About Personalized Learning

 Personalized Learning Cohort

2019 - 20 Cohort Dates  
September 23 - 25, 2019, visiting Mehlville School District 
(home of Chris Gaines, AASA past president 2018-2019 ), St. Louis, Missouri 
 March 30 - April 1, 2020, visiting Ithaca City Schools, Ithaca, NY 

All educators are welcome to join our monthly Twitter Chat - #LearnPLinAction 

     Last Monday each month at 8:00 PM ET *New Time, except July and December

2020#LearnPLinAction Dates: Jan 27, Feb 24, March 30, April 27, May 25, June 29, 
August 31, September 28, October 26, November 30 

Message from AASA Executive Director

Dan1.jpgDear Colleague,    

We strongly believe that personalized learning has to be the way for our children to be educated. That’s why we are pleased to invite you to become a member of the AASA Superintendents Personalized Learning Cohort and Certification program.  

Since our inaugural AASA Superintendent’s Summit in Park City, Utah (October 2015), we have been active in many areas related to personalized learning. As part of our review and planning, the need has become very clear to create a community of leading superintendents to head the nationwide movement.

For the AASA Superintendents Personalized Learning Cohort and Certification program, we want to bring together visionary leaders who are starting or already doing the work of personalized learning. There are opportunities for you to engage in research studies and stories in the media, as well as host critical visits from other districts wanting to begin the journey of personalized learning.

In 2018, we held meetings in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Surprise, Arizona. During these meetings, we focused on learning and growing with an eye towards working as critical friends as action is taken back in your district. Taking an active role with your colleagues towards scaling Personalized Learning is an essential part of this cohort. Our next meeting of the current cohort will be March 18-20, 2019 in Norristown, Pennsylvania visiting Montgomery County Intermediate Unit.
Membership in the Cohort is limited to about 40 – 50 superintendents. A membership fee of $2,000 will cover core expenses for the 2019-20 cohort year which runs July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020. Up to $500 travel and/or hotel costs will be reimbursed by AASA following the two annual meetings.

Additionally, as a member of the AASA Superintendents Personalized Learning Cohort you will be able to bring up to two critical team members from your district to the meetings for a nominal $200/guest/meeting fee.

We are looking to expand our base of districts involved as we create a movement in education and move towards a tipping point.  Joining the cohort is an exciting opportunity to work with colleagues from across the country to help shape this movement, and to contribute to the national conversation about moving our schools ahead.


Dan Domenech
AASA Executive Director


Complete the following application which requires basic information about you and your district.  



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"Personalizing learning for each child is a Montana Constitutional mandate.  How to do it is very challenging as it requires rethinking the traditional methods of our school model.  The AASA personalized cohort has been a continual infusion of deep thinking, challenging of the status quo, and a collegial network of support.  Participation in this cohort has breathed energy, excitement, and insightful methods on how to better meet today's unique student needs and interests."

      ~Sharyl Allen, Superintendent, Conrad Public Schools #10, Conrad, Montana


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