Personalized Learning in Practice: How a Risk-Taker Tailored Learning in Her District

By Michelle Molnar
February 22, 2017

This in-depth article, from EdWeek’s Leaders to Learn from series, features Patricia Deklotz, superintendent of the Kettle Moraine School District in Wales, WI. Over 17 months, Deklotz and a task force of 25 educators transformed the small district of 4,100 students to a personalized learning model. The article shares the process of this transformation, including what motivated her to push for personalized learning, how she garnered support for the model, the ways she harnessed student agency, and the financial investments required.

This article may help small district and school leaders to understand how to prepare for, create buy-in, and ensure continued support for a move to personalized learning. It can also be a source of ideas for the human and financial resources that are needed.

Watch a short profile on Patricia Deklotz, Superintendent of Kettle Moraine School District in Wales, Wisconsin.

Source Organization: EdWeek

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