Thursday, November 15, 2012

5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse (5WS102)

FULL - Winter Series 5WS102
Starts Wed. February 7th throughA pril 25th, 2013*
[For many of our international participants, this series is available the next day your time]


The 5 W’s are the What, Who, Where, Why, and Wow to Personalize Learning. Learn what is and what is not personalized learning, learn how learners learn best, walk through the Three Stages of Personalized Learning Environments, understand how teacher and learner roles will change, and how to use assessment AS learning. 

The 5 W's eCourse includes five webinars, online asynchronous discussions, web conferencing, chats, resources, examples, models of transforming an activity to Stage One Personalized Learning Environments, and participation in a Community of Practice. The webinars and chats will be archived for participants especially for those in different timezones. 

Times for synchronous sessions:
*Wed. [2/7, 2/28, 3/21, 4/4, 4/25,- 3:30 PDT, 4:30 MDT, 5:30 CDT, 6:30 EDT] The next day for most of our international participants.

Fee: $299 for 30 hour 2 unit course

2 Units of Graduate Credits from Plymouth State University for an additional fee.

The five part series will provide teachers, coaches, and administrators the what, who, where, why, and wow of personalizing learning with the opportunity for participants to learn how they can personalize learning and collaborate in the Community of Practice with educators from all over the world. Many of our participants join as teams from their school or organization so they can continue the conversations at their site.  

Session #1: What is Personalized Learning?
Wed. [2/7- 3:30 PDT, 4:30 MDT, 5:30 CDT, 6:30 EDT] 
Build a common language about what personalizing learning is and is not. We will be introducing the Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization chart so you understand the differences around the terms and how they complement each other. 

Session #2: Who are your Learners? 
Wed. [2/28 - 3:30 PDT, 4:30 MDT, 5:30 CDT, 6:30 EDT] 
To transform learning for all learners, it is important to know who your learners are. We will provide an understanding about how learners learn best using Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Expert Learners, the Personal Learner Profile and Class Learning Snapshot.

Session #3: Where is Personalized Learning?
Wed. [3/21 - 3:30 PDT, 4:30 MDT, 5:30 CDT, 6:30 EDT] 
We will walk through the Three Stages of Personalized Learning, share the research, examples and models of each stage along with discussions on how personalizing learning is a culture shift.

Session #4: Why Personalize Learning? 
Wed. [4/4 - 3:30 PDT, 4:30 MDT, 5:30 CDT, 6:30 EDT] 
We will reflect on why it is important for learners to become self-directed, self-monitoring, independent, expert learners. Referring to our chart, Assessment as learning is based in research about how learning happens, and is characterized by learners reflecting on their own learning and making adjustments so that they achieve deeper understanding.

Session #5: Wow - Teacher and Learner Roles Change!
Wed. [4/25 - 3:30 PDT, 4:30 MDT, 5:30 CDT, 6:30 EDT
When you personalize learning, teacher and learner roles change. Teachers can become a co-designer, co-learner, guide, and partner in learning. We will refer to expert and independent learners, the continuum of learning, and then show how teachers and learners can be partners in learning. We will provide examples, models, and research about these changing roles.

We offer a discount to your school or district for 5 or more attendees.  
Contact us if you would like us to set up the 5 W's eCourse for your teachers and administrators or would like your own 5 W's eCourse for your organization.

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