DISTINCTIVE GUEST POST:
Ahh, the allusive concept of personalized learning. I initially came into contact with the concept about five years ago. At that point, my understanding of 'personalized learning' was to ask a student what they liked (basketball), what they wanted to be when they grew up (Michael Jordan), and how they felt they were able to best learn (playing games). So naturally, I concluded I should create a learning environment that involved taping English notes to basketballs, while Michael Jordan assisted by playing a basketball game with my students.
The Summit Learning program has redefined the way our school looks at personalized learning.