The term personalized learning refers to a diverse variety of educational programs, learning experiences, instructional approaches, and academic-support strategies that are intended to address the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, or cultural backgrounds of individual students. Personalized learning is generally seen as an alternative to so-called “one-size-fits-all” approaches to schooling in which teachers may, for example, provide all students in a given course with the same type of instruction, the same assignments, and the same assessments with little variation or modification from student to student (http://edglossary.org/personalized-learning/).
Project-based learning supports personalized learn through offering “voice and choice” to individual students. The Avonworth curriculum also will provide opportunities for students to personalize their learning, and the Personal Pathways Program will allow students to explore their own interests, talents, and passions through the curriculum and school experiences. Additionally, the district's one-to-one implementation will provide devices (iPads grades K-3, Chrome Book Laptops 4-12) that will be used with computer applications and platforms to personalize and address individual needs and create learning portfolios.