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Sandy is the US Librarian & Technology Integration Coordinator at Sanford School.
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Five Advantages of Personalized Learning

Posted by Sandy Sutty on April 6, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Personalized learning is when the planning, teaching, and assessment focus on the individual needs and interests of each student. It provides an education that includes differentiation and individualization, tools which support student success.

Advantages of Personalized Learning

  1. Student-Centered Classrooms
    • Learning activities are meaningful and connect to student interests
    • Authentic learning empowers students
  2. Active Learning Environment
    • Instruction utilizes a variety of learning styles that support every learner
    • Personal attention is given to ensure that every child develops their intellectual and creative talents
  3. Collaborative and Cooperative
    • Students work with others to explore ideas and use knowledge for meaningful tasks
    • Teachers are facilitators of learning to guide them in acquiring knowledge
    • Opportunities are provided  for students to become “creators of content”
  4. Creates Positive Attitudes for Learning
    • Enthusiasm for school is increased
    • Creates life-long learners
  5. Caring and Supportive Learning Environment
    • Student-teacher relationships are respectful
    • Parents partner with teachers to encourage student achievement
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Topics: Education, Academics, Parenting Tips

Best Apps for Kids for the Summer

Posted by Sandy Sutty on July 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Engage your kids in learning throughout the summer with a variety of experiences to help them to continue their growth and prevent learning loss. If you have a phone or tablet, apps can do more than keep them busy. It is important to select apps that engage your child, strengthen their skills, and promote learning. In addition, make sure to balance screen time with playtime to help your child to create a healthy relationship with technology. 

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Topics: Summer, Parenting Tips, STEM