• South St. Paul Public Schools (SSPPS) believes students must play an active role in what, when, where and how they learn to reach their full potential and be prepared for the dynamic world that awaits them. In order to allow all students to progressively advance ownership of their learning, SSPPS will partner with families and the community to develop customized learning pathways that promote success for all students. By instilling a personalized learning philosophy throughout the organization, SSPPS will be able to achieve its mission of educating all learners with the skills they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, culturally diverse, global society.

    SSPPS believes that personalized learning:

    • Motivates students to follow their interests and take ownership of their learning to their full potential
    • Modifies learning opportunities to continually challenge learners and encourage academic growth, while keeping success within reach
    • Encourages flexibility in when, where and how students learn
    • Redefines the role of teacher to that of a facilitator of learning rather than a deliverer of knowledge, both at the individual instructor level and as part of a collaborative professional team
    • Fosters relationships focused on individual learner needs among students, teachers and families
    • Provides opportunities for families and the community to engage with and promote learning both inside and outside the classroom


    Key Pillars of Personalized Learning