- What kind of PD is necessary for teachers to gain the “totally different skill set” (p. 24) that is required to facilitate a personalized learning environment?
- How do your goals fit into “personalized learning” vs. “personal learning” (p. 25)?
I believe the necessary PD for teachers to gain the "totally different skill set" includes a commitment to more curriculum centered around having teachers act as a "guide on the side" rather than a "sage on the stage". Teachers need help developing their skills as valuable resources to a wide range of students working simultaneously on different projects. If we could access PD around developing skill sets that were meaningful and student driven we could develop more personalized learning through project based learning.
My goal is for students to work on individual projects that are meaningful and personal to their learning needs and passions. A curriculum that is project based and allow students to choose their research is the best way to foster meaningful learning.