A school district is changing teaching practices with a personalized learning coordinator.
The Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton school district in Minnesota has added a personalized learning coordinator position to guide the district toward changes in teaching practices that will benefit students. Placing learning in the hands of the students is the goal.
The district is fundamentally shifting its practices, and has required that everyone in the community understand how it will affect them and how to work with the new guidelines and practices.
“This isn’t just implementing a new curriculum or professional learning communities. This is turning the educational world upside down — not reforming, but transforming education,” said Superintendent Bill Adams.
The district is looking for a coordinator to coach teachers, administrators, and staff through this change. The two year special assignment temporary position was approved by the school board.
“Personalized learning will provide an exceptional framework for meeting the needs of each individual learner. This will be the vehicle to support higher levels of student achievement and engagement,” Adams said to the board. “In turn, our students will be college, career and life ready when they leave our school house gate. We firmly believe this will align resources to the board’s strategic plan.”