The Vision for the Future

Personalized Learning. Personalized Learning puts the learning at the centre and empowers teachers to provide each student with an education tailored to his or her specific learning needs, interests and aptitudes.
Without diminishing the importance of foundational skills, Personalized Learning both allows and requires students to take greater responsibility for their own learning as they progress.
Personalized Learning takes a structured and responsive approach, providing experiences that enable students and their parents to make choices around what, when and where to learn.
It strengthens the link between learning and teaching by actively engaging students and their parents as partners in learning.


Personalized Learning in the 21st Century: From Vision to Action

The BCSSA FALL CONFERENCE in Victoria November 18 and 19 featured speakers, Valerie Hannon, Tony McKay and Stuart Shanker. They led participants through interactive sessions about new and innovative directions for BC education. Leaders from across the Province came together to discuss personalized learning, early learning, children, familes and the future of education in BC.

a The archived webcasts, conference resources and support materials are available here

Student Perspective on Personalized Learning in the 21st Century, 2010
Date of Filming: June 22, 2010

Personalized learning in the 21st Century is the buzz word of the day.
Charles Leadbeater is a leading authority on innovation and creativity. He is an advisor to the United Kingdom’s Education Innovation Unit on future strategies for more networked and personalized approaches to learning and education.

He believes that if the government is serious about personalization, public sector bodies should regard this challenge to the way they currently operate. He explains how personalization goes beyond a simple consumer model to actually involving users in the design and delivery of the next generation of services.

In thinking about his work, this question comes to mind. Are students the prime users of learning in our K-12 Education system? If the answer is yes, are we listening?

Take a look at this series to see if we are listening.

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