Sunday, February 14, 2016

New Version: Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v4)

We are pleased to announce our new and updated Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE) version 4. You are probably wondering why we updated it again. While writing our next book, How to Personalize Learning to be published Fall 2016, we realized that we had to make changes to the Stages of PLE. It's been two years to the day since we created version 3 and so much has happened since the last version.

After we wrote the blog series on Learner Agency and the continuums of voice and choice, we realized that there needed to be clearer distinctions for each stage. In version 3, we mentioned that teachers would encourage voice and choice in Stage One, but didn't explain how. So in version 4, we brought in how a learner uses voice and choice when they create their Personal Learner Profile and Personal Learning Plan.

When the teacher understands how each learner learns best by referring to their Personal Learner Profile (PLP), it validates them as a learner and gives them a voice in their learning. We wanted to share how the teacher and learner roles change through the stages using specific tools and strategies.

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We look forward to your feedback on this new version and welcome your comments. If you have questions or would like permission to distribute or make copies of this new version of the Stages of PLE, please write us at