RI Personalized Learning Initiative

The Rhode Island (RI) Personalized Learning Initiative was launched in September 2016 by the Rhode Island Office of Innovation with the Rhode Island Department of Education, Highlander Institute, and other partners. It supports educators and administrators statewide in the development, piloting, and growth of new models for personalized learning; and facilitates the sharing of best practices and lessons learned. After extensive feedback, the group issued a white paper which includes an agreed upon definition of the term “personalized learning” and sets forth a vision for instituting personalized learning statewide. It also outlines how stakeholders at every level can support a movement toward increased personalization for students.

Stakeholders in RI–parents, educators, principals, district administrators, and state leaders–can use the suggestions as inspiration to guide their work. The group’s Education Innovation Research Network can provide RI scholars with opportunities for collaborative research on education innovation topics. Others across the country can follow the work of RI as they strive to lead systemic change that will bring personalized learning to scale statewide. The website provides information on the state’s ongoing work.

Source Organization: RI Office of Innovation

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