Transforming Our State of Classrooms

Personalized learning

Student-centered, personalized learning that works!

Discover how technology can help every student get the most out of your learning community. Work with teachers who have successfully implemented personalized learning plus experts in the fields of student-centered learning, effective technology use and game-based learning. Walk away with a practical action plan to increase personalized learning in your school.

Intended Audience: Teachers and principals (attending as a team is highly recommended) and pre-service teachers

This event would not be a good fit for: Technology coordinators and educators who are not involved in implementing personalized learning with students.

Join us for an exciting day of hands-on, collaborative learning. We’ll kick things off with keynote presentations from two of personalized learning’s most respected innovators:

Dr. Jim Rickabaugh, Director of the Institute at CESA

Why Personalize Learning?

Nationally acclaimed educator and speaker Dr. Jim Rickabaugh explains why it is imperative that we “Get Learning Right the First Time ‚Äì Every Time.” Dr. Rickabaugh is the executive director of The Institute @ CESA #1, which is implementing a regional network approach that‚Äôs dedicated to creating a personalized, student-centered public education system.

Kurt Squire, UW-Madison School of Education and the Games + Learning + Society Group.

What Teachers Can Learn from Video Games

What makes students who appear apathetic in school become tenacious, dedicated learners when they play video games? More important, how can educators har-ness the techniques used by video game designers to create learning experiences that are just as engaging?

After our keynote speakers, attendees will have the option to breakout into the following sessions:

  • Augmented Learning
  • Shifting away from the Teacher Mindset of ‚ÄúGetting through My Curriculum‚Äù and ‚ÄúHow Do I grade this?‚Äù
  • Personalized Learning in 4th Grade
  • Putting the Passion into Personalized Learning
  • How to Get Started with Personalized Learning
  • Brave New Virtual World: Games As a Literary Experience
  • Multidisciplinary Project-Based Learning
  • Meaningful Student Blogging
  • Flexible Pacing in Your Classroom
  • And much, much more! Please check full session options on our sessions page.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Oregon High School
456 N Perry Pkwy, Oregon, WI 53575

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  • 8:30 - 8:55 Registration
  • 9:00 - 9:15 Welcome
  • 9:15 - 10:15 Keynote: Dr. Jim Rickabaugh
  • 10:15 - 10:30 Break
  • 10:30 - 11:15 Keynote: Kurt Squire
  • 11:30 - 12:15 Morning Sessions
  • 12:15 - 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 - 3:00 Afternoon Sessions
  • 3:00 - 3:30 Closing, Survey, Networking

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