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What is
Personalized Learning?

Personalized Learning

Personalized learning is a preferred educational environment where students are at the center of the learning process. Artificial boundaries based on age or grade level are replaced by students demonstrating mastery of standards as they learn in ways that work best for them.

In the traditional model of education, the teacher prepared one lesson and every student was expected to follow along. An education for the 21st century must account for different speeds and styles of learning. In personalized learning, teachers empower students to direct their own learning. Students are in the driver’s seat determining how they learn best, what they want to explore in their learning (guided by academic standards and curriculum), and the tools they need to accomplish their learning goals.

The role of the teacher is transformed from the one who dispenses knowledge to a content and learning expert who assists, coaches, and connects each individual learner with appropriate challenges.

Traditional Classrooms

One-size-fits-all

Teacher dispenses knowledge

Learning at the pace of the teacher

Passive learning

Extra credit/busy work can inflate your grade

Originally designed to sort factory & farm workers from those who go to college

Social promotion to the next grade level

Rows of desks

Age/grade determines what you learn

Teacher’s lesson plan determines the day’s work

Focus is on test scores: Fail test = failing grade

Personalized Classrooms

Options – how do you learn best?

Students seek knowledge, based on standards

Learning at the students pace

Teachers direct & shape learning experiences

No need for extra credit – students demonstrate what they know

Designed in digital/information age when lifelong knowledge acquisition is required for all

Age/grade is not important; what’s important is what the student is ready to learn today

Adaptable, comfortable environments

Knowledge determines what you learn

Students’ learning targets determines what they learn

Focus is on learning & mastery, not failure

Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQ

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  • How are gifted students challenged through personalized learning?
  • Is personalized learning a fad?
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  • How does personalized learning change the role of a teacher?
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