The Personalized Learning Center is a community for grassroots, educator-to-educator networking.
Administrators of this group include: Bena Kallick, Allison Zmuda, Mike Fisher, and Chrissie Wywrot.
As a member of the PLC, you have access to:
- Networking with group founders, Allison Zmuda and Bena Kallick, co-authors of the book Students at the Center: Personalized Learning with Habits of Mind.
- Networking with other educators. Possible change: You will meet and engage with others who are pursuing the challenges of putting their ideas to practice as well as growing new ideas.
- Learning through Feedback. This can be done through the use of online protocols as well as through individualized coaching.
We are thrilled to welcome everyone to this community. We established a set of community rules to protect and uphold the integrity of the group.
Please read through the following rules and abide by them when engaging with one another.
By being a part of this community you are agreeing to these rules listed below.
1. RESPECT ALL MEMBERS
This group is a place to share ideas, offer insight, discuss current events and topics, and encourage one another as we explore personalized learning in our schools.
Keep conversations productive – attacks or put-downs will result in removal from the group.
2. RESPECT ALL STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND ADMINISTRATORS NOT IN THE GROUP
Even though students will not be a part of this group, it is important to honor them. Please refrain from using specific names when referring to problems surrounding students and do not put down those students within your comments. We ask that you offer the same courtesy to teachers or administrators you may reference within the questions or comments you pose to the group.
While we encourage the sharing of problems you are experiencing within classroom and school environments, we ask that you keep these stories focused on the topic at hand and not on “problem” students, teachers, or administrators.
3. BE AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT
We are committed to thinking interdependently. Although there are times when just reading what others write is both instructive and inspiring, the power of the group rests on giving and getting. We use the Habits of Mind to guide our behaviors in the group. We encourage that you take a responsible risk and allow your ideas to flourish within the ecology of our personalized learning environment.
4. NO SHARING OF PRIVATE CONTENT
While we will share public articles and blogs that can be posted elsewhere, we ask that you do not share any comments, conversations, or photos exclusive to the group. This includes screenshots, copying text, and saving photos.
5. NO SOLICITATION
We are thrilled to facilitate new relationships within this group, but ask that you not use it as a tool to solicit members for products or services. This includes reaching out to members privately with a product or service offer.
6. BE HELPFUL
Provide genuine and helpful feedback and suggestions to others. Ask questions and give answers. The more open we are about our individual experiences, the more insight we will gain!
If you have any questions regarding these rules, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Note: These rules are subject to change without notice.