AI Scales Personalized Education in Ways the Teacher Can’t

Personalizing education is the heart of teaching and learning. It’s also where you’ll find the heart of many educators. Your kids’ educators are incredibly talented at customizing education. They understand the nature of the curriculum they use. They know what was taught the year before and what will be taught the following year. These educators know how your kid learns best, what they do well, and what is needed before going to the next learning experience or the next grade level. Furthermore, the educators know exactly what strategies will get them there.

If your kid were the only one in class needing this customization, all would be well. Instead, every kid in class needs – and deserves – a customized education. 

The challenge in teaching is not is customizing one kid’s education. The challenge comes from scaling the customization in meaningful ways that help every learner in the classroom. 

What is Customized Education?

Customized education experiences evolve from designing instruction to meet each learner at the last point of success in the learning continuum. The tailoring is made easy when educators enlist the help of tech and artificial intelligence.

Educators who want to scale customized learning through tech must commit to the following: 

  • Researching and planning strategies and tech innovations
  • Engaging in PD opportunities aimed at enhancing learner efficacy
  • Accessing WiFi networks that support online instruction and the use of tech devices
  • Including various digital media in the classroom
  • Flexible seating configurations where learners can transition in and out of collaborative groups, based on project and assignment.

Additionally, educators can track learner achievement and academic growth using interactive content. 

Bringing Artificial Intelligence into the Classroom

The cumulative folders every learner generates offer only a slight glimpse of a kid’s academic progress. They are, at best, a snapshot of annual growth. 

Educators collect a formidable amount of info detailing learner work and learning outcomes. They collect portfolios, interactive journals, and more in the pursuit of developing a whole picture of your kid. 

Artificial intelligence can bring all that info into focus. The data can follow learners from year to year, creating a comprehensive picture, and educators can analyze trends and intervene quickly. Using AI in interactive software, educators can either slow down or speed up instruction based on individual learner needs. 

Artificial intelligence in the classroom has many different roles, and all of them facilitate the educator’s ability to work individually with your kid. Some of these roles include:

  • Adaptive Instruction – Learning that relies on artificial intelligence can respond intuitively to learner needs, offering to reteach and practice.
  • Grading – Multiple choice tests have historically been computer graded, but artificial intelligence can now scan and evaluate essays. Artificial intelligence is objective and quick.
  • Evaluation and Analysis – Not only does artificial intelligence grade learners work, but it also gathers the data and analyzes it. The data allows educators to review the effectiveness of their instruction and hone in on individual learner needs.

It’s nearly impossible for educators to do all this for every learner in the classroom, but artificial intelligence makes customized learning not only possible but standard practice. Artificial intelligence assists educators in scaling instruction for every learner in the classroom, including your kid. 

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