Welcome to the "Make Learning Personal" Virtual Book Study
Are you ready to jump into learning more about personalized learning? I am excited to be part of your journey as you read Make Learning Personal over the next few weeks. I will join you at a regular time as you are completing each chapter with a live 1-hour webinar. This is when you can ask me questions about the ideas in the chapter. Sometimes I will ask you questions for you to think deeper about what you just learned. The most important thing is that you will be having conversations about personalized learning; what it is and what it is not, understanding who your learners are, how teacher and learners roles change, where personalized learning is happening, and the ultimate question: Why Personalize Learning?
The Goal of the MLP Virtual Book Study: To build a common language and understanding around personalized learning.
I began my career in educational technology in 1983 where I set a vision that “Computers were going to be the great equalizer”. (In 1983 the word technology was not used.) I will tell you that I realized that vision and it is what drives my work in personalized learning. Today, I am an innovative leader, education technologist, keynoter, professional developer, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) consultant with over 30 years experience in creating learner-centered environments as a teacher, K-12 administrator, graduate instructor and consultant. I am passionate in empowering learners with tools, skills and learning strategies so they become independent self-directed learners, learners with agency, who are future ready for college, career and life. Last year I coined this phrase: “Every child on the planet is a learner”. With that understanding, I continue on my mission for educators to discover the learner in every child and to level the playing field for all learners. This past January, I joined Education Reimagined’s Pioneer Lab with other pioneering educators to help create a national movement to transform education to develop learner-centered environments everywhere.