The State's Push For Personalized Education

Oct 21, 2015

Individual educational road maps are on the way for Vermont's students. Schools around the state are working to comply with a new law that will eventually require them to have personalized learning plans in place for all students in grades 7 through 12. We're talking about how these plans can work in practice, and talk about why the Agency of Education thinks this approach helps students learn better. 

We're joined by Tom Alderman,  director of secondary and adult education for the Vermont Agency of Education. We're also talking to Josie Jordan, a longtime English teacher in the Personalized Learning Department at Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School in Bristol, where she has helped design and implement their personalized learning programs over the past 12 years. She started the business "SchoolHack Solutions" last year which designs software for schools to use for personalized learning. And to Joanna Fowler, a high school English teacher at Twinfield Union School in Plainfield.

Broadcast live on Wed., Oct. 21, 2015 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m

Also on the program, VPR's Nina Keck on a Castleton University fair designed to help students prepare for their financial futures.

Plus, we meet two men who are turning a Vermont commodity into gold: leaves.