Essential Personalized Learning
As student populations grow more diverse, the one-size-fits-all school model of the past can no longer properly prepare our students for success in college, career, and civic life in the 21st Century. The Essential Personalized Learning team believes personalized learning is the key to achieving success and educational equity for all students.
As defined by CCE, Personalized Learning tailors the educational experience for every student by embracing individual strengths, needs, interests, and culture, and elevating student voice and choice to raise engagement and achievement. Personalized learning takes place within the context of educational equity, providing culturally responsive learning environments and equitable educational opportunities for all students.
Through the lens of our Five Principles, we partner with schools and districts to create their own vision of personalized learning. We are excited to offer a variety of entry points to begin or advance this work and can customize services to each school and district’s needs.
Addressing achievement gaps and promoting equity in education.
Ensuring access to high-quality learning
experiences that are personalized to learners' needs and interests is a cornerstone to
achieving equity for all students. We envision public schools that are tailored for each student in collaboration between the teacher, student, and families, with the goal of equity and excellence.
Supporting educators and promoting collaboration.
Collaboration is a critical component of school culture. In personalized learning schools, teachers collaborate with teachers, teachers collaborate with students, and students collaborate with one another.
Fostering student agency.
Student empowerment is the key to increasing student engagement. Students participate as decision makers in their learning, engaging with divergent projects, investigations, and evidence of learning as they develop a sense of self-efficacy.