Flexible Personalized Learning
PCHS's Flexible Personalized Learning system is designed to provide a flexible learning environment to meet the needs of individual learners. A school’s schedule is a powerful tool that can be used to facilitate collaboration, enhance individualized instruction, and improve student learning. Click here for details for students interested in PCHS's Flexible Personalized Learning system.
What is Flexible Personalized Learning?Equal division of time is the main theme in many traditional learning systems (regular scheduling, block, rotating, etc.). Often lost in these processes are differing needs of students, teachers, and courses. Click here for information on the benefits of this learning system.
Personalized- means that the student is provided ‘voice & choice’ in his/her creation, interpretation, expression, and demonstration of the curriculum standards. Teachers design instruction from state and district curriculum while students select (with guidance & coaching) how they will demonstrate comprehension and mastery. Flexible Personalized Learning considers these elements:
Flexible Personalized Learning considers these elements:
Flexible- refers to the ability to adjust what is considered a “normal” schedule to meet the needs of the learner, when the student needs/is ready for intervention or enrichment of the learning experience.
- How much class time is needed each week
- The needs of individual classes
- How time should be divided up to meet curricular, as well as, student learning goals
- How time can be purposed/structured to meet both academically challenged and advanced students
- How we can provide more individualized, student-centered instruction
Flexible Scheduling provides students:
- More opportunity to interact with teachers in small groups and one-to-one
- More digital delivery of instruction
- More help when needed and at the time it is needed
- More labs, discussions and time to make choices about how the day will be spent learning
- A schedule that provides for learning to take place outside of the classroom
Flexible Personalized Learning Course Design
What does a schedule in this system look like?Course structure will be designed to meet the needs of each student and take on a weekly schedule comprised of large group, small group, and Personalized Learning Time during 2nd through 4th hours of the traditional schedule. Click here for a sample schedule.
- Large Group (LG): This time might be scheduled only a few times during the week. Students will experience a lecture, a demonstration, or receive information concerning an upcoming project.
- Small Group (SG): This group setting would be used for deeper conversation concerning current projects, assignments, or assessments.
- Personal Learning Time (PLT): This time will be used for students to gain additional help, explore individual interests, or extend their learning. Students have the freedom to seek this assistance or staff can assign students to a specific teacher.
Each student’s schedule will look different, but below is a sample schedule for a Junior taking GoLang (Government and ELA 3 blended), Biology, and Algebra 2. This sample student would have ILT from 8:45-9 am, and from 10:45-11:30 am, for a total of 1 hour of ILT a day. After 11:30 the student would go on to 5th-7th hours in the traditional setting
Who can I contact if I have questions?
If you would like to learn more about the program or reserve your space for next year please contact Suzanne Frame at 816-858-2822 x. 1300 or talk with your counselor.Geoff HeckmanDepartment ChairSchool Counselor11-12th Grade L-Z students816-858-2822 x. 1213Paige SchilligSchool Counselor11-12th Grade A-K students816-858-2822 x. 1212Sandi OgdenSchool Counselor9-10th Grade A-K studentsScholarship Coordinator816-858-2822 x. 1214Heather BrownSchool Counselor9-10th Grade L-Z students816-858-2822 x. 1211