Personalized learning is tailoring learning for each student’s strengths, needs, culture, and interests, including the student’s voice and choice in what, how, when and where they learn. This is achieved by supporting students, teachers, and families in the development of flexible and equitable learning environments to ensure mastery of the highest learning standards to reach individual student’s goals.
PSCPL Framework: Guiding Questions
Vision and core mission alignment
How have you incorporated your stakeholders voices into your improvement strategies?
Shared understanding and culture of racial equity
How do you embed a racial analysis into your continuous improvement processes?
Clear strategy for measures and outcomes
How do you measure the success of PL using a variety of assessments?
Personalized learning plans for students
How does your schedule reflect personalized learning for students?
Students as self-directed learners
How do you develop students as self-directed learners?
Access to high quality, culturally relevant curriculum, instruction, and assessment
How do you ensure that all students – regardless of their differences in gender, race, etc. – are provided with quality curriculum, instruction, and assessment?
Growth mindset for students, educators, and parents
Is there an intentional focus at the school on supporting students to develop a “growth mindset” where students believe in their own self-efficacy and feel that they are likely to succeed?
How do you instill “growth mindset” for students and and engage educators and parents in your school?
Focus on personal success
Does the school provide a variety of student-driven learning opportunities that allow for student engagement and success?
How do you identify and celebrate success that is meaningful for each individual?
Social-emotional learning (SEL)
Do SEL activities/programs exist in the school that support students’ social and emotional development, promote optimal mental health and prevent risk behaviors?
How are the school’s staff equipped to teach social and emotional skills and foster social and emotional learning language and behaviors among students?
Instructional design aligned to students’ needs and strengths
Does instructional design for PL allow for student choices on when, how, and what they learn with a variety of opportunities for inquiry and project based learning?
How do schools’ personalized learning instructional models look like?
Instructional alignment to district/school outcomes and measures
How do you ensure that instructional design for personalized learning delivers effective outcomes for students’ learning?
Alignment and integration of instructional technology
How is instructional technology integrated and a beneficial part of personalized learning?
Flexible learning environments
How do your learning environments support student-centered learning?
How do you ensure that each student’s learning progress is based on the mastery of skills?
Continuous support to address inequitable patterns
How do you continuously support and train staff so that inequitable patterns are detected and addressed promptly and appropriately?