Good teachers have always sought to personalize their teaching to the needs, motivations and strengths of their students. The iZone works with teachers to identify and provide innovative new tools, resources and professional development needed to personalize learning more effectively. This includes helping schools develop schedules that provide more time for collaborative planning, review of student work and reflection on outcomes and practice.Want to know what this looks like? Find out directly from those innovating in classrooms every day: the teachers.
Sam McElroyThis year Sam McElroy, a special education teacher and leader of his high school’s iLearnNYC program, integrated blended learning into his special education classes. The result has been his most satisfying year as a teacher. His students took more ownership of their work, improved their organizational skills, became better readers and writers and stayed engaged in the work. Sam wrote to Gotham Schools to reflect further on his year of blended learning in special education classrooms.