The Future is Bright | Impact Report
Author: Courtney Rogers
Contributors: Angie Gaylord and Cecilia Oakeley
Released May 2018
As a burgeoning national initiative, Personalized Learning (PL) takes many forms. However it is practiced, PL is about putting the child at the center of instruction. Dallas ISD began its PL initiative in the fall of 2013 as part of the Next Generation Systems Initiative (NGSI) network. Following a competitive application process open to school teams across the District, five campuses were provided with funding and support to launch wall-to-wall PL models beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.
These campuses formed Dallas ISD’s original PL cohort. As a result of their success and impact, the initiative rapidly evolved and expanded to reach over 20,000 students by 2017 - more than one in every ten students in the District. Dallas ISD’s PL impact report examines the key practices, successes, lessons learned, and results of the original cohort campuses during their first two years of PL implementation and shares the District’s vision for the future of the initiative.