Puget Sound Center for Personalized Learning - Cohort Application Application

Introduction and Background
The Puget Sound Center for Personalized Learning (PSCPL) is committed to supporting the transformation of schools to ensure the elimination of racial inequities and the success of each student. We partner with educators and district leaders to develop strategies, processes, and tools that support personalized learning (PL) schools that tailor learning to address each student’s strengths, needs, race, culture, and interests and give student’s voice and choice in how, when, and where they learn in an effort to prepare every student to achieve academically and reach individual goals. The PSCPL will establish cohort/network school leadership teams made up of teacher leaders and administrators from selected schools. We seek to create a cohort of schools that exemplify a personalized, student-centered approach in educating students. Preference will be given to schools that seek to decrease racial inequities, create systems that ensure opportunity and access for those who historically have been underserved or excluded.

Selected Puget Sound Personalized Learning Cohort Schools will:
  • Participate in the 12-month Puget Sound Personalized Learning Design Process including: 4 in-person professional development sessions, scheduled school site visits, and school design and planning time with the PSESD Director of Personalized Learning.
  • Form a Personalized Learning Leadership Team, made up of 5-6 team members that are a combination of school administrators and teacher leaders. School leaders will be the members of Administrator Academy, participating in additional days of school leader-level training. School teacher leaders will be designated as PSCPL Teacher Leadership Fellows.
  • Collaboratively design a personalized learning action plan that is customized for each school using a continuous improvement process.
  • Be invited to participate in the PSCPL network meetings in subsequent years.
  • Receive continued coaching and technical support from PSCPL in subsequent years post the cohort launch.
PSCPL Planning School Application Proposal Instructions & Criteria
We encourage all district schools to apply to be the PSCPL, especially for schools identified as Comprehensive, Targeted, and Foundational.
Application Submission

Please submit the application via SurveyMonkey. If necessary, provide your narrative and/or any support documents to Rafael Gallardo at: Rgallardo@psesd.org by end of business day on Friday, June 1,  2018

Cost for Participation
Participating in this cohort is a fee for service. The cost for support and participation is $4000 per school team.