Title Pathways to Personalization
Subtitle A Framework for School Change
Author Shawn C. Rubin, Cathy Sanford
ISBN 9781682532478
List price USD 33.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 280
Book size 178 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Harvard Education Press (Eurospan Group)
Published in India by .
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
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Pathways to Personalization offers a framework for thoughtful implementation of personalized learning. The volume helps educators to engage in deep examination of the purpose of the education system and empowers local change agents to ensure that all children build the knowledge, competence, and skills they need.”

Susan Patrick, president, iNACOL and cofounder, CompetencyWorks


“A must-read for skeptics and champions of personalized learning alike. This book moves past mere rhetoric about personalization to explore real classrooms trying to reinvent themselves. Weaving together history, philosophy, personal experience, and stories about the hard work of educators on the frontlines, Rubin and Sanford offer a compelling framework for rethinking school as we know it. “

Julia Freeland Fisher, director of education research, Clayton Christensen Institute


“With its emphasis on the local, this thorough and engaging book provides readers with both a vision of what’s possible and a consideration of the process needed to achieve such a vision. “

Penny Bishop, Teachers College Record


Pathways to Personalization offers an innovative five-step framework to help school leaders and teacher teams design and implement blended and personalized learning initiatives based on local needs and interests. The book draws on principles of improvement science and change management, as well as work in nearly five hundred classrooms, to help educators define their own rationale for personalized learning; it guides them as they establish small pilot initiatives, determine criteria for success, evaluate their efforts, and create a path for replication and scale. Filled with activities and templates for organizing information and student feedback, the book also includes many examples of how district leaders, school principals, and teachers have successfully navigated the change process to create more student-centered classrooms.

Shifting a school or district to offer more personalized learning requires a great deal of commitment, passion, and energy, but it also demands a strategic process. Pathways to Personalization meets this need by providing a field-tested road map for educators seeking ways to meet the academic and emotional needs of all students, and to empower them to take charge of their own learning.




Chapter 1: The Pathway to Personalization Framework


Chapter 2: Building Knowledge

Chapter 3: Laying the Groundwork

Chapter 4: Designing Your Plan


Chapter 5: Recruiting Pilot Teachers

Chapter 6: Structuring the Learning Process

Chapter 7: Evaluating the Pilot


Chapter 8: Creating Pathways



Chapter 9: Aligning Communication and Strategic Scaling

Chapter 10: Contemplating the Curriculum Challenge

Chapter 11: Personalizing Professional Learning


Chapter 12: Accelerating Through Collaboration




A: Sample Memorandum of Understanding for Design Team Members

B: Human Capital Assessment

C: Priority Practices Tool

D: Sample Memorandum of Understanding for Pilot Teachers

E: Priority Practices Tool with Strategies

F: Common Blended and Personalized Entry Points



About the Authors


About the Authors:

Shawn C. Rubin is the chief education officer at Highlander Institute.

Cathy Sanford leads research and development efforts at Highlander Institute.

Target Audience:

This book will help district leaders, school principals, and teachers have successfully navigated the change process to create more student-centered classrooms.


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