Personalized Education: Mission Accomplished? or No-Fly Zone? Tales From Three Years of Boots on the Ground

Personalized education has long been hailed as the “future of education” perhaps since before the popularization of the “personal” computer. MOOCs were predicted to spell out the “end of Universities” and have enjoyed moderate success. For decades, Japanese and Korean robotics organizations have been looking for ways to invent robots to replace native English teachers in their respective countries. But only recently has there been an explosion of affordable, user-friendly, personalized education platforms intended to be used alongside teacher guidance. Names like Khan Academy, ALEKS, NoRedInk, Knewton, and Gooru, among many others, are known by many of us. But what it is like on the ground? How do students respond? What about parents, and administrators. Join as we discuss lessons learned from three years of developing and implementing a personalized-learning-based math program in a high-expectations international school. The good, the bad, the ugly, and hopeful lessons for the future. The future is now! Are we ready?

Workshop Session 3
Location: B10-104 Date: March 10, 2018 Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Language: Eric Schoonard