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Personal Learning Plan (PLP) 101

Appropriate for grade 7-12 educators

Corse Description:

This is an introductory Course about Personalized Learning Plans (PLPs) and the associated school structures needed to support them.
The course will begin with an introduction to personalized learning and the role that PLPs can play in a student’s educational career. We will also look at a number of case studies using actual PLPs from a variety of schools to see the power of personalized learning in action. We will then do a “deep dive” into the components and life cycle of PLPs and the associated tools and structures that can be developed to support PLPs. We will hear from some experts about the PLPs either at the policy or practice level. Following this perspective, we will then cover additional tips and strategies. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop next steps for implementation and to get feedback on those action plans. At the conclusion of the course, attendees will be prepared to take actionable steps towards implementation of PLPs.

This course is part one of a three part series about PLPs.


About the Instructor:
Greg Young is an educator with 10 years of experience in both traditional and non-traditional high schools. He has worked as a high school science teacher, and also as an advisor at the Met School. He is currently teaching pre-engineering and STEM classes at the Green Mountain Technology and Career Center. He has served as the VT State Liaison for the New England Secondary Schools Consortium, as well as an instructional coach in Big Picture Learning schools in VT and around the country. Greg holds a masters degree in Ecological Teaching and Learning from Lesley University, and is a ‘small’ paper away from a PhD in Education from the University of Rhode Island.