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Issue 49: November 2018

How to Begin Implementing Personalized Learning in Your School District
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Dr. Dave Richards, former superintendent for Fraser Public Schools in Fraser, Michigan, was a key leader in introducing personalized learning in his district. During a recent conversation, he shared insights he gained during the implementation process, as well as tips for other districts just getting started with personalized learning. 

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Moving Toward Mastery: Growing, Developing and Sustaining Educators for Competency-Based Education
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This publication re-envisions professional practice, learning and development for educators in competency-based education.

As school districts transition to new, more powerful student-centered learning models, it’s critical that educators leading the transformative practice are equipped for their new roles. Moving Toward Mastery describes a teaching profession that is equity-oriented, learning-centered and lifelong; it recommends 15 strategies that can help school districts successfully make this paradigm shift.

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Deeper Learning Through Personalized Learning Plans
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Students at Minnesota New Country School work with teachers to develop and follow personalized learning plans. Students collaborate with their adviser to come up with a plan for project-based learning. After completing their projects, students present their work in a final presentation.

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Personalized Learning Isn’t About Tech
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The key is giving students the decision-making tools they need to shape their own learning experiences.


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