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:
“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.