When you begin a transformational journey, you are making a long-term commitment, knowing there will be unexpected twists and turns along the way. Without a robust plan in place, these unexpected happenings can derail even the most well-lead efforts. What might a plan include to ensure both sustainability and adaptability over the long haul?
In 2003, The Education Alliance at Brown University published an in-depth facilitation guide—Changing Systems to Personalize Learning—any learning community can use to host a workshop to transform their system to one that is centered on the learner. The first step calls for all voices in the community to be represented, including young learners, and is followed up with an exploration of five key dimensions: Purpose, Organization, Content and Process, Assessment, and Leadership. These high-level focal points allow you and your community to create a strategy that meets the unique needs of each learner in your learning environment.