Nottingham Knights participate in Personalized Learning!
Arlington Public Schools (APS) continues to cultivate engaging environments that create relevant and personalized learning experiences for all learners, regardless of background, language or disability. These personalized learning environments provide for educational experiences that are specifically tailored to the needs of each individual student.
Personalized Learning and the Exemplary Project
The APS Personalized Device Initiative allowed Nottingham to create a digital writing portfolio for our students; one that is easy to access, easy to edit and assess, and easy to streamline with APS adoption of the Lucy Calkins Writing curriculum. We created the portfolio to align both with the Virginia SOLs and the Calkins assessment strands. Furthermore, housing the digital portfolio on Google Slides acclimates students to this platform, which in speaking with ITCs, and a middle school ELA teacher, is frequently used, and therefore will help transition students with this inter-school, vertical alignment of resources.
This year, 4th graders have used the Seesaw app to demonstrate their learning in a variety of different ways. Seesaw allows students to show what they know through a variety of tools, allowing students to customize their work and utilize different aptitudes. Students have used Seesaw in all subject areas.
In addition, in math, students used the Explain Everything app to develop an interactive glossary of geometric terms. Students got to choose how to represent points, lines, shapes, etc., using different mediums such as photography, drawings, and manipulatives.