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What’s Possible with Personalized Learning? An Overview of Personalized Learning for Schools, Families & Communities

Author(s): Susan Patrick, Bruce Friend, Carri Schneider, Tom Vander Ark

Organization(s): iNACOL

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Engage Community

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This paper is designed to inform schools, families and communities about the potential of personalized learning. This report describes why personalized learning matters and shows what personalized learning looks like in schools for teachers and for students.  

Through case studies, this paper illustrates what personalized learning looks like in practice, provides examples of teachers personalizing learning in their schools and districts, and shares student perspectives on how new instructional designs are meeting their unique needs. Education leaders, parents, teachers, students and communities can use this report to begin conversations around what modern learning environments look like and how schools can best prepare students for postsecondary success.