Personalized Learning In Action
- Flexible learning environment
- Competency-based progression
Founded in 2013, Village Green Charter School is Rhode Island’s first school designed from Day 1 to be a competency-and equity-based, personalized blended learning model. “Competency-based” in that students can only progress through their lessons after demonstrating proficiency; “equity-based” in that all students have 24/7 access to the e-coursework that will prepare them for college and career; all students have the opportunity to take college courses for college credit on a local college campus for a true
college readiness experience before graduating high school; “personalized” in that diagnostics along with historical student performance data are used for pathway/course placement decisions, pace of learning is optimized for the student’s needs, courses are built and can be customized for the individual student—providing remedial interventions to close skill gaps where needed and providing opportunities for motivated and capable students to accelerate their learning; and “blended learning” given its definition as: A formal education methodology that blends technology with face-to-face instruction in which a student learns, at least in part, at a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home and, at least in part, through online delivery of content and instruction with some element of student voice and control over time, place, path, and/or pace.