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New Classrooms Wins $3 Million Grant to Expand Personalized Learning in Elizabeth Public Schools

Investing in Innovation Grant Will Also Fund Study Comparing Results to Traditional Models

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded New Classrooms Innovation Partners a $3 million Investing in Innovation (i3) grant to expand its successful personalized learning model in partnership with Elizabeth Public Schools. This grant will allow New Classrooms to implement its Teach to One: Math personalized instructional model in up to . . .

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January 20, 2015

The History of Personalized Learning

Milestones on the pathway to personalize learning

Teachers have long recognized that the prior knowledge and experience students arrive with on their first day of school vary greatly. Long before standardized tests confirmed it, educators knew that some students were ready for grade-level content while others were not.

The history of personalized learningArmed with . . .

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December 15, 2014

Independent Analysis of First Two Years of Teach to One: Math

Today, we’re proud and excited to share an independent analysis of results from the first two full years of Teach to One: Math. You can read the report here. This report offers us a great opportunity to reflect on our impact in the students we serve.

Student Mathematics Performance in the First Two Years of Teach to One: Math
In the 2013-14 school year, Professor Doug Ready of Teacher’s College, Columbia University . . .

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December 04, 2014

The Joys of (Some) Noise

Learning through discussion and debate in student collaboration modalities

Students often learn and retain knowledge best when they talk through concepts and problem-solving strategies. Effective collaboration skills are also predictive of college success, and an important part of middle school development. As students move beyond middle and high school and into college and the workplace, they are no longer expected . . .

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December 01, 2014

Personalized Learning Can Engage and Propel High Achievers

Unleashing high achievers' motivation and passion for learning with personalized learning

While the rhetoric of personalized learning often focuses on the needs of helping students fill pre-grade-level gaps in knowledge, tailoring instruction to students’ unique needs also means unleashing high achieving students. In traditional classrooms, teachers are often assigned a wildly varied group of students, a textbook covering . . .

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November 14, 2014

Lesson Learned #4: Geeking Out On The Skill Map - Part 2

The Power of Non-Linear Thinking

As we discussed in part 1, the skill map identifies the constellation of skills a middle school math student should learn and how those skills relate to one another. The skill map is the foundation of Teach to One, outlining the possible learning progressions a student might navigate through the program and providing the instructional glue to . . .

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November 12, 2014

Early Progress Report on Personalized Learning

New report seeks to define and analyze personalized learning efforts

A new report released last week by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the RAND Corporation marks one of the first attempts to define and analyze the impacts of personalized learning. “Early Progress: Interim Research on Personalized Learning” is important for schools, organizations, and companies creating educational strategies that . . .

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November 10, 2014