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Westside Community Schools is committed to the implementation of personalized learning district-wide and to the personalized movement across the country in education. In this podcast, we are proud to share our personalized experiences and reflections.

Westside Personalized: A Personalized Learning Podcast Andrew Easton

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Westside Community Schools is committed to the implementation of personalized learning district-wide and to the personalized movement across the country in education. In this podcast, we are proud to share our personalized experiences and reflections.

    Westside Personalized Summit: Expert Panel Discussion Part #1 (ep. 67)

    Westside Personalized Summit: Expert Panel Discussion Part #1 (ep. 67)

    This episode is part one of an audio recording of the experts' panel Q&A conversation that took place as part of the Westside Personalized Summit in late May 2019. Everyone in this panel has extensive practice implementing personalized practices into their own classroom, and they all are recognized presenters and... Read More

    • 32 min
    A Conversation with Allison Zmuda, Author of “Students at the Center” (ep. 66)

    A Conversation with Allison Zmuda, Author of “Students at the Center” (ep. 66)

    This was a terrific conversation where Allison and I spent some time talking about the changes that come along with moving to a more student-centered approach to learning. This episode approaches that topic for the complexities of functionally making those aspirations a reality while also being sensitive to the methodical... Read More

    • 39 min
    A Conversation with Michael Matera, Author of “Explore Like a Pirate” (ep. 65)

    A Conversation with Michael Matera, Author of “Explore Like a Pirate” (ep. 65)

    In this episode, Michael and I cover the topic of games in education from defining terms like gamification and game-based learning to sharing practical classroom examples to insights as to the reasons why teachers should consider adding game elements and practices to a lesson, unit, or an entire course/year. This... Read More

    • 36 min
    The Year-Round Personalization of Second Grade Spelling (ep. 64)

    The Year-Round Personalization of Second Grade Spelling (ep. 64)

    In this episode, Jaime shares the story behind the 2nd-grade spelling website that she created with as apart of a team of 2nd-grade teachers in District 66 in order to personalize that learning experience for her students. The pod delves into everything from how our 3rd-grade spelling site inspired this... Read More

    • 30 min
    Reflections on Personalization Across District 66 (ep. 63)

    Reflections on Personalization Across District 66 (ep. 63)

    Westside's Superintendent Blane McCann joins us this week on the podcast to reflect on the seven-year story of the implementation of personalized learning in District 66. In this episode, Dr. McCann shares the backstory behind creating a strategic plan for the district and how personalized learning came to be a... Read More

    • 30 min
    Personalizing Class Procedures: Creating Morning Menus (ep. 62)

    Personalizing Class Procedures: Creating Morning Menus (ep. 62)

    In this episode, Kristen Hogan shares how Westside teachers in 3rd and 4th grade have been personalizing their morning routines to foster learner agency and their abilities to complete a series of tasks independently. The resources that accompany this podcast offer teachers an example and also a blank template that... Read More

    • 22 min

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