A Vision for Personalized Learning in Massachusetts

DeMonte, Jennifer

CA/ET

French, D. & Lebeaux, D. (2017). A vision for personalized learning in Massachusetts (White Paper). Retrieved from Center for Collaborative Education website: http://cce.org/files/A-Vision-for-Personalized-Learning-in-Massachusetts.pdf

The white paper discusses trends in Massachusetts that suggest a growing achievement gap. Where the state has usually been at the forefront of education, this has become a concern. It describes a movement toward Personalized Learning based on competencies rather than standards, and authentic learning experiences that are student-driven and flexible.

Much of the first half of the paper is skimmable. What I found most interesting were the principles of Personalized Learning enumerated in the paper, and Massachusetts plan to support districts in the move toward this practice. The description of a school that functions according to these principles is almost utopian in nature.

 

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