Cutting Through the Confusion of Individualized Learning
Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Gene Kerns, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance
Sponsored by Renaissance
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Individualized learning is referred to by Culatta (2016) as “learning experiences in which the pace of learning is adjusted to meet the needs of individual students.” It’s one of the major areas of concentration within personalized learning and requires significant changes to school as we know it, moving from a seat-time model to one focused on true competency.
Sound intimidating? Join us for an introduction to individualized learning where Gene Kerns, Ed.D. will address the following questions:
- What are the three major components of individualized learning?
- Why move to a competency model?
- How does individualization work within or run counter to current educational policy?
- Does ESSA reference or even allow for individualization?
- How might an implementation of individualization best begin?
You’ll leave with a clearer understanding of the issues involved and a set of principles to get you moving in the right direction. Dr. Kerns will field your questions after his presentation. This session is designed for K-12 building and district administrators as well as educators.
About the Presenter
Gene Kerns, Ed.D. is Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Renaissance and a nationally acclaimed speaker on learning progressions, K12 assessments, and educational standards in the U.S. and U.K. He is a third-generation educator with teaching experience from elementary through the university level, as well as K12 administrative experience. He is the author of inFormative Assessment: When It’s Not About a Grade.
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