Personalized Learning

Personal Learning Around Lake

What is Personalized Learning?

Vista Unified's personal learning path is a student-centered collaborative journey aligned to core curriculum standards.  It builds on each student's strengths, interests, and values.  Personal Learning takes place in a flexible environment, with a 2-way feedback cycle to maximize students' academic achievement, behavioral growth, and drive to become stewards of their own learning.  Vista Unified focuses our work on 5 key components of Personal Learning - the student's Personal Learning Path, Learning Environments, Competency-Based evaluation, Student Profiles, and Technology Infrastructure.  


At Lake, we are entering our second year of taking on the Personalized Learning challenge.  We have begun by taking a closer look at each student's learning path and becoming more conscious of student's strengths, interests, and values.  In 2016-2017, we set our goals as a school toward giving students greater voice and choice in their learning.  We also utilized tools like Thrively in 2nd-5th grades to get greater insight into student strengths and to help students see their own unique worth and potential.  In 2017-2018, we will continue this work and delve deeper into designing more meaningful learning experiences for students.  


Inspire: Focus on students strengths, interests and values.

Create:  Students collaborate with the world around them and the greater community.

Achieve: Students meet high expectations.