CBAM: Stages of Concern About Personalized Learning

This article introduces the Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM) which provides a structure for understanding and addressing the concerns of educators as they transition from more traditional to more student-centered, personalized learning. A simple chart identifies seven levels of readiness for adoption from “Awareness” which describes educators who are newly aware of the concepts of personalized learning, to “Refocusing” which describes educators ready to help peers shift their teaching practices. The chart provides helpful suggestions for introducing change to educators with different levels of concerns and readiness to change.

This chart may assist professional development providers, school leaders, and school support staff identify the best approaches for working with educators at different levels of readiness to adopt personalized learning.

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