5-Year Cohort for Districts Ready to Transform to a More Equitable System of Teaching and Learning

The TRANSFORM pathway is designed for district teams ready to transform to implement a district-wide system of personalized learning. This five-year cohort model includes in-person convenings three to four times per year, virtual learning, and opportunities to collaborate with other district teams.

  • Develop a comprehensive plan for systemic, district-wide implementation of personalized, competency-based learning.

  • Evaluate impact of systems change efforts

  • Connect and learn with other districts through ongoing peer-to-peer learning opportunities and role-based connections

What to Expect

TRANSFORM Cohort Commitments and Supports

Identify strengths and opportunities for growth

With help from KnowledgeWorks, your district will identify readiness, strengths and opportunities for growth and alignment across 12 conditions necessary for systemic change. Download Finding Your Path: A Navigation Tool for Scaling Personalized, Competency-Based Learning to learn more.

Develop a design team

While your district's design team might look different than others, we highly recommend your team includes the following roles: 

  • Superintendent
  • Principal
  • Instructional Coach
  • Counselor
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Curriculum Leader
  • Special Education Teacher


Participate in regular check-ins for ongoing support

As part of the cohort, your team will participate in regular check-ins with a regional Personalized Learning Specialist and a KnowledgeWorks coach for personalized support and coaching.

Collaborate and learn alongside other districts

For the five-year cohort commitment, your design team will participate in three in-person meetings per year (15 total over five years). Meeting location will most likely be in central Ohio.

TRANSFORM Cohort 1 Meetings

Tentative Dates (full day with your full design team)

YEAR 1

Meeting 1: January 31-Feb 1, 2023

Meeting 2: March 30,  2023

Ohio Personalized Learning Showcase: June 20, 2023

Meeting 3: September/October 2023 (exact dates TBD)


YEAR 2 - YEAR 5

Meeting dates TBD

Ohio Schools Transforming Education

Mason City Schools graciously shared their multi-year journey in personalized learning with the Ohio Personalized Learning Network
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