Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning, Podcast, Writing

We know that our students come to us with a variety of interests, skills, and learning styles.  We do our very best to meet their needs through differentiation strategies and perhaps even some individualization.  But what about personalized learning?  What is it and how can it help our students?

I’m not an expert on Personalized Learning, but decided to dive in and implement in it during our Writer’s Workshop last year.  I presented my classroom’s experience with Personalized Learning in Iowa last summer and again in Ohio last month.  You can view the presentation here:

Rather than write about how it worked for us, I’ve created a podcast to share the process we went through last year.  It worked well for us and I plan to continue implementing Personalized Learning next year during Writer’s Workshop.

download-icon Download the SMARTboard File


download-icon Download the Goal Setting Sheet

I’ve been collecting resources about personalized learning on a Pinterest board.  It will continue to grow as more content is added.
Follow Jessica’s board Personalized Learning on Pinterest.

Have you implemented Personalized Learning into your classroom?

I’d love to hear about it!

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  • Julie Rains
    March 21, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    I so love personalized instruction and have followed your writing plans for many years. Here is my question. I would love to use your smartboard files however we have mimeo instead of smartboards. I don’t mind making my own but do you know if there is there a way to open the smartboard files so that I can see them? Thanks!

  • Harriet Denny
    September 13, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Love the writers workshop circle of time on the Smartboard. Can you send that or is it somewhere I can purchase?
    Our school district is has adopted Lucy Calkins and that time wheel would be good to use.

    • Jessica Meacham
      October 22, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      You know what? I love that file too…and haven’t used it the past couple of years because it DISAPPEARED! I only have the picture of it. I do plan on remaking it, but it likely won’t happen until Thanksgiving break. Will that be too late? I’ve added it to a list to help me remember… =)