Making the Classroom Work for Each Individual Student

SXSW EDU 2018 Escape the Test! A Deeper Learning Puzzle Bus with Stanford d.school. Photo by Akash Kataria

Every individual learner is unique and learns differently. Learning environments are working to improve to meet individual student’s needs and in the way they learn best. SXSW EDU 2019 programming will explore some of the ways education is evolving to personalize how students learn.

The Universal Design Learning (UDL) framework is one of the approaches using scientific insights to help classrooms adapt to meet different learning styles. The workshop UDL: Designing for Learner Variability aims to help participants learn the basics and enrich their lesson designs to help all students. Further explore the UDL framework in action in the hands on session Build a Better Book: Engineering with Empathy where you’ll learn how youth makers design accessible interactive books for children who are visually impaired or blind.

Personalized learning continues to be a topic that is working to further curriculum in all fields. In the panel CEO State of Play in Personalized Learning, hear from the CEOs from iNACOL, LEAP Innovations, Highlander Institute and PowerMyLearning about their journey and how to continue to build capacity for personalized learning.

As technology continues to push the education landscape into the future, tools like AI offer an opportunity for the education environment to be more easily personalized to students. The panel Progress and Challenges for AI in Education will discuss AI in education and its boundless possibilities including adaptive learning systems. The talk Puppet & iPad: Measuring Early Literacy With Tech takes this idea further with looking at how to improve early literacy skills and help indigenous and non-indigenous students in Nova Scotia without bias.

Explore more sessions on personalized learning and universal design in the online schedule. We look forward to continuing the conversation with you at SXSW EDU 2019 in Austin, Texas March 4-7, 2019.

SXSW EDU 2018 photo by Akash Kataria

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Lauren Fuhr

Partner Programming Specialist

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