This article looks at Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School which is successfully serving a large number of students with learning disabilities, in part because of its commitment to personalizing learning. Students progress at their own rate, not in grade-by-grade lockstep. Teachers are trained to give all students targeted, individualized support with the help of an integrated student information (SIS) and learning management system (LMS) called CORTEX. Students progress at their own rate rather than based on grade progression.
This article will be of interest to teachers and leaders from other schools implementing personalized learning. It provides an excellent example of how expertise from the special education field can be applied to personalize learning for all students.
Source Organization: The Hechinger Report