Personalized learning seeks to accelerate student learning by tailoring the instructional environment—what, when, how and where students learn —to address the individual needs, skills and interests of each student. Students can take ownership of their own learning, while also developing deep, personal connections with each other, their teachers and other adults.
PERSONALIZED LEARNING PATHS
All students are held to clear, high expectations, but each student follows a customized path that responds and adapts based on his/ her individual learning progress, motivations and goals.
PERSONALIZED LEARNING PLANS
VARIED LEARNING EXPERIENCES
Discuss at your table: How are you developing a learning plan for each student, providing a variety of learning experiences that meet student needs and enabling students to take ownership of their learning?
COMPETENCY BASED PROGRESSION
Each student’s progress toward clearly-defined goals is continually assessed. A student advances and earns credit as soon as he/she demonstrates mastery.
Discuss as a group: How do you set goals and assess mastery? What do you do for students that struggle? What's next when students master an objective?
FLEXIBLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
Student needs drive the design of the learning environment. All operational elements—staffing plans, space utilization and time allocation—respond and adapt to support students in achieving their goals.
STAFFING AND ROLES
GROUPING & CONNECTIONS
Answer in Padlet:
How might we deliver all of the learning experiences that our students need, with the resources we have available?
Personalized learning is tailoring learning for each student's strengths, needs, and interests - including student agency: voice and choice, pacing, and ability to self-evaluate progress towards mastery. This ownership in what, how, when, and where they learn - provides flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible.