Institute for Personalized Learning

Institute for Personalized Learning (IPL) is committed to “working with their member schools and districts to re-design their educational ecosystem into one that is learner-centered.”

The Institute was born out of the Cooperative Educational Service Agency #1 (CESA #1)—a provider of high-quality, cost-effective programs and services for K-12 districts in Southeastern Wisconsin. Back in 2009, CESA #1 brought together a cohort of superintendents to participate in a regional learning community initiative both to examine the challenges of the current education system and to imagine what might be possible if that system were transformed. Out of this process, they emerged with a vision that calls for a system designed around individual learner readiness, strengths, needs, and interests—one that is personalized. The Institute is now taking that vision forward. Operating on an action network approach, they are building paths to support districts and educators to create the conditions that will allow all learners to succeed. Not just for those in Wisconsin, The Institute offers their “honeycomb” change model—which provides a framework for districts to make the shift to personalized learning—as well as professional development opportunities, micro-credentialing courses, and other resources ripe for learner-centered leaders across the country!

Last updated on 06/23/2016

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