Pathway to Implementation
Participation in the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network (MA PLN) as a Grantee School takes place in two steps -- entering into a training phase as a Planning School before becoming a fully-fledged Implementation School. Joining MA PLN begins with a signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the district ensuring support for schools applying to be a part of the network. Middle and High Schools within these districts are welcome to apply to become a Planning School that will join a cohort and collaborate with other planning schools while receiving school-based coaching by a CCE coach.
After the planning year, schools may then submit an application to become an Implementation School. Implementation schools continue to receive support from their CCE coach and the wider Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network of schools.
Preference for Grantee Schools will be given to urban districts that serve high percentages of students who are low-income, Black, Latino, and/or English Language Learners. These districts also show a commitment to using Personalized Learning as a means to close the achievement gap by race, income, and language.
Boston Big Picture is committed to offering a wide variety of pathways to achieving success, which they define in real-world and holistic terms.
Boston Collaboratory is committed to equity for all students and is offering open access to technology and a curriculum grounded in social justice.
Holmes Elementary is committed to equity and is offering students social and emotional programming such as boxing and morning meetings before and during school.