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Understanding the Program
Objectives

By the time you finish this playlist, you should be able to:

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Understand the foundation of the Connect program

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Understand the foundation of personalized learning

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Understand how students will benefit from the Connect program

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Understand importance of parent involvement in education


Resources

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Understand the foundation of the Connect program


PDF: PISD Connect Personalized Learning

Learn about how PISD will implement personalized learning.


Video: The Connect Program

Students and teachers from across PISD explain what Connect is and the benefits they have had participating in the program.

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Understand the foundation of personalized learning


Website: Personalized Learning Definition

Learn about personalized learning and the different ways it can be implemented in schools.


Video: Personalized Learning

Learn how personalized learning is shifting from traditional education.


Website: Personalized Learning

Brief explanation of personalized learning from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Reports on personalized learning have been included at the bottom of the page.


PDF: 7 Things You Should Know About Personalized Learning

Learn how personalized learning works, why it is significant, where it is going, and more.

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Understand how students would benefit from the Connect program


Video: Summit Basecamp: Student Panel Webinar

Hear from students that are participating in personalized learning.


Blog: It’s About Self-Directed Learning

Learn how self-directed learning will help students to be successful with college, career, and life.

Video: Why Self-Directed Learning Matters

Students and teachers talk about why self-direct learning matters in this video by FSG, a social impact consulting and research firm.


Doc: Connect: Habits of Success

Learn about the Habits of Success that leads to successful and happy lives

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Understand importance of parent involvement in education


Video: Parent Engagement Video

Overview of the importance of parent engagement to a child's academic success


PDF: A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement

Impact of parent engagement on student performance