Make Learning Personal

This is a four-unit module about personalizing learning. [Register Here if you have not done so already.]

The current facilitator is Lori Goldade, For any additional questions, please contact Graduate Credit Coordinator, Kim Coronado at .

If you have read the book, Inevitable: Mass Customized Learning, you already have some knowledge about what we are talking about. In this workshop we will reference both books.

Personalized learning is starting to happen all over the country and we need to not only understand WHAT it is, but also how we can make it happen in our schools.


For this module, you will need the book Make Learning Personal by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey. If you are an Amazon user, you will find it here.

You will find all the assignments on the pages listed below for each unit. Any questions, please contact Lori Goldade at

Unit Outcomes

Participants will:

  • gain a better idea of the meaning of the term personalized learning and learn about strategies to implement this concept

  • understand how much this is being discussed on a national level.

  • consider personal philosophies of education.

  • revisit learning theorists and learn about their influences on the concept of personalized learning

  • evaluate their own learning styles and find ways to help students with theirs.

  • study the stages of personalized learning environments and evaluate where they are in the process.

  • look at how other schools in other countries and in this country are progressing towards personalized learning.

  • understand more about the continuum of moving from traditional education to the goal of forming expert learners.

  • understand factors that motivate learners.

  • better understand the starting point for personalized education.

  • work with the UDL guidelines.

Unit 1 - Introduction
              What is Personalized Learning?

Unit 2 - Who Are Your Learners?
              WOW! Teacher and Learner Roles are Changing

Unit 3 - Where is Personalized Learning Happening?
              Why Personalized Learning?

Unit 4 - Your Turn to Personalize Learning


Module Scoring Guide


These online professional learning workshops are paid for by districts who join TIE Membership. We intentionally do not put it behind a firewall so anyone can peruse the materials. If you are using this for professional purposes, please contact TIE to join Membership.