Creating an Authentic Personal Learning Plan Process, Lumbra, Spring 2021
||EDU 5515 C21
||Gabrielle Marquette Lumbra
Dates and Times:
February 1-April 26th 2021 Asynchronous discussions. Monthly synchronous coaching sessions TBD (3 total). Synchronous virtual exhibition of learning TBD (in April).
The implementation of flexible pathways in schools around the country and specifically in Vermont clarify the importance of having a plan for learning and a place to store evidence of learning gathered flexibly. This is the philosophy behind the requirement of a Personalized Learning Plan for each Vermont High School graduate. However, we continue to struggle with making this process of designing a PLP authentic and relevant for students. This class will explore the philosophical and pedagogical reasoning behind PLPs and course participants will apply that knowledge and understanding to the creation of a Professional PLP through which they will explore how a PLP becomes relevant and authentic to them and how they can make it relevant and authentic for their students.
Course Goals & Objectives
- Understand the pedagogical importance of an authentic Personalized Learning Plan
- Apply that pedagogical understanding to the development of professional PLP
- Build implementation of an authentic PLP experience for students into their professional PLP.
- Understand the requirements from the state on Flexible Pathways and PLP
- Identify the reasons for and challenges to implementation of authentic PLPs, especially in light of the circumstances of remote learning.
- Design Professional PLPs that meet the criteria of the state PLP
- Reflect on the design process to identify solutions to some of the challenges of authentic PLP work in schools.
- Apply knowledge gained through reflection to design an authentic PLP experience for students at a school and course level.
Required texts are not included in the course tuition.
A Guide to Documenting Learning: Making Thinking Visible, Meaningful, Sharable, and Amplified (Tolisano & Hale, Corwin 2018)
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