The Massachusetts Personalized Learning Equity and Excellence (MAPLE) Consortium 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.





  • Create a professional learning network and convene the field
  • Provide venues to showcase the bright spots
  • Match emerging new models to innovation funds


  • Recruit researchers
  • Identify sites
  • Highlight practices and products that work


  • Build public will
  • Disseminate research on proven efficacy
  • Clarify funding streams


  • Define Personalized Learning in MA
  • Provide practical policy guidance
  • Leverage state buying power

The vision of the Massachusetts Personalized Learning Edtech (MAPLE) Consortium is to catalyze personalized learning enabled by technology in K-12 public education.

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.


Connect, Discover, Educate, Lead: The MAPLE Consortium will connect K-12 school districts across the innovation spectrum. It will enable districts to learn more from each other, provide resources that strengthen local models, and nurture the discovery of new ideas to transform learning and teaching. Additionally, the MAPLE Consortium will connect and educate practitioners, allowing them to discover new insights. It will also provide an important forum for policy leadership and action.


Personalized Learning in Massachusetts

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.

personal connections

Personal Connections: supporting deep personal connections between students, teachers and other adults

increased achievement

Personal Learning Pathways: motivating students to reach their goals and allowing them to take ownership of their learning


Competency-based Progression:  working within a framework of curriculum standards and high expectations

Learner Profiles

Learner Profiles: allowing teachers to gain detailed and timely knowledge of students and to use data to guide instruction

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Flexible Learning Environments: maintaining high flexibility in the what, when, how, and where of learning


Technology: allowing all of the above to be implemented effectively, affordably, and at scale

MAPLE Resources & Research