Description: The goal of personalized learning is to increase students’ involvement and engagement in their own education while developing skills that are essential to success in any adult setting. In order to do so, teachers provide the flexibility and support necessary for students to master the highest possible standards by tailoring students’ learning experiences according to their needs and their strengths and by allowing the students a voice and a choice in what, how, when, and where they learn.
This highly interactive program engages educators in a rich dialogue about how to implement personalized learning practices in their schools. Through videos, individual and small group work, case studies, literature reviews, and meaningful discussions, participants will learn the following:
- The history and research behind personalized learning.
- The formative elements and growth mindset inherent in personalized learning.
- The brain-based research connected to personalized learning practices.
- The practical application of personalized learning in today’s schools including facilities, materials and supplies, and scheduling.
- The roles and relationships between students, teachers, and administrators in a personalized learning setting.
- The infusion of instruction, assessment, and differentiation that is activated by both students and teachers.
- The steps to alignment between district, schools, and classroom personalized learning practices.
- A dynamic collaborative curriculum design model that supports personalized learning practices.
Educators will leave this program with a deeper understanding of the components of personalized learning and an action plan for implementing personalized learning in their schools.