Cutting Through the Confusion of Individualized Learning

Presented by: Gene Kerns, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance
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Individualized learning is referred to by Culatta (2016) as “learning experiences in which the pace of learning is adjusted to meet the needs of individual students.” It’s one of the major areas of concentration within personalized learning and requires significant changes to school as we know it, moving from a seat-time model to one focused on true competency.

Sound intimidating? In this webinar. Gene Kerns, Ed.D. addressed the following questions:

  • What are the three major components of individualized learning?
  • Why move to a competency model?
  • How does individualization work within or run counter to current educational policy?
  • Does ESSA reference or even allow for individualization?
  • How might an implementation of individualization best begin?

You’ll come away with a clearer understanding of the issues involved and a set of principles to get you moving in the right direction.