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Now What? The Future Is Personalized Learning

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 113A

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English Teacher & Tech Coach
Council Rock School District
Hollie Woodard, 2022 PETE&C Innovator of the Year, 2022 PA Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2022 PSEA Teacher of Excellence, PAECT Advocacy Chair, KTI Lead Learner, and author of Hacking Flex Teaching: 10 Solutions for Your Blended, Hybrid, or Distance Learning Classroom, is a high school English teacher and Technology Coach from the Council Rock School District.

Session description

I will share my personalized learning journey by discussing the inequity that currently exists in education when using a traditional scope and sequence. I will introduce the Gradual Release of Responsibility and demonstrate how to use it to create mastery paths that result in personalized learning.

Purpose & objective

My objective is to share my personalized learning journey and provide attendees with a formula for creating personalized learning. At the completion of the session, attendees will be able to know how to create personalized learning journeys in their own class and curricular areas.

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1)Discuss equity vs. equality
2)Discuss the different types of students in a class
3)Introduce the Gradual Release of Responsibility
4)Show them how to create personalized learning pathways using technology and the GRR
5)Take them through a sample lesson
6)Discuss best practices
7)Answer questions

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Session specifications

Personalized learning
Grade level:
Skill level:
Coaches, Professional developers, Teachers
Attendee devices:
Devices not needed
Subject area:
Language arts
ISTE Standards:
For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.