PLP Pathways Overview

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The goal of this website is to facilitate and guide participants through the design and implementation phases of their Personal Learning Plan program as mandated by Act 77 and the state of Vermont. Using the Agency of Education's guiding documents, experience from pilot projects, and in collaboration with educators across the state, this website will guide teachers through a process for creating a Personal Learning Plan program.

Our sole purpose is to develop professional development resources, relationships, and collaborative opportunities in support of Vermont's teachers. This website has been built by teachers who have conducted these exercises in the classroom, who have collected data based on their work, and who have collaborated in an effort to create an educationally sound, developmentally appropriate, personal learning experience for students. The project is sponsored and supported by the Middle Grades Collaborative and the Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education at the University of Vermont.

As you begin your personal learning journey, please consider the following essential questions.

Essential Questions:
  • What are our team goals and how do they align with the Middle Grades Goals and personalized learning?
  • How will our Personal Learning Plans align with the goals of our school, district, and the state of Vermont? What are our team's parameters?
  • What are the personalized learning goals for our students?
  • How will Personal Learning Plans and the PLP process be communicated to parents and the community?
  • What benchmarks, proficiencies, and evidence will be included in the personal learning plans and how will this coordinate with the state of Vermont's move to proficiency based graduation requirements?

Educators on the Move

  • Christie Nold, Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School Christie is in her second year at Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School in South Burlington, Vermont where she teaches 6th grade Social Studies. Prior to FHTMS, Christie worked as the ...
    Posted Oct 9, 2016, 12:17 PM by Don Taylor
  • Dave Baroody Germantown Academy Philadelphia, PADavid Baroody teaches English and Social Studies to young adolescents at Germantown Academy in Philadelphia, PA. Originally from northern New England, David graduated from Middlebury College ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2016, 4:43 PM by PLP Pathways
  • Lindsey Halman, Essex Middle School Lindsey is originally from Rockville, MD, but has called Vermont home for the past fourteen years.  She has taught middle school in Vermont for the past fourteen years and is ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2016, 5:50 PM by Don Taylor
  • Samuel Nelson, Shelburne Community School Sam is a 6-8th grade Social Studies and Humanities teacher on the Winton House team at Shelburne Community School in Shelburne, Vermont.  After graduating from the University of Vermont ...
    Posted Feb 9, 2016, 6:27 PM by PLP Pathways
  • Megan Gagne: Colchester Megan is in her fourth year as a Humanities teacher, teaching 9­ -12 grades, with the Colchester Alternative Program at Colchester High School. Megan graduated from Saint Michael’s College ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2016, 1:47 AM by Don Taylor
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Mark Your Calendar

  • Season 2, PLP Pathways Webinar 2, Thursday, Oct 27 @ 3:30 Please join the conversation as we discuss different approaches to setting goals, parent communications and conferences and the evidence of proficiency students and teachers are collecting to demonstrate growth and ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2016, 8:50 AM by Don Taylor
  • Season 2, PLP Pathways Webinar 1, Thursday, Sept 22 @ 3:30 The second season of the PLP Pathways Webinar Series starts Thursday, September 22 at 3:30 PM. Join the conversation or watch our YouTube Live Event as we open the ...
    Posted Sep 21, 2016, 4:49 PM by PLP Pathways
  • PLP Pathways Webinar 9, Thursday, May 26 @ 3:30 Please join us as we continue our discussion about the implementation of PLPs. Based on previous conversations, we will reflect on the year's progress, share new learning, and collaborate ...
    Posted May 4, 2016, 5:03 AM by Don Taylor
  • PLP Pathways Webinar #8, April 28 @ 3:30 Please join us for our 8th webinar of the year. This session we will be discussion equity and PLPs, how teachers are winding down their PLP process for the year ...
    Posted May 4, 2016, 4:58 AM by Don Taylor
  • PLP Pathways Webinar #7, March 24 @ 3:30 Please join us for another conversation about the continued implementation and development of PLP programs across the state. Topics for discussion will include using the PLP as a transition tool ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2016, 1:49 AM by Don Taylor
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