Students as Curators: A Pathway to Personalized Learning

February 12, 19, 26
In today’s standardized learning environment, it is difficult to find the time to help students to question and explore their own areas of interest and passion. What if there were a strategy that allowed time for this - because it meets the research requirements in the Common Core standards and helps students to develop 21st century skills? That strategy is called Curating. Learn how to help students get in touch with their own sense of wonder, and learn how to use some tools they can use for curating.




February 12
Additional Resources
4:00 - 4:45
What is curation? Why curate?

4:45 - 5:15
Students as Curators
Thinking Hats Exercise
One person from each group type responses in shared Google Doc

5:15 - 5:30
Future of the Textbook Reflection

5:30 - 6:30
The Question Formulation Technique
Question Focus

February 19

4:00 - 4:45
Teaching Students to Be Better Searchers
10 Tips for Teaching Students How to Research and Filter Information by Kathleen Morris
Google Search Education
Keyword Exercise for students from Read Write Think
How to Search on Google
4:45 - 6:30
Exploring some tools: Curation Tools

Direct links to sites:
D20 Blogs
Symbaloo EDU

Content CurationTools: 21 Criteria to Select and Evaluate Your Ideal One, By Robin Good

Explore - set up a tool
Diigo Group Practice Logins

This is the Hottest Common Core Project In School Right Now - eSchool News

February 26

4:00 - 4:45
What is Personalized Learning?

Sample Curation Projects: Terri's students
Equality and Inequality Rights; Then & Now
Mental Health Treatments Past to Present
Prohibition Acts Project


The Curator, by Miller Williams

My Personalized Learning Scoop-It

"Personalized Learning Environments Focus on the Individual" -EdWeek
4:45 - 5:45
Creating a Plan for Personalized Learning Through Curation

5:45 - 6:30
Sharing/Commenting on Tools & Plans
Share link to your curated resources **here**

And --Or...

Upload your plan in our Thinking Hats Shared Google Drive Folder **Here**

Curating Tools



Understanding Content Curation

Developing Future Workskills Through Content Curation

The Stripling Model of Inquiry

Inquiry: Learning from the Past With an Eye on the Future by Ronald J. Bonnstetter

Learners Should be Developing Their Own Essential Questions by Jackie Gerstein

Spanish Language 21st Century Unit: Real Lives