True engagement is fundamental to learning but as Daniel Pink shares in Drive, “People don’t engage by being managed. They don’t engage by being controlled. The way that people engage is if they get there under their own steam, and that requires sometimes enormous amounts of autonomy over people’s time (when they do what they do), over their technique (how they do it), over their team (who they do it with) and over their task.” This article shows the components of developing learner agency in students.
DTL - Personalized Learning
This collection includes resources that support educational technology and personalized learning (Ed Tech Competency 3.a).
When students get to make decisions about their learning, it can be powerfully motivating. In any environment that requires attendance, there’s a significant risk of disengagement. Remove choice and you breed passivity or, worse, defiance. This article reviews student choice in several contexts and how to support students making choices in the classroom.
Join host Katie Blunt as she travels to South Salt Lake to meet with Will Pettit, a CTE teacher at Granite Park Junior High. In this episode, Mr. Pettit will share how he incorporates Digital Citizenship into his official curriculum and seamlessly integrates it into every class, using some of Utah's EdTech Competencies. Then, discover how you can also apply these competencies to your lessons.
In part two of our special two-episode series of UEN’s PDTV, host Katie Blunt is visiting the Jean Massieu School of the Deaf in Salt Lake City to see Utah’s EdTech Competencies in action.
This episode will follow Katie as she meets with 3rd-grade teacher Hannah Ence to learn how she implements and applies the principles of personalized learning to ensure her lessons meet her students’ unique needs.
On this episode of UEN PDTV, Katie Blunt sits down with Dr. David Joy about his "Mission to Mars" and what he brought back with him to his classroom. We find out about the elements of a Mars simulation, how outdoor education is a passion of David's and how he has created personal learning environments.
In this episode of PDTV, host Katie Blunt travels to Delta, Utah to visit Utah’s 2023 Teacher of the Year - Chad Warnick. First, see real-life examples of how Chad implements Utah’s EdTech competencies in his teaching to create a classroom that supports 21st-century learners. Then, Katie walks you through how you can apply the same competencies to your lessons!