Personalized Learning Teacher Education Program
Kennesaw State University's Department of Instructional Technology is gauging market
interest in a 3-course certificate and/or endorsement program(s) for preparing K-12
teachers to personalize their classrooms. Such programs would be fully online and
available to teachers inside and outside the state of Georgia. As an example of best
practice, such a program would also model personalized and competency-based learning
for participants such that they would experience what it is like to be a learner in
a personalized setting. Courses in such a program might include:
Course 1: Personalized Learning & Technology Rich Environments (3 credit hours—fully online)
This course introduces classroom teachers to personalized learning in technology rich environments. Candidates will learn to compare and contrast various visions and definitions of personalized learning, evaluate and plan the use of technologies that support personalized learning environments, explain a mastery philosophy of teaching, identify the essential conditions of personalized learning, and devise a plan for change toward personalized learning that addresses short-term and long-term goals. This course provides the candidate with a broader initial understanding of how personalized learning came about and where it is likely going in the future of schools.
Course 2: Creating a Culture of Personalized Learning (3 credit hours—fully online)
This course prepares teachers to foster a culture of personalized learning in their classrooms through course readings and instructional media. Through course assignments candidates will demonstrate mastery of the teacher personalized learning standards and competencies defined by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, including Executive Function, Learner Agency, Asset-Based Dispositions, Growth and Mastery Mindset, and Expanded Collaboration. This course provides the learner with an opportunity for deeper exploration and understanding of how to create the culture required for personalized learning to be enacted effectively.
Course 3: Employing the Processes of Personalized Learning (3 credit hours—fully online)
This course coaches classroom teachers to employ the processes of personalized learning. Candidates will demonstrate mastery of the essential conditions including Authentic and Adaptive Assessment, Flexible Educational Resources, Individualized Path, Dynamic Communication, and Life-Long Professional Learning. This course provides the learner with an opportunity for deeper exploration and understanding of how to create the culture required for personalized learning to be enacted effectively.
For more information or to express interest in such a program for individuals or school system cohorts, please contact program director, Dr. Anissa Vega or fill out the form below.