Educators are increasingly aware that student-centric methods of learning are key to helping all students reach their highest potential. Differentiated learning activities and independent skill building let teachers personalize the learning for each student.
Personalized learning gives students more control and ownership over how and what they learn. It allows teachers to meet students at their level and creates a partnership that is more focused and individualized than classic teacher-centric learning models.
This is an opportunity for teachers to listen to students’ interests, and to find what inspires them. It helps improve student engagement. Student-centric instruction and practice are no longer relegated to the classroom. Personalized learning allows teachers to design learning opportunities at home, in the library, or anywhere in between thanks to technology and online resources. Learning opportunities go wherever the student can best achieve.
Personalized learning adheres to the goals of each student. It requires them to personally invest in their education under the guidance of their teacher. There are several key elements that make personalized learning successful:
- Student ownership of their work and learning
- Differentiated instruction
- Flexible pacing with learning available anywhere at anytime
- Individual student learning plans
- Deeper learning and problem solving to develop meaning
- Frequent feedback from teachers monitoring student work
- Standards-based knowledge and skills development
- Performance-based assessments including project-based learning and portfolios of progress
Personalize Learning is changing the dynamics of education. How have you introduced personalized learning into your classroom?