Personalizing Learning Through Student Agency by Tim Stuart

Professional Learning Communities provide a strong framework for creating the school of the future.

The PLC construct can be used to create a highly personalized Learning environment for students and ensure that all students learn what is important at high levels. In this session, participants will learn how to engage students and personalize their learning pathways and progressions by asking and answering the 4 PLC questions from their own perspectives: 1. What do I need to know and be able to do? 2. How will I know that I have learned it? 3. What will I do if I am not learning? 4. What will I do if I already know it?

Through this workshop:

  1. Participants will learn how to ensure that all students learn at high levels through a personalized approach to learning.
  2. Participants will understand how to personalize learning pathways in schools
  3. Participants will understand how to personalize learning progressions in schools

Timothy Stuart

Dr. Tim Stuart is the Head of School at the International Community School of Addis Ababa.

Previously, Tim served as the Executive Director of Strategic Programs at Singapore American School. In this role, Tim was the chief architect for research and development and strategic school reform. He is the former High School Principal of Singapore American School where he led his division through multiple successful change initiatives, culminating in its recognition as a PLC exemplar school. Tim also served as the High School Principal of Jakarta International School. He has been an international and cross-cultural educator for 25 years serving schools in Ethiopia, Turkey, Switzerland, Indonesia, Singapore, and on the Navajo reservation in the United States.

Dr. Stuart is the co-author of Making Personalized Learning Possible, Solution Tree 2018. He is the editor and contributing author to the anthology Global Perspectives: Professional Learning Communities at Work in International Schools, published by Solution Tree in 2016. He is a contributing author to It’s About Time, Planning Interventions and Extensions in Secondary Schools, published by Solution Tree in 2015. He is the co-author of the books Children At Promise and Raising Children At Promise, published by Jossey-Bass in 2003 and 2005. Dr. Stuart’s research and writing reflects his passion for creating optimal school environments so that all kids can learn at high levels.

Tim holds an Ed.D. from Seattle Pacific University, an M.Ed from The College of New Jersey, and a B.A. from Wheaton College. Tim grew up and attended national and international schools in France, and Germany.


Additional Info

  • Timetable: Saturday, Session 6, 13:20-14:50 Congress Hall D