Personalized Learning


Each student in Spring Lake Park Schools is known by name, strength, interest and need, leading to personalized student work and learning experiences

At Spring Lake Park Schools, we want to change the relationship too many students have to learning.  We strive to create authentic learning experiences that inspire students to volunteer their time and attention. We hope to see students demonstrate persistence when faced with challenges, find the work meaningful and valuable, and learn what they are expected to learn.

Each day we are working to bring our vision for personalized learning to life. That vision calls us to create personalized and engaging experiences so that each student feels valued, inspired and has a sense of belonging, resulting in college readiness and each student’s aspirations for success.

Using the four components of personalized learning, teachers get to know the individual needs and interests of each learner to support the best path to learning. These components are:

  • Competency-Based Learning: Flexibility for learners to demonstrate mastery of rigorous academic, career and life skills competencies
  • Learner Profiles: Deeply knowing each learner to design engaging work and experiences
  • Personal Learner Maps: Learners, families and staff co-design learning goals for success in SLP and beyond
  • Flexible Learning Environments: Flexible use of time, space and resources to enhance learning
Updated Personalized Learning Map Graphic

Students and teachers use the components of personalized learning to co-design learning collaboratively. When their efforts are successful, the learner is engaged, their passions are ignited and they achieve rigorous learning outcomes. They become powerful, independent and curious learners.


Learn more

What is Personalized Learning?

The Changing Landscape of Education

Components of personalized learning

Stories of personalized learning

Hanna Nur art and trigonometry drawing

“Star Weaver” shows a young woman holding the night sky in her hands. Look closer, and concepts of trigonometry appear. Unit circle, Trig angles, Pythagorean theorem and others. The piece is a final project in senior Hanna Nur’s co-created trigonometry course, in which she’s mastering trigonometry concepts through her passion for art.

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Welcoming visitors in the front door

Spring Lake Park Schools haven’t just been busy with learning this year, buildings are back to hosting all kinds of visitors. Families, community and industry partners, education leaders from other school districts, and prospective families are coming by to experience and engage in the Spring Lake Park Schools approach to learning.

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