Tuesday, September 27, 2016

How can Learners become Future Ready?




Since Personal Learning Plans was part 3 of the three part blog series, we decided to focus our #plearnchat on this topic. When learners turn challenges they have into strengths, then they can enhance their strengths so they are self-confident in what and how they learn.

To do this, learners learn how to set their own goals to explore careers and determine what experiences they need to be college and career ready. Learners first need to understand how they learn best and realize the skills they need to become future ready. The conversations in #plearnchat were around our big question:


 How can we support all learners to become future ready?


We use the Q1, A1 format and asked the following questions:


In our discussion of Personal Learning Plans, here is what future ready means to our PLN.

 

Carol Frey Reinagel @MrsReinagel

Know how to learn, your strengths, be an advocate. Be kind, Care.

Lisa Murray @LMurray_

Future ready is providing students skills to open doors and make options limitless.

Bonnie Schuh @teacherSchuh

It means you have to take risks and accept mistakes as learning.


Todd Russo @MrRussoRH

Prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities for a time yet to come.

Lisa Westman @lisa_westman

Future-ready schools stop using the term "future-ready". Actions speak louder than words.




Kathy Kramer @kramerkathy

In addition to much of what’s been said, a sense of self awareness is so important to being “future ready”

Sean Russell @seanrussell311

Presently, future ready translates to supreme flexibility.




Congratulations to Dr. Michael Vose, Ed.D who won our book, Make Learning Personal. 


Dr. Vose, @KHS_AP, is Bethel Public Schools Director of Instructional Technology. He recently received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Connecticut. His dissertation focused on teacher roles and human capital needs in secondary personalized blended learning models. 

Dr. Vose has presented across New England on topics such as technology integration, intervention programs, enhancing 21st Century learning, and teacher evaluation in competency based schools.

[Information via the Bethel Public Schools website: http://www.bethel.k12.ct.us/]





Our new book, How to Personalize Learning, is to be released October 18th, 2016. This book walks the reader through how learners can create Learner Profiles and Personal Learning Backpacks with the teacher as a partner in learning. This is your practical guide to getting started and going deeper with personalized learning. 

How to Personalize Learning is now available for pre-order at a discount.






Save the Date: Monday, October 10th

4pm PST, 5pm MST, 6pm CST and 7pm EST

Our next #plearnchat Topic: Curriculum of Purpose

Big Question: 
How can we foster purpose with our learners?




We archived the entire #plearnchat about Personal Learning Plans below for your convenience and as a resource.