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 through course offerings, resources and expert insights.
Future Offering: Personalizing Learning Certificate Course (2019 date TBA)
For a New Definition
Of Human Intelligence
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.
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“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.
“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."
"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."
The real work of humanity at this time may be to awaken the unique spark and inner resiliency of genius within each person.
Enhance your teaching and learning through the PLA
In 2019 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 may be found here.
About the Personalized Learning Academy
The Personalized Learning Academy is a collaborative project between the SelfDesign Foundation and various Associates. PLA founder Michael Maser is a long-time educator oriented to personalizing learning and a faculty member of the SelfDesign Graduate Institute.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Maser (Founder): 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).
Our Core Values
Trust and Respect
We Trust in the natural learning capabilities and positive dispositions of all learners, as we likewise Respect and Confirm all learners ‘where they’re at’ in their personal learning journeys.
We emphasize learner Self Empowerment as a means of enhancing
self-responsible learning and personal growth.
Learn more about Personalized Learning and the PLA
"New learning models and instructional approaches to personalize learning have emerged and taken root in schools across the United States. What was once a handful of innovators in a few locales has grown into thousands of classrooms and schools throughout the country....read more