Educators at DSISD believe that learning should be personalized for all students. This requires that both teachers and students not only know grades and assessment data, but also students’ strengths areas of growth and interests. The Summit Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) helps teachers to create meaningful project based curriculum that students can access at their own pace, and from anywhere.
Personalization also means that students have ownership of their learning. They have voice and choice and know how to be self-directed learners. This requires careful and intentional planning, as well as ensuring a strong culture that supports students in feeling a strong sense of belonging and self-awareness. We use Summit’s Self-Directed Learning Cycle and Habits of Success to support in meeting students where they are at, to help them get to where they want to go.