Personalized Learning – The Future is Now!
Dear Homeschool.com Reader:
More and more parents are discovering
the power of individualized instruction, and their children are enjoying the
Research Institute of America
found that students who take classes online can increase their knowledge
retention rate by 25-60%. The study theorizes that this is because students have
more ownership of their learning experiences, and can review the material as
necessary to master it. Yong Zhao, director of the Center for Teaching and
Technology at Michigan State University, said, "The one-size-fits-all,
mass-production, mass-market system is not serving our children well.
Personalized learning should be the goal."
Personalized learning has been the
educational model at Laurel Springs School for over twenty years. Our
students have individual, personal connections with their teachers, and the
curriculum is adjusted to match each student's learning styles profile.
Unlike traditional bricks and mortar schools, and even most distance learning
schools, Laurel Springs is deeply invested in the unique development of each of
its students. Zhao "envisions a future in which every student would have
an individualized education program." For Laurel Springs students, that future
Laurel Springs School students are benefitting from one-on-one teacher
relationships that lead to personalized learning. When Ms. Marilyn Mosley
Gordanier founded Laurel Springs School in 1991, it was her vision for students
to have access to an educational model that best fits their needs. Ms. Mosley
Gordanier felt that "for true learning to take place, where the child is
invested in their studies, the model needs to match the child, rather than the
child being forced to match the instructional model." At Laurel Springs, we
provide you with the peace of mind of
a fully-accredited school
with curriculum and highly qualified teachers. Home school parents can
enrich the curriculum and incorporate local resources, but do not themselves
have to be an expert on every subject. Our goal is to develop a home school
program that fits your child's intellectual, emotional, and developmental needs.
Many of our families choose Laurel Springs School for its ability to provide
personalized teaching that is matched to a student's pace. Susan D. Patrick, the
president and chief executive officer of
International Association for K-12 Online Learning), emphasizes the importance
of this approach: "With online learning, you can allow for that personalization
to happen both in the instructional design of the course...but also in the ability
of the teacher to provide extra support when a student is struggling, or
accelerate one who is ahead." The Laurel Springs School leadership
constantly advocates for educational experiences that focus on the unique
abilities of each student. To learn more about Laurel Springs, an accredited
private school for students in Kindergarten through grade twelve, please visit
or call our Admissions Office at 800-377-5890.