Personalized Learning

KPBSD teacher feature: connect with students one-on-one

Posted by on January 17, 2018 at 3:48 pm

“What does Personalized Learning (PL) look like in the classroom?” is quizzed back and forth in education circles, and students and parents even wonder and ask questions! Every teacher, group of students, and scenario is unique, and personalized learning is adaptive. To offer a look into the practices of PL, meet Mrs. Amy Angleton, a […]

Seventh graders personalize reading at Nikiski Middle High

Posted by on January 2, 2018 at 3:34 pm

“I’m very big on giving students as much choice as possible in their middle school years,” said Laura Niemczyk, Nikiski Middle-High School teacher. “I am also very big on turning kids into lifelong readers. With those two objectives in mind, I issued the 25 book challenge to my seventh graders this year. This is not […]

Personalized Learning: facilitate plus solid trusting relationships

Posted by on July 20, 2017 at 4:35 pm

Mrs. Stephanie Cronin, Seward High School Educator of all levels of high school mathematics and Principles of Engineering My role in the classroom is as a facilitator of learning. This role has changed throughout my twenty years as a teacher. From the days of overheads, and sage on the stage in which the teacher passes […]

Personalized Learning: increase student autonomy

Posted by on July 20, 2017 at 4:29 pm

Mrs. Meredith McCullough, Kenai Central High School English Teacher By the time I meet my students in high school, many believe their educational paths are set. This fixed view of learning creates unnecessary challenges and limitations that impact students for their entire lives, and is the reason I reevaluated my beliefs about teaching. The truth […]

Personalized Learning: Think Kaladi Brothers, soup and salad bar, treadmill

Posted by on July 20, 2017 at 4:22 pm

Ms. Sienna Griggs, Mountain View Elementary, 4th grade teacher explains, I define personalized learning as the ability of a student to have self-directed choice in what and how he or she is going to learn; a sense of ownership over their education. While I am still learning about personalizing, I experimented with several elements of personalization […]