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Visioning Toolkit: Laying the Groundwork for a Community-Wide Vision for Personalized Learning

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February 10, 2018

A district鈥檚 vision is central to everything they do and everything they hope to accomplish. If you really聽want to change the system, a vision must be created by and lived throughout your community.A district鈥檚 vision is central to everything they do and everything they hope to accomplish.

If you really聽want to change the system, a vision must be created by and lived throughout your community. District聽leaders can鈥檛 do this work alone, and neither can teachers. The entire community needs to lift up learning,聽support teachers and encourage students to learn both in and outside of school. Because this work is聽bigger than just your district 鈥 it belongs to the entire learning community.

Based on our experiences in schools and the research聽we鈥檝e done around the conditions necessary for scaling personalized learning, 澳门天天好彩 believes an essential聽first step to this work is to craft, develop and sustain a community-wide vision for personalized, competency-based聽learning. But just what is personalized learning?

Personalized learning empowers students through clear聽learning targets that they work toward at their own pace. It鈥檚 made possible by a student-centered culture that聽encourages risk-taking and growth mindset, where teachers,聽learners and community members set a shared vision and build innovative and transparent learning environments聽where all students grow.

Your vision for personalized learning will be your district鈥檚 and your聽community鈥檚 vision for the knowledge, skills and characteristics聽you hope your graduates will possess, what outcomes you hope to聽improve and what makes your district and your community unique.聽Not every school or classroom is the same, but elevating a common聽vision will ground everyone in the importance of the work.

In this聽toolkit you鈥檒l find the following resources to help you begin and sustain聽the work of implementing personalized learning:

  1. Guidance on crafting a system-wide vision for personalized learning, incorporating diverse stakeholder voices
  2. Questions and considerations for finding the right people to champion the work of personalizing learning
  3. Direction on how to identify factors that may impact implementation
  4. Help with creating messages to introduce your vision with key audiences and sustaining enthusiasm for personalized learning

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