Future Ready

Use of Space and Time

Personalized learning requires changes in the way instructional time is used and the learning space is designed. Many schools are shifting away from Carnegie units to competency-based learning. This type of system adapts learning to meet the needs, pace, interests, and preferences of the learner. As the pedagogy shifts, so too must the learning space.

 

Use of Time


The elements that comprise this Gear are as follows:

  • Flexible Learning; Anytime, Anywhere
  • New Pedagogy, Schedules, and Learning Environment for Personalized Learning
  • Competency-Based Learning
  • Strategies for Providing Extended Time for Projects and Collaboration
 

This transition is made possible through innovative uses of technology for diagnostic, formative and summative assessments, for managing learning, for engaging students in learning, and for providing anywhere, anytime learning. Such transitions required districts to rethink and more effectively leverage the use of instructional time and space.

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Elements and Levels of Readiness

Student-centric learning requires changes in the way instructional time is used. There are new opportunities for utilizing in-school and out-of-school time, and leveraging approaches such as competency-based learning to make learning more personalized and learning opportunities more accessible. These new opportunities leverage technology to meet the needs, pace, interests, and preferences of the learner. This transition is made possible through innovative uses of technology for assessing student learning, managing learning, engaging students in learning, disseminating content, and providing the infrastructure necessary to encourage flexible, anytime, anywhere learning opportunities.
Flexible Learning; Anytime, Anywhere

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New Pedagogy, Schedules, and Learning Environments for Personalized Learning

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Competency-Based Learning

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Strategies for Providing Extended Time for Projects and Collaboration

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