Personalized Learning

Published: 8/22/2022 3:06 PM

Personalized learning means getting the right student the right learning experiences and the right content, at just the right time.

What is personalized learning?

Personalized learning is a student-centered, customized learning model that addresses the diversity of a student’s background and needs and sets high expectations for all students. This may entail a formalized plan and process that requires students to set learning goals based on personal, academic, and career interests with the close support of adult mentors that include teachers, parents, and other members of the community.

Where can I find out more about personalized learning in Kentucky?

A glossary of personalized learning terms has been released.

Competency education is an instructional approach that contributes to a system of personalized learning. Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, districts in Kentucky are embarking on a competency education pilot program.

The Kentucky Innovation ​Learning Network is a hub for best practices in personalized learning.

Where can I see personalized learning in action?

In Kentucky: Districts of Innovation

Outside Kentucky: Exemplar school models

How do I know if my district is ready for personalized learning?

Before your school or district begins implementing any new approach to personalized learning, a planning and reflection period should take place. Are we ready to effectively implement new approaches? Are our resources aligned to make new approaches successful? Are we doing innovation for the sake of innovation?

Note that there is a difference between personalization, differentiation and individualization.

​David Cook
Office of Continuous Improvement and Support
Division of Innovation
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4201 Ext. 4832
Fax (502) 564-8149
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