Institute for Educational Development


Location: CHICAGO SOUTH
Date: November 7, 2018


$259.00 per person
Group Price: $239.00
*For 3 or more people regestering at the same time

Making Best Use of PERSONALIZED LEARNING to Powerfully Support Student Success

NEW Seminar Presented By
Jean Murphy

Outstanding Teacher, Educational Leader and Personalized Learning Expert

Designed for K 12 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Title I Staff, Instructional Coaches, Principals and Administrators

  • Make the best use of Personalized Learning in the classroom – What every educator needs to know about how to co-create powerful Personalized Learning with grades K-12 students
  • Highly effective Personalized Learning strategies to increase student motivation and independence
  • Maximize student learning and achievement with practical, use-tomorrow Personalized Learning tips and tools
  • What Personalized Learning is and isn’t, and how to personalize learning with or without technology

Practical Strategies

We’ve all had those days when we leave simply exhausted. How can we ensure every student achieves at the highest levels, knowing that each student learns differently? How can we motivate students to maximize their potential to learn? And how can we achieve all of this in time-efficient ways?

This innovative, NEW seminar by Personalized Learning expert, Jean Murphy will help you make the best use of Personalized Learning in the K-12 classroom to powerfully support student success. Jean has worked with thousands of teachers and leaders around the country to best implement Personalized Learning in the classrooms, schools and districts.

You will learn practical Personalized Learning approaches that enable both teachers and students to work smarter, not harder, so that all students can reach their fullest potential. Explore ways to personalize learning without the need for added support or technology.

Join Jean for a highly engaging day full of practical ideas and strategies for making the best use of Personalized Learning in the classroom. Discover how to empower, enable and guide your K-12 students to high levels of success with Personalized Learning.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Make the Best Use of Personalized Learning in the K-12 Classroom
    Learn what every educator needs to know about how to practically co-create powerful Personalized Learning with grades K-12 students … Increase student motivation and learning outcomes
  2. Discover What Personalized Learning Is – and What It Isn’t
    Learn how to apply the core principles of Personalized Learning … How to personalize learning using high tech, low tech or no tech approaches
  3. Increase Student Engagement – Especially with Your Most Challenging or Struggling Learners
    Break the cycle of learned helplessness and the need for constant reminders and redirection … Increase student motivation and engagement with practical, highly effective Personalized Learning techniques
  4. Decrease Negative Behaviors in the Classroom
    Doable, use-tomorrow strategies to help students direct their own learning and be more responsible and respectful in their approach to their own learning
  5. Take the Guesswork Out of Personalized Learning
    Examine practical, classroom-tested approaches perfect for grades K-12 students … Discover a variety of Personalized Learning tools and templates that can be used right away
  6. Get Off to a Great Start or Take Personalized Learning to the Next Level
    Gain essential approaches for the Personalized Learning classroom … Discover terrific strategies for getting started and ways to take Personalized Learning to the next level with your grades K-12 students
  7. Make Personalized Learning a Success – Even on a Shoestring Budget
    Explore the most effective models for developing Personalized Learning classrooms on a shoestring budget … Transform classrooms into Personalized Learning spaces with little to no funds
  8. Reach all Learners Through the Latest Personalized Learning Instructional Strategies
    Practical, doable ways to help students reach their personalized goals … Explore the most current teaching and learning strategies to powerfully support grades K-12 student success
  9. Maximize Valuable Teacher Time AND Maximize Student Learning
    Discover essential ways to save teacher time while Personalizing Learning and managing student data … Plus, how to empower your grades K-12 students to reach their goals and their fullest potential
  10. Receive a Valuable and Extensive Personalized Learning Resource Handbook
    You will receive a detailed Personalized Learning handbook, specifically designed for this seminar and filled with practical strategies, techniques and activities to support educators in making best use of Personalized Learning to powerfully support grades K-12 student success

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • How to make the best use of Personalized Learning in the grades K-12 classroom
  • Explore the best, most effective models of Personalized Learning for your specific setting
  • Powerful Personalized Learning strategies to increase student motivation and independence
  • How to plan personalized instruction
  • Timesaving Personalized Learning Tips – work smarter, not harder
  • High tech, low tech or no tech ways to personalize learning
  • Techniques to decrease negative behaviors and increase motivation and engagement by giving students a sense of ownership over their learning
  • Ways to uncover learner profiles to better understand what makes every student “tick” and target instruction
  • Methods to help students effectively set and reach learning goals that are personally meaningful
  • How to transform grades K-12 classrooms with little or no money into vibrant Personalized Learning spaces
  • Ways to help students develop grit, perseverance and stamina through Personalized Learning
  • Approaches to help students develop valuable life skills such as communication, cooperation, self-regulation and time management through Personalized Learning
  • Communicate effectively with parents and other stakeholders about your Personalized Learning efforts

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Like most educators, you probably are working harder than ever, yet still not reaching the results you hope for with all your students. We often acutely feel the pressure of trying to do more with less while trying to help all our students be successful, despite today’s many obstacles and challenges. We know many of our students will take jobs that haven’t even been created yet. How can we provide the best possible learning experience for our students without working 24 hours a day?

As a fellow educator, I knew that I couldn’t possibly teach the same lesson to all of my students and hope for positive results. Like yours, my students came with varying levels of academic proficiency and their learning needs were vastly different. I found that when I personalized lessons, my students’ academic proficiency increased rapidly. Moreover, the behavior in my classroom improved dramatically. I discovered that when my students pursued topics and goals of interest against a backdrop of standards, they were simply too busy learning to get distracted by negative behaviors. My office referral rate went down to zero. I was happy, my students were happy, and my colleagues wanted to know what was happening in my classroom!

I believe a major solution to today’s educational challenges is Personalized Learning. By getting to know students and what makes them tick as learners in a new way, by offering customized learning paths to help them be more successful, and by utilizing authentic assessments, educators can help students create their best possible futures.

It has been my great pleasure to have worked with thousands of teachers and leaders around the country on implementing Personalized Learning in their classrooms, schools and districts. I hope you will join me in this engaging, results-oriented seminar to discover how you can make the most of Personalized Learning in your unique setting.

Sincerely,
Jean Murphy

P.S. The focus of this entire seminar will be on practical tools and techniques designed to help you make the most of Personalized Learning in grades K-12 classrooms.

Who Should Attend

K-12 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Title I Staff, Instructional Coaches, Principals, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Personalized Learning Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Practical, time efficient ways to create Personalized Learning classrooms in grades K-12
    • Ready-to-use tools to develop learner profiles
    • Frames to use in creating a workshop-seminar model of instruction
    • Practical tips to personalize units and ensure students are reaching proficiency in relation to the standards
    • Ways to communicate about Personalized Learning with stakeholders such as parents, leadership, staff, and community
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other teachers and leaders interested in making the best use of Personalized Learning to powerfully support student success.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Jean Murphy will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own grades K-12 Personalized Learning program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    Brandman University Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.