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 guidelines. 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