Through the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network, the Center for Collaborative Education provides funding, professional development, and coaching to school-based design teams to engage in the development and implementation of innovative personalized learning design plans that support individualized, project-based learning, and are attuned to the unique academic and social-emotional needs of students. Guided by our Five Principles of Personalized Learning, network schools strive to create learning environments where these principles are present and interwoven. We partner with educators to meet students where they are - incorporating student agency, voice, and choice.
Students move at their optimal pace and receive credit when they demonstrate mastery of competencies—or learning targets—at each new level.
Time, space, and teacher roles adapt to the needs of students through the use of technology and flexible structures, rather than being a fixed, "one size fits all" experience.
Students exercise voice and choice in their learning and co-create personal academic profiles and learning plans focused on student interests, aspirations, and learning challenges.
Dispositions for Learning
With a focus on equity, identity, and concern for others, students develop the attitudes and habits necessary for academic growth and preparation for life in a global society.
Students engage in standards-aligned workplace, project- and community-based learning, with multiple opportunities to demonstrate what they know and are able to do.