Success For Each Child & Eliminate the Opportunity Gap by Leading with Racial Equity

First Puget Sound Center for Personalized Cohort to Launch December 6th

3 Nov

PSESD has partnered with nationally recognized personalized learning experts launch the  Puget Sound Center for Personalized Learning (PSCPL).  Schools in the Road Map region were invited to participate in a 12 month personalized learning cohort to  help foster and build a wider personalized learning network in Washington State.  This year-long process is aimed at designing a plan to address student’s individual strengths, needs, race, culture, and interests and give students a voice and choice in how, when, and where they learn in an effort to prepare every student to achieve academically and reach individual goals.

Participating Puget Sound Personalized Learning Cohort Schools will: Puget Sound Personalized Learning logo

  • Participate in the 12-month Puget Sound Personalized Learning Design Process including: 4 in-person professional development sessions, scheduled school site visits, and school design and planning time with the PSESD Director of Personalized Learning.
  • Form a team called Personalized Learning Leadership Team, made up of 5-6 team members that are a combination of school administrators and teacher leaders. School leaders will be the members of the Administrator Academy, participating in additional days of school leader-level training. School teacher leaders will be designated as PSCPL Teacher Leadership Fellows.
  • Collaboratively design a personalized learning action plan that is customized for each school.
  • Be invited to participate in the PSCPL network meetings in subsequent years.
  • Receive continued coaching and technical support from PSCPL in subsequent years after the cohort launch.

“Our goal and commitment is to support the transformation of schools to ensure the elimination of racial inequities and the success of each student by focusing on learning strategies, processes, and tools that support personalized learning.” Rafael Gallardo, Director of Personalized Learning at PSESD.

The PSCPL will also help support additional school and district needs by creating the Puget Sound Personalized Learning Institute. The institute will provide five sessions totaling 30 hours of professional development on topics critical to implementing personalized learning, including strategies for addressing cultural diversity, systems change, and effective models of practice. Sessions will will target teacher leaders and administrators, and will include work time for collaborative application of strategies discussed. A total of 3 credits or 30 clock hours will be available for those who participate in all five sessions.  

To learn more about the PSCPL and the Cohort opportunity, visit our website at or contact Rafael Gallardo, Director, Personalized Learning PSESD  Rgallardo@PSESD.Org


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