Events


Upcoming Events




6/1/15 #plearnchat Monday, 7pm ET on
Teacher and Learner Partnerships


Big Question: Why do teacher and learner relationships matter?


SAVE THE DATES to participate in conversations every other Monday at 7pm ET





Keynote
Barbara and Kathleen will kick off the day with a keynote for the district on why the focus needs to be on the learner and transforming teaching and learning. 

Workshops
Representatives from the 12 schools that are piloting personalized learning will participate in two interactive workshops. The morning session will be on UDL as the lens to personalize learning with the Personal Learner Profile and Class Learning Snapshot (CLS). The afternoon session will be where school teams refer to the CLS to design a Class Learning Toolkit and either redesign one classroom or one lesson.


ISTE 2015 Conference
Philadelphia, PA June 27 to July 1, 2015

Personalized Learning Panel: Stories, Process, and Models
Monday, June 29, 4:15pm-5:15pm ET   PCC 103BC
Personalizing learning takes a process and time. Just giving learners the keys to their learning doesn't happen overnight. It is all about the stories and each story is personal and unique. Hear the wow stories from educators and leaders and how they built self-sustainable personalized learning systems. 

Digging Deeper into the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning

Monday, June 29, 5:30pm-6:45pm ET  PCC Level 3 Overlook
Participants will join lively discussions on how personalized learning can support learners taking more responsibility for their learning and what this means for teachers. Participants will choose and brainstorm from the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning to determine what this means in transforming teaching and learning.

Poster Session: Make Learning Personal with Stories

Wednesday, July 1, 11:00am to 1:00pm PCC Broad Street Atrium, Table 39
Something happens when you personalize learning. There is an excitement that grows and blossoms as learners take more ownership for their learning. Join teachers and leaders from schools and districts around the country share their stories about making learning personal.

Presenters include:

Pat Lusher, Director of Academic Programs, Pinellas County Schools, FL
John Parker, Digital Learning Specialist, Buncombe County Schools, NC
Jon Tanner, Director of Technology Services, Oregon School District, WI
Lauren Parren, Director of Innovation, ANESU, Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School, VT
Rita Mortenson, Personalized Learning Coach, Verona Area School District, WI
Bryan Bronn, Principal, Branson Junior High, MO
Jessica Raleigh, Personalized Professional Learning Manager, Denver Public Schools, CO
Moderators: Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey, Co-founders of Personalize Learning, LLC

We will be raffling off our book, Make Learning Personal and do book signings at ISTE.







Past Events





Webinar - 10 Trends to Personalize Learning
May 21, 2015, 3pm ET

This free webinar was hosted by 
its Learning, provided an overview of the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning. Attendees learned how learning will be changing because teachers’ and learners’ roles are changing. What will that mean for you? They walked away with why it is important to personalize learning for each and every learner. 30 participants received an eBook of Make Learning Personal.




5/11/15 #plearnchat Monday, 7pm ET on
Advisories, Mentors, and Internships


Big Question: How can learners explore their interests, talents, and passions so they find their purpose?





Watsonville, CA- May 1, 2015 - 2:30pm

Blended Learning Next Steps: Make Learning Personal
What can you do to reach all of your kids in your class? Barbara showed participants how to create a Class Learning Snapshot and Toolkit to design instructional and learning strategies that meet the needs of all the learners in your class. One lucky participant received the book, Make Learning Personal.


5/4/15 #plearnchat Monday, 7pm ET on
Sustainable Personalized Learning Systems

Big Question: How do you change the current system to a self-sustainable Personalized Learning System?


Check out the archive where educators from all over the world were sharing ideas and resources.




4/20/15 #plearnchat on Competency-based Systems

Big Question: Is our traditional system of learning meeting our 

kids needs and relevant for today's learners?

Check out the archive where educators from all over the world were sharing ideas and resources. We need to thank Rose Colby for helping us design the questions and participate in the chat.



4/6/15 #plearnchat on Shared Belief System. Why is it important to have a shared belief system based on a common language of personalized learning? 

We archived the chat that included some exciting resources and conversations from amazing educators from all over. 


CUE Conference
Palm Springs, CA- March 19 - 21, 2015

Poster: How to Build a Personalized Learning System

Ballroom Foyer, Friday, March 20, 2015 11am to 1pm
Barbara will share how you can build a coaching program that uses your own staff to personalize learning across your school or district. She will explain why starting with shared beliefs grows a self-sustainable system.


Concurrent SessionMake Learning Personal with Stories

Andreas Room, Saturday, March 21, 2015 8:30-9:30am
Join this session to hear stories why now is the time to personalize learning and transform the system. Learn how teacher and learner roles change. Each story includes strategies to motivate and engage learners. Barbara gave away a book, Make Learning Personal to Brian Crosby.


3/23/15 Twitter Chat on Assessment AS Learning 
moderated by Barbara Bray (@bbray27) and Kathleen McClaskey (@khmmc) with Pam Lowe (@plearnchat) as your facilitator. Wait until you see the conversations around the big question everyone considered in the chat:  

Why is it important for learners to reflect on their learning and monitor their progress as they learn?




Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.Kq1xJdAN.

2015 Next Generation Schools Symposium

Next Generation Pre-Conference Workshop
Wed., March 18, 2015 (8 to 4) Stayer Center
Marian University, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin




Make Learning Personal: The What, Who, and Why of Personalized Learning 
Barbara Bray will facilitate an interactive workshop where you will weave research, stories and practical strategies together to create a deeper understanding of what it means to personalize learning.

Make Learning Personal Book Signing by Barbara Bray


3/9/15 Twitter Chat on Play-based learning moderated by Barbara Bray (@bbray27) and Kathleen McClaskey (@khmmc) with Pam Lowe (@plearnchat) as your facilitator. Wait until you see the conversations around the big question everyone considered in the chat:  

Why does play matter for all learners and encourage deeper learning?


Digital Educator Day
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:45am and 1:00pm

Make Learning Personal: 

The What & Why of Personalized Learning

Barbara Bray facilitated 2 sessions around research and strategies along with stories to create a deeper understand of what it means to personalize learning. 


Barbara raffled off 2 books and did a book signing.



Sevenstar hosted a free webinar on the
10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

Tuesday, February 24th archive webinar here

In this presentation, Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey shared four concepts and ten trends from their new book about making learning more personal for the learner.



2/23/15 Twitter Chat on Multi-age and Co-teaching moderated by Barbara Bray (@bbray27) and Kathleen McClaskey (@khmmc) with Pam Lowe (@plearnchat) as your facilitator. Wait until you see the conversations around the big question everyone considered in the chat 


Make Learning Personal Book Signing 

with Kathleen McClaskey at the Blue Bunny Book store in Dedham, MA - Thurs., Feb. 19th at 4:30 - 6:00 pm


Podcast Interview by Dr. Will Show

Wednesday, February 18th at 5pm CST 
with Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey 

Dr. Will asked Barbara and Kathleen about what is personalized learning, reviewed the differences of personalization, differentiation, and individualization, changes in teacher and learner roles and more... 

Watch the video and post about the interview


  


2/9/15 Twitter Chat on Inquiry-based PBL and Personalized Learning moderated by Barbara Bray (@bbray27) and Kathleen McClaskey (@khmmc) with Pam Lowe (@plearnchat) as your facilitator. Wait until you see the conversations around the big question everyone considered in the chat:  

What are authentic ways for learners to engage in project-based learning activities?

1/26/15 Twitter Chat on Flexible Learning Spaces moderated by Barbara Bray (@bbray27) and Kathleen McClaskey (@khmmc) with Pam Lowe (@plearnchat) as your facilitator. Wait until you see the responses to the big question everyone considered in the chat:

How do learning spaces impact learning and learners?




First Twitter Chat using #plearnchat

Consider this big question as you view the archive on Twitter:
How do we develop a culture where being a learner is more valued that being a student?


For the 6 questions and more information go here






Make Learning Personal 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:30am
Presenter: Kathleen McClaskey
W1-04 - Salon D


During this session, learn how to create a learner-centered environment, make learning personal for each of your learners, and develop lessons that are engaging and motivating for your learners and you. This session is about bringing back the love of learning and making it personal for all learners, including you. The presenter will share stories and videos and then ignite discussions and activities around making learning personal, so bring your stories about learning.


Make Learning Personal Book Signing by Kathleen McClaskey




World Usability Day - New England 
November 13, 2014
Keene State College, Keene NH



Make Learning Personal Book Signing by Kathleen McClaskey





Webinar - Make Learning Personal
November 19, 2014, 3pm ET

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf
Listen and learn from John H. Clarke, Lauren Parren, Caroline Camara, and Josie Jordan who are the architects of the Pathways Program. Robin Kuhns is an eleventh grade learner at Mt. Abe who will share what personalized learning means to him and his pathways to graduation. - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.Kq1xJdAN.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.Kq1xJdAN.



This free webinar was hosted by its Learning, providing an overview of what is and what is not personalized learning, about how learners learn best and use what they learn to take responsibility for their learning. Expect to learn about interesting models and hear stories with Wow moments where teachers’ and learners’ roles changed. Walk away with why it is important to personalize learning for each and every learner.

All registrants who attended the webinar received a FREE copy of our book,  Make Learning Personal.




iNACOL Blended Online Learning Symposium
"Powering Personalized Learning"
Palm Springs Convention Center, Nov. 4-7, 2014
Friday, Nov. 7 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Panel: Building a Self-Sustaining Personalized Learning System
This panel featured technology leaders from three schools districts who are on an exciting journey of personalized learning and changing teaching and learning. During this session, panelists shared an overview of the planning, design and implementation strategies of their personalized learning systems and share lessons learned during their journeys.

Panelists
Betty Wottreng, Director of Technology Services, Verona Area School District, Wisconsin
Jon Tanner, Technology Director, Oregon School District, Wisconsin
Brian Blanton, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Henry County Schools, Georgia
Barbara Bray, Moderator, Co-Founder, Personalize Learning, LLC





MassCUE Conference October 22-23, 2014 - Foxboro Stadium - Foxboro, MA

Making Learning Personal, Thursday, October 23rd
Presenter: Kathleen McClaskey

How do you make learning personal for every learner in your class? You will learn about a Personal Learner Profile based on access, engage, and express, create a Class Learning Snapshot, and design a Class Learning Toolkit that includes appropriate tools, resources, and instructional strategies to support your learners.


Inspire 2014 Conference October 22-23, 2014 Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, MA




Make Learning Personal Book Signing by Kathleen McClaskey
Thursday, October 23rd - 1:15pm


Fall CUE Conference October 24-25, 2014
American Canyon High School, Napa, CA 
Presenter: Barbara Bray - Friday, October 24, 2014 

Launching and Maintaining a Blended Learning Environment Panel

Barbara participated on a panel with Elizabeth Calhoon, Jon Corripo, Rob Darrow, Susan Stewart, and Diana Darrow to discuss how personalized learning is the umbrella for a blended learning environment.

Make Learning Personal with Stories 
In this interactive session, you will learn how to start making learning personal for your learners. Listen to Wow moments, share your own, and create learner-centered environments using methods, tools, and materials to encourage voice and choice.




Webinar - Make Learning Personal:
The What, Who, WOW, Where & Why -
 (Archived Webinar Sept. 16th, 4-5 ET)

Based on our book, Make Learning Personal, this webinar sponsored by NISCE, provides an overview of what is and what is not personalized learning and about how learners learn best using Universal Design for Learning principles. Expect to learn about interesting models and hear stories with Wow moments where teachers’ and learners’ roles changed. Walk away with some rationale why it is important to personalize learning for each learner.





Webinar - Make Learning Personal
watch the archived webinar


Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf
Listen and learn from John H. Clarke, Lauren Parren, Caroline Camara, and Josie Jordan who are the architects of the Pathways Program. Robin Kuhns is an eleventh grade learner at Mt. Abe who will share what personalized learning means to him and his pathways to graduation. - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.Kq1xJdAN.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.Kq1xJdAN.

This free webinar on August 27, 2014, was hosted by its Learning, provided an overview of what is and what is not personalized learning, about how learners learn best and use what they learn to take responsibility for their learning. Expect to learn about interesting models and hear stories with Wow moments where teachers’ and learners’ roles changed. Walk away with why it is important to personalize learning for each and every learner.



ISTE 2014 Conference 

Launching a Self-Sustaining Personalized Learning System
Poster Session: Sunday, June 29, 11am-1pm ET (Table 29)


Personalized Learning as a Culture Shift
Concurrent Session, Tuesday, July 1, 10:15am -11:15am ET (B314)

Elements of a Sustainable Personalized Learning Environment
Birds of a Feather: Sunday, June 29, 5:30pm - 6:45pm ET (B211)


This is a going to be a busy and fun conference. Join Barbara and Kathleen who will be sharing ideas, resources, and some exciting projects with Linda Ullah who is our Personalized Learning Coach for the 5 W's eCourse. Rita Mortenson, Lead Personalized Learning Coach at Verona Area Schools, WI, will be joining us and sharing the great work happening in her district. Brian Blanton, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Henry County Schools, GA, and Bryan Bronn, Principal, Branson Junior High, MO, will be sharing how their districts are launching self-sustainable Personalized Learning systems.  Lauren Parren, Innovation Coach will be sharing the Pathways Program from Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School. Patrick Riley, Cognitive Coach from GRREC in Kentucky will share their coaching program. Please come by and say hi!


NAESP (National Association of Elementary School Principals) Annual Conference

Session ID: 1105 7/15/14
Culture Shift: Personalize Learning for Every Learner 
presented by Kathleen McClaskey

What is personalized learning? Learn how personalizing learning will transform teaching and learning so every learner takes more responsibility for their learning, how teacher roles will change, and what that will mean for schools. With this culture shift, the selection of tools to support teaching and learning will be critical.


Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf
Listen and learn from John H. Clarke, Lauren Parren, Caroline Camara, and Josie Jordan who are the architects of the Pathways Program. Robin Kuhns is an eleventh grade learner at Mt. Abe who will share what personalized learning means to him and his pathways to graduation. - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.Kq1xJdAN.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.Kq1xJdAN.



Personalize Learning Webinar Series



Personalization and Student Engagement 
with Elliot Washor, Co-Founder of Big Picture Learning and The MET Center in RI and the co-author of Leaving to Learn




Personalize Learning Webinar Series: Webinar #5 4/22/14

Where is the person in personalization? What are the expectations that students have for deep productive learning? Learn how learners can drive their learning based on their passion and interests. There is a great deal of discussion and a strong ramp up of what is called "personalized learning" in schools both with and without technology. this webinar is about practical approaches to personalization and student engagement. 



Check out Elliot's post and archived webinar: What do you mean by Personalization?






Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf
Listen and learn from John H. Clarke, Lauren Parren, Caroline Camara, and Josie Jordan who are the architects of the Pathways Program. Robin Kuhns is an eleventh grade learner at Mt. Abe who will share what personalized learning means to him and his pathways to graduation. - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.Kq1xJdAN.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.Kq1xJdAN.

Leadership 3.0 Symposium
April 10 - 12, 2014, Marriott SFO, San Mateo, CA

The Leadership 3.0 Symposium is a collaborative effort of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)Computer Using Educators, Inc. (CUE)Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL). It is truly “for administrators, by administrators.”

Barbara presented Culture Shift: Personalizing Learning for All Learners



Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf
Listen and learn from John H. Clarke, Lauren Parren, Caroline Camara, and Josie Jordan who are the architects of the Pathways Program. Robin Kuhns is an eleventh grade learner at Mt. Abe who will share what personalized learning means to him and his pathways to graduation. - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.Kq1xJdAN.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.Kq1xJdAN.

Addressing the Needs of Every Learner
Putting the "Person" in Personalized (BlogTalk Radio)
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 11am PT

Join host Michael Jay and guests Barbara Bray along with Steve Nordmark, Chief Academic Officer, Knovation, and Shawn Bay, Founder, eScholar as they discuss what personalized learning means for education and what steps we need to take today to support this idea for educating our youth.  Listen to the archive



Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf
Listen and learn from John H. Clarke, Lauren Parren, Caroline Camara, and Josie Jordan who are the architects of the Pathways Program. Robin Kuhns is an eleventh grade learner at Mt. Abe who will share what personalized learning means to him and his pathways to graduation. - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.Kq1xJdAN.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.Kq1xJdAN.


Spring 2014 CUE Conference


All New Presentation on Culture Shift:
Personalize Learning for Every Learner

Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:30 - 1:30 pm
San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel, Session, 3 - Concurrent Session

Barbara will encourage attendees to participate as she walks through what is and what is not Personalized Learning, why it is time to personalize learning, how to understand how learners learn best, the stages of Personalized Learning Environments, and why this is a Culture Shift when teacher and learner roles change. She will share some new information not shared earlier.

Added session: UDL meets the Common Core
Friday, March 21, 2014 10-11am
Hilton Hotel, Tapestry room





Personalize Learning Webinar Series



Personalize Learning Webinar Series 
at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf
Listen and learn from John H. Clarke, Lauren Parren, Caroline Camara, and Josie Jordan who are the architects of the Pathways Program. Robin Kuhns is an eleventh grade learner at Mt. Abe who will share what personalized learning means to him and his pathways to graduation. - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2013/11/personalized-learning-at-mt-abraham-umhs.html#sthash.8fnfZzkT.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.Kq1xJdAN.dpuf

Personalize Learning Webinar Series at Classroom 2.0


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
Tuesday, November 12 at 5pm ET, 4pm CT, 3pm MT and 2pm PT
using Blackboard Collaborate in
 this room.
- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/#sthash.Kq1xJdAN.
Why Hope Matters with Keven Kroehler from EdVisions


Personalize Learning Webinar Series: Webinar #4 2/4/14
Learn when learners make their own goals, plan for those goals and then are persistent in meeting those goals give them hope. Keven shares an analogy of making chocolate chip cookies and the process to learn.

Watch the archive here


Personalize Learning Webinar Series

The Motivation Equation with Kathleen Cushman

Personalize Learning Webinar Series: Webinar #3 1/21/14
Hear from learners how eight conditions play out in highly motivating classrooms. Kathleen shared the strategies that motivate learners with the voices from four learners on what matters so they can learn.  

Watch the archive here



East Bay CUE Cool Tools
Tools to Personalize Learning in Your Classroom (Barbara Bray)


Head-Royce School, Oakland, CA
Saturday, February 8, 2013, 2.5 hour afternoon workshop
Shake up the learning in your classroom by creating a Classroom Toolkit based on how your learners learn best. This workshop is for K-12 teachers. Bring a list of your class and current resources and tools available.





Personalize Learning Webinar Series
The Inquiry Hub - Webinar #2 archive (Tues., Dec. 17, 2013)


David Truss and several learners shared how learning at the Inquiry Hub provides them an innovative, technology driven, full-time program which allows them to pursue their own learning questions by shaping their educational experience around their interests instead of structured classes. 

View the entire post at: Kids talking about Learning at The Inquiry Hub. Go to Blackboard Collaborate recording for the entire webinar on Classroom 2.0.




Culture Shift: Personalize Learning for Every Learner
presented by Kathleen McClaskey
Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference:
Dec. 3-5, 2013 at the Radisson Hotel & Expo Center - Manchester, NH
Concurrent Session - Tues., Dec. 3rd: 1:30-2:30

Personalizing learning changes teaching and learning so every learner takes more responsibility for their learning. Learn how teacher roles will change and what that will mean for teachers and schools. The selection and use of tools, resources, and strategies to support teaching and digital learning will be critical as the culture shifts.


Six Steps to Personalize Learning
(Nov. 21 and 22, 2013)

Verona Area School District, WI

30 teachers, administrators, and coaches collaborated to transform lessons and units to Stage One Personalized Learning Environments. A fun two days where teachers had time to really plan and think about what and how they were going to bring in learner voice and choice. We even had a guest skype with Peter H. Reynolds who shared how he is inspired. Then several teachers shared with him how he has inspired them and their learners. Read more...



Connect the Dots and Coach the Coach Program
(Nov. 20, 2013)
Verona Area School District, WIAbout 40 administrators and teachers from the ten schools referred to their current initiatives and programs and how they fit under the Personalized Learning umbrella. After reviewing what is Personalized Learning and the current status of VASD, each school team took one initiative and discussed and shared out the current status of that initiative and what it would look like in a Personalized Learning system. Read more...




Personalize Learning Webinar Series:
Personal Pathways to HS Graduation


Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School - Bristol, VT featuring John H. Clarke, Lauren Parren, Caroline Camara, Josie Jordan and Robin K, 11th grade learner who shared the spectrum of offerings and how learners select and drive their learning paths and high school plans. Watch the embedded video from November 12, 2013 of this webinar and read the chat archive on this page.




Connected Education Month FREE Webinar



Two New Personalized Learning Models 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013  - 5pm ET,  4pm CT, 13pm MT, 2pm PT

Go to archived webinar and this post to learn about these PL Models.



Lisa Welch and Wanda Richardson, a K-1 Co-Teaching Team from KM Explore in Wisconsin. We realized we needed to learn more from the KM Explore team. They shared how they took walls down and created a personal learning environment for their kids who drive their learning. David Truss, Vice-Principal of The Inquiry Hub in Vancouver, BC walked through exciting projects that learners designed based on their interests and questions. The audience chat was wonderful. Unfortunately we  experienced technical difficulties during the webinar. So we contacted Steve Hargadon who graciously offered Blackboard Collaborate for our webinar series.





Fall 2013 CUE Conference
Culture Shift: Personalize Learning for Every Learner
Friday, October 25, 2013 12:30 - 1:30 pm
American Canyon High School, Napa, CA in Room A215

Barbara encouraged attendees to participate as she walked through what is and what is not Personalized Learning, why it is time to personalize learning, how to understand how learners learn best, the stages of Personalized Learning Environments, and why this is a Culture Shift when teacher and learner roles change. Thanks to Naomi Harm for her assistance and a great audience!









"Culture Shift: Personalize Learning for Every Learner"
presented by Kathleen McClaskey

MassCUE & M.A.S.S. 2013 Technology Conference
Global Connections - Digital Learning
Gillette Stadium - Foxboro, MA 
October 23rd - Workshop Session 3







Connected Education Month FREE Webinar


Why Personalize Learning Now!  
Tuesday, October 15, 2013  - archived
Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey facilitated great conversations with Lisa Welch from Wisconsin, Kevin McLaughlin from the UK, and John H. Clarke from Vermont.

Thanks to everyone who participated and shared their ideas!






Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
Creating Successful Learning Environments Conference
Crown Plaza - Southbury, CT 
October 9, 2013
Luncheon Keynote presented by Kathleen McClaskey




Free Webinar from CILC - September 18th, 5-6 ET

CILC Webinar
Culture Shift: Transform Learning for All Learners
Free interactive webinar sponsored by the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) that will focus on how personalized learning will transform teacher and learning, change teacher and learner roles, and impact the culture of school. Presented by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey



GRECC - Green River Regional Educational Cooperative, KY
Facilitated by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey

August 19th - Workshop with Cognitive Coaches, RTT Coaches, GRECC Staff  
Overview of 5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse and 6 Steps to Personalize Learning Workshop

August 20th - Meeting with Taylor County Schools Team, RTT Team, GRECC Staff on Performance-Based Learning



River Springs Charter School 
Pechanga Casino and Resort, Temecula, CA
http://www.riverspringscharter.org/
Keynote Presentations by Barbara Bray

August 13th: Keynote for Staff  
Culture Shift: Personalizing Learning for All Learners

August 14th: Keynote for Parents 
From the Crow's Next: The What, Where, and Wow of Personalized Learning


Southington Public Schools
Southington, CT

Southington Public SchoolsAugust 14th: Southington Administrator's Event
Transforming Connecticut's Public Education:
Personalize Learning for All Learners
Presented by Kathleen McClaskey



ISTE 2013 June 23-26,  2013:  Poster Session Table 12

Six Steps to Personalize Learning to Meet the Common Core   
Presented by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey
Tuesday, June 25th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about this model that provides the steps and tools to personalize learning to motivate, engage, and give learners a voice in Common Core lessons!




CUE 2013 Conference March 14-16, 2013: Two sessions at the Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA  - Presented by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey



Culture Shift: Personalize Learning for Every Learner 
Session #01,  Thurs., March 14th, 9:00 am - 10:00 am, Room: Sierra
When you personalize learning, teacher and learner roles change. Learn the what, why, and how of personalizing learning so every learner is motivated and engaged in the learning process. (Handouts)

Class Learning Toolkits: Tools and Strategies for Every Learner
Session #12, Sat., March 16th, 1:30-2:30pm, Mesquite H, PSCC
Build a Class Learning Snapshot in this interactive session from four learners in your class to design a Class Learning Toolkit that includes tools and strategies to meet their learning goals. 
(Handouts)


Learning, Leading, The Future 2013 ConferenceMarch 5, 2013 at Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA
Access, Engage and Express: Personalize Learning for Every Learner presented by Kathleen McClaskey

Descriptions of this next generation of classrooms paint pictures of personalized learning environments where self-directed learning, learner choice and engagement built around enduring understanding are paramount. Learn how to create personalized learning environments with learner voice and choice using the Six Steps to Personalize Learning.




Personalize Learning to Meet the Common Core 
Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference:  November 27-29, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel & Expo Center of New Hampshire - Manchester, NH
Session # T2-03, Tuesday, November 27th, 12:00-1:00, Room: Salon C

In this session participants will learn how to personalize (not individualize) learning by using the lens of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to meet the needs of all learners and successfully implement the Common Core. Understand why it is important to start with the learner to redesign learning and environments, create Personal Learner Profiles(tm) and Personal Learning Backpacks(tm) so all learners access content and tools, engage with the curriculum and express what they know in multiple ways.



Personalize Learning to Meet the Common Core 
Fall CUE Conference: October 26-27 American Canyon High School, CA
2 Sessions: Saturday 10:15-11:15 (Lunch) and after lunch 1:30-2:20
Presented by Barbara Bray

First Session: what Personalizing Learning is and is not, walk through Stages of Personalized Learning Environments, why Universal Design for Learning principles can guide learning, models and examples with strategies to use with their learners to meet the Common Core, and strategies to provide evidence of learning using assessment as learning.

Second session: take it several steps deeper to understand how learners learn best, why motivation matters, how to transform an existing activity to Stage One with learner voice and choice, and identify resources and strategies that motivate and engage learners and meets the Common Core.



Personalize Learning Overview Webinar
sponsored by Iowa AEA PD Online and Grant Wood AEA 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 3:45-4:45 pm CST

An informative webinar introducing the Iowa Community of Practice (CoP) on Personalized Learning (the first in the country) and an overview of our new eCourse, "The 5 W's of Personalized Learning" that will be offered to Iowa educators. Participants will learn how personalizing learning will change teaching and learning so learners take more responsibility for their learning, how teacher roles will change, and what that will mean for schools.



Keynote Address:  "Transforming Education for All Learners: Blueprint for Sustainable Personalized Learning Environments" presented by Kathleen McClaskey, Co-founder -  Personalize Learning LLC

Fall Leadership and Technology Summit
October 2nd: Courtyard Marriott, Marlborough, MA
October 3rd:  Hotel Northampton, Northampton, MA



Personalize Learning to Meet the Common Core
ISTE Webinar:  October 3rd,  1:00 Pacific/2:00 Mountain/3:00 Central/4:00 Eastern (fee-based)

This is the time to transform our educational system so all learners can compete and contribute to the global economy and workforce. The term "Personalized Learning" is a buzzword in education. The presenters will clarify what is and what is not Personalized Learning and define Personal Learning. They will share Personal Learning Toolkits that include charts, Common Core lesson examples, Personal Learner Profiles and Personal Learning Backpacks along with strategies to support the diversity of learners in the classroom. Presenters will walk you through how to transform a traditional classroom to a Stage One Personal Learning Environment. Download charts and report in advance at www.personalizelearning.com - Toolkit tab.


Transform Learning to Make Learning Personal
Learning 2.0 and Classroom 2.0 Conference
August 20, 2012

Why transform learning? Why make learning personal? 
Teaching is changing. Teachers are working harder than ever. Learning is hard. Learners need to be more engaged in the learning process. This means teacher and learner roles change. Want to do something about it? You can from day one by trying some of the steps the presenters will share with you how to make learning personal.


Connected Educator Month
Connected Educator Month. 

August 2 - Thursday, 1:00pm Eastern Time
TitleCEM Kickoff Panel: 
Connected Education and Serving Every Student, From Gifted to Special Needs (link to archived event)
Description:  Serving every student (From Gifted to Special Needs), and how connecting educators could help in this effort.
Panelists:  Kathleen McClaskey, Lisa Nielsen, and Ira Socol


August 2 - Thursday, 3:00pm Eastern Time
Title: Forum Kickoff - It's Personal-Personalized Learning for Students and Teachers (link to archived event)
Description:  What can steps can educators take to personalize learning for their learners?
Panelists:  Barbara Bray, Mimi Ito, Steve Nordmark and Sylvia Martinez




Personalized Learning Toolkits: 
Designing New Pathways for Every Learner
Join us in designing new pathways for every learner with personal learner profiles, personalized learning paths and digital backpacks to create the ultimate classroom.
Concurrent Session@ ISTE -Tuesday, June 26, 2012 3:45-4:45
Room SDCC 6D
San Diego, CA





Birds of a Feather Session on Personalizing Learning
Join us in a discussion about personalizing learning and share models, explore examples, and discover tools that create new learning pathways for all.
ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education)
Monday, June 25, 2012 5:30-6:45
SDCC 25C
San Diego, CA



Schools Moving Up WestEd (Free Webinar)
Personalize Learning to Meet the Common Core


How can personalized learning support the Common Core standards? Are you wondering how teachers can create personalized learning environments that support the diversity of learners in their classrooms along with needing to meet the CCSS? Learn about the first steps in moving to a personalized learning environment to help each learner understand how they learn best.

Webinar presented: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
http://www.schoolsmovingup.net/cs/smu/view/e/5221

Additional resources can be located on the SchoolsMovingUp link above.


CUE Conference (March 14-17, 2012) - Conference session
Thursday March 15, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm 
Join us on the journey in designing new pathways for every students with learner profiles, personalized learning path and digital backpacks to create the ultimate classroom.




Panel on Personal Learning Profiles (Webinar)
Thursday, February 2, 2012 panel hosted by Steve Hargadon on "Personal Learning Profiles" with Barbara Bray, Kathleen McClaskey, Shannon Miller, and Lisa Nielsen about the best way to capture and communicate students' learning plans and goals? Webinar is archived by Blackboard Collaborate at FutureofEducation.com  


Virtual Staff Room - VSR46: This is Personal   (Podcast)
http://virtualstaffroom.net/2012/01/vsr46-this-is-personal/
Interview by Chris Betcher 
January 20th, 2012
Podcast is archived



Personalized Learning Toolkits (Webinar)
Presentation by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey 
on Thursday, November 17 at 4pm PST for 
The Global Education Collaborative Conference (November 14-18, 2011)