Why is KM Explore a Personalized Learning Model?
Lisa Welch and Wanda Richardson are the K-1 co-teaching team who we have been following on our journeys page who taught with Susan Blaesing in a K-2 team at Wales Elementary. This year, all three teachers along with others are part of an exciting adventure with KM Explore that has a “foundation” with the following pillars:
- Optimal Learning Spaces
- Generative Curriculum
- Multi-Age Learning
- Habits of Mind
- Collaborative Teaching and Learning
Optimal Learning Spaces
Habits of Mind
Collaborative Teaching and Learning
Teachers also model and work as a collaborative team with themselves as well as learners. No learner is thought of as an individual teacher’s “responsibility”, but rather we work as a team to create the best learning environment for each child. We see the daily modeling of collaboration come through in our learners’ actions within the classroom.
Our goal at KM Explore is to help a learner be an architect of how their learning will look. Just as each building in a community looks different, each plan the learner builds will look different as well. If we start this “blueprint” right away in kindergarten, there is no telling what their “building” of learning will look like into high school and beyond!