Personalized Learning

In order to support pathways, classroom instruction needs to focus on each learner and adapt according to their needs. By personalizing classroom instruction students will learn in ways that work for them, focusing on their skills and personal interests. Through this kind of classroom instruction teachers can support students as they complete a pathway. To help teachers develop and adjust their classrooms for more personalized instruction, we will provide support for teachers with the following:

Assessment Literacy
Helps educators understand how to produce high-quality achievement data; teachers evaluate the data and know how to use the data to move learning forward. Individually and collectively, teachers regularly design and use a variety of formative and summative assessments to gain an accurate understanding of student learning and inform their instruction.

Formative Instructional Practices are the formal and informal ways that teachers and students gather and respond to evidence of learning. These practices help students become a true partner in the teaching and learning process. Research shows that integrating these components into daily practice can increase student learning and teacher effectiveness.
View an example of FIP in the classroom

Blended Learning
Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online content delivery and instruction 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.

Check out some examples of what blended learning looks like:

What exactly does ‘blended learning’ look like?
 The Hechinger Report

Key Principles that the Flipped Classroom Leads To
 Brian Bennett

 Blended Learning: Transforming Classrooms with Technology
DC Public Schools

New Learning Technologies
Emerging technologies have the ability to reshape and innovate education by transforming learning into a more engaging, collaborative, and productive effort utilizing the learner's specific needs, interest and learning styles.

Check out this vision for personalized and connected learning:
 A Vision for Personalized and Connected Learning

Project-Based Learning
In Project Based Learning (PBL), students go through an extended and rigorous process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. Students learn key academic content while practicing collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.

Check out this video to see the level of student engagement that PBL creates:
 Project-Based Learning in an Elementary Science Classroom

Student Motivation
Motivation is key to the learning process. It is the process that initiates, guides and maintains goal-oriented behaviors, like mastering a new skill or concept in the classroom. Teachers in the OAC are working to increase student motivation, they are gauging their success with The Student Experience™ Survey.

Giving the Classroom Back to Kids: Supporting Independent Learning through the Flipped Model
 Brian Bennett

Ohio’s New Learning Standards
These state standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that students need for success in college and careers. They leverage technology to get updated student data to educators and parents; they help ensure that all students will have the same expectations wherever they live. With Ohio students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be better-positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

What do these standards look like in the classroom? Check out this video:
 Common Core Lesson: Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources About Pocahontas
The School Improvement Network

Model Pathways

Districts can customize these pathways with their own classes, or share classes with other districts in the Collaborative.

District Pathway Template

Download this template to detail/create your own district pathway

Dual Enrollment Course Catalog

Teachers, parents, and students can see what dual enrollment courses are offered from all 27 districts.