Why (and How) Vermont Schools Are Getting Personal
EWA Radio: Episode 116
Some school districts are experimenting with ways to get students more engaged in their own learning, and to connect their individual interests to long-term goals. John Tulenko, a contributor to The Hechinger Report, visited Vermont, where a statewide investment in personalized learning is starting to gain traction. What kinds of learning opportunities are students creating for themselves? How are teachers responding to the instructional shift? And how does personalization fit into Vermont’s new expectations that students not only demonstrate proficiency in core academic subjects but also in “soft skills” like problem-solving, civic engagement, and collaboration?