Header Image

Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning refers to learning in which high impact instruction and the learning environment are optimized for each student. Learning opportunities are meaningful and relevant, driven by interests, and often self-initiated in a flexible, innovative, and supportive classroom environment.

At the beginning of each school year, students work with teachers to reflect on their learning. This process is designed to help teachers get to know their students, and for students to reflect on who they are as learners. Students answer statements including “I am really interested in ___”, “I am really good at ___”, and “I would like to learn how to be or do___”. They also provide details on how they learn best, access information, and express what they know.

The teacher and student then partner to complete the annual Personal Learning Plan (PLP). The plan includes goals driven by data, standards, and student voice and choice. Participating in setting goals helps students develop a greater sense of agency. A strong partnership between families, teachers, and staff is paramount to the success of our students.

Throughout the year, students meet with teachers to review progress on their PLP goals and share evidence of their learning during parent conferences. Monitoring student performance and interests helps teachers tailor and codesign PLPs with their students.