Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Partnership with One-to-One Institute

Press Release 
December 2, 2015

Personalize Learning, LLC is partnering with the non-profit  One-to-One Institute to help teachers create learner-centered 1:1 environments. One-to-One Institute COO, Dr. Michael Gielniak identifies personalized learning as the next big advancement needed to realize the full potential of education technology. "We are hearing from our well implemented 1:1 districts that the transformation to a student-centered pedagogy continues to be one of the biggest challenges. We believe our new course provides districts with an important foundation for their journey to personalize learning."

Bray and McClaskey expressed their excitement about the new partnership. "We are honored to work with One-to-One Institute in creating a customized standalone course based on our 5W's of Personalized Learning eCourse. Our partnership with One-to-One Institute demonstrates how learner voice and choice encourages the learner to acquire the skills they need to choose and use the appropriate tools and resources for any task. Working together to adapt the course has been an exciting experience. We look forward to our continued partnership and journey to help transform 1:1 learning environments."

One-to-One Institute CEO, Leslie Wilson, emphasizes the importance of this new offering. "Learner voice and choice are paramount to personalizing the learning process. One-to-One Institute embeds these strategies in a new and exciting online course. We are honored to be working with the "Personalize Learning" authors, Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey, in the development of the program. Their extensive expertise has inspired us and provided the foundation for this course."

One-to-One Institute will provide the course, Creating a Learner-Centered 1:1 Environment, asynchronously for individual teacher enrollment, or in more customized and facilitated forms for district groups. The course provides the "look fors," (or characteristics), and a graduated, step by step introduction to the elements of a learner-centered 1:1 environment. Upon completion teachers will have a solid foundation in which to begin engaging with students in more powerful and authentic ways. 


About One-to-One Institute
One-to-One Institute is a national non-profit committed to igniting 21st century education through the implementation of one-to-one technology in K-12 education environments. OTO is the only organization in the world to design a comprehensive approach to 1:1 implementation based on their Project RED and OTO research. The design includes professional development and consultancies to schools, districts and states that lead to successful and sustainable 1:1 programs. For more information, contact or connect via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google+

For more information contact One-to-One Institute at, or call (517) 978-0006.

About Personalize Learning
Personalize Learning, LLC (@plearnchat) works with school districts and organizations to transform teaching and learning for all learners. Their model is based on transformation in three areas: changing teacher and learner roles, using Universal Design for Learning® as the lens to personalize learning, and developing a culture of learning based on a shared belief system. Barbara and Kathleen co-authored the book, Make Learning Personal to provide the What, Who, Wow, Where and Why of Personalized Learning that expands on their eCourse, the 5W's of Personalized Learning. They now offer a standalone course of our 5W's course that is different than the course One-to-One Institute is offering.

For more information, contact us using our contact form, email us via or connect with us via Twitter, Facebook, or Google+.