For the past decade, personalization has been a hot topic in education. You may have wondered if it’s a real and attainable goal for your school system or if it’s some holy grail that many seek but few achieve.

Community Consolidated School District 93 (CCSD93) in Illinois has been working to shift our instructional delivery system to a more personalized approach since the 2012-13 school year. While many believe that personalized learning is an instructional strategy directly tied to a laptop or tablet, for CCSD93, it goes well beyond that. Classroom instruction, curriculum, student grading, conferences, design thinking,...

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  • About the Author:

    Dr. Bill Shields is the superintendent of schools for Community Consolidated School District 93 (CCSD93) in Bloomingdale, Illinois. He has held a variety of building leadership positions during his 29 years at District 93, including 10 years as superintendent. This fall, Dr. Shields will participate in the AASA Personalized Learning Consortium to further assist CCSD93 in improving its approach to personalized education.