Personalized learning. Personalization. Student-centered learning. An alternative to one-size-fits-all education. What do these buzz words mean?
The Aurora Institute (formerly the International Association for K-12 Online Learning or iNACOL) defines personalized learning as:
“Tailoring learning for each student’s strengths, needs, and interests–including enabling student voice and choice in what, how, when and where they learn–to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible.”
Identifying and meeting student needs? Sounds great. Sign me up!
Unfortunately, defining personalized learning and making it happen are two different things. Enter Prenda.
Considered a micro-school model, Prenda seems to be a combination of a small, traditional neighborhood school, home education, and an online school.
The model is growing quickly in Arizona and maybe coming to a state near you.
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