Thursday, December 12, 2013

The 5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse


Fall 2014 Series - 5WS114

Webinars start Thursday, September 18th every other week until November 13th and additional activities. [For many of our international participants, this series is available the next day your time.]
Thursdays 2014. [1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6 - 3:30 PDT, 4:30 MDT, 5:30 CDT, 6:30 EDT] on Fridays International participants - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/blog-page.html#sthash.qJrLrzDh.dpuf
Thursdays 2014. [1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6 - 3:30 PDT, 4:30 MDT, 5:30 CDT, 6:30 EDT] on Fridays International participants - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/blog-page.html#sthash.qJrLrzDh.dpuf*
5W's of PL eCourse - Section 5WS114 - OPEN 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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The 5 W’s are the What, Who, Where, Wow, and Why to Personalize Learning and includes what is and what is not personalized learning, how learners learn best, the process using the Three Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE), how teacher and learner roles will change, and why you need a common language and rationale for personalized learning when transforming teaching and learning. Collaborate with other educators in a Community of Practice.     


Times for synchronous sessions:
Th. - 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13
[2pm PDT, 3pm MDT, 4pm CDT, 5pm EDT] The next day for most of our international participants.

Fee: $319 for 30 hours of PD or

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





The 5 W's eCourse includes five webinars, online asynchronous discussions, forums, blogs chats,  and websites for each session with research, resources, examples, models of 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. 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? (90 min)
Th [9/18 - 2pm PT, 3pm MT, 4pm CT, 5pm ET, next day for most of our international participants
We will be introducing the Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization chart so you understand the differences around the terms and review the research around those terms. You will be asked to provide your take aways of the research and take a position on what is and what is not personalized learning.

Session #2: Who are your Learners? (1 hr)
Th [10/2- 2pm PDT, 3pm MDT, 4pm CDT, 5pm ET, next day for most international participants
To transform learning for all learners, it is important to know who your learners are. We will review the neuroscience behind learning, review learning theories around personalized learning and how this concept is not new. We will provide an understanding about how learners learn best using Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and introduce the Personal Learner Profile and Class Learning Snapshot.

Session #3: Where is Personalized Learning happening? (1 hr)
Th [10/16 - 2pm PT, 3pm MT, 4pm CT, 5pm ET, next day for most international participants
         Visit virtually flexible learning spaces, transformative models, global perspectives, and hear stories from schools and districts who transformed learning with opportunities for learners to have a voice and choice. Learn about CBAM to discuss your concerns and hopes about personalizing learning.

Session #4: Wow - Teacher and Learner Roles Change! (1 hr)
Th [10/30 - 2pm PT, 3pm MT, 4pm CT, 5pm ET, next day for most international participants
Learn about the process of the The Stages of Personalized Learning that helps teachers dip their toes in personalized learning and reflect on their own learning. Understand how teacher and learner roles change and share stories of learner voice and choice. We will provide examples and stories from teachers and learners about these changing roles and the importance of their reflections and collecting evidence of learning.

Session #5: Why Personalize Learning? (1 hr)
Th [11/13 - 2pm PT, 3pm MT, 4pm CT, 5pm ET, next day for most international participants
Learn why it is important for learners to become self-directed, self-monitoring, independent, expert learners. Understand assessment as learning and the rationale behind personalizing learning. This will culminate with your 60-second speech on why you believe we need to personalize learning.
 

         Section 5WS114 - OPEN  - Register Now     

         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.

Testimonials

Lisa Treml Welch, co-teacher at KM Explore, Wisconsin said:
"I can't tell you how much this course has made me think much deeper into my practice and how though I am familiar with and use personalized learning in my room, there is so much more to learn and grow from. This course is well worth the time and provides great collaboration!"