October 17: General Member Focus Group
October 25-27: MassCUE Conference
February 1-2: Across Boundaries Conference
The Landscape Analysis of Personalized Learning in Massachusetts is the first report of its kind to examine how school districts across the commonwealth are working to personalize instruction. Click here to read the Executive Summary and download the full report.
Check out MAPLE’s personalized learning resource bank for teaching tools, research reports, and other material for educators and administrators looking to expand their knowledge of personalized learning.
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What is MAPLE's Mission?
MAPLE is a public-private partnership between the LearnLaunch Institute and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to catalyze personalized learning in the Commonwealth with the purpose of better preparing students for their future.
The MAPLE Consortium energizes solutions to ensure student access to personalized learning throughout public education in the Commonwealth. By building public will and connecting schools with necessary resources – professional learning, digital tools, funding strategies, and a rich evidence base – innovative models of teaching and learning will scale and student engagement and achievement will improve.
What is Personalized Learning?
Personalized learning seeks to accelerate student learning by tailoring the instructional environment – what, when, how and where students learn – to address the individual needs, skills and interests of each student.
Within a framework of established curriculum standards and high expectations, personalized learning motivates students to reach their goals. Students take ownership of their own learning and develop deep, personal connections with each other, their teachers and other adults.
Technology is necessary to implement personalized learning effectively, affordably, and at significant scale. Teachers leverage technology to gain detailed and timely knowledge of their students that guides instruction. Effective use of technology allows teachers and students to focus more on creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.
Who are the MAPLE Member Districts?
MAPLE Catalyst Districts include the following public school districts: Andover, Arlington, Beverly, Burlington, Concord, Concord-Carlisle, Duxbury, Millis, Natick, Needham, North Reading, Revere, Somerville, and Westford
MAPLE General Districts include the following public school districts: Attleboro, Belchertown, Brockton, Chelsea, Fall River, Fitchburg, Greater Lawrence Tech, Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School, Groton Dunstable, Harvard, Holyoke, Lexington, Melrose, New Bedford, Orange, Quaboag Regional, Petersham, RC Mahar, Springfield, Taunton, Waltham, and Wareham
What does MAPLE do?
The MAPLE Consortium connects K-12 school districts across the innovation spectrum. It enables districts to learn more from each other, provides resources that strengthen local models, and nurtures the discovery of new ideas to transform learning and teaching. Additionally, the MAPLE Consortium connects and educates practitioners, allowing them to discover new insights. It also provides an important forum for policy leadership and action.
We joined MAPLE to help peers provide personalized learning for all our students, tailored to their individual needs, interests, and talents. And I hope our experiences will help other Massachusetts Districts as they move towards personalized learning” .
– Peter Sanchioni, Superintendent, Natick Public Schools
The MAPLE Consortium will enable us to more rapidly identify innovations that work, make adjustments in those that don’t, and strategically continue to move forward towards helping all of our students succeed.
– Mary Skipper, Superintendent, Somerville Public Schools