A Guidebook for Success: Strategies for Implementing Personalized Learning in Rural Schools
Future Ready Schools (FRS) just released a brand new guidebook for rural learning environments exploring how they can begin taking their first steps toward transformation—with a personalized learning framework.
To keep pace with the ever-evolving demands of the local, national, and global workforce, these environments often have far fewer resources at their fingertips than large metropolises, like New York City, Dallas, or Chicago, do. But, with the acceleration of technology and a focus on leveraging often-untapped community resources, A Guidebook for Success emphasizes the translatability of personalized education to all environments, regardless of geographic location. Using the FRS framework in the rural context—curriculum, instruction, and assessment; personalized professional learning; budget and resources; community partnerships; data and privacy; robust infrastructure; and use of space and time—the guide highlights the importance of learners engaging in learning that matches their passions, interests, and aspirations and directly connects to real-world applications. If you are operating in a rural setting or are curious how learner-centered education can be applied to an environment different than your own, explore this guide.