This article in Education Leadership discusses Maine’s move to proficiency-based graduation requirements and the consequent move to increase personalized learning across the state. Mary Bellavance, President of Maine ASCD, and elementary instructional strategist in district RSU #57 in Waterboro, shares the story of her district’s approach to roll out personalized learning approaches with buy-in from all members of the education community. The article outlines the steps taken to create a learner-centered culture, develop transparency in learning, track learning progress, and provide professional development. This article provides an example for other districts beginning or expanding their work to provide personalized competency-based experiences for all students.
Source Organization: ASCD