This report details and expands upon the key recommendations from the 2010 Innovate to Educate Symposium, held by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) in collaboration with ASCD and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The ten recommendations consist of five "essential elements" for personalized learning, as well as five "policy enablers" which would serve to support the development of those essential elements. The authors argue that the traditional model of educational attainment based on seat-time must be replaced by a competency-based one, and that the development and implementation of student-centered and personalized teaching techniques and strategies must be the driving force behind such change. The authors present model schools to follow, the technology tools supporting them, the policy landscape underlying all of it, and which leaders must navigate to ensure that the necessary actions are taken to effect system-wide change.
Innovate to Educate: System [Re]design for Personalized Learning: A Report from the 2010 Symposium
Software & Information Industry Association