, but looking back, I had lousy K-5 except for 2nd and 5th grades. Our kids deserve better. #BCed
davidwees
25T19
RT @bbeairsto: "Personalized Learnng" is just a slogan. We have to bring meaning to it if it is to have any. #BCed
silaswhite
19:12
RT @bbeairsto: "Personalized Learnng" is just a slogan. We have to bring meaning to it if it is to have any. #BCed
tantwy
19:12
@MrWejr I call that the infusion model rather than the let's implement a new project model. #bced
bryanjack
19:12
Realistically, if you stripped some (or lots) of th 'fundamentals' from SC9/10, you might have a more inspired bunch of senior SCI sts #bced
LiamTheSaint
19:12
In many courses, the need to have a strong central curriculum is there, because the knowledge itself is important. Not so in others. #bced
MrWejr
19:12
@pmacoun true - is it possible to meet every PLO by the end of the year... or should would dive deeper into some? #bced
davidwees
19:12
@okmbio That's not the traditional definition of differentiation, but agree that fits personalization definition. #BCed
pmacoun
19:12
@okmbio I would argue that for real learning YES. But we also have to teach them how to play the university game. #bced
bbeairsto
19:11
Personalizing through Choice has to occur within the confines of the curriculum. Its not an invitation to do whatever you like. #BCed
okmbio
19:11
@davidwees how so? in a differentiated classroom students are choosing their goals, not given goals by teacher #bced
tantwy
19:11
Personalized learning means basics 4 some things, tailored for others. Different learning styles\interests. Not every child is same. #bced
davidwees
19:11
RT @MrWejr: BC has the opportunity to show the world how powerful moving AWAY from standardization can be #bced
davidwees
19:11
What does personalization look like in math class? I have some ideas... #BCed
MrWejr
19:11
BC has the opportunity to show the world how powerful moving AWAY from standardization can be #bced
bryanjack
19:11
A friends is a (Geology) PhD ST who leans on the "fundamentals of science need to be drilled in before science happens" argument. #bced
bobneuf
19:11
RT @bryanjack: Personalization for me is shifting purpose of Ed toward learners discovering their own relationship to the world & plotting a course #bced
stumpteacher
19:11
@Mcoaty1 @librarymall @davidwees They will rise to whatever expectations you set and achieve as much as you let them. #bced
danieljyoo
19:11
RT @davidwees: @okmbio I'd prefer each kid had individualized learning goals. #BCed
bobneuf
19:11
RT @Tarasee: Personalizing means being a bit courageous in the face of criticism from colleagues. #bced
MrWejr
19:10
RT @mtechman: @davidwees to personalize, I'm giving more choice, putting students more in charge of seeking, evaluating, presenting #BCed
LirenmanLearns
19:10
when all children do not have to do the same thing at the same time we're moving in the right direction #bced
pmacoun
19:10
@mrwejr But the teacher does have to ensure students meet curricular demands by the end of the year. #bced
bobneuf
19:10
#BCed does providing a destination + allowing for alternate paths reflect true personalization? Do we all need to finish in the same place?
MrWejr
19:10
We have created more choice on Wednesday afternoons at our school. Tchrs teach whatever they want and students choose from options #bced
Mcoaty1
19:10
@stumpteacher @librarymall @davidwees When stud are given choices in content, they tend to take on more responsibility 4 learlning #bced
mrjtyler
19:10
@bbeairsto exactly, much of our work "personalizing" is trying to work "outside the box" we need to think as if there is no box at all #BCed
bbeairsto
19:10
"Personalized Learnng" is just a slogan. We have to bring meaning to it if it is to have any. #BCed
davidwees
19:10
Not a single one of my teachers ever even knew I was interested in astronomy. We must communicate better. #BCed
stumpteacher
19:10
@MrWejr Life is personalized and therefore educating for it should be as well. #bced
mtechman
19:10
@davidwees to personalize, I'm giving more choice, putting students more in charge of seeking, evaluating, presenting #BCed
AgnesStawicki
19:10
Good discussion going on at #bced.
davidwees
19:09
I always wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up & studied astronomy all the way through school. #BCed
MrWejr
19:09
Has the term "personalized learning" caused eyes to roll? Really, there cannot be any other kind of learning. #bced
bryanjack
19:09
Personalization for me is shifting purpose of Ed toward learners discovering their own relationship to the world & plotting a course #bced
bbeairsto
19:09
Personalizing - We could start with a few more student choices in content, style or depth where feasible - easier in some subjects. #BCed
davidwees
19:09
RT @Tarasee: Personalizing means being a bit courageous in the face of criticism from colleagues. #bced
davidwees
19:09
@librarymall Agree on need to talk to kids more about their needs. #BCed
stumpteacher
25T19
@librarymall @davidwees Rather than talk to our students we need to talk with them. #bced
Tarasee
19:08
Personalizing means being a bit courageous in the face of criticism from colleagues. #bced
MrWejr
19:08
If we want something to be successful in BC, don't give it a name #bced
Mcoaty1
19:08
@okmbio Yes, giving stud project choices based on their academic needs is one way to personalize the learning experience #bced
librarymall
19:08
@davidwees We as educators need to give up our illusion of control in the classroom #BCed We need to talk to our ss more
davidwees
19:08
@okmbio I'd argue that differentiation assumes every kid has the same learning goals. #BCed
grammasheri
19:08
projects and problems -- teacher modeling with choice and lead to student's own projects #BCed
mentormadness
19:08
RT @pmacoun: Personalised Learning should mean students are playing their own game, not someone else's. #bced
davidwees
19:08
@bbeairsto That's so true. #BCed
MrWejr
19:07
RT @bobneuf: #BCed we need to be mindful that personalized learning does not mean a teacher deciding what each student should be learning.
okmbio
19:07
@davidwees provide choices that allow for differentiation #bced
bryanjack
19:07
Most of the Eng/Soc teachers I know don't recoil at the mention of Personalization as much as math/sci. Is it just my school or wider? #bced
MrWejr
19:07
@davidwees I think we start with assessment - personalizing the learning within the PLO's #bced
bbeairsto
19:07
@davidwees "Why personalize?" Beause the system is inherently impersonal and batch oriented and we need to push back on that. #BCed
davidwees
19:07
@okmbio Don't forget the #BCed hashtag for this chat. :)
stumpteacher
19:07
In my room personalized learning is giving kids the destination but not the turn by turn directions. #bced
LiamTheSaint
19:07
In the current structure, there's only a limited amount that can be done So the question is how much and how can the structure change? #bced
davidwees
19:06
RT @bobneuf: #BCed we need to be mindful that personalized learning does not mean a teacher deciding what each student should be learning.
MrWejr
19:06
@intrepidteacher totally agree - I finished my masters and THEN started to personalize #bced
davidwees
19:06
@intrepidteacher So much of my learning has happened since I took control of it for myself. #BCed
bobneuf
19:06
#BCed we need to be mindful that personalized learning does not mean a teacher deciding what each student should be learning.
pmacoun
19:06
Personalised Learning should mean students are playing their own game, not someone else's. #bced
davidwees
19:06
@okmbio Good point. We can't teach for our past, we teach for their future. #BCed
MrWejr
19:06
@mrjtyler exactly - memorizing is just borrowing someone else's learning #bced
davidwees
19:05
If we agree that personalized learning is necessary, what steps can we take today within our current system? #BCed
bryanjack
19:05
Hoping one of my students @liamthesaint is able to join us tonight. #bced He made this http://bit.ly/jLKaL0 & generally says smart stuff.
stumpteacher
19:05
@mrjtyler @MrWejr @davidwees Memorizing facts is not learning. It is retention and regurgitation. #bced
MrWejr
19:05
@pmacoun totally agree... with a focus on testing and worksheets (which are standardized with answer sheets) - difficult 2 personalize #bced
intrepidteacher
19:05
@davidwees I agree, but I learned to personalize it for myself when I got out of school and that is when I actually started learning. #BCed
pmacoun
19:05
@davidwees For a start Portfolios and ongoing feedback need to replace tests and grades. #bced
davidwees
19:04
RT @Tarasee: Because we are persons and not cogs. #bced
davidwees
19:04
@bryanjack Agree. This is already doable outside of math & science fairly easily. #BCed
Tarasee
19:04
Because we are persons and not cogs. #bced
mrjtyler
19:04
@MrWejr @davidwees I think there is still confusion between learning and memorizing facts...when this happens then it isn't personal #BCed
MrWejr
19:04
RT @pmacoun: What about assessment practices? I can't see real Personalised Learning happening without a change in assessment. #bced
pmacoun
19:04
@davidwees But did you turn out the way you did as a result of your education or in spite of it? #bced
MrWejr
19:04
We see personalized learning happening more in the non-provincial exam courses... no? #bced
stumpteacher
19:04
Depending on your situation, there is often latitude if you make it. #bced
davidwees
19:04
@pmacoun Agree completely. Personalized learning suggests personalized assessment. What does that look like? #BCed
grammasheri
19:04
RT @davidwees: @MrWejr Good question. We need to lighten the load on prescribed curriculum. #BCed
bryanjack
19:03
I think there is plenty of latitude across (HS) English curric for personalization - load of science & math seems to need streamlining #bced
davidwees
19:03
Devil's advocate here for a sec: My education was never "personalized", and I turned out fine. Why bother? #BCed
MrWejr
19:03
@stumpteacher the plan is to remove some of the curricular outcomes so there is more flexibility for teachers, students #bced
mrjtyler
19:03
@davidwees or do we start with making learning personal? #BCed
davidwees
19:02
RT @MrWejr: @davidwees I think all learning is personalized - can you actually learn without it being personalized? #bced
MrWejr
19:02
@davidwees I think all learning is personalized - can you actually learn without it being personalized? #bced
pmacoun
19:02
@davidwees We have to personalize education to engage students and make the learning relevant and meaningful to them. #bced
davidwees
19:02
@MrWejr Good question. We need to lighten the load on prescribed curriculum. #BCed
superkiddos
19:02
RT @MrWejr: "No student has ever been rewarded or punished into excellence." http://bit.ly/opM19r by @stevereifman #bced #edchat
stumpteacher
19:02
@MrWejr White space? #bced
MrWejr
19:01
So is the "white space" in the curriculum going to happen - that could be huge to help with personalized learning #bced
davidwees
19:01
Please make sure to include the hashtag #BCed in your tweets.
davidwees
19:00
Should we start with why we should personalize education? #BCed
davidwees
19:00
@stumpteacher We'd welcome your input. #BCed
davidwees
19:00
Tonight's #BCed chat topic is: What should personalized learning look like in our schools? @MrWejr and myself are moderators.