How might we support learners in...

Experiencing learning that is relevant, contextualized and designed for needs, strengths, interests and approaches to learning

Example Strategies

Partner with learners to document past learning in order to devise future learning plans.

Partner with learners to explore: ways to modify or vary content, the where/when of learning, and other aspects of their learning experiences to align with their interests, strengths and needs.

Offer flexible modalities, groupings and times/places for learning to help meet individual learner needs, strengths and interests; balance individual needs with the needs of the class community.

Partner with learners to continuously align learning opportunities with learners’ interests, strengths and needs.

How might we support learners in...

Developing a deep understanding of needs, interests and strengths around: academics, health & wellness, social-emotional development, culture & language, living situation, cognitive skills

Example Strategies

Regularly solicit and compile information regarding learners’ interests, strengths and needs (i.e. learner inventories), including: prior learning experiences; special learning needs and disabilities; primary language; home and community context; social functioning, behaviors, and socio-emotional barriers; and work habits

Review available information regarding learners’ prior academic performance (e.g. testing, work samples, portfolios)

Conduct observations and formative assessments to confirm learners’ current academic level and their response to varying levels of academic challenge