THE FAIRMONT AREA SCHOOL BOARD WAS SHORT OF A QUORUM TUESDAY NIGHT SO NO ITEMS ON THE AGENDA COULD OFFICIALLY BE ACTED ON. Instead, Principal Kim Niss and Assistant Principal Andy Traetow on Tuesday provided the Fairmont School Board an update on the high school’s Personalized Learning journey.
Personalized Learning is an approach to learning and instruction designed around individual learner readiness, strengths, needs and interests. Traetow said the vision really began during the 2017-2018 school year, but the district really hit the ground running last year by implementing Personalized Learning throughout the school.
This summer, for the second time, Niss, Traetow and a handful of teachers went to the Personalized Learning Summit in Chanhassen. We were very excited when we saw a huge connection between the work we’re doing here in Fairmont to what we were hearing at the Summit, according to Principal Niss.
She said they are working on being more intentional in incorporating Personalized Learning into the school’s Strategic Plan, and they are working on implementing Personalized Learning throughout all grades at the school.