Personalized Learning: Changing the Culture of Learning in Ontario Schools
Deborah Kitchener, Learning Connections/ABEL/York University, Canada ; Janet Murphy, ABEL/York University, Canada
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper provides insight as to how a changing culture of learning impacts teachers, schools and school districts in Ontario, Canada. It highlights teacher and student learning impact; leadership attributes, outcomes and system change resulting from an effective model of professional learning. Informed by research on the award winning Advanced Broadband Enabled Learning (ABEL) and Learning Connections (LC) programs, this paper highlights lessons learned for system implementation and sustaining new learning cultures. ABEL and LC are online professional learning communities that change the terms of teacher professional learning informed by research and evaluation conducted annually by the Institute for Research on Learning Technologies (IRLT) at York University, Toronto. Necessitated by distance and financial constraints; fuelled by creativity and the innovative use of technology, learn how educators are creating a new model of "Leadership and Learning" for the 21st Century.
Kitchener, D. & Murphy, J. (2012). Personalized Learning: Changing the Culture of Learning in Ontario Schools. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1899-1903). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).