Special Resource Material Developed by the Center
Title: Personalizing Learning and Addressing Barriers to Learning:
Two Continuing Education Units
Description: Policy makers have embraced the concept of personalized learning. It is emphasized in
the common core state standards initiative, the proposed model core teaching standards, the
administration's 2010 National Education Technology Plan, and the Race to the Top
Discussions of personalized learning often leave the impression that the process is mainly
about incorporating technological innovations. This set of continuing education units is designed
to help schools move forward in personalizing learning as an approach that reflects the reality that
learning is a nonlinear, dynamic, transactional, and spiraling process, and so is teaching.
Personalized learning is placed within the context of other conditions that must be improved in
classrooms and school wide to address factors interfering with student learning and performance.
Unit I: Personalizing Learning
Unit II: More is Needed to Address Barriers to Learning
Access at: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/personalizeI.pdf 420kb, 105pp