Make Learning Personal Virtual Book Study - The Ellis School, Fremont SD

taught by Kathleen McClaskey

Course description


Welcome to the "Make Learning Personal" Virtual Book Study

Are you ready to jump into learning more about personalized learning? I am excited to be part of your journey as you read Make Learning Personal over the next few weeks. I will join you at a regular time as you are completing each chapter with a live 1-hour webinar. This is when you can ask me questions about the ideas in the chapter. Sometimes I will ask you questions for you to think deeper about what you just learned. The most important thing is that you will be having conversations about personalized learning; what it is and what it is not, understanding who your learners are, how teacher and learners roles change, where personalized learning is happening, and the ultimate question: Why Personalize Learning?

The Goal of the MLP Virtual Book Study: To build a common language and understanding around personalized learning.

Kathleen McClaskey
Kathleen McClaskey
Founder of Make Learning Personal


I began my career in educational technology in 1983 where I set a vision that “Computers were going to be the great equalizer”. (In 1983 the word technology was not used.) I will tell you that I realized that vision and it is what drives my work in personalized learning. Today, I am an innovative leader, education technologist, keynoter, professional developer, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) consultant with over 30 years experience in creating learner-centered environments as a teacher, K-12 administrator, graduate instructor and consultant. I am passionate in empowering learners with tools, skills and learning strategies so they become independent self-directed learners, learners with agency, who are future ready for college, career and life. Last year I coined this phrase: “Every child on the planet is a learner”. With that understanding, I continue on my mission for educators to discover the learner in every child and to level the playing field for all learners. This past January, I joined Education Reimagined’s Pioneer Lab with other pioneering educators to help create a national movement to transform education to develop learner-centered environments everywhere.

I am co-author of Make Learning Personal: The What, Who, WOW, Where and Why and How to Personalize Learning: A Practical Guide for Getting Started and Going Deeper.


email: khmcclaskey@gmail.com

Twitter: @khmmc