Personalized learning approaches focus on strengthening the student learning process by encouraging students to actively participate in fostering a strong learning environment, strengthening relationships with adult stakeholders, becoming aware of their individual learning needs, and identifying and applying learning strategies that work best for them (Personalized Learning Foundation, 2012).
The approach to personalized learning at McDonough Middle School begins with the implementation of the following components:
- Learner Profiles & Goal Setting
- Connections Pathways
While implementation of the above components do not constitute Personalized Learning, these strategies represent the vehicle we have chosen to implement Personalized Learning at Henry County Middle School to build and enhance relationships, create smaller environments, meet the needs of learners to work at their own pace, and increase student agency.