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How to Personalize Learning
A Practical Guide for Getting Started and Going Deeper

Foreword by Luis Perez

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© 2017 | 208 pages | Corwin

HOW to Personalize Learning

This practical follow-up to Bray and McClaskey’s first book, Make Learning Personal: The What, Who, Wow, Where, and Whybrings theory to practice. Teachers will find the tools, skills, and strategies needed to personalize learning and develop self-directed, independent learners with agency.

Discover how to get started and go deeper by building a shared vision that supports personalized learning using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. Also included are:

  • Tools and templates such as the Learner Profile, Personal Learning Backpack, Personal Learning Plan, as well as tips for lesson design and PBL
  • Lesson and project examples that show how teachers can change instructional practice by encouraging learner voice and choice
  • QR codes and links to the authors’ website for electronic versions of tools, templates, activities, and checklists

Create a powerful shift in education by building a culture of learning so every learner is valued. 

"If you are looking for a step-by-step guide on what personalized learning is and how to implement it, while being inspired and gaining ideas to implement immediately, this is definitely the book to read!"
Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional, CEO
AT for Education & Access4Employment, Wolfeboro Falls, NH

“Barbara and Kathleen present well-tested strategies for personalization within a coherent framework. This highly practical book forms a reliable foundation for empowering a community striving to make schools work for all learners.”
John H. Clarke, Professor Emeritus, University of Vermont


Looking for extra resources? Check out the Personalize Learning website for more content!
 
Foreword
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. Build a Common Language
Define Personalized Learning  
Shared Vision  
Shared Beliefs  
 
2. How Learners Learn Best
UDL Principles and Guidelines  
Access, Engage, and Express  
Develop the Expert Learner  
 
3. Develop Learner Agency
Voice  
Choice  
Engagement  
Motivation  
Ownership  
Purpose  
Self-Efficacy  
 
4. Discover the Learner in Every Child
Who I Am as a Learner  
Learner Profile (LP)  
Personal Learning Backpack (PLB)  
Personal Learning Plan (PLP)  
 
5. Personalize Learning for a Whole Class
Class Learning Snapshot (CLS)  
Class Learning Toolkit (CLT)  
 
6. Lesson Design With All Learners in Mind
Four-Step UDL Lesson Review Process  
UDL Solutions and Strategies  
Lesson Design  
 
7. Delve Into Deeper Learning
Project-Based Learning  
Key Understandings and Learning Standards  
Driving Questions  
Meaningful and Relevant Focus  
Assessment AS Learning  
Reflection Makes Learning Visible  
 
8. Learner Agency Across the Stages
Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE) and Learner Agency  
Crosswalk of Learner Agency Across the Stages of PLE  
 
9. Create a Culture of Learning
Nurture a Positive School Culture  
Build a Culture of Learning  
Redesign the Learning Environment  
Connect the Dots  
Create a Rationale to Personalize Learning  
 
Glossary
 
References
 
Index

Supplements

"Many teachers are familiar with UDL, and they may want to try it in their classrooms, but they just don’t know how to get started. With this book, educators don’t just learn about UDL, they do UDL as they complete a number of activities designed to get them thinking about their most deeply held beliefs about learning and ease them into a new role as the “lead learner” in their classrooms."

Luis Pérez, Inclusive Learning Consultant
St. Petersburg, FL

"If you are looking for a step-by-step guide on what personalized education is and how to implement it, while being inspired and gaining ideas to implement immediately, this is definitely a book to read!"

Diana Petschauer, Assistive Technology Professional, CEO
AT for Education & Access4Employment, Wolfeboro Falls, NH

"As the title suggests, Kathleen and Barbara have prepared some really solid, practical “how to” guidelines for educators looking to understand and achieve the promise of personalizing learning."

Steve Nordmark, Chief Academic Officer
Knovation, Inc., Cincinnati, OH

"This book will provide you and your team the steps towards personalising learning for your students. It involves your input throughout with activities that are built around personalised learning principles."

Kevin McLaughlin, Kindergarten Teacher
Old Mill Primary School, Leicester, United Kingdom

“Your learning journey about creating and sustaining personalized learning environments just became so much easier! Kathleen and Barbara’s field guide provides a clear and well signposted  path forward to transforming any learners journey. As an experienced educator and professional development consultant, I found Barbara and Kathleen book highly readable, incredibly practical and full of useful strategies to move educators from just discussing ideas about personalized learning to actively implementing and growing a personalized learning culture.”

Greg Alchin, Inclusive Design Consultant
Alchin Consulting, Orange, New South Wales, Australia

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