What is Personalized Learning?
A personalized learning environment includes the following elements:
Personal learning paths for each student
Personalized learning time
Student mentor program
Flexible learning environment
Performance-based assessments (project-based learning, portfolios, etc.)
What do teacher and student roles look like in Personalized Learning?
Personalize instruction by providing opportunities for students to practice skills, give real-time feedback and support students to make their own plans to reach academic goals.
Provide small group workshops based on individual student needs.
Mentors students to become self-directed learners who can set and achieve goals and maximize opportunities.
Demonstrate student agency by having choice in when, where, and how they learn.
Select content that best meets their learning style.
Establish weekly obtainable academic goals.
Establish long term college goals.
Work collaboratively with small groups
What is Connect? Connect is Pasadena ISD’s personalized learning initiative.
Every Connect student has a digital Personalized Learning Plan and is able to access all of the learning tools and resources they need at any time.
Connect students are self-directed learners. Connect students are encouraged and coached to develop in the elements of self-directed learning - Challenge Seeking, Persistence, Strategy-shifting, Response to Setbacks and Appropriate Help Seeking are key habits that are invaluable for college and life success.
Connect students receive consistent, relevant, and personalized support seamlessly integrated into their school day as they drive towards their academic and personal goals.
College and Career Readiness
Student success in college and career must extend far beyond college acceptance. We focus on helping students to develop in four areas that form the foundation for a lifetime of success.
Student-teacher bond is the heart of learning. Students meet weekly with their mentor teacher to set academic goals and discuss their progress.
Empowering students to engage in self-directed learning and develop key habits that are invaluable for college and life success.