By design, the adoption and implementation of personalized learning varies from school to school. All participating PL schools across CPS choose to bring personalized practices to their buildings and design their own models for implementation based on school context, need, and vision.
Described below are current and past cohorts of schools that have participated in a personalized learning professional development program since 2014.
We encourage you to explore the various professional learning pathways and programs that are available to schools and teachers within CPS. If you are interested in learning more about personalized learning or are considering joining a PL program, please reach out to the PL Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elevate: Whole School Redesign
Schools participating in the Elevate: Whole School Redesign program embark on a 2.5 year whole school redesign journey with support for professional development, physical space redesign, instructional coaching, and instructional tools. Programming and supports are provided by the CPS Personalized Learning Team in partnership with LEAP Innovations.
Al Raby HS
Jose De Diego Community Academy
Wendell Smith ES
Crown Community Academy of Fine Arts
Hampton Fine and Performing Arts ES
Stagg School of Excellence
Fort Dearborn ES
Mount Vernon ES
Niños Heroes ES
PL SCALE schools have participated in one or more pilot-level PL program and are ready to scale their learnings towards whole school PL implementation. Three schools joined the initial cohort of PL SCALE, receiving professional development around school systems and structures as well as planning grants and funding to begin designing and scaling their PL practices.
PL Whole School RFP
Schools that are selected through CPS' RFP process engage in professional learning and coaching that supports their understanding and implementation of PL practices, while also strengthening their capacity to scale PL at the school.
Hawthorne Scholastic Academy
Schools in PL In-Depth, participate in a 10-month pilot program designed to introduce foundational PL philosophies and practices. Schools begin their journey learning about the fundamentals of PL and then pivot to the design and implementation of pilot plans. Professional development is sponsored by CPS and provided by the Institute for Personalized Learning.
Goode STEM Academy
Earle STEM ES
Lozano Bilingual & International Center
Bronzeville Classical ES