Personalized Learning Academy

Personalizing Learning – now emerging as the most important educational opportunity in generations – is the future of education. The Personalized Learning Academy is committed to help seed this future across North America. We hope you will join with us.

It’s Time

For a New Definition

Of Human Intelligence

It’s a very exciting time. Personalized Learning is recognized as the best framework to nurture lifelong, enthusiasm-driven learning that can and should be a hallmark of every learner in every school. Educators and students, administrators and parents know that Personalized Learning is the key enabler for all people of any age to thrive, just as they know that conventional, one-size-fits-all schooling isn’t meeting today’s learning needs.

We’ve created the Personalized Learning Academy to help ‘nurture and launch the butterflies’ we know as the children and youth we serve, and that live in ourselves, too. In doing so we’ll be exploring and seeding the educational future for which so many of us have been advocating.

Keep reading to learn what the PLA can offer you. It’s free to join.

“What our young people need much more of in the future, more than we did, or our parents needed, is education to discover their own passions, their own interests and talents.

Dr. Pasi Sahlberg

“Each child comes into the world with unique potentials that, if properly nourished, can contribute to the betterment of our world. The biggest challenge for parents and teachers is to remove the roadblocks that keep those gifts from being recognized, celebrated, and nurtured."

Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D.

"Nowadays, whole new concepts of brain development, “intelligence,” wellness, and basic (yet important) processes are emerging from the frontiers of science that reflect a new, broader understanding of what it means to be human. This is good news."

Michael Maser

Join Us!

Enhance your teaching and learning through the PLA

Certificate Course

This coming fall the PLA will be offering a ‘Personalizing Learning Certificate’ course, providing learners with a foundation of understanding for Personalizing Learning in their educational and/or coaching practices. In this course, learners will explore the roots and applications of Personalized Learning (PL), gain insights into what works most effectively in PL, and how, and develop approaches for applying PL in their professional settings. 

More information on the Certificate Course is coming soon. Join the PLA to stay informed of new courses.

PLA Membership – Free to Join

Join the PLA today for these benefits:

  • monthly newsbrief focusing on Personalizing Learning
  • access our PL Wiki
  • participate in our discussion forum
  • enjoy membership discounts on resources and more!

About PLA

Our Vision

The Vision of the Personalized Learning Academy is to serve as a catalyst deepening and strengthening the implementation of personalized learning in schools and educational organizations, worldwide.

Our Mission

The Personalized Learning Academy will provide educators, administrators and others with insights, tools and strategies supporting the success of all students through a spectrum of personalized learning approaches.

Our Purpose

The Personalized Learning Academy, in affiliation with the SelfDesign Foundation, will be a portal for educators, administrators, families and others to grow knowledge and expertise about the most important facets of Personalized Learning, and gain the confidence to apply this knowledge professionally or personally.

Our Core Values

We Trust in the natural learning capabilities and positive dispositions of all learners

We emphasize learner Self Empowerment as a means of enhancing
self-responsible learning and personal growth

Unconditional Respect and Confirmation
We Respect and Confirm all learners ‘where they’re at’ in their personal learning journeys, unconditionally acknowledging all backgrounds and experiences, and working to serve all learning goals.

Our Team

Michael Maser:   Michael is a 30-year career educator who has focused almost exclusively on personalizing learning in his professional praxis and research. Michael is co-founder of two personalized and innovative independent schools in BC Canada, he is the recipient of a Prime Ministers Award (2006) for education innovation, and he is currently a PhD candidate at Simon Fraser University (BC), where his research focus is on personalizing learning. He is the author of ‘Learn Your Way!’ (2012), a personalized learning text for teens and educators in BC schools, and  he is the founder of the Personalized Learning Academy (2018).

Learn more about Personalized Learning and the PLA

Welcome to the Future of Education

Welcome to the Future of Education

That's a bold statement yet it's entirely justified. From Maine to Marin County, British Columbia to Talahasee,Personalized Learning - or PL - is emerging as the most exciting and disruptive initiative in education since the inception of the Digital Revolution in the...

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Our Principles

Our Principles

The PLA is committed to helping create the circumstances for each learner to thrive (i.e. to experience the optimal actualization of their learning), in formal educational environments and without, and enable learners to grow self-efficacy in stewarding their own...

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