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W.Va. moves to personalized learning

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
September 10th, 2014

Statewide efforts put personalized learning within students’ reach

personalized-learningEducation leaders in West Virginia are moving forward with an ambitious plan to bring personalized learning to students in a statewide effort under an initiative called Project 24.

Project 24, which advocates for the purposeful and effective use of technology and digital learning in order to position students for college and career readiness, supports districts with planning tools and best practices from experts and education nonprofits.

“Personalized learning can transform how students learn,” said Chip Slaven, council to the president and senior advocacy adviser for the Alliance for Excellence in Education (AEE), which spearheads Project 24. “It changes the traditional classroom from one that operates like an assembly line where every child is being taught in the same manner without regard to individual strengths and needs to a new, flexible model that utilizes a full portfolio of opportunities promoting creativity.”

(Next page: The state’s efforts to achieve personalized learning for students)