Personalized learning is the education of the future, according to the Personalized Learning PD Model by Zia Learning, a leading provider of teacher professional development for personalized classrooms.
Personalized learning is more than just a fad. Zia Learning is working throughout the USA to prepare teachers and schools for this innovation and changed learning environment. They have just released the newest version of their Blueprint for Building a Personalized Learning Program. The blueprint is used along with their Framework for Facilitated Personalized Learning in a number of districts so that teachers can implement personalized learning with high quality options.
According to Robin Gonzales, founder of Zia Learning, "Personalized learning is a pedagogy, not a product. It is critical that districts implement a clear framework and implementation plan that takes into account the fundamental changes in teaching and learning in the personalized classroom. This includes teachers moving from direct instruction to a more facilitated approach, and students taking on a more autonomous role in the classroom."
Why has personalized learning resulted in such a response from so many schools? "These are all gains that matter in terms of increasing student achievement. Students have individual needs, and technologies empower teachers to address them in ways we never could before. However, teachers and students are still at the heart of the learning environment and we need to make certain they are prepared for this new approach. Personalized Learning is more than a fad. It's the way teachers will teach and students will learn in the 21st century, and we are committed to preparing schools, teachers and students to fully harness the potential of personalized learning," said Gonzales.
Find out more about Zia Learning and obtain a copy of their blueprint and framework here.