Personalized Learning Made Headlines on #GivingTuesday

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Dylan Rodgers

Content Strategy Manager and Editor in Chief of the Schoology Exchange

Personalized Learning Made Headlines on #GivingTuesday

Posted in Evolving Ed | December 04, 2015

In 2012, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving was dubbed #GivingTuesday. It's a “global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration,” and a perfect bookend to the craziness that is Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday (Anyone who’s worked in retail knows this pain all too well).

You may have heard that, in this spirit of giving, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, will give 99 percent of their Facebook stock—holdings worth more than $45 billion—to an organization dedicated to solving some of humanity’s greatest challenges.

While reading the announcement (which reads in the form of an open letter from Zuckerberg to his newborn daughter), it was exciting to see the huge role education plays in this mission—personalized learning sits right alongside ideals to cure disease and build stronger communities.

Placing the need to improve education in the same breath as these other weighty global issues shines a light on just how important a better way to learn is, and how impactful it can be.

Those of us in the Schoology Community have seen the magic that can happen when students are able to learn beyond the boundaries of their locations and socio-economic situations, dig deep into their passions, and discover their true potential.

We hope that this attention and focus on personalizing learning only continues to grow. And if you didn’t know already, the Schoology Community is at the forefront of this movement.

The incredible work you are doing in your schools and your willingness to share with your peers around the world is the bedrock of transformation. You are leading change, not through lofty words, but through mindful and passionate action, day in and day out. Let’s keep this train going.

Happy Friday!

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