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PLCON Registration Discounted for Aspiring Educators

PLCON Registration Discounted for Aspiring Educators

Through improved pedagogy and technology, teachers are better able to personalize learning for their students. The Personalized Learning Conference on May 3, 2017 hopes to further develop the capabilities of educators to utilize these new strategies and tools so that they can meet the needs of every student.

While it is important for Michigan’s current workforce to develop their skills for providing personalized educational opportunities for students, there is also a need for the next generation of teachers to develop these skills. This is why we are excited to announce that aspiring educators receive 50% off their registration for the Personalized Learning Conference. This discounted price is available for undergraduate students and student teachers.

To take advantage of this offer, simply register for the Personalized Learning Conference using your student email address and the discount code PLCGRAD.

Learn more and register for the Personalized Learning Conference by going to plcon.org

Reserve Your Seat for the Personalized Learning Conference

Reserve Your Seat for the Personalized Learning Conference

The Personalized Learning Conference will be held at Kent ISD on May 3, 2017. All educators who want to learn more about personalized teaching and learning are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Maybe you read our recent blog post, 5 Misconceptions of Personalized Learning.  As in the blog post, the goal of this conference is to build awareness and understanding of how to personalize teaching and learning for the purpose of increasing student learning outcomes. This includes a focus on implementation through mastery learning and system-alignment.

Conference Highlights

  • Conference Kickoff with Laura Hilger, Teaching and Learning Senior Coach at KnowledgeWorks
  • Conference Keynote with Virgel Hammonds, Chief Learning Officer at KnowledgeWorks
  • Over 30 sessions focused on personalized learning
  • An all-day maker space facilitated by Kent ISD’s STEM Consultants
  • Unique conference schedule that allows for informational, discussion, and hands-on sessions
  • Registration is only $50 and includes lunch
  • SCECHs are available
  • Additional opportunities for site visits to a schools implementing personalized learning (Kenowa Hills Public Schools and Kent Innovation High)
  • NovaNow PBL Workshop, which will help educators understand and implement project-based learning 

Visit plcon.org to learn more and reserve your seat today!

Reserve Your Seat for the Personalize Learning Conference #PLCON17

Reserve Your Seat for the Personalize Learning Conference #PLCON17

The Personalized Learning Conference will be held at Kent ISD on May 3, 2017. All educators who want to learn more about personalized teaching and learning are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Maybe you read our recent blog post, 5 Misconceptions of Personalized Learning.  As in the blog post, the goal of this conference is to build awareness and understanding of how to personalize teaching and learning for the purpose of increasing student learning outcomes. This includes a focus on implementation through mastery learning and system-alignment.

Conference Highlights

  • Conference Kickoff with Laura Hilger, Teaching and Learning Senior Coach at KnowledgeWorks
  • Conference Keynote with Virgel Hammonds, Chief Learning Officer at KnowledgeWorks
  • Over 30 sessions focused on personalized learning
  • An all-day maker space facilitated by Kent ISD’s STEM Consultants
  • Unique conference schedule that allows for informational, discussion, and hands-on sessions
  • Registration is only $50 and includes lunch
  • SCECHs are available
  • Additional opportunities for site visits to a schools implementing personalized learning (Kenowa Hills Public Schools and Kent Innovation High)
  • NovaNow PBL Workshop, which will help educators understand and implement project-based learning 

Visit http://www.plcon.org to learn more and reserve your seat today!

5 Misconceptions of Personalized Learning

5 Misconceptions of Personalized Learning

The Bulletin

In 2015, the Michigan State Board of Education identified as a priority, “Increasing the use of personalized teaching methods, including the integration of technology for K-14 students to improve learning and outcomes.” In 2016, The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) released their plan to become a top 10 state in 10 years, which incorporated personalized learning as 1 of its 7 strategies. While  the state has a strong focus on personalized learning, many local districts in Michigan are just beginning to develop their understanding around this educational concept.

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#PLCON17 Call for Proposals is Open!

#PLCON17 Call for Proposals is Open!

Share your personalized learning story and expertise.

Personalized Learning is a model of learning that promotes flexibility within the learning environment to allow students’ needs to drive instructional strategies, assessments, use of time, and materials. Kent ISD will be hosting the second Personalized Learning Conference on May 3, 2017 and is searching for presenters to share their experiences in this evolving educational practice.

Proposals that include the innovative and systemic use of blended learning and/or technology to drive or support elementary, middle and high school learning to ensure students are college and career ready are sought. In particular, we seek case studies, action research, and stories of success related to innovative learning that facilitates one or more of the following:

  • Student agency
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Immediate instructional interventions and supports for each student is on-demand, when needed
  • Flexible pacing
  • Individual student profiles (personalized learning plans)
  • Deeper learning and problem solving to develop meaning
  • Frequent feedback from instructors and peers
  • Standards-based, world-class knowledge and skills
  • Anywhere, anytime learning
  • Performance-based assessments (project-based learning, portfolios, etc.)*

Click here to learn more and submit a proposal for #PLCON17.

Proposal submission deadline is December 9, 2016 at 11:59PM.

*List adopted from iNACOL’s Elements of Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning Conference – #PLCON17 Call for Proposals is Open!

Personalized Learning Conference – #PLCON17 Call for Proposals is Open!

Kent ISD is pleased to announce the hosting of the second Personalized Learning Conference on May 3, 2017 and is searching for presenters to share their experiences in this evolving educational practice. Personalized Learning is a model of learning that promotes flexibility within the learning environment to allow students’ needs to drive instructional strategies, assessments, use of time, and materials.

Proposals that include the innovative and systemic use of blended learning and/or technology to drive or support elementary, middle and high school learning to ensure students are college and career ready are sought. In particular, we seek case studies, action research, and stories of success related to innovative learning that facilitates one or more of the following:

  • Blended Learning Implementation
  • Individualized Instruction
  • Assessment & Feedback
  • Authentic Practice
  • Promoting Transfer and Universal Design for Learning
  • Active Learning
  • Mastery Learning
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Project-Based Learning

Click here to submit your proposal for the Personalized Learning Conference

Proposal submission deadline is December 9, 2016 at 11:59PM.