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What is Personalized Learning?

Personalized Learning is defined in a variety of ways, and it may mean different things to different people depending on where and how it is referenced. In Verona, we believe that learning starts with the learner, and the learner is at the center of what we do.

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Two leaders in the area of Personalized Learning, Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey, describe Personalized Learning as learner-centered, where the learner:

*drives their learning.

*connects learning with interests, talents, passions, and aspirations.

*actively participates in the design of their learning.

*owns and is responsible for their learning that includes their voice and choice on how and what they learn.

*identifies goals for their learning plan with guidance from teachers.

*acquires the skills to select and use the appropriate technology and resources to support and enhance their learning.

*builds a network of peers, experts, and teachers to guide and support their learning.

*demonstrates mastery of content in a competency-based system.

*becomes a self-directed, expert learner who monitors progres and reflects on learning based on mastery of content and skills.

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