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.
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.
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.
The key is giving students the decision-making tools they need to shape their own learning experiences.
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