Innovation: Education

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Our new book, Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades: A Guide for Classroom Teachers and School Leaders, draws on 10 years of case studies from Vermont schools and educators. This website is intended to present a deeper dive into their work, as well as to provide more elaborate resources to support your work with young adolescents.

We’ve divided our chapter-by-chapter resources into two sections. “Foundations and Connections” are readings and resources that have directly informed the work of personalized learning in Vermont. “Examples and Tools” are media-rich stories documented here on our blog, along with educator resources and student examples.

If you have the book, you may find it helpful to have this page at hand so you can more fully experience the incredible work featured in each chapter. If you don’t have the book, we hope you still find inspiration and utility in many of these resources. Either way, we invite you to read our blog, follow us on social media, and reach out to us if we might be helpful!

 

"Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades: A guide for classroom teachers and school" by Penny A. Bishop, John M. Downes and Katy Farber

Chapter 1: Personalized Learning for Young Adolescents

Foundations and Connections

Chapter 2: Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs)

Foundations and Connections

Examples and Tools

Chapter 3: Laying the Groundwork for Personalized Learning

Foundations and Connections

Examples and Tools

Chapter 4: Launching PLPs with “The Learner Profile”

Foundations and Connections

Examples and Tools

Chapter 5: Designing Flexible Learning Pathways for Young Adolescents

Foundations and Connections

Examples and Tools

Chapter 6: Scaffolding for Equitable, Deeper Learning

Foundations and Connections

Examples and Tools

Chapter 7: PLPs and Proficiency-Based Assessment

Foundations and Connections

Examples and Tools

Chapter 8: PLPs, Goal-setting and Student-Led Conferences

Examples and Tools

Chapter 9: Sustaining Innovation in Your Classroom, Team or School

Foundations and Connections

Examples and Tools

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