Personalized Learning

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Every child is beautifully unique. They each have their own strengths, their own curious way of exploring the world - and their own way of learning. Not every child learns at the same rate and in the same way. In order to help each child reach their full potential, we must personalize the learning to their needs and empower each child to take charge of their journey.

Students smiling while working together

Pattonville's Vision for Personalized Learning

Students own their learning, unconstrained by time, practice, or structure, to meet their unique learning goals supporting their future success.

High school students collaborating on a hands-on project.

What is Personalized Learning?

Personalization refers to instruction paced to the learner's needs, tailored to learning preferences, and adapted to the specific interest of different learners. In an environment that is fully personalized, the learning objectives and content as well as the method and pace may vary.

Personalized Learning starts with the learner:

  • The teacher is the guide for the learner on their individual learning journey.
  • Learners have voice and choice in their learning.
  • Learners become independent learners who set goals, monitor progress, and reflect on learning and assessments of mastery.

Read more about our journey toward offering more personalized learning opportunities for Pattonville students in our PersonalizedPSD Blog. If you're a Pattonville teacher and want to write a guest blog post, fill out the form below (Share Your Story), and we'll get back to you.

Share your story

We are building our story of what Personalized Learning is in Pattonville and we need your help telling the story. If you have an idea for a written story or short video or would like to contribute to our blog, please complete this form.

Personalized Learning Committee

Pattonville is developing a multi-year Personalized Learning plan (preschool through 12th grade) that will provide ongoing feedback to students on their growth toward being ready to master high school course content and college or career success after graduation. A committee of parents, students and teachers is working together to develop this plan and shape what Personalized Learning looks like in Pattonville. Find out more information at the links below.

Committee update to Board of Education - Sept. 11, 2018

Personalized Learning Committee meeting

Parents, students and staff meet in a subcommittee focused on competency-based learning goals.