Personalization is “a learning process in which schools help students assess their own talents and aspirations, plan a pathway toward their own purposes, work cooperatively with others in challenging tasks, maintain a record of explorations, and demonstrate their learning against clear standards in a wide variety of media, all with the close support of adult mentors and guides.” (National Association of Secondary School Principals)
The Flexible Pathways Initiative, created by Act 77 of 2013 and found in 16 V.S.A. § 941, has charged Vermont secondary school educators to create personalized learning environments that offer flexible pathways to graduation and a planning process by which students and educators can reflect on and document student learning over time. We encourage all educators to access, modify and adapt these resources to provide a personalized experience for all students.
Learn more about Flexible Pathways in Vermont.
Learn more about all of our resources on student-centered learning with this Roadmap.