Event will give parents firsthand look at Personalized Learning activities

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In general, “Personalized Learning” is a method of educating children that focuses on each individual student’s interests, talents and goals. In practice, though, what does that really look like?

One of Dallas ISD’s newest schools that follows that model – Personalized Preparatory at Sam Houston Elementary School – invites parents to see Personalized Learning in action at 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the school, located at 2827 Throckmorton St.

There will be four classrooms demonstrating different aspects of Personalized Learning:

• Learner Profiles: Families will learn what a learner profile is and what its importance is in building a relationship between a teacher and a student. Families will also get an understanding of how teachers use learner profiles to guide instruction and make learning purposeful for all students.

• Technology with Nearpod: This station will provide an example of how technology is used in Personalized Learning classrooms on our campus to reach small groups and individual students. Families will have the chance to participate in an actual lesson through Neared and will see how our teachers are able to work will all levels of learners.

• STEM: STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, will be shared  through lessons to help families identify the importance and relationship these areas play in a Personalized Learning classroom.

• Playlist, Stations, and Differentiation: Families will learn what playlists are and how they are used to guide students in selecting stations and activities. Our teachers will have examples of differentiated stations for families to see how activities are based on a student levels and interest.

Like all of the district’s speciality schools and programs, applications for the 2019-2020 school year are being accepted now through Jan. 31, 2019. Visit www.dallasisd.org/yourchoices to learn more about what Dallas ISD offers and apply today.

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