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"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.
Karen P. White talks to Nora Vernazza, TechBoston Academy's Co-Headmaster, about how the school plans to implement personalized learning through a series of community-based student projects.
In the first part of this exciting interview series, Karen P. White talks to Yeshi Gaskin Lamour, principal of Holmes Elementary, about the school's experience thus far with the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network.
Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network coach, Diana Lebeaux, and design team members, Alec Resnick and Kevin Brill, argue that innovative school design requires a carefully-combined mix of experience, inspiration, and sheer gumption.
When schools or districts decide to take the plunge and shift to a learner-centered, proficiency-based system, one of the key “must-haves” is the support of the faculty. So how to do you garner the support of faculty effectively? Matt and Courtney share three ways to help the process along.