5 Ws of Personalized Learning


5 Ws of Personalized Learning


Now you can take the 5 W’s of Personalized Learning® Standalone eCourse...

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√   on your own time!

√   at your own pace!

√   anywhere and anytime!

√   on your laptop, mobile phone or tablet!

√   even in your PJs!


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The 5 W’s of Personalized Learning® Standalone eCourse includes:

  • 5 modules each with 3 videos, resources, and websites
  • Optional activities similar to the 5 W’s of Personalized Learning eCourse
  • Ability to build a Community of Practice with educators from around world
  • An in-depth look into the What, Who, WOW, Where and Why of Personalized Learning. (See descriptions below)
  • Make Learning Personal pages referenced throughout the eCourse websites.

Price: $97/person

Bonus! When you register for this eCourse, you also receive a 20% discount code (N16906) from Corwin Press to purchase book, Make Learning Personal.

The Five Modules of the 5 W's of Personalized Learning Standalone eCourse include:

Module One: What is Personalized Learning?
This first module is for you to define what is and what is not personalized learning. Review the Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization (PDI) chart, the report and read the research included about personalized learning.


Module Two: Who are your Learners?
To transform learning for all learners, it is important to know who your learners are. We will provide an understanding about how learners learn best using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as the lens and the framework for personalized learning.


Module Three: Wow ! Teacher and Learner Roles are Changing!
We will walk you through the Stages of Personalized Learning Environments. When you personalize learning, teacher and learner roles change. Teachers can become co-designers, co-learners, guides, and partners in learning with their learners. We will provide examples, models, and research around creating change.


Module Four: Where is Personalized Learning Happening?
See and hear about Personalized Learning environments. We will introduce you to the transformative and global perspectives and then share characteristics from district and school models. We will follow with examples of flexible learning spaces.


Module Five: Why Personalize Learning?
This is the session on the rational why you believe personalizing learning is important for all learners. You can use the research we provide to help you connect the dots of your initiatives under the Personalized Learning umbrella. You can also create a 60 second speech and plans to personalize learning with the information you learned in this course.


This course is aligned to the following ISTE Standards for Educators that are designed as a road map to help every child become empowered learners.

1: Learner                           
Educators continually improve their practice by learning from and with others and exploring proven and promising practices that leverage technology to improve student learning. Educators:                       

Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness

Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.

2: Leader

Educators seek out opportunities for leadership to support student empowerment and success and to improve teaching and learning. Educators: 

Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.

5: Designer
Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability. Educators:

Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

6: Facilitator
Educators facilitate learning with technology to support student achievement of the ISTE Standards for Students. Educators:

Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.

7: Analyst
Educators understand and use data to drive their instruction and support students in achieving their learning goals. Educators:

Provide alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning using technology.


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