In this session, we will discuss different elements instructional designers need to take into consideration when designing a personalised learning experience. We will then explain how these elements fit within Genius Hour and Pathways Course settings. Participants will discuss and brainstorm ways to implement these ideas into their unique contexts.
Key questions to be explored include:
A native of Jerusalem, Israel, Ronen begun his education journey in 1999 as a kindergarten teacher in Taipei, Taiwan. Following this incredible opportunity to travel the world, learn about people and cultures, and spend time with kids, he realised that this is his life’s calling!
Since then Ronen has earned a BA in Elementary Education, a Talented and Gifted Certificate, and a MA degree in Educational Technology. He has been teaching in international schools in Thailand, Ghana, India, Ethiopia, and now in Tanzania.
Ronen’s most profound personal and professional growth took place while working at the International Community School in Addis Ababa. While serving as a Research and Development team member, he was immersed in researching instructional methods that align with the future of education. As a result of that long journey, and particularly learning about personalised learning and the systems that need to be put in place to ensure program success, a new course in Elementary School was created called, “Design, Creativity, Innovation”. Ronen is currently working to support his colleagues at IST through bringing in innovative instructional methodologies and technologies.
Jill Canillas Daley
Jill has been in public education for over 30 years. The last four years have been spent on the International scene as a PYP Librarian at the American International School of Lusaka. She was a recipient of the 2016 New Hampshire School Librarian Award due to her work with Genius Hour. She has been part of the AISA Blended Learning group, and is working on her ISTE certification. She considers herself a life-long learner and enjoys connecting and collaborating with others.Back to the conference
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