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Personalized Learning is evident throughout Weslaco ISD!


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Innovative Teaching Personalized Learning

What is Personalized Learning?

"Tailoring learning for each student's strengths, needs and interests-including enabling student voice and choice in what, how, when, and where they learn- to provide flexibility and supports to ensure mastery of the highest standards possible."

(International Association for K-12 Online Learning)

Personalized learning optimizes instruction by engaging students with personal learning plans based on where they are and where they need to be academically while using student interests and passions to promote that engagement.


These Core Four Elements guide the ways that instruction will change in a personalized learning environment.

What is Blended Learning?

Blended Learning combines learning at school and online instruction with teacher-created pathways for student success. Students have some control of where, when, and pace of the online learning. Online learning increases student access to courses tailored to personal learning goals.

Definition to guide blended learning classrooms:

  • Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online learning with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace
  • and at least in part at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home.
  • The modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.

Blended learning means online and offline learning of content, process, and product tasks. The teacher steps back from lecture mode and facilitates the learning to allow the learning to be unlayered by the students for self-directed learning! This is the perfect opportunity for the teacher to circulate around the room and provide real-time feedback, or meet with students for small group or 1:1 direct instruction.

Professional Growth and Leadership Development

  • Blended Learning Site Visits
      • Elementary Level:
        • October 25 @Cleckler Heald for 4th grade math and reading, AM & PM visits
        • November 12 @Margo for 5th grade reading
        • November 13 @Memorial for 2nd grade reading
        • November 29 @Cleckler Heald for 4th grade math
        • January 17 @Ybarra for 2nd grade RW and 5th grade math
      • High School Level
        • January 15 @WHS for Math
        • January 16 @WHS for Science
        • January 22 @WEHS for SS
        • January 23 @WHS for ELAR
  • PLC ELAR Meetings
      • CTCs and Instructional Technology staff assigned one grade level to attend/participate.
        • Blended Learning Bytes: A secondary level colloboration of ELAR strategies combined with blended learning strategies.
  • Innovative Teaching Day
      • June-August 15: Train the Trainers sessions for WISD staff to lead staff in the areas of Blended Learning and Applied Digital Skills
      • August 20: Staff trained in the summer will lead the WISD instructional staff in the Innovative Teaching Day curriculum.

T-TESS Connections

T-TESS

T-TESS Dimension 2.1: Achieving Expectations

High, challenging expectations (Rigor)Mastery of the objectiveStudent mistakes/ self-corrections,Student initiative/ self-monitoring

T-TESS Dimension 2.2: Content Knowledge & Expertise

Content knowledge in multiple contextsCross-disciplinaryAnticipate misunderstandings Higher order thinking skillsSequencing & linking instruction

T-TESS Dimension 2.3: Communication

Written and verbal communicationStudent-to-student & student-to-teacherQuestioning/wait timeAnticipate misunderstandings

T-Tess Dimension 2.4: Differentiation

Individualized lessonsMonitoring participation and performanceDifferentiated content and processRecognizing confusion and disengagementMonitor and adjust

T-TESS Dimension 2.5: Monitor & Adjust

Monitor & adjust instruction and activitiesAdjustments to maintain engagementMonitors behaviorsChecking for understandingQuestioning academic feedback