Chartiers Valley School District is part of the Pittsburgh Personalized Learning Consortium. Hosted by the Grable Foundation, the Pittsburgh Personalized Learning Consortium includes educators from neighboring school districts who want to integrate personalized learning into their classrooms. In addition to Chartiers Valley, Avonworth, Baldwin-Whitehall, Burrell, Deer Lakes, Elizabeth Forward, Fox Chapel Area, Fort Cherry, Frazier, North Allegheny, Northgate, Steel Valley and South Fayette plan to participate.
This “Personalized Learning Consortium” facilitates collaboration between our region’s most innovative teachers and administrators, so they can learn from each other’s experiences and ultimately improve education for all our children. The goal of personalized learning is to meet the unique needs of each student – tapping into their passions to deliver educational experiences tailored to how they learn best. Personalized learning is focused on and led by the learner – meeting her where she is and empowering her to make and demonstrate progress in the way that best suits her, at her own pace, inside and outside of classrooms, facilitated by a range of informed and caring adults and peers. When done well, personalized learning can be transformative – allowing children to unlock their full potential.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropic organization established by Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician and founder of The Primary School in East Palo Alto, California. The mission of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is to advance human potential and promote equal opportunity.
“We're excited to support these communities as they design and develop learning experiences that work best for their students," Jim Shelton, President for Education at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, said. "It's inspiring to see such collaboration across districts.”