Explore why learning is personal and should be personalized

The EXPLORE Personalized Learning module series is designed for individual educators and teams who want an introduction to personalized learning.

This module is part two of Ohio's three-part EXPLORE Personalized Learning series. Select the path that best meets your needs

Content included in the Why Personalized Learning module:

  • The purpose of education
  • Discovering a culture of innovation
  • The human side of data
  • Articulating your personal why
  • How personalized learning supports major Ohio education initiatives

At the end of each chapter, you will have an opportunity to reflect and apply your learning based on the learning goals and relevance within your local learning community.

Learning Goals

By the end of this module, you'll be able to:

  • Understand under what conditions the current K-12 system was established and consider who it is currently serving

  • Recognize the personal nature of education as a compelling reason educators and learning communities are motivated to reconsider the purpose of K-12 education and pursue a system of personalized learning

  • Establish that different levels of data can reveal inequities that need to be addressed with human-centered personalized practices

  • Articulate your rationale for reimagining teaching and learning

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module Series Orientation

    • Module Series Introduction

    • About this Module Series

    • Module Contributors

    • How to Navigate this Module

    • Tools and Resources

  • 2


    • Module Overview

    • Personalized Pathways

  • 3

    The Purpose of K-12 Education: A Revolution

    • Chapter Overview

    • A Brief History

    • Is the System Broken?

    • A New Design for Education

    • Learning Discussion

    • Learning Goal Check-In

  • 4

    Learning is Personal

    • Chapter Overview

    • A Pivotal Moment

    • Who Owns the Learning?

    • Learner Stories

    • Humanized Learning Systems

    • Activity - Why Ohio?

    • Discussion Board - Essential Skills

    • Discussion Board - Prepared for Success

    • Discussion Board - 21st Century Skills

    • Discussion Board - Future Forward

    • Learning Discussion

    • Learning Goal Check-In

  • 5

    Data Creates Stories

    • Chapter Overview

    • Advancing Equity

    • Levels of Data

    • A Case Study on Attendance

    • Data Scenarios

    • Activity - Amy's Story

    • The Human Side of Data

    • Learning Discussion

    • Learning Goal Check-In

  • 6

    What is Your Why?

    • Chapter Overview

    • My Why - From the Field

    • Reimagining Education

    • Articulating Your Why

    • Learning Discussion

    • Learning Goal Check-In

  • 7

    Wrap Up

    • You're Almost Done!

    • Reflection and Feedback Survey