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In the second part in Carisa Corrow's series on the Vermont Middle Grades Collaborative Conference, she presents insights and processes in personalized learning for ELL students.
"To sustain a democracy requires a democratic culture nurtured by our education system." Ramona Treviño explains how student voice nurtures and uplifts a democratic society
This starting point jump-starts an exploration of real possibilities and allows change leaders to bypass the belief that a flexible schedule “can’t be done”.
In this four-part series, Carisa Corrow highlights the insights, processes and instructional strategies in personalized learning from Vermont educators. The first entry focuses on one French teacher from Winooski High School.
"We established core beliefs for moving schools towards personalized learning, as well as a systematic set of practices to support schools in the process of 'getting from here to there'. Though identified here for personalized learning, this philosophy of core beliefs in effecting change has proven applicable for any school transformation effort."
"Teach children how to use their minds well. Go for depth over breadth. Goals should apply to all students. A tone of decency and trust. Personalization. Student as worker; teacher as coach. Demonstration of mastery. A commitment to the entire school. Resources dedicated to teaching and learning. Democracy and equity. These are the Coalition values."
MA PLN's Karen White talks to Garfield Middle School principal Samantha Meier about helping students set goals and build solid success plans.