Capstone Project Title
As has been discussed in many venues, the achievement gap continues to be a problem for underserved learners of all ages, and it also poses issues for the larger society. Personalized learning plans and specialized advisories that utilize culturally contextualized learning may improve student outcomes and help close the achievement gap. The theoretical backing used to design this project for an urban Indigenous alternative school included personalized learning, culturally relevant pedagogy, teacher-student relationships, and advisement programs. Outlined herein is a year-long program, but three- and five-year implementation models are also provided. The concepts may be successful in other alternative schools where students could benefit from comprehensive and whole-person supports, as well as traditional settings where students are affected by lack of personalization.
Achievement, Learning Styles, Social Justice
Irrgang, Christy, "Advisors Help You Get There: Personalized Learning Plans in the Alternative School" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 481.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects