LEARNING FOR ONE
Liberated learning for the individual by the individual.
"I really hope more people get to do this, it was nice to feel like I’m in charge of my learning."
- Student, grade 12
Through all my years as an educator, and over eight years working to develop a truly individualized program centered in critical thinking strategies, I am the expert in bringing individualized instruction to life. This is part of the education revolution taking place now as a means to achieve passionate, engaged, empowered, and liberated learners that through their creativity support strong global thinking. I can help you, your school, your organization, and your students through a tailored program development process.
MEETING EDUCATORS AND ORGANIZATIONS WHEREVER THEY ARE ON THE PERSONALIZED SPECTRUM
Finding a path to follow in any journey boosts the possibility of a successful quest. Critical thinking guides humanity towards a global mindset that is logical, empathetic, and brave even through challenges and biases. Having the discipline to use specific strategies as a means to cultivate our minds and actions blazes the trail towards an enlightened and reasonable end where we might find exquisite truth. Stories of bringing individualized learning to life...
MANY TALK OF PERSONALIZED LEARNING, VERY FEW PUT IT INTO PRACTICE
...and it really works!
In the evolving role of educator, the current and future goal is to nurture stronger thinkers to live alongside in our global community. Through eight years in development, graduate action research, and two years of practical application in a co-working classroom, students are working explicitly and implicitly on critical thinking strategies that are threaded through 100% individualized curricula.
How far does it go?
This conversation focuses on examples of student work in a case study format that makes visible the processes and specific practices for critical thinking used in all facets of this style of learning.
One of the most enigmatic and elusive facets of education is “individualization”, or teaching to and for each student. Is individualization truly feasible in a classroom? Yes! Having ten or more different Individualized Curricula in a learning environment can happen, does not require huge chunks of extra time, and can have meaningful impact on student learning. Focused on helping students ask quality questions filtered through critical thinking skills, individualized instruction can reveal great brilliance through the chaos. In this active work, walk through the logistics of managing it all, and see how you can build individualization into any classroom.
Overview of individualized learning
Individualized training on how to implement this work into personal or organizational systems
Preliminary open source tools to use
½ Day, 1-2 Full Day(s), One Week PD and In-Class Coaching
In addition to Level 1 Professional Development, ongoing support for growth in the area of Individualized learning
Binder/Online book of tools and classroom activities in support, edited for needs
Determined by needs of educator/organization; up to one year contracts with recurring checkpoints
Global Individualized Learning
Ongoing adjunct faculty work to include training/co-working for teachers and instruction with a cohort of students; access to consultations, feedback, tools, and individualized development of your program; connection to additional global partners as needed/desired