Chicago, IL, April 20, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Zia Learning, a leading provider of professional development for teaching in the personalized classroom, has just released the newest version of their Blueprint for Building a Personalized Learning Program. The blueprint, along with their Framework for Facilitated Personalized Learning has been used in districts across the US to implement high quality personalized learning options.
The founder of Zia Learning, Robin Gonzales states that, "Personalized learning is a pedagogy, not a product. It is critical that districts implement a clear framework and implementation plan that takes into account the fundamental changes in teaching and learning in the personalized classroom. This includes teachers moving from direct instruction to a more facilitated approach, and students taking on a more autonomous role in the classroom."
Zia Learning is working to ensure that teachers are ready to make this shift in districts across the US, including Chicago Public, Charlotte Mecklenberg and charter schools across the state of Ohio. "What I'm most excited about is to see the meaningful and measurable results of our work," stated Gonzales. Newly released results demonstrate that schools who participated in Zia's programs saw increased student retention, increased pass rates and increased teacher retention rates.
When asked about why personalized learning seems to have struck a chord with schools across America, Gonzales said, "These are all gains that matter in terms of increasing student achievement. Students have individual needs, and technologies empower teachers to address them in ways we never could before. However, teachers and students are still at the heart of the learning environment and we need to make certain they are prepared for this new approach. Personalized Learning is more than a fad. It's the way teachers will teach and students will learn in the 21st century, and we are committed to preparing schools, teachers and students to fully harness the potential of personalized learning."
You can learn more about Zia Learning and their programs at www.zialearning.com where you can obtain a copy of the blueprint and framework.