5 Ws

Fall into Personalized Learning! -- Register Now

NEW Start Date October 5th

Fall Course Registration Open
Dates: Wednesdays 10/5, 10/19, 11/4, 11/16, 12/7  

Times: Webinars at 5:00pm ET, 4:00pm CT, 3:00pm MT, 2:00pm PT and next day for our international participants.

   2 Graduate Credits for additional fee.
  30 hours of PD when all activities completed. 15 hours of PD available.



Group Discount Opportunity
We are offering special discounts for groups of 5 or more attendees from one school or district.
  • If 5 or more people sign-up from one school or district and uses a Purchase Order or check, the cost per person is $299 plus a 30 minute private Google Hangout for your team with Barbara or Kathleen. 
  • If 10 or more people sign-up from one school or district and uses a Purchase Order or check, the cost per person is $289/person plus 45 minute private Google Hangout for your team with Barbara or Kathleen.
         Contact us at personalizelearn@gmail.com for more information about this discount.


Your Own Branded 5 W's of Personalized Learning® eCourse  
Would you like to have your own branded 5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse for your school or organization? With 30 or more participants, we can build you your own Community of Practice (CoP) around Personalized Learning! Email us at personalizelearn@gmail.com for information.

Standalone 5Ws Course
Need the information now and on your own time, sign up for our Standalone 5Ws course. We are also offering a summer special discount for the standalone.


Why Personalize Learning? [Example 60 second speech for Session 5 from Lori Roe]




5 W's of Personalized Learning® eCourse Description


The 5 W’s are the What, Who, Wow, Where, and Why to Personalize Learning and includes what is and what is not personalized learning, how learners learn best, the process using the 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. 

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. New updates for leaders and educators who have experience with personalizing learning. We added activities to personalize our course for anyone who wants to challenge each session. 
Session #1: What is Personalized Learning? (90 min)
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)
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: Wow - Teacher and Learner Roles Change! (1 hr)
Learn about the process of the Stages of Personalized Learning Environments 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 #4: Where is Personalized Learning happening? (1 hr)

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 #5: Why Personalize Learning? (1 hr)

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. Connect the dots of your initiatives under the personalized learning umbrella.  This will culminate with your 60-second speech on why you believe we need to personalize learning along with your plans for the coming year.





Current 5 W's of Personalized Learning® eCourse Sections 

Fall Course  - Section 5W123 starts October 5, 2016
Wednesdays: 10/5, 10/19, 11/4, 11/16, 12/7
[5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT, 2pm PT; next day for international participants]

Cranford Public Schools, NJ 
- starts September 28, 2016
Wednesdays: 9/28, 11/2,  11/30, 12/21, and 1/25  [2pm ET]

Fulton County Schools, GA with coaching program - starts October 6, 2016
Thursdays: 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17 and 12/1: [5pm ET]


Upcoming 5 W's of Personalized Learning® eCourse Sections

Winter Course  - Section 5W124 starts January 18, 2017
Wednesdays: 1/18, 2/1, 2/15, 3/1, 3/15
[5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT, 2pm PT; next day for international participants]





Need the information now and to take our 5W's course on your own time, sign up for our... 

Standalone 5W's course