Personalized Learning, the instructional theory on educator's minds for the past few years, attempts to meet diverse individual student need (abilities and learning styles as well as personal interests) through highly tailored curriculum, environment and pedagogy.
It may be said that all learning is personalized learning to the extent that educators have always sought the best practices by which to reach each student. However, the current iteration of PL appears built around differentiation of lessons, technologies integration and student agency.
In their November 8 Surveying the Field tweets compilation, “What Should (and Shouldn’t Personalized Learning Look Like?”, Education Week offers an eye opening pro/con dialogue featuring lecturers, business owners, teachers, directors and deans.
What does Personalized Learning look like at your school?