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Building Consensus for Personalized Education

The transition to a personalized and mastery-based system is no small undertaking. State and school leaders must be prepared with thoughtful messages and communications strategies to gain buy-in and overcome myths and negative messages. Results of national message testing will be presented. The session will be interactive include real-life examples and discuss effective strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to craft their own unique vision and practice answering tough questions.

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  1. Examine the different definitions being used and practice the best ways to promote the vision of personalized learning.
  2. Learn the results of national message testing efforts and lessons learned from recent state efforts to communicate initiatives.
  3. Identify the myths and most frequently asked questions of these new models and prepare sample responses.



Karla Phillips, Policy Dir, Foundation for Excellence in Education

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