Monthly Archives: January 2014
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In our inaugural chat on a Sunday, we discussed whether or not personalized education could ever be achieved in public schools. Questions considered included what exactly personalized education was, barriers to it being implemented, the role of the teacher and technology, and what could be learned from homeschoolers. A full transcript can be found here.
Due to the time change, many more participants from the UK and EU were able to join the chat. It was decided that going forward we will be holding at least one chat a month on Sunday.
Personalized Learning, Big Data and Schools fromEdutopia
Personalized Education Plan (w/samples for gifted students)
Personalized Learning: 5 Future Technology Predictions from IBM (video)
The Next Big Thing: Personalized Education (April 2009) from Howard Gardner
GHF Online from @GiftedHF
Personalized Learning (history – Wikipedia)
From Cybraryman “Personalized Education Plans”
“More Than Outside the Box” by Krissy Venosdale
“The 21st Century Classroom” (YouTube)
TEDx video “Revolutionizing Education with Personalized Learning”
This chat was the second part in a series, “Common Myths of Gifted Education”. It became apparent soon after chat started that these myths evoke strong emotions in all stakeholders in the gifted community. A full transcript can be found here. To view the post from Week 1, click here.
I’ve included below some of the comments made during the chat.
In response to the myth – ‘gifted education programs are elitist’:
Krissy Venosdale @venspired R5) Different not better.Needs met, not privileged.Elitism insinuates the idea that it’s a “prize.” Real prize? Understanding.
Krissy Venosdale @venspired R5) I like to tell people that we need to stop focus on high-achieve and focus more on thinking deep.
In reference to the possibility of a child being twice-exceptional: StemMom Advocate R6: head in fire, feet in ice. Nothing fits.
Please note that our next chat will be Sunday, January 26, 2014 @ 4P ET/3P CT/21.00 UK/Monday 8.00 AUS (ET). We will be having one chat a month at this new time.
“Columbus Cheetah, Myth Buster – Myth 8” from Jo Freitag on Sprite’s Site
“Columbus Cheetah, Myth Buster – Myth 6” from Jo Freitag on Sprite’s Site
Cybraryman’s Twice-Exceptional Children
The Dyslexic Advantage (Amazon) by Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide
The Advantages of Acceleration by Lisa Van Gemert
In this first of two chats on the Common Myths of Gifted Education, 4 myths were discussed including: 1) All Children are Gifted; 2) Gifted Children Will Do Fine on Their Own; 3) Teachers Challenge All Children in the Regular Classroom; and 4) Gifted Students Are a Role Model for Other Students. A full transcript may be found here.
This topic proved to be especially popular with folks from 26 states and 4 countries joining us. Part 2 of the discussion will take place on Friday, January 17th at 7PM ET/6PM CT.
Reflections on ‘All Children Are Gifted’ by Michael C. Thompson via HoagiesGifted
“Myth 13: The Regular Classroom Teacher Can ”Go It Alone” by Dorothy Sisk
“Equity in Gifted/Talented (G/T) Education” from the Texas Education Association (TEA)