FOR ALL SCHOOLS
Instead of reporting to school on Personal Learning Days, students will choose or design their own learning experiences. Personal Learning Days empower students to pursue learning that inspires, engages, or connects with their interests and goals. The District will provide a framework and a variety of learning opportunities, and families and students will have a choice in how they accomplish those learning objectives. This is a student/family/community learning opportunity, and there will be time to collect and celebrate the learning.
WHEN: Personal Learning Days are scheduled on November 21, 2016 & February 17, 2017, but the learning can be completed any time during the year. Each building will have a scheduled check-in date for planning. All projects/activities must be completed by February 24. At least two projects from each school will be selected and highlighted during the Personal Learning Days District Showcase.
WHERE: Learning can take place anywhere, anytime!
WHY: Personal Learning Days are a recognition that learning happens outside the school day. On personal learning days, students will experience integration of learning and their life by embarking on projects outside of school that may include service learning, global learning and online learning. Choice is very important for authentic learning. It is exciting to see kids designing what they want to learn about, and how they're going to learn it. We recognize that growing the next generation of engaged citizens, problem-solvers and leaders means encouraging our students (and our administrators and teachers) to embrace a culture of healthy risk-taking. As we move forward, we hope to empower students to make more decisions about their learning everyday.
FOR ALL SCHOOLS