This week in CEP 812, my partner and I have begun to think about possibilities for solutions to our wicked problem of personalized learning. We have asked ‘what if’ and ‘how’ questions to come up with the best “worst solution”. Throughout our research and conversations, one theme has been that educators are unclear of what personalized learning is and how to implement it into their teaching. Therefore, our proposed solution to the wicked problem of personalized learning is to create a professional development course for educators that will inform educators of what personalized learning is and how to implement it into their classrooms. Under the umbrella of the personalized learning problem, there are a slew of more specific problems. Therefore, one solution will not ultimately solve the problem, but our hope is that a professional development course will be a step in the right direction.
We have created a survey to help us understand educators’ thoughts on personalized learning, what they believe personalized learning entails, and the results of implementing it into their classrooms. This will give us insight on how to best structure our professional development course and what to include in it to make it beneficial for all.
Please consider answering this short survey. There are 9 questions. It should take you about 5 minutes to answer them. Your answers will be collected anonymously — please do not give your name or any other personally identifiable information. I will analyze these data and submit them for evaluation to my professors at MSU. I will share my analyses with you once they are complete. I really hope this survey helps us to gather data that we can use.
Please complete this survey no later than Friday, August 3, 2018. Thank you very much for your time and insights.