What is Personalized Learning?
Personalized Learning is a learner-focused model with technology integrated into every classroom and instruction that happens in a variety of ways to better meet the needs of students. Students are guided to drive their own learning and set short term and long term goals with their teachers based upon data about where the student currently is and where he/she needs to be. The Personalized Learning model has the flexibility to incorporate both learner interest-driven content as well as content that is required (ie, everyone learns addition).
Personalized Learning does not look the same in every classroom; however it does have four basic components: self-reflection and goal setting for student ownership, flexible content to meet student needs and abilities, digital tools for instruction and data, and targeted instruction specific to learner needs and goals. Some classes use centers through which students rotate; others may use a flipped classroom model; others may use a combination of strategies.