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These resources were co-designed through a partnership between the Personalized Learning experts at the Institute for Personalized Learning and 2Revolutions.

Since early 2010, the Institute for Personalized Learning and its member districts have been building an educational model designed to personalize learning for all students. Utilizing an action network approach, the Institute provides a framework, offers professional development, consulting, resources and other supports, and empowers educators to create the conditions that will allow all learners to succeed.

The mission of the Institute is to launch and infuse a learner-centered framework for scaling personalized learning and nurturing powerful learners. We have developed a model and process, and we work with network schools and districts to re-design our educational ecosystem into one that is learner-centered. Our vision is a world where every learner has the capacity and drive to learn for life.

2Revolutions (2Rev) is a national education design lab striving to transform the American education system. 2Rev works with entrepreneurial leaders and practitioners within K12 and Higher Education to design, build, and implement new learning models and help catalyze the enabling systems that prepare students for success in the future. In its work with educators, 2Rev provides in-person, blended, and online learning experiences on a range of Future of Learning topics, including Personalized Learning. 

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Personalized Learning Learning Progression: Self-assess your ability to transform the learning environment, instructional practices, and assessment methods, ultimately co-constructing the learning experience with learners.


Personalized Learning Playlist: If you want to advance your ability to support Personalized Learning but don’t have the time or inclination to engage in a full course, use this playlist to build your knowledge and skills. Pick the relevant portion of the playlist based on where you self-assess on the learning progression.


Understanding the Learner-Centered Experience: Learning starts with the learner and is a personal, autonomous process. Learners who are more engaged, committed, and independent are equipped with the skills and capacity to learn for life. In Understanding the Learner-Centered Experience, we shift our thinking from an instructional paradigm to a learner-centered paradigm, moving away from educators making significant decisions to an environment where learners are also active decision makers in the learning process. We define personalized learning and begin to explore and clear up misconceptions around this framework. Through shifting the role of the educator and the learner, students develop foundational learner skills that positively impact the development of learning outcomes and help them be successful for life. This course helps educators discover that instruction is something we do with learners, not to learners.

Learner-Centered Elements: Personalizing a learner’s educational experience holds the greatest leverage to transform our current education design and improve our educational system. A personalized learning system provides the opportunity to maximize the potential of ALL learners based on their needs, abilities, and preferences. To make this shift, one must understand the elements necessary to create a learner-centered system. In Learner-Centered Elements, we identify the core principles of a learner-centered environment, as well as explore learning and teaching practices and instructional models that support implementation and a change to the learner’s experience.

Learner-Centered Design: Personalizing a learner’s educational experience holds the greatest leverage to transform our current education design and improve our educational system. Designing a learner-centered environment can be messy work. If we intentionally place the learner at the center throughout the process and place the primary emphasis on learning, then we can build capacity within our students and ensure success for all learners.