Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network
In 2016, we launched the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Network (MA PLN) to work with district leaders, principals, and teachers to design and implement personalized learning plans that provide learning experiences tailored to students’ individual needs, skills, and interests and that foster engaged and active learners. Grantee Schools from across the state participate in MA PLN, either as planning or implementation schools. Essential Personalized Learning and its Five Principles provide the lens through which we do this important work. MA PLN is proud to partner with Massachusetts Personalized Learning Edtech Consortium, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Agilix.
Transforming Massachusetts’ schools for the 21st Century.
Traditional schools present teaching and learning as part of a fixed system, and expect students to adjust to fit this established system. In personalized learning schools, teaching and learning will be flexible and adaptable, adjusting the system to the individual students and what they need to be successful in today's diverse, global world.
Supporting the professional growth of educators.
Working with a cohort of engaged educators, MA PLN builds effective leadership – promoting learning and achievement through intense professional development and coaching experiences. Network members explore strategies and best practices for implementing personalized learning in their schools and classrooms, empowering them with the tools needed to transform their practice
Building awareness and support of strategies that enable all students to excel.
Documenting, analyzing, and sharing data on personalized learning with the field will provide valuable information about the conditions and approaches necessary to move away from the factory schools of the past, and towards a new vision for personalized teaching and learning.