Sunday, June 19, 2016

Updated Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v5)

We updated the Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE) to version 5. You are probably wondering why we updated it again since we recently changed it to version 4 this February. While finishing our next book, How to Personalize Learning to be published Fall 2016, we realized that we had to make even more changes to the Stages of PLE. When we shared version 4 with several groups of teachers, they gave us great feedback including moving some of the rows so they were in different order.

In versions 4 and 5, we brought in how a learner uses voice and choice when they create their Learner Profile (LP) and Personal Learning Plan (PLP). We changed some of the terminology in our book and wanted to align the chart with the information in the book. This version will also be available on the inside of the back cover of our new book.

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